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PULSAR DISPLAY ITEMS.

Post30 Jul 2017, 19:01

I like to collect Pulsar watches. I'm also really interested in collecting Pulsar related items. Display, promotion stuff.
I thought I'd start a thread to see if anyone collects them too.

PULSAR WALL SIGN.

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PULSAR SHOP DISPLAY.

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PULSAR EMPLOYEE COFFEE MUG.PULSAR DESK LOGO.

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PULSAR HAMILTON DESK PAPER CLIP HOLDER.

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Post03 Aug 2017, 07:13

I wouldn't say I collect them, since I've only got one item :-D .
Here it is:
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It's a French display stand. Originally it would've had a base like yours, but it has no capacity for watch operation.
In other words I believe it was a static display stand.
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Post03 Aug 2017, 11:38

Very nice but how does it work ?
It is necessary to use an special model of watch or there is a systeme that presses the buttons ?
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Post03 Aug 2017, 11:56

It works via a power supply and a back up by battery for when the mains is turned off to keep time. It can work with Date Command or Date II. It shows HR - MIN - SECONDS - MONTH DATE concurrently. It can also be set to just show Hour and Min.
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Post03 Aug 2017, 20:27

Ok, thank you for this information.
I think it was difficult to find this items in good conditions.
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Post06 Aug 2017, 15:45

Hello Lloyd, I actually remember seeing the Pulsar flashing watch display at a authorized Pulsar dealer when I was a kid the first time I was looking at Pulsar watches. The salesman showed me a P3 and demonstrated how to set the watch with the magnet in the clasp. The display is one of the coolest Pulsar items to have in my opinion. Nice collection.
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Post07 Aug 2017, 12:50

Just imagine how many where thrown in the trash when Pulsar went out of business :-( I'm sure there must still be some interesting display items out there.


Brightlightredlight wrote:Hello Lloyd, I actually remember seeing the Pulsar flashing watch display at a authorized Pulsar dealer when I was a kid the first time I was looking at Pulsar watches. The salesman showed me a P3 and demonstrated how to set the watch with the magnet in the clasp. The display is one of the coolest Pulsar items to have in my opinion. Nice collection.
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Post08 Aug 2017, 21:25

Don't forget the Pulsar Analyzers...I'm sure most of those got binned when Time Computer folded. No doubt the prevailing thinking was "Well, we don't sell the watches any more, so I guess we don't need this thing any more, either". And the little WWV receivers...so the store could set the watch to a definitively accurate time signal; haven't seen one of those in many years.
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Post09 Aug 2017, 13:50

Hey Bruce,

Have you a photo about the pulsar analysers?
I don't know what it's look like... :scratch:
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Post09 Aug 2017, 19:03

I've seen a few analysers over the years, I owned one but sold it to Lloyd a few years ago.
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Post09 Aug 2017, 19:09

Pulsar77 wrote:Hey Bruce,

Have you a photo about the pulsar analysers?
I don't know what it's look like... :scratch:


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Post09 Aug 2017, 20:51

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Ok, thank you :Prost:

This unit is used to set the Pulsar watches or for the accuracy control ?
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Post09 Aug 2017, 21:55

This was for fine-tuning the quartz crystal frequency to as nearly exactly 32.768KHz as possible. The guaranteed timekeeping accuracy was 60sec/year, or + or - 5 seconds a month. With this little gadget, you could make that adjustment in a few seconds. Quartz oscillators are very stable, but not absolutely stable (their frequency can drift gradually over time, even in a zero-temperature-change environment, due to "aging" effects in the crystal itself...the rate of drift diminishes gradually, and eventually can reach near-zero after a few years; this aging only happens when the crystal is actually under power). This is why Time Computer suggested you have the watch re-timed whenever the batteries were changed, to compensate for whatever frequency change had occurred since the watch left the factory (Time Computer allowed only a 1-week "burn-in" period, to weed out early failures, and watches that were drifting at unacceptably high rates).
Pulsar watches that were worn extensively (and, of course, are still working) are probably some of the most stable quartz oscillators on the planet, sensitive only to temperature changes (I have had working watches in my safe, that were off by only 10-12 seconds in a year...that's 0.3ppm accuracy...not bad for a 40-year-old piece of commercial electronics technology).
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Post10 Aug 2017, 12:12

I thought I had lost my WWV receiver then found it in the loft :-D I thought I'd take some more pictures of Pulsar related Items. Pulsar watch tray. Pulsar dealers tray. Pulsar counter signs.

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Post10 Aug 2017, 20:32

bruce wegmann wrote:This was for fine-tuning the quartz crystal frequency to as nearly exactly 32.768KHz as possible. The guaranteed timekeeping accuracy was 60sec/year, or + or - 5 seconds a month. With this little gadget, you could make that adjustment in a few seconds. Quartz oscillators are very stable, but not absolutely stable (their frequency can drift gradually over time, even in a zero-temperature-change environment, due to "aging" effects in the crystal itself...the rate of drift diminishes gradually, and eventually can reach near-zero after a few years; this aging only happens when the crystal is actually under power). This is why Time Computer suggested you have the watch re-timed whenever the batteries were changed, to compensate for whatever frequency change had occurred since the watch left the factory (Time Computer allowed only a 1-week "burn-in" period, to weed out early failures, and watches that were drifting at unacceptably high rates).
Pulsar watches that were worn extensively (and, of course, are still working) are probably some of the most stale quartz oscillators on the planet, sensitive only to temperature changes (I have had working watches in my safe, that were off by only 10-12 seconds in a year...that's 0.3ppm accuracy...not bad for a 40-year-old piece of commercial electronics technology).


Hey Bruce,

Thank you for these informations :Prost:
10-12 seconds/year waow :eek: total respect for Pulsar, which model is it ?
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Post10 Aug 2017, 20:34

Mr Frequency 32768hz, you have an amazing collection :fool:
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Post21 Aug 2017, 15:45

Some very nice stuff there, I especially like the 'pulsar' desk logo, I think Lloyd must have owned, at one time or another, practically every watch of any significance over his many years of collecting, I think display items are a natural progression........... and yes I'm very jealous ;-) :grin1:

Superb collection :mega:
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Post22 Aug 2017, 00:09

Cheers Mick,

I've never owned...

18k Date Command on bracelet.

18k Swiss Euro Calculator on bracelet.

14k Ladies Midas with diamonds.

18k Big time with green crystal................ ( OK i made that up ) :grin1:

I'm sure there are others.


bucko170 wrote:Some very nice stuff there, I especially like the 'pulsar' desk logo, I think Lloyd must have owned, at one time or another, practically every watch of any significance over his many years of collecting, I think display items are a natural progression........... and yes I'm very jealous ;-) :grin1:

Superb collection :mega:
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Post22 Aug 2017, 15:52

Mr Frequency 32768hz wrote:Cheers Mick,

I've never owned...

18k Date Command on bracelet.

18k Swiss Euro Calculator on bracelet.

14k Ladies Midas with diamonds.

18k Big time with green crystal................ ( OK i made that up ) :grin1:

I'm sure there are others.



Still 3 on the wish list - your slacking ;-) but i'm sure they will come eventually......never say never on the last one, just when you think you have seen them all something totally unexpected crops up.
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Post07 Nov 2017, 19:58

I know its not LED, but I wanted to join in. I found this a few months ago. I cant plug in because its US but it only backlights the panel.

Its a point of sale stand for a Pulsar Wizard 'Dimension II' Y951

Dating from early 1983

Thanks to Simone for the watch



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Post12 Nov 2017, 13:58

Nice display, looks great together especially with the matching watch! :mega:

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