Description

This scratch resistant Rado Diastar has features that will keep you wearing this watch.  Model reference 648.0408.3.064

HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?

Rado have helpfully confirmed that this mode was made from the start of 2003 until the end of 2011, so we have picked the mid point year.

CONDITION

The Rado Diastar range was introduced in 1962 as ‘The World’s first Scratchproof Watch’.  It’s a bold claim, but the use of high tech Tungsten Carbide steel in the case certainly makes it very hard to scratch.  This watch is not for someone who favours the Bauhaus style of minimalism – there is a lot going on, and a lot of it isn’t immediately obvious.  The patterned dial switches from purple to blue shades, but this effect is helped by the sapphire crystal that has facets running vertically.  On the outside edge of the crystal are machined flats too that we have pointed out on the video.  These would not be easy to make, and they only add a little, but they do add.  The diamond set dial uses good stones of a decent size – Fine White Top Wesselton diamonds according to the Rado website.  The bracelet is made from 316L stainless steel, and has an sprung expander fitted to ensure it is comfortable all day.  The movement is an ETA 2832-2, just to add to the quality list of materials.  Everything is in good order.

This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.

Please see the HD video for more detail.  All photos and videos are part of the description and are of the actual watch unless mentioned.  We do not photoshop any pictures, and the images are copyright of birthyearwatches.com and should not be used without permission.

​SIZE

Width with crown  36.4 mm

Width without crown  35.0 mm

Between lugs  18 mm

Lug to lug length  42.6 mm

Case Thickness  11.9 mm

Bracelet will fit a maximum wrist size of 190 mm.  The bracelet can be sized for you if you give us your wrist size when placing the order.

All sizes are approximate.

Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses.  If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries.  Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us.   Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.

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