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Dial Width: 33 mm
Dial Height: 24 mm
|Movement: 25 jewels automatic
Case: stainless steel
Case Width: 44 mm without crown
Case Height: 36 mm with lugs
Case Thickness: 12 mm
Serial Number on Back: 11922, G 4822602
Bracelet: stainless steel
Bracelet Length: 6.5 in (measures up to 8 in)
This is an authentic Swiss-made RADO NCC 303 Automatic Watch with Day-Date display.
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.
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.
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!
The chunky tapered bracelet, 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 2011 & 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 stainless steel case
FULL day & black date display window framed in gold-electroplated steel at 3 o'clock.
clearly-marked white rail-track grid
This watch is in NEAR MINT condition, according to the Timezone Grading System: Showing very light signs of wear. Ver faint scratches on the case, bezel, bracelet & crystal or buckle are visible through a lens. Completely original in every way. Strap shows light use - but not stained. Bracelet may be resized. The watch is working perfectly, keeping good time & needs nothing. 93-97%
black-stripe gold-filled hands
white-stripe gold-filled bar hour markers
satin blue 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!
Visible on the picture above is a tiny nick on the crystal above the 1 o'clock hour marker.
white "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
stainless steel RADO crown
original RADO acrylic crystal; has scattered tiny splits (due to age, not contact) visible through a lens.
original stainless steel RADO chunky bracelet
stainless steel RADO clasp
stainless steel case back embossed with "NCC 303", 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
reverse side of case back embossed with "RADO WATCH CO", "SWISS" & "STAINLESS STEEL"
Swiss-made RADO 25 jewels automatic movement contained within cunning blue rubber waterproofing