I'm in the process of collecting the Dirty Dozen .,,www with seven more watches to go..,
Thursday, August 03, 2017
This is an uncommon Diastar 8/1 model with tungsten-carbide case and a dial made of Lapis Lazuli. It is similar to most Diastars of the 1970s, with a faceted sapphire crystal, day/date display at 6 oclock and an NSA bracelet. However, the lapis dial sets this model apart from most. With a printed anchor logo (as opposed to the in-set rotating anchor found on most Rado automatics) and the white printing and marker elements setting off the stone dial material. I love the Rado Diastar with the blue Lapis. Just found another piece that come with the original box and guarantee card.
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
After months of searching, I have finally found the Rado Diastar in rare Tiger Eye dial. The watch may need some minor cleaning up. So happy!
From the adverstisment below, the Tiger Eye Rado was selling at US$395 during the 1970s!
Its US$2243.9 in 2017