#1

NCC 505

in Everything Vintage RADO 14.08.2012 18:35
von RadoFan | 52 Beiträge

My NCC 505.










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RE: NCC 505

in Everything Vintage RADO 14.08.2012 23:01
von mike184 | 143 Beiträge

Congrats, a very nice NCC 505! Seems to be in good condition and doesn´t look bad on the leather strap with Rado close.
The same case design is available in tungstencarbide on the DiaStar 515 and one of the Certina DiaMasters(which is the same with Certina branding).


Mit freundlichem Gruß/With best regards
Mike
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RE: NCC 505

in Everything Vintage RADO 14.08.2012 23:10
von RadoFan | 52 Beiträge

This was is when I got it Mike :



I began to polish it and the silver disapeared to reveal the gold\brass colour!!?? Not sure if it was gold to start with or not???


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RE: NCC 505

in Everything Vintage RADO 14.08.2012 23:57
von mike184 | 143 Beiträge

A silver coloured watch, polished to gold plated? A mystery.
These are all SS-cases, so chromed brass isn´t an option. Also the GP ones. So polishing the gold plating away and have a SS case is easy to understand. But the other way round?
Markers, hands and the anchor of the moving anchor logo are golden, so everything is alright. What´s the reference no.?


Mit freundlichem Gruß/With best regards
Mike
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RE: NCC 505

in Everything Vintage RADO 15.08.2012 00:06
von Henry Krinkle | 60 Beiträge

That's bizarre. Perhaps it was painted silver? I thought the caseback looked gold in your photo but assumed it was a trick of the light. What colour is your caseback?

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RE: NCC 505

in Everything Vintage RADO 15.08.2012 00:08
von RadoFan | 52 Beiträge

Yeah I was really surprised as I polished it the silver surface came away to reveal gold underneath!!??

Ref: 11943


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RE: NCC 505

in Everything Vintage RADO 15.08.2012 00:08
von RadoFan | 52 Beiträge

Caseback is silver!


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RE: NCC 505

in Everything Vintage RADO 15.08.2012 00:42
von Henry Krinkle | 60 Beiträge

That's good- I couldn't imagine how or whey someone would make an NCC caseback out of gold coloured material.

11943 is the correct reference for a GP NCC-505. Here is mine:



11942 is the reference for the Stainless variant. Here is my steel 505:

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RE: NCC 505

in Everything Vintage RADO 15.08.2012 17:40
von RadoFan | 52 Beiträge

Ooohh like the look of your bracelet Henry!!


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RE: NCC 505

in Everything Vintage RADO 15.08.2012 20:16
von Henry Krinkle | 60 Beiträge

Thanks. Those are both early versions of the legendary SK "fishtail" bracelet. I also have the later lightweight version on both my Diamasters.



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RE: NCC 505

in Everything Vintage RADO 15.08.2012 20:42
von RadoFan | 52 Beiträge

Luv the blue NCC!
Does anyone know how expensive it would be to get my NCC case re-plated?? In silver i mean! I much prefer the silver look than the gold look.


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#12

RE: NCC 505

in Everything Vintage RADO 16.08.2012 23:39
von mike184 | 143 Beiträge

I would leave it as it is(and replace the SS crown by a GP one). As we know meanwhile, it´s an authentic GP model with the correct reference no. and it wears the correct dial/hands-combo with golden marker-ring, anchor and hands. A SS-case would make a Franken out of it.
If you absolutely want to have a silver case, it doesn´t make sense to plate it again - the case is SS under the GP, so all you have to do is polishing, polishing, polishing and soon the GP will disappear.
A standard polish for SS and/or chrome(cars) will do the job. You shouldn´t use machinery to keep the edges sharp. But IMHO it would be a shame. Maybe selling the GP one for a good price and buying a SS model would be the better way.

Here´s a pic of my Certina DiaMaster(Rado DiaStar 505) with the same case design, but TC-case:


Mit freundlichem Gruß/With best regards
Mike
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RE: NCC 505

in Everything Vintage RADO 17.08.2012 00:04
von RadoFan | 52 Beiträge

Thanx for the advice Mike I think you are right! Out of interest was there a 11843 model 505?? I'm having difficulties deciding if the no. on the back of the case is 11943 or 11843. Also my gut feeling is that the case is brass. Is that possible?? I know sometimes theu plate chrome over brass. My reason for thinking its brass is becuase it starts to tarnish about 3 weeks after a polish, if I then polish it it looks gold again, just like brass does!!


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RE: NCC 505

in Everything Vintage RADO 17.08.2012 00:05
von RadoFan | 52 Beiträge

Oh love your Certina DiaMaster btw! :)


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#15

RE: NCC 505

in Everything Vintage RADO 17.08.2012 11:25
von mike184 | 143 Beiträge

These references only:
NCC 505 - 11942/625.3037.4. - 1970/1978 - 15.000 - SS
NCC 505 - 11943/625.3037.2. - 1970/1978 - 7.000 - GP
NCC 505 - -/625.3174.2 - 1976 /1979 - 3.000 -GP
NCC 505 - -/625.3174.4 - 1976/1979 - 2.000 - SS
AFAIK these cases are all stainless steel, also the GP ones - but I wouldn´t cut one to be sure.
What you describe sounds like brass, indeed. Brass is more yellowish than GP - is there a difference in the colour compared with the GP close of the Rado strap?


Mit freundlichem Gruß/With best regards
Mike
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