With the 50th anniversary celebration of the world’s first-ever digital watch, the Swiss watchmaker Hamilton took up the restoration of the watch. The result was successful. The luxurious look comes with proving the proper performance of the timepiece in advance.
First-ever Digital Watch Restoration
Pulsar came into life with the help of Hamilton, not to forget Electro Inc. too. The collaboration showed its worth in the ideal performance and precise digital movement rate on the opulent wristwatch. Back when the watch was an innovation in the watchmaking industry, i.e. the 70’s, the price of such a remarkable timepiece would range somewhere from 2000 to 2500. There were only 400 watches of P1 model. This limited edition watches were in high demand, that’s why they beat the trending Rolex Submariner in the cost nearly tenfold.The release of first-ever digital watch before restoration also offered golden case and bracelet with each piece of the Pulsar model.
Hamilton Pulsar, P2 Model is the Next
P2 model of Hamilton wristwatches were shown to public first in 1972. The second release offered some design pattern improvements like electronic parts and rounded case solutions. Push piece could be felt on the side, while there was no material shortage in its details. Fame that the wristwatch enjoyed should be postscript to James Bond. His series “Live and Let Die” displayed R. Moore wear Pulsar. The list of other well known individuals that used to wear the first-ever digital watch included Elton John, Gerald Fold, Joe Frazier and Keith Richards.
It was back in 2010 when the 4th decade of the first-ever digital watch’s anniversary was celebrated with the release of the Pulsomatic by Hamilton. The characteristics of the wristwatch were unique, including auto movement along with liquid crystal screen.
Hamilton PSR is the Restoration of the First-ever Digital Watch Pulsar
The contemporary look on this exquisite piece of watch is a result of applying modern technologies to the legendary Pulsar P2. In short, it offers some unique features, such as water resistance of triple the distance of the previous P2 water resistance capability.
However, in the shape and mass it is nearly the same as its original model. Only the very attentive collectors can notice that the case is not made of sapphire. For this time, the company replaced it with mineralite. The caseback on the PSR model bears the engraving of the Pulsar’s signature star.
The freshest of the releases differs from P2 in the screen look. As a more recent production, LCD screen, standing for Liquid Crystal Display and OLED are its features. The latter stands for Organic Light Emitting Diodes. This sort of characteristics enable also night view. Moreover, the view is fine when sun rayss fall on it too. Another advantage of the model is that it guarantees a 5-year battery lifespan.
Behind that, the energy does’t drain as fast as usual. To reach the fulfillment of their preferred features, the company collaborated with Swiss Research Laboratory and EM Microelectronic. With all of its advantages, the price range of the first-ever digital watch goes from 750 to 1000 USD, depending on the version of either gold or stainless steel.
The effort put into the revitalization of the first-ever wristwach is not a small one. The performance and the extravagant look tell a lot about Hamilton’s 50-year success in the watchmaking industry.
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