Pulsar P4 Executive (Stainless)
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.
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 Pulsar P4 Executive is in excellent, almost mint condition. The case front and back are almost perfect in every way.
Face / Hands: Excellent.
All LED digits and segments are complete and bright.
The red mineral glass crystal is in almost minty perfect condition. There is a very tiny mark at the bottom of the crystal, but it is very hard to see.
Band / Bracelet: Excellent.
The solid link bracelet on this example has excellent brushing and is in excellent condition. It contains all 14 links and fits an 8" wrist. This watch uses an "autoset" module, so there is no magnet or magnet holder needed.
Function / Accuracy: Very good.
This watch keeps almost perfect time and all functions work perfectly with one exception: the "wrist-flick" feature is not working. Some people might consider this a feature since the wrist-flick can cause the watch to activate inadvertantly and some Pulsar owners deliberately disable the wrist-flick on their P4 models.