"Hello I am Gazelle...... "
A gazelle is one of many antelope species in the genus Gazella. Gazelles are rather small antelopes. They are known as swift animals – some are able to run at bursts as high as 60 mph (97 km/h), or run at a sustained speed of 30 mph (48 km/h). Gazelles are mostly found in the deserts, grasslands, and savannas of Africa, but they are also found in southwest and central Asia, and the Indian subcontinent. They tend to live in herds and will eat less coarse, easily digestible plants and leaves.
Back in the 1960's and 70's Rado came up with the Golden Gazelle range with different variants of casings, dials and bracelets. I bragged about another black Golden Gazelle back in Christmas last year HERE. This is a totally different design in term of outer appearance. The movement is somewhat similar.
I am really cracking my head on how to best describe this case.... The shape is just too odd an oval shaped. This is a good solid stainless steel case that would last. This watch is equipped with a thick mineral crystal. You probably can guess how old this watch is with the fading red colour of the rotating anchor logo. The silver dial also show its time. Time is unforgiving.......
The crown is signed with the anchor logo and sat just nicely into the case. The stainless steel bracelet is composed of single piece solid links. This type of design are highly durable.
The day date function of this watch is at 6 o'clock position. The white and black disks are very striking.
If the new Rado Diastar Original Automatic has the folding clasp like this, I am more than happy. The raised Anchor logo and RADO wordings just as heavy weighted, a statement can be in proclaiming its quality.
The back case of a vintage Rado is as good as any other brand if not among the best...... 3 seahorses and 3 stars..... Actually, I know the Seahorses represent water resistant; what about the stars then.... Why there are some with 2 seahorses and some without even a star??????? Something for me to research into......