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Funky Friday - WRUW?

in Everything Vintage RADO 20.07.2012 14:38
von mike184 | 148 Beiträge

Hi!

After returning from a 2 weeks´ holiday in Egypt, I´m wearing the N19, I once bought from the Pimpclinic, sited in the Franken-part of Germany.



I love this watch with the blue crystals at 12, 6, 9, the design of the hands and the very special NSA.
Have a nice weekend!


Mit freundlichem Gruß/With best regards
Mike
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RE: Funky Friday - WRUW?

in Everything Vintage RADO 20.07.2012 17:04
von Henry Krinkle | 60 Beiträge

That's a nice one Mike. I'm always a sucker for rectangular crystals on dials. I'm wearing this:





Peter's flat crystal Diastar 2. Fortunately it has the smaller, rounder, nicer crystals on the dial. I know Ken had at least one Diastar "0" with a DS 2 style case and flat crystal. This is definitely a DS2, the spring bars do not fit into the TC, but I wonder if this is not another instance of Rado using up back stock of the flat sapphire before using the more familiar faceted DS 2 crystal. Either that, or a retro-fit. Either way I really like the thinness of this watch. I always assumed it would be much thicker.

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RE: Funky Friday - WRUW?

in Everything Vintage RADO 20.07.2012 21:20
von mike184 | 148 Beiträge

Looks great! A round DS is also still on my list.
Is it thinner than an oval DS?
Smaller crystals on the dial? No, you have the larger ones. Two pics for compare:





Both pics still made with my old compact camera, years ago, so not even best quality. But you can compare the size of the crystals with the size of the moving anchor.


Mit freundlichem Gruß/With best regards
Mike
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#4

RE: Funky Friday - WRUW?

in Everything Vintage RADO 20.07.2012 21:28
von pimpclinic.v.s.o.p. | 10 Beiträge

Im still with my new certina electrosonic, this one will stay on my wrist for some more days!
B. T. W. I also got a DS 2 without ref nr.and flat crystal. It shows the unique ss/ds case construction. Im not wearing it very often but i can post some pics if you are interested, henry!



Greetings,

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RE: Funky Friday - WRUW?

in Everything Vintage RADO 20.07.2012 22:34
von Henry Krinkle | 60 Beiträge

Hi Mike- I can't find any pictures of it right now but I could swear my old DS 8 had bigger square crystals. I hated it. I thought you couldn't see the dial for the markers and I don't get that impression with this one. I don't think the DS 2 is significantly thinner, I haven't measured them yet , than a regular DS but because the slop is so much gentler on the TC it seems thinner. Coupled with the flat crystal, which is thinner, the whole watch has quite a sleek feel to it. I like it much more than I thought I would.

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RE: Funky Friday - WRUW?

in Everything Vintage RADO 20.07.2012 23:30
von mike184 | 148 Beiträge

Hi Henry!

Maybe there are crystal markers being even larger. Or s.o. mounted the crystals from a Silver Star.
My DS on the pic is an 8/1 with AS 1858.


Mit freundlichem Gruß/With best regards
Mike
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RE: Funky Friday - WRUW?

in Everything Vintage RADO 21.07.2012 00:11
von Henry Krinkle | 60 Beiträge

That is a possibility. That is about the right size of crystal.

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RE: Funky Friday - WRUW?

in Everything Vintage RADO 22.07.2012 15:14
von mike184 | 148 Beiträge

Finally summer and sun in Germany!
Updated pic:


Mit freundlichem Gruß/With best regards
Mike
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#9

RE: Funky Friday - WRUW?

in Everything Vintage RADO 23.07.2012 02:23
von Henry Krinkle | 60 Beiträge

On this sunny day in Saskatchewan I went Sci-Fi:







Apparently,someone needs a"bath".

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RE: Funky Friday - WRUW?

in Everything Vintage RADO 23.07.2012 13:49
von mike184 | 148 Beiträge

Zitat
Apparently,someone needs a"bath".


Yes, the chicken - seems to have been a bit hot for it.
Nice Spacewing! I have one with the older case design:


Mit freundlichem Gruß/With best regards
Mike
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