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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Case: Very good.
As you can see from the photos the case is in very good condition with almost no visible scratches or marks.
Face / Hands: Excellent.
All LED digits and segments are complete.
Crystal: Very good.
The crystal for this P4 Executive is constructed of synthetic sapphire, which is extremely rare. Only perhaps 5% of the Pulsar executive models were made with sapphire crystals. As sapphire is almost impervious to wear, as you can see from the photographs, the front surface of the crystal is perfect, with not even a mark. On the left edge of the crystal, there are two small delaminination marks which are visible in some lighting conditions.
Band / Bracelet: Very good.
This Pulsar bracelet is in very good condition with no significant marks, scratches, or defects. These hollow link bracelets are a bit fragile and you often find them with loose or bent links. This bracelet is almost perfect and has nice tight links. The bracelet is complete with 14 links and will fit a large size 8" wrist. The bracelet clasp is also excellent. The clasp does not contain a magnet since this model uses the later "autoset" module, which can be set using the front buttons and has no need of a magnet.
Function / Accuracy: Excellent.
This watch keeps excellent time and works perfectly. This model also activates nicely with a gentle but firm "flick of the wrist".