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All Original RADO Captain Cook Explorer (Rotating Tachymeter)

This watch was SOLD on May 24, 2012 (Destination: Isle of Wight, United Kingdom).

rado captain cook explorer automatic date watch
Gender: male
Crystal: concave glass
Dial Width: 34 mm
Dial Height: 34 mm
Movement: 25 jewels automatic
Case: stainless steel
Case Width: 36 mm without crown
Case Height: 42 mm with lugs
Case Thickness: 8 mm
Serial Number on Back: 1173/2
Serial Number on Movement
: 1859
Bracelet
: stainless steel
Bracelet Length: 5.75 in (measures up to 7.25 in)

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

  • 100% ALL ORIGINAL / Complete RADO parts
  • white detail against matte black face
  • red & white detail on ROTATING tachymeter
  • black date display
  • 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 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.

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 *EXCELLENT condition (88-92%): Working perfectly, needs no repair or service.

*condition descriptives mainly based on the Timezone Grading System
rado captain cook explorer automatic date watch

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 date watch

luminous-filled steel hands

luminou steel bar hour markers

black date window framed in steel at 3 o'clock

In the photo above, hairline scratches on the crystal are visible. They are seen when the crystal is tilted against bright light.
rado captain cook explorer automatic date watch

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

white "CAPTAIN COOK" at 6 o'clock

rado captain cook explorer automatic date watch

male & female RADO stainless steel crowns

original RADO concave glass crystal

rado captain cook explorer automatic date watch

original stainless steel multi-piece RADO bracelet

rado captain cook explorer automatic date watch

RADO stainless steel Jewelry clasp

rado captain cook explorer automatic 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 date watch

Rotor has minor discoloration - this does not affect the running condition of the movement

rado captain cook explorer automatic date watch

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

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