Rado is a Swiss manufacturer of top-quality watches. Rado is considered a pioneer in using scratch-proof materials. Rado watches are highly sought for their style, design and fashionable appearance. This has led to a flooded marketplace of counterfeit watches. By learning how to spot the telltale signs of imitation Rado watches, you can purchase an authentic Rado watch with confidence.
Look at the screws on the watch’s back to determine if their slots are straight or crossed. If it’s an authentic Rado watch, the screws will have straight slots. Screws on fake Rado watches have crossed slots.
Check for gold plating on the back of the watch. Authentic Rado watches do not contain any gold plating.
Examine the words on the watch face. Fake Rado watches will have “Swiss Made” or “Swiss Movement” written at the 6 o’clock point, while genuine Rado watches only contain the word “Swiss” with three Arabic numbers that represent the model number.
Radoes are quality, well-made watches, so while a genuine Rado be and look top quality, a fake or replica Rado often skimps on the quality. The box itself, the watch band, the watch and everything will seem cheap vs. high quality.
The screws on the back of a genuine Rado will have straight slots; fake Rados usually have crossed clots.