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Another diamond-studded Pulsar

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Another diamond-studded Pulsar

Post23 Mar 2019, 21:53

A 7408 14K Men's Dress, with added diamonds. Item number 113695204243. Interestingly, this watch appears to have no serial number. A perfect mate to the diamond-defaced P1 we saw a while back...
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Post24 Mar 2019, 00:33

Seller did say it was made for a VIP in a company. So does that mean Pulsar was open to creating custom build watches like this one? Perhaps Pulsar didn't add a serial number due to unique nature of the designed work.
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Post24 Mar 2019, 21:03

Bruce do you have the URL. The item number doesn't show up the search ?
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Post24 Mar 2019, 22:37

Thanks Bruce. It seems the link does not work / blocked searching from U.K for that item :scratch:


bruce wegmann wrote:https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=113695204243&_sacat=0
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Post24 Mar 2019, 22:51

Mr Frequency 32768hz wrote:Thanks Bruce. It seems the link does not work / blocked searching from U.K for that item

Hi,
easiest way simple to find it if the link/URL does not work:
1.Open whatever item on ebay.co.uk
2. Delete in the WEB address/URL everything until /itm/
for example instead of https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BULOVA-1970s ... 4253117905
delete until you have
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/
3. Put the number provided by Bruce after /itm/: 113695204243
Now you will have
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/113695204243
4. Now hit enter... :-D
Or hit the below EBAY URL as I have constructed it :-D
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/113695204243
Now it should work...

Hope this helps...
Regards,
Every watch should have its own story...consequently, a watch collector has to be a good storyteller :)
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Re: Another diamond-studded Pulsar

Post24 Mar 2019, 22:54

Wow that worked :grin1:

cybr wrote:
Mr Frequency 32768hz wrote:Thanks Bruce. It seems the link does not work / blocked searching from U.K for that item

Hi,
easiest way simple to find it if the link/URL does not work:
1.Open whatever item on ebay.co.uk
2. Delete in the WEB address/URL everything until /itm/
for example instead of https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BULOVA-1970s ... 4253117905
delete until you have
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/
3. Put the number provided by Bruce after /itm/: 113695204243
Now you will have
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/113695204243
4. Now hit enter... :-D
Or hit the below EBAY URL as I have constructed it :-D
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/113695204243
Now it should work...

Hope this helps...
Regards,
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Re: Another diamond-studded Pulsar

Post28 Mar 2019, 22:15

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Re: Another diamond-studded Pulsar

Post01 Jun 2019, 06:23

coconutman351 wrote:Seller did say it was made for a VIP in a company. So does that mean Pulsar was open to creating custom build watches like this one? Perhaps Pulsar didn't add a serial number due to unique nature of the designed work.


From my conversations with Eddie Ratcliff, Time Computer had no such in-house capability; damaged watches were more easily replaced, than repaired. The only "custom" model Time Computer ever offered was the 7409...a 7408 with Florentined case and bracelet (to my knowledge, only two of these are known to exist...if there are others out there, I'd love to see them). Like the diamond-studded P1 that so deeply offended our collective aesthetic sense a while back, this watch was simply purchased from TC, and turned over, by the purchaser, to a private jeweler to do the rest (as, also, the "sunburst"-cased stainless P3 that made the rounds a couple years ago).
The only other possible exceptions I can think of would be the Grima watches. Though they were commissioned by Time Computer, their actual design and creation was done outside of the Lancaster factory (London, actually).
As far as there being no serial number...I'm thinking there originally WAS one. The surface of the case back is far too rough to be the original finish, and so it seems likely that it was "planed down" a bit (with a file?) to make room for a dedicationary engraving, which was never executed. I have a solid 14K Date/Command that was similarly "prepared", though, in that case, they did a much cleaner job of flattening and smoothing the surface.
In general, I'm of the opinion that, unless the watch was modified for, or by, a person of some note, such alterations diminish, rather than enhance, the value to collectors.

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