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Early RADO Captain Cook Explorer with Rotating Tachymeter

This watch was SOLD on January 15, 2015 (Destination: Victoria, Australia).

rado captain cook explorer automatic date watch
Gender: male
Accessories: none
Crystal: acrylic
Dial Width: 34 mm
Dial Height: 34 mm
Movement: 25 jewels automatic
Case: stainless steel
Case Width: 36 mm without crown
Case Height: 41 mm with lugs
Serial Number on Back: 5602
Serial Number on Movement
: 2784-1
Band: stainless steel
Band Width: 18 mm
Band Length: 5.25 in (measures up to 6.75 in with case)

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

  • ORIGINAL / Complete RADO with new crystal!
  • white detail against matte black face
  • silver 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.

rado captain cook explorer automatic date watch

This particular RADO Captain Cook is an early model. It has a more concervative look, having a black/silver rotating tachymeter, compared to its successor, which has a red/black/white tachymeter.

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 *VERY GOOD condition (83-87%): Running & keeping good time, though may need minor regulation.

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

stainless steel case

ROTATING black/silver tachymeter

matte black dial or face

The dial has scattered discoloration/oxidation spots. The spots are barely visible, as they are dark in color.
rado captain cook explorer automatic date watch

luminous-filled steel hands

luminous-tipped steel bar hour markers

black date window framed in steel at 3 o'clock

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

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

rado captain cook explorer automatic date watch

RADO stainless steel male & female crowns

The male crown has a corrosion spot.

new acrylic crystal

rado captain cook explorer automatic date watch

original stainless steel RADO bracelet

Band Length: 5.25 in (measures up to 6.75 in with case)

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
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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