Model: Diastar 13G Magic
Issued Ca. 1972
Case: Tungsten-Carbide bezel, stainless steel back
Crystal: Sapphire with longitudinal facets
Bracelet: Gold-plated NSA with expandable clasp
Movement: ETA 2798
Description: This is an uncommon Diastar “Magic” model with gold-tone tungsten-carbide case and a dial made of Tiger-eye stone. 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 of the Tiger-eye, this is a very distinctive piece. A comparative review of this watch with a similar piece by Technos is available here. A 1972 Abercrombie & Fitch advertisement for this watch, with pricing information, can be viewed by clicking here. Another Rado with Tiger-eye dial, a rare Diastar 515, is described here.
The case shows almost no wear and the back has only minor scratches. The movement is running smoothly but its service history is unknown. Bracelet is also in like new condition. Overall condition of this watch is 90% or better.
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This watch has been sold.
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