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All Original RADO NCC 303 with Stylized Face

This watch was SOLD on October 21, 2013 (Destination: Suresnes, France).

rado ncc 303 automatic day-date watch
Gender: male
Crystal: acrylic
Dial Width: 33 mm
Dial Height: 24 mm
Movement: 25 jewels automatic
Case: stainless steel
Case Width: 42 mm without crown
Case Height: 37 mm with lugs
Serial Number on Back: 11922, G 4830774
Bracelet: gold-plated steel
Bracelet Width: 22 mm
Bracelet Length: 6.75 in (measures up to 8.25 in with case)

This is an authentic Swiss-made RADO NCC 303 Automatic Watch with Day-Date display.

  • 100% ALL ORIGINAL / Complete RADO parts!
  • black detail against satin gold stylized face
  • FULL day & date display window
  • octagon crystal
  • gold-plated steel TV case, crown, bracelet & clasp
  • stainless steel back
  • 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 ncc 303 automatic day-date watch

The RADO NCC series of watches is RADO's prime design entry into the space-age retro era. It is RADO's testimony as the maker of the "Watches of the Future" or the "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 303 automatic day-date watch

The geometric case & stylized dial of the RADO NCC 303 represents the year 2000, which everyone envisioned then as the year when we would all be zooming in space traffic! Well, it's 2013 & we still find ourselves stuck in road traffic! In any case, this watch reminds us of the future that could have been & the future that may still be!

rectangular TV gold-plated steel case

FULL day & black date display window framed in gold-plated steel at 3 o'clock

clearly-marked black rail-track grid

rado ncc 303 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 *NEAR MINT condition (93-97%): working perfectly, keeping good time & needs nothing.

*condition descriptives mainly based on the Timezone Grading System

black-stripe gold-filled hands

gold-filled asymetric bar hour markers

satin gold stylized dial or face; textured triangles stretch from the middle of the dial towards its corners, which gives the watch a retro space-age look; has an octagon-shaped face opening!

rado ncc 303 automatic day-date watch

black "NCC 303" & "T SWISS MADE T" at 6 o'clock

gold-on-red RADO symbol logo & gold-filled RADO name logo at 9 o'clock; RADO symbol logo rotates.

Visible in the picture above is the RADO symbol embossed on the middle of the crystal. Also, a few imperfections on the crystal.
rado ncc 303 automatic day-date watch

gold-plated steel RADO crown

original RADO acrylic crystal; has hairline scratches due to age, not contact

rado ncc 303 automatic day-date watch

replacement gold-plated steel RADO bracelet

The bracelet is not its manufactured part but it is an original RADO (contemporary), which is made of light gauge steel base.

Bracelet Length: 6.75 in (measures up to 8.25 in with case)

rado ncc 303 automatic day-date watch

gold-plated steel RADO expanding clasp

rado ncc 303 automatic day-date watch

stainless steel case back etched with "NCC 303", RADO name logo, RADO symbol logo, RADO seahorse, "BREV+ET ETR. DEM", serial numbers & "WATER SEALED". These details are difficult to make out because they are lightly etched. They're visible at close inspection under a bright light & a lens.

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"

rado ncc 303 automatic day-date watch

Swiss-made RADO 25 jewels automatic movement contained within innovative blue rubber waterproofing - cleaned, serviced & checked by our skilled technician

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