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  • Rado Alarm

    The Rado Alarm is quite an elusive model, even here.
    It's not something I had ever particularly gone searching for but I came upon this example at a decent price from a UK seller. I made an even lower offer, did a deal and here it is.
    It needs a bit of a clean but, as I'm away from home until the weekend, it will have to wait.

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    With only 1000 of these produced I'm extremely happy to have found a complete example in full working order.
    http://s145.photobucket.com/user/sco...deshow/Watches

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    Congrats! I had a blue one (case #42230285) and a silver one ($447xxxxx). I sold them 2010-2011, for between $375 and $500.
    I suspect prices are higher now.
    Yours looks well preserved--I've seen some really dinged-up examples.
    B

    Addendum: Movement photo (Cal. 680.1)



    Last edited by Watch Carefully; 08-13-2019, 01:28 PM.

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    • #3
      Thanks Brad.
      I actually paid less than you sold yours for, I said it was a decent price.
      There a bit of patina on the dial but that's a sign of authenticity to me and, amazingly, the alarm still works.
      http://s145.photobucket.com/user/sco...deshow/Watches

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      • #4
        Originally posted by scottjc View Post
        Thanks Brad.
        I actually paid less than you sold yours for, I said it was a decent price.
        There a bit of patina on the dial but that's a sign of authenticity to me and, amazingly, the alarm still works.
        A bargain!

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        • #5
          Congratulations mate, another grail ,great find and great bargaining skills.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Tim. View Post
            Congratulations mate, another grail ,great find and great bargaining skills.
            Thanks mate.
            I wouldn't actually call it a grail as I wasn't particularly looking for one but it's a keeper.
            http://s145.photobucket.com/user/sco...deshow/Watches

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            • #7
              That's an interesting piece, congratulations.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by scottjc View Post
                ...I wouldn't actually call it a grail...
                Among Rado alarm watches, I would reserve Grail status for the Diastar 54. It is not much rarer according to production figures, but I've seen only 3-4 of them in the past 12-13 years!
                Last edited by Watch Carefully; 08-13-2019, 01:25 PM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JOSE G View Post
                  That's an interesting piece, congratulations.
                  Thanks Jose.
                  http://s145.photobucket.com/user/sco...deshow/Watches

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Watch Carefully View Post

                    Among Rado alarm watches, I would reserve Grail status for the Diastar 54. It is not much rarer according to production figures, but I've seen only 3-4 of them in the past 12-13 years!
                    I've never seen one, although I know that they exist.
                    http://s145.photobucket.com/user/sco...deshow/Watches

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                    • #11
                      There are Rados made in smaller numbers than that, but it seems that not many alarms remain. Congratulations on getting one of the rare Rado models around. I think it's in pretty great original shape, patina and all. Of the very few examples I have ever seen, most were in pretty dire condition.
                      Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Henry Krinkle View Post
                        There are Rados made in smaller numbers than that, but it seems that not many alarms remain. Congratulations on getting one of the rare Rado models around. I think it's in pretty great original shape, patina and all. Of the very few examples I have ever seen, most were in pretty dire condition.
                        Thanks Henry.
                        I wonder if the lack of examples seen is down to the movement or alarm mechanism failing over time. I was quite surprised when I figured how to set the alarm off, not the sound I expected.
                        http://s145.photobucket.com/user/sco...deshow/Watches

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by scottjc View Post

                          Thanks Henry.
                          I wonder if the lack of examples seen is down to the movement or alarm mechanism failing over time. I was quite surprised when I figured how to set the alarm off, not the sound I expected.
                          This is a hammer and post type alarm, correct?
                          Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Henry Krinkle View Post

                            This is a hammer and post type alarm, correct?
                            I haven't looked at the mechanism yet but it's quite a furious buzz sound.
                            http://s145.photobucket.com/user/sco...deshow/Watches

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                            • #15
                              Brad what happened to your diastar 54, do you still have it?
                              https://www.instagram.com/the_rado_collector/

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