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It has been established in other threads that Pulsar was a Division of Hamilton. It has also been established that Pulsar came out with the first digital watch in 1972, a 14k gold watch for $2,100!. Foghorn also has established the fact that Pulsar is now part of Seiko......How did this happen?


Texas Instruments brought the digital watch to us through an "assembly line" process ala Henry Ford. This enabled them to come to the market in 1975 with a $20 watch. In 1976 they cut that in half (the plastic case)! This level of competition saw Pulsar lose $6 million and find itself sold to competitors twice in the space of a year, eventually becoming a subsidiary of Seiko and reverting to making analogue quartz watches.
 

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We were moving, my wife suggested a garage sale, I had two novelty watches (both Hamilton 17 jewel mechanicals) and the Pulsar which I hadn't worn in quite a few years. I put all three on a table at the sale and somebody wanted the Hamiltons for 10 bucks so I threw in the Pulsar for an even 15 buck sale.:cursing:

My wife is making noise about another round of cleaning out the basement but this time, I am keeping her away from my watches.
 

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Thread Necro but I found this an interesting topic.

Pulsar has been associated with two of the most honored names in watchmaking history, Hamilton and Seiko yet it remains largely ignored.
Once a High Dollar Digital Hamilton and for the past 30 years a "Cheap Seiko" but STILL a highly reliable and attractive watch. I own a Pulsar PJ6029 and I find it to be a good everyday watch and it's stainless steel case and bracelet have a good heft to them. I like Pulsar :wink:
 

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.... I own a Pulsar PJ6029 and I find it to be a good everyday watch and it's stainless steel case and bracelet have a good heft to them. I like Pulsar :wink:
I like 'em too. They make good beaters. I got this solar model way back when titanium was still a novel material for watches.
 
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