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    Question Dial indicates "Swiss 030", but what does it mean?

    Hello All,

    I just picked up a very nice Rado Original from a fellow WUSer and on the bottom of the dial, at 6 o'clock, where one might expect to see "Swiss Made" it instead reads "Swiss 030." Does anyone know what the number indicates?

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    Re: Dial indicates "Swiss 030", but what does it mean?

    Half past Swiss o'clock.

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    Re: Dial indicates "Swiss 030", but what does it mean?

    I haven't seen that before either. Hopefully someone with knowlege will chime in.

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    Re: Dial indicates "Swiss 030", but what does it mean?

    Wanted to put this back up top in hopes someone knows something about that indication.
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    Re: Dial indicates "Swiss 030", but what does it mean?

    Tried to contact Rado CS ? They are very responsive, at least this is my experience.
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    Re: Dial indicates "Swiss 030", but what does it mean?

    30 percent Swiss, 70 percent other ( Chinese) ?
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    Re: Dial indicates "Swiss 030", but what does it mean?

    Possibly the model number?

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    Re: Dial indicates "Swiss 030", but what does it mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Janne View Post
    30 percent Swiss, 70 percent other ( Chinese) ?
    I'm certain it's not that, particularly since Rado is a key tech developer within the Swatch group.

    My guess is that it's to do with the luminous material used on the dial, but I've taken Stuffler's advice and asked Rado directly.
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    Re: Dial indicates "Swiss 030", but what does it mean?

    Someone on the Rado forum at Equation of Time has confirmed that it is the dial style code. The case code would reveal, he explained, that the watch is a Diastar Original XL with an ETA 2824-2, but that it takes the dial code appended to that to get a code that describes the watch fully.
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    Re: Dial indicates "Swiss 030", but what does it mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
    I'm certain it's not that, particularly since Rado is a key tech developer within the Swatch group.

    My guess is that it's to do with the luminous material used on the dial, but I've taken Stuffler's advice and asked Rado directly.
    I know it is not that. I joked!

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