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I want to buy my first Pulsar but....

Post25 Sep 2018, 21:16

Hi friends,i want to buy my first Pulsar Led watch but im not into Pulsar world so i need some advices from anyone Pulsar expert.
This is what i found in my city:

https://www.subito.it/abbigliamento-acc ... 316180.htm

The seller claims that is fully working,model 4000 with module 408 .... and comes with box.Asking price 250 euro.No problem to meet the seller and look better the watch live.
So i ask you...it worths a try to buy it or not....
Any help is welcome

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Re: I want to buy my first Pulsar but....

Post26 Sep 2018, 11:25

If you have the option to examine the watch in-hand, by all means, exercise it. Until and unless you can physically verify the watch is, in fact, fully working, it's a potential disappointment. Bear in mind, the box is incomplete, and there are visible chips on the lower edge of the glass (plus side...looks like a full-length bracelet). For the price ($294), this is an OK deal, but not a bargain. It's a decent-looking "wearer", but if you're looking for a serious collector's-condition piece, this isn't it.
BTW, there is no such thing as a "408" P4 module. There is a 401 (magnet-set), 402 (Auto-Set), 403 (DOW display), and 406 (24HR display). If this is represented as being a 24HR module, look at the Date display (if there's an AM/PM dot, it isn't a 406 module; and, all 406s are Auto-Set, so you can run through the hours and see if it goes to 13 after 12, instead of back to 1). I notice there's no pic of the Date working, so be sure to check that.
Finally, this is a Model 5201-2 Executive; 4000 is the module series.
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Re: I want to buy my first Pulsar but....

Post26 Sep 2018, 13:19

Many thanks Bruce,
just 4 questions again:

The Auto-set module comes without the magnet in the clasp ? Or the watch can be setted using the magnet also?
What about 12hr display?Where i can see the dot (up or down)?
All the modules support the flickering of the wrist to show the time?
There's any common issue on these modules?

And again...Thanks a lot :Prost:

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Re: I want to buy my first Pulsar but....

Post27 Sep 2018, 01:35

Auto-Set models should have a smooth back (no magnet recesses) and no magnet holder. An A-S module cannot be set with a magnet. All DOW (Day-Of-Week) modules are Auto-Set.
The AM/PM dot appears between the Month and Date (top=AM, bottom=PM).
All P4 models have the Auto-Command (flick-of-wrist) feature.
In general, fairly robust modules. Biggest issues are failure of the DOW display, and sluggish-to-non-operational inertial switches, which makes the Auto-Command function temperamental or non-working.

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