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Mega-Rare All Original RADO Balboa with BLUE Mother of Pearl Dial, Ceramic Case & Faceted Crystal

This watch was SOLD on October 1, 2015 (Destination: Linz, Austria).

 
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Gender: male
Accessories: none
Year: 1970 - 1980
Crystal: faceted glass
Dial Width: 26 mm
Dial Height: 26 mm
Movement: 25 jewels automatic
Case: ceramic
Case Width: 36 mm without crown
Case Height: 40 mm
Serial Number on Back: 2793
Serial Number on Movement: 2793, 110
Bracelet: stainless steel
Bracelet Width: 18 mm
Bracelet Length: 6.25 in (measures up to 7.75 in with case)
 

This is an authentic Swiss-made RADO Balboa Automatic Watch with Date display.

  • 100% All Original RADO Watch!
  • FEATURES: BLUE Mother of Pearl Dial, Ceramic Case, Faceted Glass Crystal, Date
  • CERAMIC: case
  • STAINLESS STEEL: back, bracelet, crown & clasp

The photos presented below are of the actual item for sale. Kindly study them carefully because what you see is what you will get. We try our best to describe watches as accurately as we can that's why we present them visually & literally. In case we missed a few points, you are welcome to ask questions.

This watch keeps good time & is in good working condition! Add this to your collection of vintage quality timepieces!

rado balboa automatic date watch

This handsome RADO Balboa is a fine example of RADO's unique & uncoventional style!

It features a rare BLUE Mother of Pearl Dial, ceramic case & faceted glass crystal.

rado balboa automatic date watch

EXTERNAL CONDITION: This watch is in *NEAR MINT condition (93-97%): Showing very light signs of wear. Very faint scratches on the case, bezel, bracelet or buckle are visible to the naked eye.

INTERNAL CONDITION: This watch is in *EXCELLENT condition (88-92%): Working perfectly, needs no repair or service.

*condition descriptives mainly based on the Timezone Grading System
rado balboa automatic date watch

fantastic ceramic case; RADO advertised that its ceramic case is scratch-proof & retains its color & sheen for more than a lifetime.

rare BLUE Mother of Pearl Dial or face in PRISTINE condition as it has crisp markings & a flawless surface

original RADO faceted glass crystal

rado balboa automatic date watch

steel hour & minute hands; maroon coated steel second hand

steel bar hour markers

date display window at 3 o'clock

rado balboa automatic date watch

steel RADO symbol logo & painted red RADO name logo at 12 o'clock

painted red RADO BALBOA symbol logo, "BALBOA" & "T SWISS MADE T" at 6 o'clock

clear painted red grid

rado balboa automatic date watch

original RADO stainless steel bracelet

Bracelet Length: 6.25 in (measures up to 7.75 in with case)

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RADO stainless steel crown

RADO stainless steel Fold-Over clasp

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NSA (Official RADO) stainless steel inner clasp

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stainless steel case back embossed with RADO name logo, RADO tri-seahorse logo, "WATER SEALED"; also etched with "BALBOA"

rado balboa automatic date watch

reverse side of stainless steel case back marked with "RADO WATCH CO", "SWISS", "STAINLESS STEEL", RADO name logo & serial numbers

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rado balboa automatic date watch

Swiss-made RADO 25 jewels automatic movement - cleaned, serviced & checked by our skilled technician

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