Issued Ca. 1968
Case: Stainless steel with bayonet back
Crystal: Acrylic with Rado logo at center
Bracelet: Later NSA with Rado clasp
Movement: A Schild 1789, 30 jewels, gilt rotor
Description: This is one of the second series of Starliner models issued by Rado in the 1960s. This example has the more fashionable 38 mm case and the only a date display; later models had day and date; some examples of the Starliner had cases of 35 mm diameter. The distinctive silver/black dial paint is original, as are the desirable cylindrical markers with beveled tops in white. The dial is fairly well preserved, showing only moderate aging. The anchor logo rotates properly, and the correct silver/white hands are present. A correct style of bracelet by NSA is present on this example, though it is not original to this watch.
The case front shows little wear and the back has some minor marks. The movement, stamped A.S. 1789 is keeping accurate time; the date changes at midnight.
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This watch is not available for sale.
Note: More specific information pertaining to the manufacture/issue date of this watch is welcome.
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