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All Original RADO Captain Cook Explorer(Rotating Tachymeter)

This watch was SOLD on May 9, 2011 (Destination: Sidcup, Kent, United Kingdom).

rado captain cook explorer automatic day-date watch
Gender: male
Crystal: glass
Dial Width: 34 mm
Dial Height: 34 mm
Movement: 25 jewels automatic
Case: stainless steel
Case Width: 37 mm without crown
Case Height: 42 mm with lugs
Case Thickness: 8 mm
Serial Number on Back: 11688
Serial Number on Movement
: 1859
Bracelet
: stainless steel
Bracelet Length: 6.5 in (measures up to 8 in)

This is an authentic Swiss-made RADO Captain Cook Automatic Explorer Watch with Day-Date display & Tachymeter.

  • 100% All Original / Complete RADO-marked parts
  • white detail against matte black face
  • red & white detail on ROTATING tachymeter
  • day & date display window
  • STAINLESS STEEL case, crowns, back, bracelet & clasp
  • 25 jewels automatic movement

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

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.

rado captain cook explorer automatic day-date watch

The RADO Captain Cook is named after the great British explorer, navigator, cartographer & Captain in the Royal Navy, Captain James Cook.

Cook was the 1st to map Newfoundland prior to making 3 voyages to the Pacific Ocean during which he achieved the 1st European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia & the Hawaiian Islands as well as the 1st recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.

This all original RADO Captain Cook is a rare variant. Aside from its unique features: concave glass crystal, rotating tachymeter, male/female crowns; it has a day-date display! Lastly, notice that its hour markers are C-shaped, where the common Captain Cook has bar markers.

rado captain cook explorer automatic day-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

stainless steel case

ROTATING tachymeter marked in red & white; turns perfectly without drag or snag

matte black dial or face

rado captain cook explorer automatic day-date watch

luminous steel hands

steel C-shaped hour markers

day & date window framed in steel at 3 o'clock; Its date, though turned darker with age is its original as it's in the same font as the day

rado captain cook explorer automatic day-date watch

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

white "CAPTAIN COOK" & "SWISS MADE" at 6 o'clock

rado captain cook explorer automatic day-date watch

male & female RADO stainless steel crowns

original RADO concave glass crystal

rado captain cook explorer automatic day-date watch

original stainless steel multi-piece RADO bracelet

rado captain cook explorer automatic day-date watch

RADO stainless steel fold-over clasp

rado captain cook explorer automatic day-date watch

case back embossed with RADO name logo, RADO twin-seahorse, "SWISS", "STAINLESS STEEL", "WATER SEALED" & serial numbers; We cannot guarantee the effectiveness of its waterproof closure because this watch is vintage.

rado captain cook explorer automatic day-date watch
rado captain cook explorer automatic day-date watch

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

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