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RADO Balboa with Ceramic Case & Faceted Crystal

This watch was SOLD on June 1, 2015 (Destination: 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
Case Width: 36 mm without crown
Case Height: 40 mm
Serial Number on Back: 74108274
Serial Number on Movement: 2793, 110
Bracelet: stainless steel
Bracelet Width: 18 mm
Bracelet Length: 6 in (measures up to 7.5 in with case)

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

  • ORIGINAL / Complete RADO with replacement vintage band!
  • Features: Ceramic Case, Faceted Glass Crystal, Gradient Dial, Date
  • Ceramic: case
  • Stainless Steel: back, bracelet, crown & clasp
  1. Notes on Crystal: There are shallow nicks along the edge of the crystal, near the 7 o'clock & 12 o'clock markers
  2. Notes on Case: The case has faint scattered discoloration spots, wherein the blue tint has turned dark. They are seen when the case is tilted against bright light & are barely visible in normal lighting conditions.

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 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 *VERY GOOD condition (83-87%): The watch shows what might be considered normal wear by a careful owner who wore the watch regularly. Scratches are evident, but no nicks or dings. May have replacement parts. A sound, attractive presentation overall.

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.

satin gradient bronze dial or face in PRISTINE condition as it has crisp markings & a flawless surface

rado balboa automatic date watch
There are shallow nicks along the edge of the crystal, near the 7 o'clock & 12 o'clock markers

original RADO faceted glass crystal

steel hands

steel bar hour markers

date display window at 3 o'clock

rado balboa automatic date watch
The case has faint scattered discoloration spots, wherein the blue tint has turned dark. They are seen when the case is tilted against bright light & are barely visible in normal lighting conditions.

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

gold-filled RADO BALBOA symbol logo & painted black "BALBOA" at 6 o'clock

clear painted white grid

rado balboa automatic date watch

RADO stainless steel crown

original RADO faceted glass crystal

rado balboa automatic date watch

replacement stainless steel bracelet of vintage make & quailty

Bracelet Length: 6 in (measures up to 7.5 in with case)

rado balboa automatic date watch

RADO stainless steel Fold-Over clasp

rado balboa automatic date watch

stainless steel case back etched with serial numbers

rado balboa automatic date watch

reverse side of stainless steel case back marked with serial numbers & initial

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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