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Brand: Rado
Model:Newtronic
Ref.:11900
Issued:Ca. 1970
Case:Stainless steel with screw-back
Bracelet:NSA 7-row, reference unknown
Movement: ESA 9154 Dynotron - 13-jewel battery-powered electro-mechanical with balance wheel. Battery bridge signed "Rado"

Two Rado Newtronics, ref 11900Description: Shown here are a pair of ca. 1970 Newtronic models. One features a charcoal-grey dial with vertical brushing and radially-aligned wedge hour markers, the second a silver dial with horizontally-aligned markers. On each watch the crystal has the original Rado anchor emblem in the center. Printed on each dial are the brand and model names as well as "LIC. ATO SWISS ELECTRONIC"--a reference to the use of technology owned by the ATO brand of Société des Etablissements Léon Hatot, pioneers in the realm of electric and self-powered timekeeping devices.

For each watch, the case shows typical wear, commensurate with its age, but overall each is very presentable and is keeping accurate time. Service history is unknown, but the movements are clean; date functions properly at midnight.

The bracelets pictured may not be original to the watch, one in particular was added for purposes of photography.

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Rado Newtronic, ref. 11900 with silver dialDetail of dial markings of Rado ref. 11900Rado Newtronic, ref 11900case back of Rado Newtronic, ref 11900

Rado Newtronic, Ref. 11900Rado Newtronic, Ref. 11900Rado Newtronic, ESA Cal. 9154Rado Newtronic, ESA Cal. 9154

These watches are not available for sale.

Note: More specific information pertaining to the manufacture/issue date of this model is welcome. Please e-mail me.


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