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All Original RADO Elegance with Gold Mirror Frontispiece

This watch was SOLD on October 6, 2016 (Destination: Lawrence, MA, U.S.A.)

rado elegance manual-wind watch
Gender: male
Year: 1960 - 1969
Accesories: none
Crystal: acrylic
Dial Width: 28 mm
Dial Height: 28 mm
Movement: 17 jewels manual-wind
Case: gold-plated steel
Case Width: 30 mm without crown
Case Height: 37 mm with lugs
Serial Number on Back: 3050405
Serial Number on Movement: 705
Band: gold-plated steel
Band Width: 20 mm
Band Length: 6.5 in (measures up to 7.5 in with case)

This is an authentic Swiss-made 1960s RADO Elegance Manual-Wind Watch.

  • 100% ALL ORIGINAL RADO parts!
  • FEATURES: Gold Mirror Frontispiece, Two-Tone Dial, Hexagon Case
  • GOLD-PLATED STEEL: case, bracelet & clasp
  1. Notes on the DIAL: shows scattered blisters on finish
  2. Notes on the BRACELET: coverage of the gold-plating has become uneven with age

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!


The RADO Elegance is a testimony to RADO's innovative use of unconventional materials in watchmaking design. The highlight of this watch is its gold mirror frontispiece, which frames a two-tone dial.


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 elegance manual-wind watch

gold-plated steel hexagon case

gold-plated steel bezel

satin two-tone gold dial or face

Notes on the DIAL: shows scattered blisters on finish
rado elegance manual-wind watch

gold-mirror frontispiece frames the dial

black-coated steel hands

rado elegance manual-wind watch

painted black RADO name logo at 12 o'clock

painted black "ELEGANCE" & "SWISS MADE" at 6 o'clock


RADO gold-plated steel crown

original RADO acrylic crystal

rado elegance manual-wind watch

original RADO gold-plated steel mesh bracelet

Bracelet Length: 6.5 in (measures up to 7.5 in with case)

Notes on the BRACELET: coverage of the gold-plating has become uneven with age


RADO stainless steel Sliding clasp

The Sliding clasp allows you to easily adjust the length of the band to fit your wrist size by sliding the clasp nearer or farther from the case.


stainless steel case back embossed with & serial numbers.


reverse case back embossed with "RADO WATCH CO", "SWISS", "STAINLESS STEEL BACK"


Swiss-made RADO 17 jewels manual-wind movement - cleaned, serviced & checked by our skilled technician

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