A retro looking watch, this square cased Manhattan from Rado is the one with the baguette stones on the blue dial.


While we have the instruction book and card, we do not have the guarantee card which would have shown us exactly when the watch was sold.  We do however have a print date on the book of 2015, so this watch would have been made either then or shortly after.


The Manhattan was originally introduced in 1967, and has a bit of the look of a Heuer Monaco, albeit with a day date calendar rather than a chronograph.  Unlike a lot of Rado models, this has a conventional steel case instead of ceramic.  Often when a company does a reissue they make it just a little too different, but this Manhattan is honest to the original case size and materials (such as the acrylic glass, signed with the Rado anchor logo in the center.  The movement is a Rado branded ETA 2789 with double quick set for day and date, which was likely NOS from the 1970s – our theory is the movement and case were left over from the 70’s and the reissue would have been a small number made from NOS parts.  The red anchor logo at nine rotates as it should.  The stones on the dial all look like diamonds, and the four in the corners are a nice baguette cut.  We do not have any confirmation that they are diamonds so we are just going to call them clear stones.  There are no condition issues to report anywhere on this watch.  The bracelet has the stretch clasp and is quite long.  Our sister website, SpareLinks.com, may have extra links if required.  The bracelet has been cleaned in our ultrasonic bath.

This watch will be supplied with the original presentation box, instruction papers, sealed cleaning cloth and our Certificate of Authenticity.

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Width with crown  37.5 mm

Width without crown  34.7 mm

Between lugs  18 mm

Lug to lug length  40.9 mm

Case Thickness  13.4 mm

Bracelet will fit a maximum wrist size of 196 mm.  The bracelet can be sized for you if you give us your wrist size when placing the order.

All sizes are approximate.  The watch is photographed on a wrist of 190mm/7.5 inches.

Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses.  If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries.  Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us.   Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.

From 1st September 2021 we will be planting a tree for every watch we sell, working with the International Tree Foundation (Est 1922) to make this business positive on carbon.  By buying anything pre owned you are effectively reusing what already exists, but this takes it further and makes us feel good.