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RADO Tradition Captain Cook MKII

I absolutely love this watch – it has a really appealing vintage design, it has heritage, it’s made by a great Swiss brand, it is even has a reasonable diver’s spec.

– and with an MSRP of 2150CHF, it won’t bankrupt me, either. But sadly I will never own one, owing to a tiny reason;

at just 37mm in diameter, it is an absolute tiddler. And although it really is a beautiful men’s diver, and it is a men’s diver, its size is a good 3mm off even the smallest watches I’d ever consider wearing.

With that said, if you are someone who prefers a watch that is of a more meek stature, then Rado’s Captain Cook MKII is a belter.

Spec. includes a Stainless steel case with said 37mm diameter and a rather more substantial height of 14.4mm.

This case is fitted with an internal diver’s bezel, sapphire, crystal and is water-resistant to 220m. It is comes on a BOR-bracelet but is also supplied with a black NATO.

So what do you think; would you wear something this small?


  1. This is the perfect size for a vintage diver watch. Even though I wear divers up to 47mm I would love to own this and wear this.