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


About Jewelry Warehouse

Jewelry Warehouse is a locally owned jewelry store that has 2 locations located in Columbia SC. We have been voted best jewelry store by the State newspaper – the largest paper in SC, for 22 years in a row. Originally founded in 1969, George Satterfield started the Jewelry Warehouse. It was his vision to always get quality jewelry but to price lower than traditional jewelry stores. After 40 years his vision has continued even after his death in 2005. With the growth and development of the internet, the plan is stronger than ever as not only does The Jewelry Warehouse still offer the best price and quality in SC, it now has the best pricing in the United States! People from California to New York now can get jewelry that is sold in the cities for significantly more, at South Carolina pricing. With a satisfaction Guarantee, buying from Jewelry Warehouse gives people everywhere a risk free opportunity to try us and save on quality merchandise.
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