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    Rado Diastar 81 enquiry

    Not often seen over this side of the forum but I have a query that I hope your combined knowledge can help me to resolve.
    I recently received this extremely rare Rado Diastar LED but the movement appears to be missing a number of key parts.
    Two questions then, if it can be fixed, is there somebody in the UK capable of doing the work, and secondly, if it can't be fixed, is this a common movement that I may be able to source for cannibalisation purposes?
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    Just found out that it has a ESA 9135 movement and have found one for good money on the bay, watch this space...
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    any update ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by is that my watch View Post
    any update ?

    Yeah, I bought the replacement movement and it works ok. I wear it occasionally for working in the garden, etc.
    The dial is in a terrible condition so the search is on for a new one.
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    cool so it's mechs all the way then I did see a quartz rado but thought it was a fake went cheap too oh well we live and learn think there one on the bay now for like 40 ish If I remember right
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    I recently sold a vintage quartz Rado in NOS condition.
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    was that a silver oval one on a bracelet with diamond chips as markers ? it was quite nice looking but did not realize they had done quartz so you learn something new every day
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by is that my watch View Post
    was that a silver oval one on a bracelet with diamond chips as markers ? it was quite nice looking but did not realize they had done quartz so you learn something new every day

    No mate, it was this one.
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