Model: Golden Gazelle
Case: Stainless steel with screw-back; 36 x 37 mm
Bracelet: high-grade stainless steel with machined links and folding clasp; adjustable
Movement: A. Schild caliber 1859; 25 jewels, day-date, gilt, Rotor and plate signed
Description: Ca. 1968 -1972 Rado wristwatch with distinctive styling. Gazelle models are not nearly so frequently seen as the Horses (Green Horse, Golden Horse, etc.) and this Golden Gazelle is a desirable combination of an uncommon model with a very well preserved and rare patterned golden-brown dial. The condition of this watch is very good; the only flaws are a few slight scratches on the glass crystal (visible, though exaggerated, in the photos below) and some typical scuffs on the case and bezel. The bracelet appears to be a recent replacement and is truly like new. Case, dial, crown, bracelet and movement are all signed. Watch is running well; day and date function correctly. This is a very presentable example of a less common Rado model with bold style. The dial pattern is very unusual and looks quite like Tiger-Eye stone, though it is probably painted/imprinted upon metal.
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