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Brand: Rado
Model:Mini Manhattan (ladies' model)
Ref.:5468
Issued:Ca. 1966-1974
Case:Stainless steel with snap-on back/movement cradle
Crystal:Acrylic
Bracelet:Stainless steel, NSA 5-row with Rado clasp, reference unknown
Movement:A. Schild Cal. 1677, 17j, hand wound

Description: This ladies' Rado is the smallest of the series of Manhattan models originally issued by Rado in the mid-1960s. Introduced just after the large version and produced until 1974, this is the only Manhattan model that does not have automatic winding or a deep recessed water-resistant case back which holds the movement in place, snaps to the bezel, and is protected by a large plastic crystal. More information on the Rado Manhattan series can be found in this article.

This example features the relatively common silver dial with wedge markers. A period bracelet, a flat-clasp model made by Novavit S.A., is present. This page from a 1972 Japanese catalog shows the men's version of this watch and bracelet combination. A larger ladies' Manhattan model was also made with automatic winding and date.

The case front shows little wear and the back has only minor marks. The movement is keeping accurate time but has not been serviced.

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Mini Manhattan Ref. 5468)Mini Manhattan Ref. 5468Three silver Manhattans  Mini Manhattan NSA clasps

Manhattan Ref. 6080 movement - A. Schild Cal. 1677Mini Manhattan Ref. 5468 crown & profileMini Manhattan Ref. 5468 case backMini Manhattan Ref. 5468 assembly

This watch is not available for sale.

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