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Thoughts on this Rado Diastar?

  1. reverbtime Oct 4, 2022

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    Saw this NOS Diastar for $550 at a local shop. It's a LE of 600. It's ref. 636.0557.3.

    Are there any red flags, and would this be a good deal?
     
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  2. bmpennington Oct 4, 2022

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    I would never buy a watch that doesn't hold its value. This is one of those brands.
     
  3. wsfarrell Oct 4, 2022

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    I bought a Diastar 117 years ago when I was in college. Still have it. Love it.
     
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  4. reverbtime Oct 4, 2022

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    You'd be missing on so many amazing brands/references if you just look at watches as monetary assets, IMHO.
     
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  5. Walrus Oct 4, 2022

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    Amen. I’d just double check known examples as I rarely see officially certified on diastars but there are so many variants it’s probably just fine. I would love to pick one up they are funky and unique but I get things to wear and enjoy monetary gain is not my primary driver. Money can quickly hinder collecting what catches your eye but if you sell a lot of things I guess you would look at things differently. I’ll get a side job or rob a bank if I need extra cash
     
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  6. janice&fred Oct 4, 2022

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    Did you also hold onto your surrey with the fringe on top? :D
     
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