Most of us LED collectors are already
quite familiar with the great Pulsar watch programm, but there
are some as well collectible and cool items from their
environment. One basic equipment a Pulsar agent was
provided with is the Analyzer
Picture. A high
precision instrument for the readjustment of the watches to the
guaranteed timekeeping range of 5 seconds per month. Pulsar
recommended to perform this adjustment once a year. To the right
below the measuring
instrument which indicates the deviation in seconds per month is
a contact for battery testing. To the left the sensor plate where
you can put on a watch or a module installed in a service case to
check the timekeeping performance. This sensor plate can be
described as a highly sensitive microphone which picks up the
oscillation of the quartz. How can that be? Lets have a look at
how an LED watch works:
Several service tools were also provided, for example case wrenches which allow to tighten the screw ring of the case back properly, very important to make the case waterproof. Totally four sizes were available for all models in two versions, a big robust one for the workplaces Picture and a handy metal sheet versions for customers who want to do battery replacement themselves Picture. The service cases Picture already mentioned above consist of two plastic parts: the upper clear red, the back without colour. A "bow tie" battery contact is also equipped in the back like in the watch cases. A module can be put in and run and it allows easy acces to the frequency adjustmjent trimmers when testing it on the analyzer. Possibly also new spare modules were shipped in these cases by the factory. (wish I could order a dozen right now) On the picture you can also see the handy P - shaped setting magnet used in the shop. For checking the Pulsars on the Analyzer special casebacks were made with cut outs for access to the adjustment trimmer by using special adjustment screwdrivers Picture.
A large quantity of advertisement material was also produced, surely worth collecting too Picture. For example this Picture from a Pulsar brochure shows views of the production.
Last not least they also made nice
displays for shop windows, for example presentation trays or
the display stand shown above. A Pulsar can be mounted in it, its
case back is replaced by a special adaptor which supplys current
to the watch. So it can be run on mains supply, for example in
the shop window. It has two operational modes, one automatic for
the shop window which makes the watch light up in intervals while
its display changes showing date, time and seconds. The manual
mode allows the interested customers to press the demand buttons
themselves to make it light up in case the display stand is
exhibited inside the shop.
Author: Juergen Hofstaedter
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