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All Original RADO Balboa (Ceramic Case & Faceted Crystal)

This watch was SOLD on May 18, 2012 (Destination: Delhi, India).

rado balboa automatic date watch
Gender: male
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.

  • 100% ALL ORIGINAL / Complete RADO parts!
  • white detail against satin gradient bronze face
  • date display window
  • faceted glass crystal
  • CERAMIC/stainless steel case
  • stainless steel back, bracelet & expandable clasp
  • gold-filled crown
  • 25 jewels automatic movement

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 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!

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 *NEAR MINT condition (93-97%): working perfectly, keeping good time & needs nothing.

*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.

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

rado balboa automatic date watch

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

rado balboa automatic date watch

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 balboa automatic date watch

RADO gold-filled crown

rado balboa automatic date watch

original RADO stainless steel & gold-filled bracelet

The gold-plating on a few links has become uneven, exposing their stainless steel base
rado balboa automatic date watch

RADO gold-filled expandable outer clasp

rado balboa automatic date watch

RADO stainless steel inner clasp

rado balboa automatic date watch

stainless steel case back

rado balboa automatic date watch
rado balboa automatic date watch

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

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