RADO and Ceramic Alchemy

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biglove
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Re: RADO and Ceramic Alchemy

Post by biglove » Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:21 am

Haven't bought a Rado yet but have been admiring them for the past year.

Had no idea about their ceramics.
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Re: RADO and Ceramic Alchemy

Post by mrneddles » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:05 am

I have a quartz Rado Sintra, a lovely Christmas gift from the wife. I've worn it about twice a week for the past 2.5 years. Overall it still appears very new. However on close inspection, you can see stripes of abrasion on the links near the clasp. So although the ceramic has performed admirably,and I have no complaints, it is not as perfectly scratch proof as some would claim.
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Re: RADO and Ceramic Alchemy

Post by kahuna74 » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:42 am

My wife has a white ceramic watch and after a couple of years we both can see a lot of small abrasions on the links. I think that is the norm for ceramic, even though they will say its not going to happen. Watches take a beating and I don't care what they are made of, you are going to see marks.
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Re: RADO and Ceramic Alchemy

Post by AJC » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:24 am

RADO is underrated in my opinion. There's an AD close by and I recently checked out the D-Star 200 Chrono version that they didn't have in stock when I bought the three hander. It really is a sick ass watch-
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Re: RADO and Ceramic Alchemy

Post by kahuna74 » Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:53 am

I love the brand. Their is a gold quartz model I have been trying to track down for a couple of years. Also the vintage captain Cook diver is a beauty and a little hard to find in good condition.
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Re: RADO and Ceramic Alchemy

Post by AJC » Wed Aug 27, 2014 5:11 am

biglove wrote:Are all their watches ceramic or just some?


Not all. Mine was steel with ceramic bezel and a titanium clasp.
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Re: RADO and Ceramic Alchemy

Post by airframer » Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:04 pm

I've a Rado AD down the road, and I must say I've oogled a few myself. I've long considered picking up one of the funky-looking older Rado Diastars from the bay.
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Re: RADO and Ceramic Alchemy

Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:06 am

I've come close to picking up a vintage RADO a couple of times, but I keep thinking that it might be a better buy to go with a contemporary model. I love the model Needles has, but finding a reasonably-priced used version is a bit of a challenge. I keep looking, though...
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Re: RADO and Ceramic Alchemy

Post by airframer » Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:50 pm

Looking around, it seems resale isn't exactly great on these. This IS exactly great for me... looks like I'll probably be trying out a used Rado sometime this year after some other things are taken care of.
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