Whatever happened to Pulsar?

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Whatever happened to Pulsar?

Post by Watch Noob » January 15th 2021, 2:42pm

I don't hear anything about them anymore. I remember owning 1 or 2 years ago. I see you can still purchase Pulsar watches. I see internet searches where it appears they may be linked/owned by Seiko? What's the dealio?
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Re: Whatever happened to Pulsar?

Post by koimaster » January 15th 2021, 2:53pm

Pulsar is a brand of watch and currently a division of Seiko Watch Corporation of America (SCA). Pulsar was the world's first electronic digital watch. Today Pulsar watches are mostly analog and use the same movements in Seikos such as the 7T62 quartz chronograph movement.


http://www.pulsarwatches-europe.com/
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Re: Whatever happened to Pulsar?

Post by biglove » January 15th 2021, 2:56pm

This explains the Pulsar history:

https://www.timesticking.com/how-are-se ... s-related/

And as much as I hate to use a Wikipedia link, this one appears to be an accurate conglomeration of some different sites I have perused that discuss Seiko Epson.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seiko_Group
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Re: Whatever happened to Pulsar?

Post by Watch Noob » January 15th 2021, 3:14pm

koimaster wrote:
January 15th 2021, 2:53pm
Pulsar is a brand of watch and currently a division of Seiko Watch Corporation of America (SCA). Pulsar was the world's first electronic digital watch. Today Pulsar watches are mostly analog and use the same movements in Seikos such as the 7T62 quartz chronograph movement.


http://www.pulsarwatches-europe.com/
Thanks Alain. Now I see why no one talks about them if this is their idea of technical specs on a watch model:

http://www.pulsarwatches-europe.com/Watch/PS9399X1
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Re: Whatever happened to Pulsar?

Post by Watch Noob » January 15th 2021, 3:21pm

biglove wrote:
January 15th 2021, 2:56pm
This explains the Pulsar history:

https://www.timesticking.com/how-are-se ... s-related/

And as much as I hate to use a Wikipedia link, this one appears to be an accurate conglomeration of some different sites I have perused that discuss Seiko Epson.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seiko_Group

And there it is...why Pulsar is part of Seiko, corporate take over of Hamilton by Swatch. John Bergey, leader of Hamilton was probably told to find another hobby.

Pulsar joined the Seiko Watch Corporation in 1979 leaving the Swatch Group which in 1974 had acquired The Hamilton Watch Company. Once Seiko had brought the brand to the world this enabled the brand to have further growth.
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