|Case:||Tungsten-carbide with steel snap-back|
|Bracelet:||Stainless steel, mfd. by NSA, reference unknown|
|Movement:||Rado Cal. 680 (A. Schild 5008) 25j alarm with day/date, gilt|
Description: Following in the footsteps of their first automatic alarm watch Rado combined its mechanical functions with their successful scratchproof tungsten-carbide technology to produce the Diastar 54 alarm. Its design combines elements of the barrel shapes seen on the cases of both predecessor models with a very legible argent dial. The rotating anchor symbol and red-tipped alarm indicator offer subtle splashes of color. A tapered bracelet of alternating polished and textured peaked links was original to this model. The spring-loaded extension clasp is signed RADO on top and NSA on the underside. As with the steel-cased automatic alarm, only 1000 examples of this reference were made; production ran from 1977 to 1980.
Data (courtesy Rado Watch Co.):
|Made from 1977 to 1980|
|1,000 units produced|
|Rado Cal. 680 (A. Schild Cal. 5008, 13.25 ligne, Day-Date, 4 hands)|
|Original price: CHF 1,065|
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