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Articles about specific watches and information to assist the collector...

A custom-built 18k hand-wound chronometer wristwatch
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First-generation watches by Gevril
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Pre-WW2 Paul Vallette Split-Timer made by Ed. Heuer & Cie. - Ref. 540
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Hamilton Watch Company's 120th Anniversary (2012)
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2002 Custom Bridger Field Watch by Montana Watch Co.
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Favre-Leuba 36000 Chronometer - Ref. 36503
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The Creation of a Custom Benzinger WristwatchRead more
Grieb & Benzinger Platinum Watches
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Rolex Super OysterRead more
1935 Bulova Ambassador Art-Deco WristwatchRead more
Two Vintage Certina WristwatchesRead more
A vintage 8-day Goliath
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Ca. 1910s Heuer "Rose" pocket watch
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Ulysse Nardin San Marco Chronometers
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A Large, Soviet-Made Split Timer
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In this section are reviews I've written for watch magazines or to share here.

RGM Ref 116 ↔ TimeZone limited edition (1999)
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Chronodeco's 1968 Chronographs
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Chronodeco ↔ the Positano Watch
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Roamer Watch Company’s Compétence MST
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About WatchCarefully.com
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Saro-Gem BuonGusto 43 ↔ A WatchCarefully Review
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Two watches with Tiger-Eye dials ↔ a WatchCarefully Review
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Riedenschild DarkSea Multi ↔ A WatchCarefully Review
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Riedenschild Original Blue Pearl Chronograph ↔ A WatchCarefully Review
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Review: Riedenschild Original AdvanceProDate
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Guillermin Mollet Premiere Edition 2003
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Rainbow 'Emotion of Color' Watches
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RGM Watches - 

Since about 2003, I've had the pleasure of working with Roland Murphy and his team on research, copywriting, and even design. The writings found here represent articles written for RGM Watch Co., various magazines and some of my own unpublished reviews.

The RGM Scatola del Tempo watch box ↔ a WatchCarefully Review

A short review of the RGM Scatola del Tempo watch box A WatchCarefully Review by C. Bradley Jacobs Posted on...

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The RGM Seven Day Watch - Ref. 130

One Week at a Time Introducing the RGM Seven Day Watch, Ref. 130 by C. Bradley Jacobs Originally published in...

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Introducing RGM Caliber 801 (Part 2)

RGM Caliber 801 The first watches built with a new American-made movement are coming from RGM Watch Company Part 2by...

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Introducing RGM Caliber 801 (Part 1)

RGM Caliber 801 After nearly four decades, the phrase “Made In America” is once again stamped on a mechanical movement...

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RGM Ref. 200 – HMS Victory Commemorative Watch

SHIP SHAPE RGM Ref. 200HMS Victory Commemorative Watch by C. Bradley Jacobs Originally published in International Watch December 2005 21...

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Caliber 20 Celebrates 20 Years of RGM Watch Company

Caliber 20 Celebrates 20 Years of RGM Watch Company by C. Bradley Jacobs Originally published in WristWatch Magazine Summer 2012...

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RGM 801 Aircraft

RGM 801 Aircraft by C. Bradley JacobsMarch 2012 Nose art, massive radial engines sputtering and smoking, squadrons of aircraft flying...

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RADO Watches

The following pages are articles and informational pages devoted to Rado watches, mainly vintage. Please contact me if you have any additional information to share, or questions about specific watches described herein.

Rado Murano - Ref 11974

Brand: Rado Model: Murano Ref.: 11974 Issued: 1972 Case: Stainless steel with bezel of red Murano glass Bracelet: S-K, stainless...

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Vintage Rado Chronometer Promotional Materials

RADO Advertising & Promotional Pages (Chronometers)↔ Early Rado 56-H, Ref. 11670 (ca. 1957-1961) Print ads, brochures and an image from...

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Rado Lady Manhattan Automatic - Ref. 721

Brand: Rado Model: Manhattan (ladies' automatic model) Ref.: 721 or 721-1 Issued Ca. 1971 Case: Stainless steel with integral snap-on...

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Rado Mini Manhattan - Ref. 5468

Brand: Rado Model: Mini Manhattan (ladies' model) Ref.: 5468 Issued Ca. 1966-1974 Case: Stainless steel with integral snap-on back/movement cradle...

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Rado Golden Horse Chronometer HyperChrome

Rado Golden Horse Chronometer HyperChrome ↔ A modern watch for the vintage watch lover By C. Bradley Jacobs Originally published...

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Rado Golden Gazelle - Ref. 11404

Brand: Rado Model: Golden Gazelle Ref. 11404 Case: Stainless steel with screw-back; 36 x 37 mm Bracelet: high-grade stainless steel...

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Rado 150m Quartz Diver - Ref. 738.9502.4

Brand: Rado Model: Quartz 150m diver Ref. 738.9502.4 Case: Stainless steel with screw-back and rotating bezel Bracelet: n/a Movement: ETA...

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Rado Starliner - Ref. 11757

Brand: Rado Model: Starliner Ref.: 11757 Issued Ca. 1968 Case: Stainless steel with bayonet back Crystal: Acrylic with Rado logo...

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Rado Starliner Daymaster - Ref. 11775

Brand: Rado Model: Starliner Daymaster Ref.: 11775 Issued Ca. 1969 Case: Stainless steel with bayonnet back Crystal: Acrylic with Rado...

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Rado Silverlepor with Longines Caliber 847

Brand: Rado Model: Silverlepor Ref.: n/a Issued: Ca. 1980 Case: Sterling silver, snap-back, no Rado markings on case or crown...

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Rado Stratojet

Brand: Rado Model: STRATOJET Ref.#: n/a Issued: 1970 Case: Stainless steel with screw-back (marked with model name) Bracelet: stainless steel...

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Rado Diastar Magic 13G with Tiger-Eye dial - Ref 625.0013.3

Brand: Rado Model: Diastar 13G Magic Ref.: 625.0013.3 Issued Ca. 1972 Case: Tungsten-Carbide bezel, stainless steel back Crystal: Sapphire with...

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Rado Manhattan - Ref 11815

Brand: Rado Model: Manhattan Ref.: 11815 Issued Ca. 1968 Case: Stainless steel with integral snap-on back/movement cradle Crystal: Acrylic with...

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Rado Newtronic Electro-mechanical - Ref. 11900

Brand: Rado Model: Newtronic Ref. 11900 Case: Stainless steel with screw-back Bracelet: n/a Movement: ESA 9154 Dynotron - 13-jewel battery-powered...

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Rado Marstron (standard model, black dial)

Brand: Rado Model: Marstron (standard version, black dial) Ref.: unknown Issued: ca. 1970 Case: Stainless steel with screw-back and inset...

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An Early Rado Marstron Electro-mechanical Watch

Brand: Rado Model: Marstron (version A) Ref. n/a Case: Stainless steel with screw-back Bracelet: Stainless steel, reference unknown Movement: ESA...

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Rado Quartz - Ref. 756.2000.4

Brand: Rado Model: Quartz Ref.: 756.2000.4 Issued ca. 1973 Case: Stainless steel with snap-on back Bracelet: Stainless steel, mfd. by...

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Rado Marstron (standard model, silver dial)

Brand: Rado Model: Marstron (version B) Ref. unknown Issued ca. 1970 Case: Stainless steel with screw-back Bracelet: Stainless steel, reference...

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Rado Marstron (standard model, grey dial)

Brand: Rado Model: Marstron (version B, grey dial) Ref. unknown Issued ca. 1970 Case: Stainless steel with screw-back Bracelet: Stainless...

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Rado NCC 101 - Ref. 11944

Brand: Rado Model: NCC 101 Ref.: 11944 Issued: 1970-1972 Case: Stainless steel with Rado's NCC-System Bracelet: Stainless steel with Rado...

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Rado NCC 505 - Ref. 625.3037.4

Brand: Rado Model: NCC 505 Ref.: 625.3037.4 Issued: 1973-1978 Case: Stainless steel with Rado's NCC-System Bracelet: Stainless steel with Rado...

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Rado Princess - Ref. 7040

Brand: Rado Model: Princess Ref.: 7040 Issued Ca. 1971 Case: Stainless steel with screw-on back Crystal: Plexiglass Bracelet: N/A Movement:...

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Rado Spherematic

Brand: Rado Model: Spherematic Ref.: unknown Issued Ca. 1965 Case: Stainless steel with snap-on bezel Crystal: Acrylic Bracelet: none Movement:...

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Rado Jetliner - Ref. 11735

RADO Jetliner - Ref. 11735 Brand: Rado Model: Jetliner Ref.: 11735 Issued: 1964-1967, 5,000 pieces Case: Stainless steel with bayonet...

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