You are one of the big boys here looking at previous posts and what you normally wear on your wrist, aren't you ? What are you doing getting a sudden interest in a mid level, middle class watch ? Just curious. Cheers
Nice to know someone who likes Rado indeed. And with only shamefully few watches, I don't see myself as a big boy here
Rado is interesting to me because of the memories it brings back of my young days when they were very popular. Now taking an interest in their ceramic technology which I believe they were one of the very first, if not the first to experiment with.
From the price list, their R-One model is priced at RM49,000 so they can't be a mid-level, middle-class watch are they? And most of their automatic models are priced in the 10k+ region. And that brings me back to the question of are they worth it?
How is the timekeeping of their non-COSC models?
Unless one is Gadaffi's son or some other dictators, I don't see anyone spending 13k USD on a RADO. Those who have worked hard for their cash would go for a Rolex or something along that line.
The watch you mentioned is most probably a limited edition one.
The reason why I stated Rado is a middle class watch is because they get most of their customer base from the under 10k RM product line of theirs and if one remembers Rado's from back in the day they weren't pricey at all.
The timekeeping on a Rado True series automatic is alright from my experience. That's the only automatic I handled. Decent run of the mill ETA movement means easy repairability and reliability.
I have a Rado Original chrono quartz and it's not keeping accurate time at all after 4 good years. Which makes me peeved because I don't want to burn a grand at Menara Goldhill. The watch repairer/smith I went to said he's not going to touch it as it's complicated. Sigh. Nonsensical ,because I thought ETA's are cheap as chips to replace and easy to fix !
Someone please shoot down that Lebanese owner of Swatch Group and then the Swiss Government should take over that company and stop it's monopolistic bullying and unjustified prices. Then there will be some rationality in the Swiss watch industry. Can you imagine an Omega Aqua Terra quartz starting at 5k RM ? It's possible.