Need help identifying this RADO Companion

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    Need help identifying this RADO Companion

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    Walked passed this in a shop window and took a gamble, i would like to know a bit about this if anyone can help.

    i remember looking at one similar which turned out to be a franken, hoping that i can trace something back from the serial numbers.

    how old wound this be, i know its automatic, not sure if the strap has been replaced.

    any info on this would be great.

    attached some pics

    Thank you in advance guys









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    Re: Need help identifying this RADO Companion

    Welcome to WUS! The dial style indicates the 70's. Pics of the movement (insides) will tell us more. This looks like a nice watch. Good catch!
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    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Need help identifying this RADO Companion

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    Welcome to WUS! The dial style indicates the 70's. Pics of the movement (insides) will tell us more. This looks like a nice watch. Good catch!
    will do when i get home, i remember looking at it , its automatic and 17 jewels if that helps in the meantime.

    thank you

    Jonathan

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    Re: Need help identifying this RADO Companion

    Here are pictures of the movement....













    I dont really know much about these, at £55, was it a good deal?

    looking forward to see what you guys come up with, tried to get some info by the serial but came up with nothing.

    thanks again

    Jonathan

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    Re: Need help identifying this RADO Companion

    Hello Jonathan,

    nice watch and for £55.00 in good condition, is a good deal I think. The movement is an ETA 2789, as I can see from the picture.
    As already said in the previous post, your watch is from the '70s like Rado Voyager, all the various Horses (Purple, Green and so on).

    For some infos about the caliber, have a look here : bidfun-db ETA_2789: ETA 2789

    Saluti.
    Francesco.

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    Re: Need help identifying this RADO Companion

    Quote Originally Posted by audiomann1973 View Post
    Hello Jonathan,

    nice watch and for £55.00 in good condition, is a good deal I think. The movement is an ETA 2789, as I can see from the picture.
    As already said in the previous post, your watch is from the '70s like Rado Voyager, all the various Horses (Purple, Green and so on).

    For some infos about the caliber, have a look here : bidfun-db ETA_2789: ETA 2789

    Saluti.
    Francesco.
    [COUGH!] Ehm, no - it's actually an ETA 2879, not a 2789. Which also concurs with what's under the balance wheel. The link you want is here:

    bidfun-db ETA_2879: ETA 2879

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Need help identifying this RADO Companion

    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmut Richter View Post
    [COUGH!] Ehm, no - it's actually an ETA 2879, not a 2789. Which also concurs with what's under the balance wheel. The link you want is here:

    bidfun-db ETA_2879: ETA 2879

    Hartmut Richter
    Ooppss, I must have been without glasses or I crossed my eyes for a moment :)

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