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    Member tintasuja's Avatar
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    Re: seeking vintage RADO information

    I can only say that I loooooove vintage Rado's

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    Re: seeking vintage RADO information

    Nice clean movement. Any good watchmaker should be able to make it sing!
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    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: seeking vintage RADO information


    The Super Time models were made end of 1970s to middle of the 1980s for the Fareast market and are Rado´s interpretation of the "TV-screen watches". There is a MkI like yours and a MkII with several dial variations and a wider case/"screen". They have crystals from glass, fixed with a silicon gasket. This gasket is obviously missing on yours. The "diamonds" on the dial are Swarowski-crystals.
    Rado traditionally used always the term "water sealed" together with the seahorses-logo(2 or 3 seahorses) from 1958 on.

    The stylised hour glass emblem is meant as model specific logo for the Super Time and hasn´t anything to do with Favre Leuba - except that FL used a very similar logo on most of their watches.
    Your Super Time MkI seems to be well preserved(except the crystal gasket) and all original, the first 3 digits of the reference number, 636, are correct for an ETA 2836.1 or 2.
    Here are compare pics of my Super Time Mk I and the MkII I used to own:

    Last edited by mike184; November 13th, 2010 at 19:09.
    Best regards, Mike

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    Member Popoki Nui's Avatar
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    Re: seeking vintage RADO information

    Wow....great replies....thanks! I had a slight oopsie with my RADO: while pressing the stem release button with a screwdriver which I was sure was the correct size for the slot, I somehow pushed the button too deep. So I guess it's off to the watchmaker ahead of schedule. I'll have him see if he can check out the missing crystal gasket too.

    Thanks again for the information!
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