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Pulsar P4 Classic (Stainless)

A tribute to a classic (the Pulsar P2)


The Pulsar P4 Classic was created as a tribute to the Pulsar P2 but with updated P4 technology. The P4 Classic was one of the three styles of "auto-command" wrist-flick activated P4 models made by Pulsar with the other two styles being referred to as the "Executive" and the "Big Time".

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The Pulsar P4 Classic was made in stainless steel, 14KT gold fill and both 14KT and 18KT solid gold by special order. The gold allow used in this model is quite beautiful and unique due to its slight rosy color.

These models had the "auto-command" feature, an innovative mercury switch that allows you to activate the LED display simply by quickly rotating your wrist in a flicking motion. The watch is only sensitive to motion along the axis of your arm in order to make it less prone to activating inadvertantly. A few other models of watches such as the Gillette "Reflex" also featured mercury switch activation, but these were activated by orientation rather than a quick back and forth rotary motion and therefore were not nearly so useful or refined as the Pulsar solution.

All P4 Classic models have the "auto-set" feature, which allows you to set the time and date by pressing the buttons three times quickly instead of requiring the use of a magnet.

This particular P4 Classic also has the rare 403 "Day of the Week" module which features a tiny day of the week display located beneath the main time display.


Pulsar Autoset Instruction Manual
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Case: Excellent.
The case is in excellent, mint NOS condition. The front bezel and sides all have their original brushing and are essentially perfect. The case back has a small scratch (visible in the photos), but is in otherwise excellent condition

Face / Hands: Excellent.
All LED digits and segments are complete and bright.

Crystal: Very good.
The crystal is in mint NOS condition and is perfect. However, this crystal is actually from a Pulsar P2 and does not have the Pulsar logo in the lower right hand corner as it would for a P4 Classic crystal (they are the same in every other way).

Band / Bracelet: Excellent
The band is in excellent NOS condition and has a Pulsar branded clasp containing the magnet holder and magnet. This band is actually from a Pulsar P2 rather than from a Pulsar P4 but fits almost perfectly. It's a little bit wider than a P4 band would be, but this is not very noticable.

Function / Accuracy: Excellent.
All functions work perfectly including the wrist-flick "auto-command" function.