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".
Pulsar P4 Wrist Flick Advertisement
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.
Pulsar Autoset Instruction Manual
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This late model Pulsar P4 Executive is in excellent condition with nice defined edges and its original brushing. The case has only a few tiny marks - one tiny scratch above the display and one tiny mark on the bottom edge, almost too small to see.
Face / Hands: Excellent.
All LED digits and segments are complete and extremely bright.
The red mineral glass crystal is in excellent condition. There is one tiny mark on the top right edge, barely visible. The edges are slightly soft, indicating that it might have been polished in the past.
Band / Bracelet: Excellent.
This Pulsar bracelet is in excellent condition with good brushing and only a few tiny scratches. It has 14 links and will fit a large size 8" wrist. The bracelet clasp shows a date stamp of 10/75 and contains the original setting magnet.
Function / Accuracy: Excellent.
All functions work fine. This sample contains a Strikes and Spares modified Pulsar module using the original carrier and display, but with a modern microprocessor in place of the original IC. The display is extremely bright on this model. The wrist flick works but requires a firm shake to activate.