Pulsar Ladies' Sport
Futuristic sporty styling - a tiny jewel of a watch!
The Pulsar P4 Ladies' Sport model was offered as a counterpart to the Men's 3502 Sport model. These were some fo the very last LED models designed and produced by Time Computer Inc. Both of these models used capacitive touch buttons to view the time and date - 30 years before the iPod, iPhone, and other touch activated gadgets of today. This is the tiniest Pulsar ever made and is an amazing little jewel of a watch with its tiny, immaculately machined case and bracelet.
The Pulsar Men's 3502 Sport Model
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Although the Ladies Sport model was created as a counterpart to the Men's Sport model, from a styling perspective, it almost has more in common with the P4 Big Time model with the distinctive red crystal time screen covering almost the entire bezel.
The ladies' touch command models were designed to be easy to use and also easier to manufacture than earlier models. Before the touch command system, Pulsar modules used buttons containing tiny magnets which activated magnet field sensing reed switches on the modules. The magnetic buttons allowed Pulsar watches to be completely enclosed and waterproof but they were difficult and expensive to manufacture. The capacitive touch buttons were both futuristic and easier to build. This was significant because in 1977, Pulsar was under pressure from low cost competitors to lower their prices and costs to stay alive. The touch command buttons have a few disadvantages. First, the buttons will inadvertantly activate when the case becomes wet. Second, the capacitive touch buttons have not tactile or audio feedback like a physical button does. Larger gadgets like phones can include speakers for audio feedback, but in the tiny case of the ladies this was not technically possible.
To set the time and date, all touch command Pulsars used the "autoset" system where the time and date is set by tapping the front command buttons three times in quick succesion.
This touch command model is in NOS, mint condition!
Pulsar Autoset Instruction Manual
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NOS, almost mint, with no marks at all and all original brushing. Perfect!
Face / Hands: Excellent.
All LED digits and segments are complete and bright.
The crystal is smooth and minty with the exception of one very tiny chip that's just barely visible beneath the "a" in the Pulsar logo. Since this is such a tiny watch, this almost requires a magnifier to see.
Band / Bracelet: Excellent.
Mint. Even the clasp is pefect.
Function / Accuracy: Excellent.
All functions work perfectly. As a late model Pulsar, this is a very reliable watch. Digital quartz accuracy.