Model: Diastar 8/1
Issued Ca. 1970-1972
Case: Tungsten-Carbide bezel, stainless steel back
Crystal: Sapphire with longitudinal facets
Bracelet: Stainless steel NSA with expandable clasp
Movement: Rado Cal. 2798, 311 (ETA 2789) 25j, gilt
Description: 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 6:00 and an NSA bracelet, but the 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, this is a very distinctive piece. Elements of blue and grey are scattered throughout the material giving the impression of clouds in the sky. Click the links for information about a Diastar 13G with Tiger-Eye dial and a Diastar 8/1 with black goldstone dial . A 1972 Abercrombie & Fitch advertisement for a stone-dial watch, with pricing information, can be viewed by clicking here.
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This watch is not available for sale.
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