#1

Modern Art Diastar

in Everything Vintage RADO 17.07.2012 17:38
von Henry Krinkle | 60 Beiträge

I don't know if you'd seen this yet Mike here is the infamous Diastar 8 including a wrist shot as per your request:





The cleanest, best AS 1876 I've ever come across. It runs and functions perfectly.



I've mounted it on a nice 7 row.



Hard at work in the yard.

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RE: Modern Art Diastar

in Everything Vintage RADO 17.07.2012 21:08
von mike184 | 143 Beiträge

Hi Henry!

Also for me one of the cleanest and nicest AS 1876s I´ve ever seen. The watch was sold in the USA originally, the movement still wears the "UOR"-mark, Rado´s US import code.
Looks very exclusive without the TC-shield, it has character, especially with the fine 7-row NSA - actually to nice for the yardwork.
Surely the first choice if you like to visit the Documenta.


Mit freundlichem Gruß/With best regards
Mike
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#3

RE: Modern Art Diastar

in Everything Vintage RADO 17.07.2012 21:59
von Henry Krinkle | 60 Beiträge

Hi Mike,

Yes this DS 8 was sold in the US. The woman who I bought the GP Manhattan from gave me this one. She told me her father had been a Rado AD in New York. He wore his watches a lot and even though they really got battered on the outside if the two I got are any indication he knew a really good serviceman and had them serviced regularly.

I believe I won another Diamaster 10 for next to nothing. If the movement is in rough shape I think this will become a donor.

I just got another, nicer, older Diastar last weekend as well as that SS Marco Polo I won recently. I have had a string of good luck since I sent the Manhattan I bought for Cindy back.

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#4

RE: Modern Art Diastar

in Everything Vintage RADO 17.07.2012 22:09
von mike184 | 143 Beiträge

Hi Henry!

I´m just back from a 2 weeks´ holiday in Egypt so haven´t seen the recent posts at EOT before it went down again.
Would be interesting to see the Marco Polo - that´s one of the Rados still being on my wishlist.
A DiaMaster for next to nothing? Sounds interesting. Black or white?


Mit freundlichem Gruß/With best regards
Mike
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#5

RE: Modern Art Diastar

in Everything Vintage RADO 17.07.2012 22:41
von Henry Krinkle | 60 Beiträge

The Marco Polo is an SS, Date at 3:00. It's a nice contrast to my GP day/date at 6:00. I'll post some pictures. It looks all original and came on a 7 row and cost less than $90.

The Diastar 2 is Peter's old one.

The Diamaster may be black, or blue. The dial has faded to greenish. The lightweight fishtail needs rebrushing but the case looks much nicer than the one I bought from Brad. It cost me $76!

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#6

RE: Modern Art Diastar

in Everything Vintage RADO 19.07.2012 21:28
von mike184 | 143 Beiträge

76 US$ for a DiaMaster with fishtail? Unbelievable!!!


Mit freundlichem Gruß/With best regards
Mike
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#7

RE: Modern Art Diastar

in Everything Vintage RADO 19.07.2012 23:55
von Henry Krinkle | 60 Beiträge

I have to be honest Mike, $76 US is a bit inaccurate. In truth it cost me almost $77 US. I have never seen another go for less than $300 or so.

It's hard to tell from the photgraph whether the fishtail is poor enough that I will need to polish it before rebrushing or the picture was taken from the most unflattering angle. Either way doesn't matter to me, it's complete and the case is nicer than my other Diamaster.

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#8

RE: Modern Art Diastar

in Everything Vintage RADO 20.07.2012 00:04
von mike184 | 143 Beiträge

What´s wrong with your other case?


Mit freundlichem Gruß/With best regards
Mike
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#9

RE: Modern Art Diastar

in Everything Vintage RADO 20.07.2012 00:10
von Henry Krinkle | 60 Beiträge

It has some dark marks on it that will not come off. It looks a bit like some of those Balboas you see with the dark grey staining.

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#10

RE: Modern Art Diastar

in Everything Vintage RADO 20.07.2012 01:01
von mike184 | 143 Beiträge

I still have a NOS-case for my DM 10. As soon as it´s changed, the old case can go.
The old case, as you can see, has some small marks on the upper edges, nearly not to see in real life. Maybe it´s better than yours, so let me know, if you´re interested.


Mit freundlichem Gruß/With best regards
Mike
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#11

RE: Modern Art Diastar

in Everything Vintage RADO 20.07.2012 16:51
von Henry Krinkle | 60 Beiträge

I'm not sure if mine is worse or not. I'll take a comparison picture of it.

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#12

RE: Modern Art Diastar

in Everything Vintage RADO 22.07.2012 09:24
von earloffarnborough | 2 Beiträge

Hello Mike,
I have a Dia10 with fishtail bracelet, but the day-wheel is french.
Do you have a day-wheel in German or English, or do you know where I could get one?
Have a nice Sunday all, regards
Peter

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#13

RE: Modern Art Diastar

in Everything Vintage RADO 22.07.2012 10:58
von pimpclinic.v.s.o.p. | 10 Beiträge

hello peter,
im pretty sure i´ve got some NOS german day wheels. let me check my little movement parts box at work, will let you know whats in it on monday!
greetings,

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#14

RE: Modern Art Diastar

in Everything Vintage RADO 22.07.2012 10:59
von pimpclinic.v.s.o.p. | 10 Beiträge

hey mike, did you buy your NOR case at yahoo japan ? i remember seeing on over there with some pink secure laque on the caseback.
cheers,

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#15

RE: Modern Art Diastar

in Everything Vintage RADO 22.07.2012 15:09
von mike184 | 143 Beiträge

Hi!

@Peter - sorry, no day wheel here, but nice that you can get one from Marcus. I tried a fishtail on my DiaMaster but found the NSA better matching the edged case.

@Marcus - yes, it´s from yahoo.jp, must be 1 year or so ago - when Abidko still was functional.


Mit freundlichem Gruß/With best regards
Mike
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