Watch Wednesday – Pulsar

It’s Watch Wednesday again! Today we will be featuring watches by Pulsar. Pulsar is a division of the Seiko Company. While Pulsar was the world’s first electronic digital watch, today Pulsar watches are usually analog.

The first Pulsar, was a brand of The Hamilton Watch Company,which announced that it was making the watch in early 1970. It was developed jointly by Hamilton and Electro/Data, Inc. In 1972,  the first Pulsar watch was marketed by The Hamilton Watch Co. (the parent company, not the Hamilton Watch Division). With an 18 carat gold case, the world’s first all-electronic digital watch was also the first to use a digital display — created with LEDs. A button was pressed to display the time. The first Pulsar initially sold for $2100 ($12,100 in 2012 dollars).

In 1975 a digital Pulsar with a built-in calculator (operated with very small buttons) was introduced. I remember wearing one in the 80’s!

Seiko Corporation acquired the Pulsar brand in 1978. The Pulsar brand serves as Seiko’s mid-grade offering and is positioned above the Lorus brand and below the Seiko brand of watches.

Where can I have my Pulsar watch repaired? ~ We recommend our customers contact their Pulsar authorized Service Center or a Pulsar appointed dealer for repairs. A watch is a very sophisticated piece of precision equipment; so highly trained and skilled technicians using special tools developed by SEIKO are required for its repair. Please contact us for information. 1-800-537-8072

Where can I have my Pulsar watch strap adjusted or my battery replaced? ~ We can adjust your strap here at the Jewelry Warehouse. We can also replace your watch battery. Call us for information: 1-800-537-8072

[Source: Pulsar WatchesPulsar Wiki]

Jewelry Warehouse is an authorized PULSAR and SEIKO retailer

 

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