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RADO NCC 505 with Sunray Hours & Electric Blue Dial

This watch was SOLD on May 26, 2015 (Destination: Soyaux, France)

rado ncc 505 automatic day-date watch
Gender: male
Accessories: none
Crystal: acrylic
Dial Width: 25 mm
Dial Height: 26 mm
Movement: 17 jewels automatic
Case: stainless steel
Case Width: 35 mm without crown
Case Height: 38 mm
Serial Number on Back: 11942
Serial Number on Movement: 2783
Bracelet:stainless steel
Bracelet Width: 22 mm
Bracelet Length: 5.5 in (measures up to 7 in with case)

This is an authentic Swiss-made RADO NCC 505 Automatic Watch with Day-Date display. This watch keeps good time, looks great & is in good working condition! Add this to your collection of vintage quality timepieces!

  • Original RADO Watch with Custom band tabs!
  • Features: Electric Blue Sunken Dial, Sunray Hours, Vertical Day-Date
  • STAINLESS STEEL: beveled box case, crown, back, bracelet & clasp
  1. Notes on Bezel: The markers & the inner bezel on which they are mounted have acquired a faint green tint due to age
  2. Notes on Waterproofing: The blue rubber waterproofing has been partially removed. We cannot guarantee the effectiveness of its waterproof closure because this watch is vintage

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 ncc 505 automatic day-date watch

The RADO NCC series of watches is RADO's prime design entry into the space-age era. It is RADO's testimony as the maker of the "Watches of the Future" or "Watches of 2000".

Here is an awesome blast-from-the-past RADO NCC print advertisement for your appreciation & reference!

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The watch shown is the RADO NCC 101, a variation of the NCC series! The shape of the case & the design of the dial are similar.

rado ncc print advertising

NCC is a fictional designation for starships conceived within the hit futuristic space travel TV series Star Trek. NCC is not an acronym - it doesn't really stand for anything. Rather, it's a combination of a ship prefix "NS" ("Nuclear Ship"), & the Soviet Union acronym "CCCP" to show that the U.S.A. & Russia had to work together to establish the Starfleet!

RADO may have adapted Star Trek's NCC to identify its futuristic line of watches, which definitely makes sense - the concept of RADO being the watch of the future & Stark Trek being the show of the future just click perfectly together, like 2 pieces of a puzzle!

rado ncc 505 automatic day-date watch

EXTERNAL CONDITION: This watch is in *EXCELLENT condition (88-92%): Evidence of use is visible to the unaided eye. Scratches are light, but more numerous than "near mint".

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 ncc 505 automatic day-date watch

satin blue dial or face in PRISTINE condition with crisp markings & a flawless surface

stainless steel beveled box case

rado ncc 505 automatic day-date watch

steel hands

steel SUNRAY HOUR MARKERS

The markers & the inner bezel on which they are mounted have acquired a faint green tint due to age

vertical day & date display window framed in steel at 6 o'clock

rado ncc 505 automatic day-date watch

gold-on-red RADO symbol logo at 12 o'clock; RADO symbol logo is fixed in place.

white "NCC 505" at 3 o'clock

white "T SWISS MADE T" at 6 o'clock

steel RADO name logo at 9 o'clock

clearly-marked white sunray grid

rado ncc 505 automatic day-date watch

stainless steel RADO crown

clear acrylic crystal

rado ncc 505 automatic day-date watch

original stainless steel RADO bracelet

replacement band tabs or ears (connect the bracelet to the case)

Bracelet Length: 5.5 in (measures up to 7 in with case)

rado ncc 505 automatic day-date watch

stainless steel RADO Fold-Over clasp

rado ncc 505 automatic day-date watch

stainless steel case back embossed with "NCC 505", RADO name logo, RADO symbol logo, RADO seahorse, "BREV+ET ETR. DEM", serial numbers & "WATER SEALED".

We cannot guarantee the effectiveness of its waterproof closure because this watch is vintage
rado ncc 404 automatic day-date watch

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

rado ncc 505 automatic day-date watch
rado ncc 505 automatic day-date watch

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

The movement should be entirely encased within blue rubber waterproofing. However, the rubber was already punctured & cut when we acquired this watch. So, the torn parts were cleanly cut off. Otherwise, any one of them may get caught in the rotor, thereby stopping the movement from running. Here is an example of a whole rubber waterproofing for your reference.
rado ncc 202 automatic day-date watch

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