This is a rare MK1 Rado “Captain Cook” Diver, produced during the 1960s. The watch is a popular “budget” diver, drawing comparisons to the Gruen Precision and Breitling SuperOcean Divers, due to the use of the concave rotating bezel. The watch also uses “broad arrow” hands, and has a moisture indicator above the Rado shield at 12 o’clock.
This Rado Captain Cook is in good vintage condition. The case is unpolished and very sharp, and the concave bezel shows little wear (they are usually very rough). The sunburst silver dial is in good condition, but does show wear, noticeably in the center near the handset, and lightly around the edges of the dial. The original lume is still present in both the hands and dial, and has aged to a green color on the dial, and a orange color in the hands.