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    This week’s watches started with what is probably my first genuine Rado, a ’72 Manchester Sapphire. I can’t remember the last time I wore this, so I thought I owed it some wrist time. I had it on all weekend and it was still there on Monday. It’s actually very comfortable and has a larger than average dial for Rados of that period, it’s encouraged me to look for a better example.

    Monday.jpg


    A big jump to Tuesday’s watch, this is one of my most recent acquisitions and although these are generally referred to as XL’s, IMHO, this one is really a modern DS 8.

    Tuesday.jpg


    Wednesday’s watch is another big jump, 2002 back to 1962 with this DS 0, it’s the newer of two I have (judging by case number) and still runs quite well

    Wednesday.jpg


    This one arrived in Thursday morning’s mail along with some others. It’s a standard Balboa I bought as “not working”, primarily for the clean dial and smooth 7 row. I gave it a wind and it started ticking, so I put it on only to have it stop after about 20 minutes. I opened it up and was surprised by a fairly clean looking GP ETA 2783, turned out the retaining screws on the rotor gear were loose so it wasn’t engaged, needless to say it’s now running strong again.

    Thursday.jpgThurday M.jpg


    Something very special for Friday this week. I’ve been chasing one of these for quite a while and have failed to win a couple of auctions that were in reality being fiddled by the seller, on both occasions the watches were relisted after couple days, very frustrating. I wish I’d have been cashed up when Brad was selling his, it would’ve been great to keep that one in the EoT family, alas it wasn’t to be. I found this one in a “buy it now” listing and although it’s not as pristine as the ones I’d bid on with box and papers, I felt the price reflected that, it was about $120 less than I’d previously bid to. So, having watched it relist twice, I decided to take the plunge. Number 297/ 600 and in an added bonus the chronometer certification number starts with 40 and ends in 62, quite appropriate. Enjoy your weekend EoT’s.

    Friday.jpgFriday M.jpg
    Last edited by Tim.; 11-09-2017, 11:48 PM.

  • #2
    Morning Tim, i really like the Diastar 40, i actually only just mentioned this particular model in my post in another thread. Could i ask where do you manage to find so many Rado watches for sale? i dont think ive seen a nice Rado in ebay at all. Is there a Vintage watch outlet that EOT members use to pick these up?
    Cheers
    Andrew

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    • #3
      Balboa Deluxe for me:

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      Pimpclinic.v.s.o.p.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Grantag View Post
        Morning Tim, i really like the Diastar 40, i actually only just mentioned this particular model in my post in another thread. Could i ask where do you manage to find so many Rado watches for sale? i dont think ive seen a nice Rado in ebay at all. Is there a Vintage watch outlet that EOT members use to pick these up?
        Cheers
        Andrew
        I haven't so much "found so many for sale", more like I've been constantly searching and acquiring over an extended period of time. I always set my eBay searches to worldwide in the advanced section, that gives you a much bigger range to choose from. A good number of my watches, along with lots of spare parts, have come from the members of this forum, some of whom have been collecting for ten years and more and have clearance or culling sales on a semi regular basis. Also other watch forums sometimes have them for sale. I've even found the odd good watch for sale while looking through Google images, it can be quite a useful research tool. Some of the big online retailers have pre owned sales where you'll find the occasional Rado. Really, the best advice I could give you, is to continue doing what you're doing and it'll come to you, constant research is the key, it takes time to know the market.
        Last edited by Tim.; 11-10-2017, 06:04 AM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by pimpclinic.v.s.o.p. View Post
          Balboa Deluxe for me:

          [ATTACH=CONFIG]24105[/ATTACH]
          I particularly like those Marcus, it's a good bold shape. They don't often come up, one of these days I'll catch one. How's it going at work?
          Last edited by Tim.; 11-10-2017, 04:22 AM.

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          • #6
            My week of watches. Apologies for my tardiness but I've been having problems posting pictures this morning, I can't seem to attach them in the way I have done for years.

            Monday, Diastar 8/1 with red goldstone dial.

            Tuesday, Shell Sapphire.

            Wednesday, StratoJet.

            Thursday, Lapis NC101.

            Today, Diastar '0, one of the first Rados I bought.

            Have great weekend everybody.
            Attached Files
            http://s145.photobucket.com/user/sco...deshow/Watches

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Tim. View Post
              [ATTACH=CONFIG]24099[/ATTACH]
              Congratulations on finally getting a Diastar 40 mate!
              http://s145.photobucket.com/user/sco...deshow/Watches

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              • #8
                My week:

                Monday, Divestar
                P7050467 by Hank Blanc, on Flickr

                Tuesday, Default
                PA070479 by Hank Blanc, on Flickr

                Wednesday, CC LE
                P8080067 by Hank Blanc, on Flickr

                Thursday, flat crystal Diastar 1
                P8072733 by Hank Blanc, on Flickr

                Last night was a superfun wine tasting at a favourite dining spot. The restaurant has a very busy lounge and once a year they change all their affordable wines, so this was the taste and vote on cheap wine. I wore the only non-Rado I wore this week, the Eterna Avant Garde
                PA080491 by Hank Blanc, on Flickr

                Finally today is the watch inspired by yesterday's DS 1, the 50 Years Of Diastar
                P1063312 by Hank Blanc, on Flickr
                Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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                • #9
                  Congratulations on joining the Diastar 40 club Tim.
                  Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Henry Krinkle View Post
                    Congratulations on joining the Diastar 40 club Tim.
                    We must have owned a couple of percent of all Diastar 40's here at some point...
                    http://s145.photobucket.com/user/sco...deshow/Watches

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by scottjc View Post
                      We must have owned a couple of percent of all Diastar 40's here at some point...

                      We have. With Tim's this morning I considered trying to find out just how many but, nah, too much work.
                      Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Henry Krinkle View Post
                        We have. With Tim's this morning I considered trying to find out just how many but, nah, too much work.
                        Damn. I couldn't be arsed to work it out so thought asking you would get me the answer.
                        http://s145.photobucket.com/user/sco...deshow/Watches

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by scottjc View Post
                          My week of watches. Apologies for my tardiness but I've been having problems posting pictures this morning, I can't seem to attach them in the way I have done for years.

                          Monday, Diastar 8/1 with red goldstone dial.

                          Tuesday, Shell Sapphire.

                          Wednesday, StratoJet.

                          Thursday, Lapis NC101.

                          Today, Diastar '0, one of the first Rados I bought.

                          Have great weekend everybody.
                          Great variety this week Scott. I had a bit of trouble with the upload too mate, I was only able to do 2 at a time , the normal drop down box wasn't there.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Henry Krinkle View Post
                            My week:

                            Monday, Divestar
                            P7050467 by Hank Blanc, on Flickr

                            Tuesday, Default
                            PA070479 by Hank Blanc, on Flickr

                            Wednesday, CC LE
                            P8080067 by Hank Blanc, on Flickr

                            Thursday, flat crystal Diastar 1
                            P8072733 by Hank Blanc, on Flickr

                            Last night was a superfun wine tasting at a favourite dining spot. The restaurant has a very busy lounge and once a year they change all their affordable wines, so this was the taste and vote on cheap wine. I wore the only non-Rado I wore this week, the Eterna Avant Garde
                            PA080491 by Hank Blanc, on Flickr

                            Finally today is the watch inspired by yesterday's DS 1, the 50 Years Of Diastar
                            P1063312 by Hank Blanc, on Flickr
                            Lovely photos as usual Henry. Almost all modern this week, with the exception of the DS1.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by scottjc View Post
                              Congratulations on finally getting a Diastar 40 mate!
                              Originally posted by Henry Krinkle View Post
                              Congratulations on joining the Diastar 40 club Tim.
                              Originally posted by scottjc View Post
                              We must have owned a couple of percent of all Diastar 40's here at some point...
                              Originally posted by Henry Krinkle View Post
                              We have. With Tim's this morning I considered trying to find out just how many but, nah, too much work.
                              Originally posted by scottjc View Post
                              Damn. I couldn't be arsed to work it out so thought asking you would get me the answer.
                              Thanks chaps, whatever the percentage, I'm glad to finally be counted among it.

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