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All Original RADO Balboa with FULL Ceramic Case, Faceted Crystal & Gradient Dial

This watch was SOLD on March 7, 2014 (Destination: Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines).

rado balboa automatic date watch
Gender: male
Accessories: none
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
Serial Number on Back: 95208
Serial Number on Movement: 2793, 110
Bracelet: stainless steel / gold-plated steel
Bracelet Width: 18 mm
Bracelet Length: 5.5 in (measures up to 7 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
  • stainless steel back
  • gold-plated steel crown
  • stainless steel/gold-plated steel bracelet & expandable clasp
  • 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! RADO's innovative use of ceramics was such a breakthrough in watchmaking in the 70s that RADO continues to incorporate it into its designs to this day! Owning a RADO Balboa of the 70's is owning a piece of watchmaking history!

The Balboa is RADO's luxe version of the Diastar. The Balboa features a FULL CERAMIC CASE while the Diastar has a case combined from ceramic & steel. Another difference is that the Balboa ceramics are tinted bronze while the Diastars are either gold or silver. A few similarities that both models share are their gradient dials & faceted glass crystals.

rado balboa automatic date watch

EXTERNAL CONDITION: This watch is in *EXCELLENT condition (88-92%): Evidence of use is visible to the unaided eye. Scratches are light, but more numerous than "near mint".

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


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

satin gradient bronze dial or face

rado balboa automatic date watch

gold-plated steel hour & minute hands; white-coated steel second hand

gold-plated steel bar hour markers highlighted with white

date display window at 3 o'clock

rado balboa automatic date watch

steel-on-red RADO symbol logo & white RADO name logo at 12 o'clock

RADO symbol logo is fixed

gold-plated steel RADO BALBOA symbol logo & white "BALBOA" at 6 o'clock

clearly-marked white sunray grid

rado balboa automatic date watch

RADO gold-plated steel crown

original RADO faceted glass crystal

rado balboa automatic date watch

original stainless steel/gold-plated steel RADO bracelet

Bracelet Length: 5.5 in (measures up to7 in with case)

rado balboa automatic date watch

RADO stainless steel Expandable Jewelry clasp

The gold-plating on the clasp has become uneven due to age & use
rado balboa automatic date watch

stainless steel case back

A small part of the case back shows mild corrosion
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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