Inherited my grandfather’s Rado Green Horse
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    Inherited my grandfather’s Rado Green Horse

    Hello all!

    I am new here but not new to watch forums. I noticed there was a lot of good information about these vintage Rado pieces. My grandfather purchased this Rado Green Horse new in the mid-late 60s in California, shortly after leaving Cuba.

    Try as I may, I haven’t been able to find much information about it. I have also never seen another dial exactly like it.

    Here’s what I would love to know:

    1. Is there any way to know exactly what the watch would’ve looked like when new? Specifically was it on a strap or bracelet and what did it look like? Where would I be able to source a replacement one today?

    2. What is the correct missing anchor piece from the dial? Where can I source one?

    3. What kind of packing, tags, booklets, etc would it have come with?

    4. Any recommendations on who I could trust to bring it back to as close as it would’ve looked when new?

    Thank you all in advance,

    Hiram





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    Re: Inherited my grandfather’s Rado Green Horse

    Not exactly what you want, but I found some ads for Golden Horse pieces.

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    Re: Inherited my grandfather’s Rado Green Horse

    This one looks similar, although unsure if bracelet is original or not.
    https://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/u203581452

    Seems a tad odd that yours has only the "25" centered under the anchor, while this one has "25 JEWELS"
    But not too familiar with the ins and out of this brand to know for sure.

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    Re: Inherited my grandfather’s Rado Green Horse

    Quote Originally Posted by TheJohnP View Post
    Seems a tad odd that yours has only the "25" centered under the anchor, while this one has "25 JEWELS"
    But not too familiar with the ins and out of this brand to know for sure.

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    Thanks for that. Yea, I always thought that was odd. Maybe a service dial? Or some transitional model between 17 and 30 something jewel? Not sure.

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    Re: Inherited my grandfather’s Rado Green Horse

    Quote Originally Posted by badbackdan View Post
    Not exactly what you want, but I found some ads for Golden Horse pieces.

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    Thank you! I think the Golden Horse was another line altogether.

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    Re: Inherited my grandfather’s Rado Green Horse

    I thought that the various "horse" models were pretty similar.
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    Re: Inherited my grandfather’s Rado Green Horse

    Quote Originally Posted by badbackdan View Post
    I thought that the various "horse" models were pretty similar.
    Yes that is my understanding. They are all very similar.

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    Re: Inherited my grandfather’s Rado Green Horse

    Quote Originally Posted by djhiram View Post
    Yes that is my understanding. They are all very similar.
    Yet different. Sorry if that is confusing 🤦🏻.♂️ really not sure what the difference is between them, but if memory serves me they are different colors followed by “horse.” Not sure what the difference is between them all.

    Hoping some of the more knowledgeable members check in here.

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    Re: Inherited my grandfather’s Rado Green Horse

    Hi Hiram

    I have the same watch as you. I got it from my dad who passed away. He got it from his mum in 1968 in the Netherlands. Mine has also its anchor piece missing. From memory, I am positive that it was coloured dark red. As yours is missing too, maybe it has fallen through and it sits now underneath - I don't know. I can't tell if it came with a strap or bracelet. Mine has a bracelet but I am sure it is not the original as I know my dad purchased this bracelet to replace the old one. I do not remember how the old looked like. Mine is saying 30 jewels. Maybe you want send an email with your questions to Rado Switserland.

    Ben

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    Re: Inherited my grandfather’s Rado Green Horse

    Quote Originally Posted by badbackdan View Post
    Not exactly what you want, but I found some ads for Golden Horse pieces.

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    Love the Japanese advertisement!
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