Issued Ca. 1968
Case: Stainless steel with screw-back
Crystal: Acrylic with Rado logo at center
Movement: A Schild 1859, 25 jewels, gilt
Description: This is one of the second series of Starliner models issued by Rado in the 1960s. This example has the large (38 mm) case and the addition of the day display; earlier models had date only and some had cases of 35-36 mm diameter. The distinctive silver/black dial paint is original, as are the desirable cylindrical markers with beveled tops in either black or white. The dial is well preserved, showing only moderate aging. The anchor logo rotates properly, and the correct silver/black hands are present.
The case front shows little wear and the back has some minor marks. The movement, stamped A.S. 1859, was completely serviced in July 2007 and is keeping accurate time.
This Starliner Daymaster model is one of several included in a 1969 magazine ad promoting the Day-Date models in the Rado line. Note that the text accompanying this model (C.) erroneously identifies it as a Voyager, a model with completely different styling.
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