Pulsar P4 Executive (Gold-Filled)
The curviest, most futuristic Pulsar
The Pulsar P4 Executive is sometimes justifiably described as the most beautiful digital watch ever made due to its simple, clean lines, its curves, and its matching bracelet. The Executive 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 "Big Time" and the "Classic".
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The Pulsar P4 Executive 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.
This particular model also has 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.
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Case: Very good.
The case is in excellent condition with an almost perfect front bezel, sides, and case back.
Face / Hands: Excellent.
All LED digits and segments are complete and bright.
Crystal: Very good.
The mineral glass time screen is very good condition with just a light vertical scratch towards the center to the left of the Pulsar logo which is difficult to photograph.
Band / Bracelet: Excellent
The bracelet is in excellent condition with no wear through the gold filled surface and has a complete set of 15 links. this bracelet will comfortably fit an 8" wrist. Since this watch has an autoset module rather than a magnet set module, there is no setting magnet or magnet holder contained in the clasp.
Function / Accuracy: Excellent.
All functions work perfectly. The auto-command "wrist-flick" function works perfectly and requires just a gentle roll of the wrist to activate and is very consistent. Digital quartz accuracy.