I do not remember my late Grandfather wearing this RADO. I guessed I was too young that time to notice. Furthermore, my interest in watches started many years after his passing.
One day many years back, I found this watch dead with a broken crown stem, badly rusted case and badly scratched crystal. The date wheel was also totally stripped of all the printed dates. I kept this watch in the original condition as a memo of grandfather.
Recently I got acquainted with Mr. Goh (K2 Watch Co) and he is an expert in restoring vintage watches and Rolex. I showed him the Rado and he is surprised the movement is still in very good condition. After a complete overhaul, the Rado came back to life! Although Mr. Goh was unable to find a suitable replacement date wheel, this watch is still as magnificent with her beautifully aged dial.
I present to you the RADO Golden Horse 93J in pristine restored condition:
Thank you Grandfather for passing down a wonderful piece of horological art. Kudos to Mr. Goh who returned the Rado to life!