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Crystal: faceted glass
Dial Width: 25 mm
Dial Height: 25 mm
|Movement: 25 jewels automatic
Case: ceramic/stainless steel
Case Width: 36 mm without crown
Case Height: 42 mm
Case Thickness: 12 mm
Serial Number on Back: 97764
Serial Number on Movement: 2824, 403
Bracelet: stainless steel/gold-filled
Bracelet Length: 7 in (measures up to 9 in with case)
This is an authentic Swiss-made RADO Balboa Automatic Watch with Date display.
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This watch keeps good time & is in good working condition! Add this to your collection of vintage quality timepieces!
This all original RADO Balboa is a fine example of RADO's unique & uncoventional style! It features a stunning ceramic case, classy satin dial & luxurious faceted glass crystal. These attributes make up an eye-catching, elegant piece - buy it now before other collectors beat you to it!
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 *NEAR MINT condition (93-97%): working perfectly, keeping good time & needs nothing.
*condition descriptives mainly based on the Timezone Grading System
fantastic ceramic case; RADO advertised that its ceramic case is scratch-proof & retains its color & sheen for more than a lifetime.
The bottom part of the case has 2 faint slashes of discoloration (where the gold tint has turned lighter). They are seen when the case is tilted against bright light.
satin gradient bronze dial or face in PRISTINE condition as it has crisp markings & a flawless surface
original RADO faceted glass crystal
gold-filled hour/minute hands; white-coated steel second hand
gold-filled bar hour markers
date display window at 3 o'clock
steel-on-red RADO symbol logo & steel RADO name logo at 12 o'clock; RADO symbol logo rotates
gold-filled RADO BALBOA symbol logo & white "BALBOA" at 6 o'clock
"BALBOA" text becomes invisible when the watch is tilted a certain way!
clearly-marked white sunray grid
RADO gold-filled crown
original RADO stainless steel & gold-filled bracelet
The gold-plating on a few links has become uneven, exposing their stainless steel base
RADO gold-filled expandable outer clasp
RADO stainless steel inner clasp
stainless steel case back
Swiss-made RADO 25 jewels automatic movement - cleaned, serviced & checked by our skilled technician