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All Original RADO Diastar (Ceramic Case & Faceted Glass)

This watch was SOLD on December 27, 2012 (Destination: Wien, Austria).

rado diastar automatic date watch
Gender: male
Accessories: none
Crystal: faceted glass
Dial Width: 25 mm
Dial Height: 25 mm
Movement: 25 jewels automatic
Case: ceramic / stainless steel
Case Width: 35 mm without crown
Case Height: 38 mm
Serial Number on Back: NA
Serial Number on Movement: 1858
Bracelet: stainless steel
Bracelet Width: 18 mm
Bracelet Length: 6.75 in (measures up to 8.75 in with case)

This is an authentic Swiss-made RADO Diastar Automatic Watch with Date display.

  • 100% ALL ORIGINAL/Complete RADO parts!
  • black detail against satin silver face
  • date display window
  • faceted glass crystal
  • CERAMIC/stainless steel case
  • stainless steel crown, back, bracelet & expandable clasp
  • 25 jewels automatic movement

The photos presented below are of the actual item for sale. Kindly study them carefully because what you see is what you will get. We try our best to describe watches as accurately as we can that's why we present them visually & literally. In case we missed a few points, you are welcome to ask questions.

This watch keeps good time & is in good working condition! Add this to your collection of vintage quality timepieces!

rado diastar automatic date watch

The RADO Diastar is an iconic timepiece, being the first & only one of its kind! Other watchmakers made attempts to copy the Diastar but none have ever truly replicated the quality & reputation that RADO made for it!

RADO's innovative use of ceramics was such a breakthrough in watchmaking in the 70s that RADO continues its Diastar series to this day! Owning the original Diastar of the 70s is like owning a piece of watchmaking history!

EXTERNAL CONDITION: This watch is in *EXCELLENT condition (88-92%): Evidence of use is visible to the unaided eye. Scratches are light, but more numerous than "near mint".

INTERNAL CONDITION: This watch is in *NEAR MINT condition (93-97%): working perfectly, keeping good time & needs nothing.

*condition descriptives mainly based on the Timezone Grading System
rado diastar automatic date watch

fantastic ceramic & stainless steel combination case

Its ceramic has a few very faint discoloration marks primarily along its beveled edges. Back in the day, RADO advertised that its ceramics are scratch-proof & retain color & sheen for more than a lifetime. This imperfection is present but hardly visible in the photos, that's why I'm stating them here! STUDY PHOTOS!

satin silver dial or face in PRISTINE condition as it has crisp markings & a flawless surface

rado diastar automatic date watch

steel hour & minute hands; black-coated steel second hand

steel bar hour markers

date display window framed in steel at 3 o'clock

rado diastar automatic date watch

steel-on-red RADO symbol logo & steel RADO name logo at 12 o'clock; RADO symbol logo rotates

steel "DIASTAR" & black "T SWISS MADE T" at 6 o'clock

clearly-marked black grid

rado diastar automatic date watch

RADO stainless steel crown

original RADO faceted glass crystal

rado diastar automatic date watch

original stainless steel RADO bracelet

Bracelet Length: 6.75 in (measures up to 8.75 in with case)

rado diastar automatic date watch

RADO stainless steel Expandable Fold-Over clasp

rado diastar automatic date watch

case back embossed with RADO name logo, "WATER SEALED", "DIASTAR 1" & RADO tri-seahorse; We cannot guarantee the effectiveness of its waterproof closure because this watch is vintage.

rado diastar automatic date watch
rado diastar automatic date watch

Swiss-made RADO 25 jewels automatic movement - cleaned, serviced & checked by our skilled technician

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