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watchbest1975
09-17-2014, 09:37 AM
I have a watch of the pulsar, in watch clasp it says "stainless steel-D"
What does the "D" at the end?
a special stainless steel?

CometHunter
09-17-2014, 10:06 AM
You made me curious, so I looked at my Pulsar. The band is a steel/titanium blend with a "B" instead of your "D".
My best guess is that the letter refers to the finish. SS comes in 13 standard mill finishes. D steel is cold rolled, annealed, pickled (a process that removes oxidation after it has been annealed) and passivated (which helps the steel's corrosion resistance).
Source: Wikipedia

My next-best guess would be that it's simply the way Pulsar marked that particular bracelet style, but that doesn't sound nearly as impressive.

~tc~
09-20-2014, 05:49 PM
No,way would Pulsar (or any watch company) use something as sophisticated as finishing codes. Could be size, clasp type, anything