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Pulsar P4 Dress (Gold-Filled)

A Pulsar intended for wearing with a suit


The Pulsar P4 dress model was designed to be small enough to fit easily under the cuff of a suit. While I'm sure it looks great with a suit, it looks great with just about anything including denim. Today, very large watches are in vogue and the relatively small size of the P4 dress may appear to some "macho" types as a bit effeminate. However, in the 1970s, the modest size of this model was a mark of sophistication and style.

Pulsar Dress Advertisement - "What else could it be but a Pulsar?"

The P4 Dress models were available in stainless, gold filled and solid 14KT gold by special order.

The P4 dress model uses the same module as the P4 ladies' model except that the LED digits are larger. The P4 dress model may be the most "wearable" of all Pulsar models due to its smaller size and weight, its comfortable bracelet and its large, bright digits.

This model also uses a synthetic sapphire time screen which was introduced in later versions of the Pulsar dress. The sapphire time screen is clear sapphire with a red gel filter sandwiched between the layers and is virtually scratchproof. You can tell that it's sapphire because if you look at it from the side, it appears white rather than red (see here).

The Pulsar P4 dress model was introduced in the spring of 1975 with a magnet set module. Later models used an autoset module which can be set by pressing the command buttons three times in quick succession rather than using the magnet. This example is a later model with a date stamp of 9/76 on the clasp and therefore uses the autoset module.


Pulsar Autoset Instruction Manual
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Case: Very good.
This Pulsar P4 dress model is in very good condition. with only a few visible marks. There is a very small almost invisible scratch near the top button and a small mark on the right side of the case on the back side where it would not often be seen.

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

Crystal: Very good.
The curved mineral glass crystal is in very good condition. There are a few very tiny nicks on the top and bottom edges of the crystal but the surface is nice and smooth and the logo is clear and strong.

Band / Bracelet: Very good.
The original bracelet is in very good condition and includes its magnet holder and magnet in the clasp. The magnet holder is a little loose rather than snapping tightly closed but since the magnet holder is on the inside of the clasp, it doesn't really need to be tight. The clasp is excellent with just a few tiny scratches. The bracelet fits a large 8" wrist.

Function / Accuracy: Excellent.
All functions work perfectly. Digital quartz accuracy. The module is original.