Rado Captain Cook 42 mm Automatic

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Rado Captain Cook 42 mm Automatic

Post by koimaster » April 25th 2020, 10:15am

Rado started as The Schlup & Co. in Lengnau, Switzerland. It was founded by the brothers Fritz, Ernst and Werner in 1917. The company began selling watches under the Rado brand name in the 1950s. After coming out with a number of iconic series such as the Golden Horse collection (1957) and the Green Horse collection (1958), the company came out with its first proper dive watch collection, the Captain Cook series. From 1962 to 1968 Rado produced the Captain Cook series with a patented case capable of 200 meters of water resistance.

Rado reintroduced their iconic Captain Cook line in 2017 with an reproduction. That model was very close to the original in terms of size (37 mm wide), material (steel) as well as the small touches like the red numerals on the date wheel and spinning anchor in the logo present at 12 o'clock. The watch also came with Old Radium SuperLuminova paint to complete the vintage look. Nevertheless, Rado did distinguish the new from the old with "HYPERCHROME" added to the name. At the same time, a bigger brother, 45 mm wide and made out of titanium was also offered.

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Re: Rado Captain Cook 42 mm Automatic

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » April 25th 2020, 11:34am

The case, bracelet and dial quality on these is great. However, the bezel without even the lumed 0/60 marker is fuck-useless. In the Vostok Amfibia, that's OK. In a watch like this Rado, at this price point, that's pretty fucking far from OK.
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Re: Rado Captain Cook 42 mm Automatic

Post by conjurer » April 25th 2020, 12:08pm

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:
April 25th 2020, 11:34am
The case, bracelet and dial quality on these is great. However, the bezel without even the lumed 0/60 marker is fuck-useless. In the Vostok Amfibia, that's OK. In a watch like this Rado, at this price point, that's pretty fucking far from OK.
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