Have I bought a dud??

I'm a big fan of RADO watches, in particular the vintage ones. 

I recently purchased this Voyager as the coffee dial was really appealing. Upon arrival its not quite lived up to what I was expecting.  The crown isn't original and has a A stamped on it instead of the Anchor, the crystal has obviously been replaced at some point with a cheap generic one, the strap although is stamped RADO has no serial numbers and no way to adjust and finally I can't  find a serial number anywhere other than the 4 digits on the side of the movement. 

Can anyone shed any light please?

I'm happy to keep the watch and fix the issues as I like it IF it is a RADO. 

Thanks 😊 

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Any markings on the outer or inner case back? That’s a common place where brands put a reference number. Looks like the movement is an A Schild 2066. They were a major Swiss movement maker that supplied many brands including Rado. That said from what I’ve seen online that movement had 25 jewels but your winding rotor says 17 Jewels. 

I wouldn’t get fussed about the crystal and crown as those are commonly replaced parts. 

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Orangehand

Any markings on the outer or inner case back? That’s a common place where brands put a reference number. Looks like the movement is an A Schild 2066. They were a major Swiss movement maker that supplied many brands including Rado. That said from what I’ve seen online that movement had 25 jewels but your winding rotor says 17 Jewels. 

I wouldn’t get fussed about the crystal and crown as those are commonly replaced parts. 

Unfortunately I can't see any 🤷‍♂️

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JacRussell

Unfortunately I can't see any 🤷‍♂️

Is the case back marked Rado?

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Just found an AS 2066 with 17 Jewels that looks like yours, so movement may be right. 
https://vintagewatchplace.com/new-old-stock-vanroy-automatic-rare-crystal-as-2066/

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Orangehand

Just found an AS 2066 with 17 Jewels that looks like yours, so movement may be right. 
https://vintagewatchplace.com/new-old-stock-vanroy-automatic-rare-crystal-as-2066/

Ah thank you, that makes me feel a little more confident with the watch. I had read that if the dial didn't have "Swiss Made" at the 6 o'clock position,  its probably a fake. The Anchor logo does move as it should so I felt happy it was a genuine dial. 

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I have a thread about mine, there are so many franken-Rado watches you need to be careful. If all the bits are relatively related, and the price wasn’t too bad its nice to have.

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chronotriggered

I have a thread about mine, there are so many franken-Rado watches you need to be careful. If all the bits are relatively related, and the price wasn’t too bad its nice to have.

Thank you, yeah I really like the look of the watch and its a good size. 

I'm going to have a double domed crystal and a RADO crown fitted along with a new bracelet.  The price was very reasonable so I think it warrants a bit more money spending on it to make it mine. 

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JacRussell

Thank you, yeah I really like the look of the watch and its a good size. 

I'm going to have a double domed crystal and a RADO crown fitted along with a new bracelet.  The price was very reasonable so I think it warrants a bit more money spending on it to make it mine. 

Good for you - genuinely mean this. It’s healthy to find such an attitude amongst those that dabble in the vintage side of things. We should chat further 👍