The Rado watch company grew out of the Schlup & Co. clockwork factory, which was established in Lengnau Switzerland in 1917. At first the company only produced watch movements, but in 1957 the business launched its first line of complete Rado watches, and in 1962, the Rado DiaStar 1 was introduced, the first scratchproof watch made from a specially engineered hardened metal.

During the 1980s, Rado experimented with a variety of materials in its watch designs, particularly the use of ceramic composites. In 1986, Rado became the first manufacturer to create a wristwatch with a high-tech ceramic bracelet; it was called the Integral. In the 1990s, the company expanded its line of ceramic watches to include those made of cermet, a titanium and ceramic hybrid material. Rado watches have since incorporated a variety of innovative materials, including a high-tech diamond substance that is as resilient and strong as natural diamonds.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

National Watch and Clock Museum

National Watch and Clock Museum

This virtual museum, created by the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, lets you stroll through tim… [read review or visit site]



Clubs & Associations

Discussion Forums

Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

Vintage Diver Rado Captain Cook Ref 11683 WatchGood Boxed Gents High Tech Ceramic Rado Diastar Watch No ReserveSwiss Vintage Men's Rado Sapphire Gazelle Automatic Day&date Analog Dress WatchVintage Men's Rado Diastar Automatic Day & Date Black Dial Analog Dress WatchFantastic Boxed Gents Diamond Set Tungsten Steel Rado Jubile Watch No ReserveFantastic Boxed Ladies Diamond Studded Rado Diastar Jubile Watch No ReserveRare Mens Rado Jumbo Automatic 1968 Musketeer Ix Collector # Xja37Rado La Coupole Quartz Date Men's Dress Watch Leather Band 129.4075.4nFantastic Boxed Gents Diamond Set Rado Diastar Jubile Watch No ReserveExcellent Boxed Gents Rado Diastar 100m Chronograph Watch No ReserveRado True Chronograph Jubile, MensRado Balboa Automatic Date Men's Watch Brown Tungsten Case Silver DialFantastic Boxed Gents High Tech Ceramic Rado Diastar Watch No ReserveRado R27677152 Men's Watch True Black High Tech Ceramic 40mm QuartzRado Men's "golden Horse 11674" Automatic Watch Gold Plated 30jewels Date 1970'sVintage Rado Companion Automatic 25 Jewels Grey Dial (great Condition) ServicedRado Diastar Mechanical Automatic Men's Watch (excellent Condition) ServicedVintage Very Rare Rado Daymaster Green Horse Automatic Mens Watch # BRado Men's “florence" 121.2020.2 Quartz Watch Sapphire Crystal Gold Dial 4p DiaVintage Omega Seamaster West End Fortis Rado Titus Watches For Restore Or PartsRado Voyager Day/date Automatic Men's Watch, Champagne DialVintage Rado Eta 25j 2824-1 With Date Wheel, Stem & Crown Runs & Sets.Vintage Rado Voyager Automatic 17 Jewels Men's Watch (great Condition) ServicedRado Voyager Day/date Automatic Men's Watch, Gold/crystal DialRare! Vintage Men's 18k Yellow Gold Rado WatchRado Mens Diamaster Chronograph Black DialAuthentic Rado Original Automatic Diastar DateVintage Rado Diaster Quartz For MenVintage Rado Diastar Two Tone Swiss Automatic 25jewelsVintage / Retro Rado Companion Automatic Watch (1970's)Genuine Rado Esenza Black Dial Quartz Dress Women's WatchVintage Rado Diastar Swiss Automatic 25jewels 24ct Gold Plated Case,saphireVintage Gents Rado Quartz Diastar WristwatchVintage Rado Voyager Day Date Automatic Watch Rado Diastar Automatic Black Dial Men's Watch (great Condition) ServicedVintage Rado Marco Polo Date Automatic Men's WatchRado Voyager 636.3583.4 Jubilee Bracelet Men's Watch. Eta MovementClassic Rado Voyager Hooded Mens Gold Automatic Day Date # 3244188 Watch $1Vintage Rado Companion Automatic 17 Jewels Black Dial (great Condition) ServicedNice & Rare Vintage Rado Super Time Tv Black Dial Automatic Date Dress For PartsVintage Rado Golden Sabre Date Automatic Men's WatchMens Rado " Royal Elegance " Silver 925gp Automatic Gold DialVintage Rado Voyager Automatic 25 Jewels Green Dial (great Condition) ServicedRado 133.9024.2 Ladies Quartz Watch Gold Plated / St.steel Two-tone Silver DialVintage Rado Diastar Swiss Automatic 25jewels 24ct Gold Plated Case,spphireRare Rado Captain Cook Broad Arrowhead Mens Ss Automatic Date # 1173/1 Watch $1Rado Golden Horse Automatic Day&date Blue Dial Dress Men’s WatchRare Rado Voyager Automatic Gents WatchVintage Rado Purple Horse & Musketeer 3 Watches For Restore Or PartsRado Diastar Automatic (eta 2879) Gents Movement 17 JewelsRado Diastar Automatic (eta 2878) Gents Movement 25 Jewels"b" Rado Elegance Gold Tone Mens Watch (band Is Short) Uhr Reloj MontreRado Ceramica R21714732 Chronograph Mens Quartz Purple Amethyst Crystal WatchHigh End Swiss Eta Rado Amber Gazelle Auto Date, Ss, Italian Lizard LeatherRare Rado Voyager Tonneau Bottom Day Date Auto Mens Gold Ss # # 11814 Watch $1Rado Jubilee Ladies Diastar Ceramic / Titanium Watch 111.0333.3Rado Men's "golden Horse 11674" Automatic Watch Gold Plated 30jewels Date 1970'sRado Voyager Daydate Goldplated Automatic Mens WatchRado Diastar 129.0569.3 Binb Elegant Watch. Rrp-£999,unwanted Gift,free DeliveryMen's Rare Rado Automatic Diamaster Wrist Watch