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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

 

To me it says early 70s Speedmaster Pro "homage".  I don't like the case shape.  

Hi Mimo,  the Diastar with its oval/egg shaped case dates back to 1962, which is well in advance of the 1970s Omega Flightmasters and some of the other funky 70's Omega cases.  Omega is definitely better known, so I think lots of people associate that case shape with 70's Omegas, but Rado was there first...so maybe Omega did a Rado Diastar "homage." wink.gif  Case shape is a personal thing.  Its not necessarily my favorite shape, but if going with a Rado, its really their signature piece, so that might be something for Kid to consider.  I think if I were getting a Rado it would most likely be a Diastar, runner up would be something ceramic...although after seeing some of the fractured ceramic watches from other companies maybe I'd stick with the Diastar. 

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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

I hear you man - and Dino as well. On the one hand it can be fairly described as gimmicky, but on the other hand, off-center time displays aren't gimmicky when done by Lange and GO, and while there is no getting around the fact that this is a freaking Montblanc - and I don't even like their pens - the movement is actually a quality piece of work - column wheel, vertical clutch etc. I think my problem is that having a solid array of fairly conventional watches, I am finding "different" appealing. I'll spare you all the pics of the Dubey & Schaldenbrand I nearly bought...I appreciate both of your efforts - my toes are no longer overhanging the edge, but I haven't quit stepped back in the building yet.Edit - Mimo - hilarious! You know the real impact of this place? I am looking at the price of the watch and thinking "That's two St. Crispin's, one Vass and two Carmina."

Its not the off center display that bothers me, and I don't think off center displays are gimmicky.  Also, I don't give Lange or GO a pass just because the cost more or are more prestigious.  I find the dial layouts of those far more attractive...but that's subjective.  Aside from buying a watch from a pen maker (I probably wouldn't buy a suit from a ketchup maker) what really bothers me are subdials and how they are attached.  It just looks too fussy and over stylized.  I' don't think its gimmicky, I just don't care for it.  However, if it really calls to you and the price is right ...go for it.  You are the only one that has to be happy with it. 

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Derekweb:

 

Why don't you show us some things you like, at any price range, then it's easier to gauge your taste before making suggestions.  At the price range, there are plenty of solid automatic watches from established makers, using generic movements but each with their own style.  Give us a clue as to what kind of look you have in mind.

 

 

Dino:

 

Once again, thank you for the education.  But it's still ugly even if it's authentic. :)


Edited by mimo - 7/16/13 at 2:28pm
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I actually like the Speedy Mark II (somebody around here has one...Singular?) but hadn't really made the connection w/ Rado.
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Oh the pain.  I feel every bit of that.  And similar equations have kept me from properly joining the TWAT club until now.

You know, I hate to say it, but I am kind of over shoes wow.gif

Watches have just given me so much more pleasure.

I think that my wallet misses my main hobby being shoes though.

And I second the Rado D-Star suggestion. Although I understand where Dino is coming from, in regards to getting a Rado that *is* inherently a Rado, I do not think I would ever wear Diastar re-makes.
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

 "That's two St. Crispin's, one Vass and two Carmina."

Oh the pain.  I feel every bit of that.  And similar equations have kept me from properly joining the TWAT club until now.

Haha, most of the watches we talk about here are worth at least more than 10 pairs of shoes, that's more than one's entire shoe collection. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Uh huh. Yeah. inlove.gif

 

 

 

 

 

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Haha, most of the watches we talk about here are worth at least more than 10 pairs of shoes, that's more than one's entire shoe collection. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

You are funny mister. Maybe half, but probably not.
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That Reverso. WAT.
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That Reverso is superb. I love the movement. Not a Stitchy-style tourby, but even he may get behind this one smile.gif.
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thanks for the suggestions fellas... I agree either go for the full-on blacked out ceramic or perhaps the D-Star. the relative has suggested he prefers the automatic (as do I) but either way I'll have to go try a few on for size. of course I'm appreciative and I wouldn't turn it down.... but jeez, I can't deny I wish he had said "hey, I'd love to buy you a JLC... why don't you pick one out!" happy.gif

when I narrow it down I'll post a couple pix before I decide... cheers!
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Why are they giving yoiu a Rado in particular? Are they getting a special deal on; are they friend with the dealer it or is there some other reason?
It is odd to give you a choice but specify only one brand. I remember when my dad bought me a watch for my 21st, he said I could choose either an Omega, a Heuer or a Breitling because those were real, honest watch brands.
Obviously, he had his idea of values he wanted to impart, but he gave me some choice.
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Never seen one of these before, but happened to be browsing eBay and saw a braille watch made by Sinn. Looks like the door opens so that you can feel the time.

 

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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

just found out a family member wants to give me a watch as a gift! happy.gif
however, it must be a Rado. plain.gif

have them get you whatever model you can resale for the most money. devil.gif
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

I've always had an awkward man-crush on this watch. And now a local purchase opportunity presents itself. Somebody talk me off the ledge, please. I know it's very unconventional - but that is precisely what is appealing to me. I know it's (absurdly?) overpriced at retail, but I won't be paying retail. Please save me from myself. For some reason the insert photo icon doesn't appear when I log on at work, so cut and paste the link below, or google 'Montblanc Nicolas Riuessec Chronograph' : http://www.fototime.com/3EFB795436A443A/orig.jpg

BUY THAT WATCH THIS INSTANT OR I WILL BEAT YOU OVER THE HEAD WITH A POOL CUE!!!

i love that watch. saw it for the first time in person in nashville and it only made me love it more. sorry i was unable to talk you off the ledge. forgive me.
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You know, I hate to say it, but I am kind of over shoes wow.gif

dont say that.
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Watches have just given me so much more pleasure.

you may say that.
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Uh huh. Yeah. inlove.gif
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

That Reverso is superb. I love the movement. Not a Stitchy-style tourby, but even he may get behind this one smile.gif.


dood. that is one of my many many grails. LOVE it. have loved that for a while. especially love the tower shaped tourbillon back situation.

gimme.
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Why are they giving yoiu a Rado in particular? Are they getting a special deal on; are they friend with the dealer it or is there some other reason?
It is odd to give you a choice but specify only one brand. I remember when my dad bought me a watch for my 21st, he said I could choose either an Omega, a Heuer or a Breitling because those were real, honest watch brands.
Obviously, he had his idea of values he wanted to impart, but he gave me some choice.

Dopey, it could be a family thing, a cultural thing (a friend from India told me its a big brand for gifts among Indian people), the right price range, or the giver just likes the brand. No matter what the reason for the chosen brand, its very nice of that family member or friend to offer such a gift. I hope you are not implying Kid should ask if he could have a choice of other brands. I think that would be very inappropriate, and possibly insulting to the giver. The fact that your Dad offered to let you choise from a few brands is nice, but not really relevant. Even if a Rado isn't his grail watch it could have special meaning to him because of who gives it to him. While we all tend to be brutally honest here and joke around a lot, I think this is a situation where Kid should pick something in line with the giver's wishes and be thankful.
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Uh huh. Yeah. inlove.gif



A really understated but fantastic Reverso!
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