• Vintage Rado Diastar Stainless Steel Quartz Gents Watch
  • Vintage Rado Diastar Stainless Steel Quartz Gents Watch
  • Vintage Rado Diastar Stainless Steel Quartz Gents Watch
  • Vintage Rado Diastar Stainless Steel Quartz Gents Watch
  • Vintage Rado Diastar Stainless Steel Quartz Gents Watch
  • Vintage Rado Diastar Stainless Steel Quartz Gents Watch
  • Vintage Rado Diastar Stainless Steel Quartz Gents Watch
  • Vintage Rado Diastar Stainless Steel Quartz Gents Watch
SKU 167

Rado

Diastar Quartz

S/N 104.0118.3

£199.00
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Our Take

As many may know, Rado never started as a watch company but rather only producing movements, that was until the 1950s, the Diastar being one of their greatest innovations using scratch-proof technology. This 1970s Diastar is an example of that innovation, it’s a Gents watch and rather small compared to watches these days, so take note of the measurements, its only 29mm in diameter and 32mm from lug to lug. The stainless steel case retains excellent definition with its unique rectangle shape and smooth tungsten bezel, all in good condition with only very light surface wear. The steel back pops off and is in good condition, it bears the logo and model number #104.0118.3 s/n 17403866. The gold dial is in aged with diamante markers all the way around. It has sword-shaped hands and a date window at the 6 o’clock position all kept under a mineral crystal. The crown is signed with the logo. The watch is powered by a quartz movement and keeps perfect time. The original mesh stainless steel strap is adjustable, it will fit a wrist of about 7.5” or 19cm approximately. The watch comes without the original box but will be accompanied by a gift box. Water-resistance is not guaranteed so please do not use it near water.

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  • BrandRado
  • ModelDiastar
  • GenderMen's
  • Year1970s
  • OriginSwitzerland
  • Dimensions29mm x 32mm
  • MovementQuartz
  • GlassMineral
  • Case MaterialStainless Steel
  • StrapStainless Steel
  • Box/PapersNo
  • Water ResistanceNo

About Rado

Started life as Schlup & Co. in 1917, but started selling watches under the Rado brand in the 50s. Best known for the innovative design and use of revolutionary materials such as ceramic, giving the watches a unique look and feel.

The ceramic style was started when they incorporated it with the ‘Integral’ watch, although only in the bracelet, it took a bit longer for the ‘Ceramica’ to come along, which was the first watch to be made entirely with ceramic.

Rado watches are elegant, stylish and subtle, they don’t shout at you like other brands, but certainly, show that you have an appreciation of horology.