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All Original RADO Diastar Quartz with Ceramic & Glass Case

This watch was SOLD on October 8, 2012 (Destination: New South Wales, Australia).

rado diastar quartz date watch
Gender: male
Accessories: none
Crystal: glass
Dial Width: 25 mm
Dial Height: 27 mm
Movement: 7 jewels quartz
Case: ceramic / glass / stainless steel
Case Width: 27 mm without crown
Case Height: 32 mm with lugs
Serial Number on Back: 129.0195.3, 25100427
Serial Number on Movement: 956412
Bracelet: gold-plated & stainless steel
Bracelet Width: 24 mm
Bracelet Length: 6 in (measures up to 7.25 in with case)

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

  • 100% ALL ORIGINAL/Complete RADO parts!
  • gold detail against matte black face
  • date display window
  • ceramic/crystal/stainless steel case
  • gold-plated steel crown
  • gold-plated/stainless steel bracelet
  • stainless steel back & clasp
  • 7 jewels quartz 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 quartz 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!

rado diastar quartz date watch

EXTERNAL CONDITION: This watch is in *NEAR MINT condition (93-97%): Showing very light signs of wear. Very faint scratches on the case, bezel, bracelet or buckle are visible to the naked eye.

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

fantastic ceramic, glass & stainless steel combination case.

The face is covered by a faceted glass crystal & the hooded lugs are made out of gold mirror ceramic! RADO advertised that its ceramics are scratch-proof & retain color & sheen for more than a lifetime.

matte black dial or face in PRISTINE condition with crisp markings & a flawless surface

rado diastar quartz date watch

This model is one of the very few vintage Diastar quartz watches ever manufactured by RADO, to keep up with the rising trend of quartz watches (for its higher level of accuracy compared to mechanicals) in the 1970s.

gold-plated steel hands

gold-plated steel bar minor hour markers & Roman numeral main hour markers

date display window at 3 o'clock

rado diastar quartz date watch

This particular RADO Diastar Quartz is a testimony to the company's remarkable use of uncoventional materials for design. This watch is an elegant combination of glass, ceramic, gold-plated & stainless steel!

You'd think such materials put together would turn up a bulky monstrosity - but NO! They are combined in this compact & sleek timepiece!

gold RADO name logo & "QUARTZ" at 12 o'clock

gold "DIASTAR" & "SWISS MADE" at 12 o'clock

clearly-marked gold trim

rado diastar quartz date watch

RADO gold-plated steel crown

original RADO faceted glass crystal

rado diastar quartz date watch

original RADO gold-plated & stainless steel combination bracelet

Bracelet Length: 6 in (measures up to 7.25 in with case)

rado diastar quartz date watch

RADO stainless steel Jewelry clasp

rado diastar quartz date watch

stainless steel case back embossed with RADO name logo, "SCRATCHPROOF", "WATER SEALED" & serial numbers. We cannot guarantee the effectiveness of its waterproof closure because this watch is vintage.

rado diastar quartz date watch

reverse side of case back embossed with "RADO WATCH CO", "SWISS" & "STAINLESS STEEL".

rado diastar quartz date watch

Swiss-made RADO 7 jewels quartz movement - tested by our skilled technician


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