A January 1981 vintage Pulsar by Seiko Y563-5029 on its original bracelet. Gold-plated case and bracelet in good overall condition. This Pulsar measures 32 mm in diameter is fitted with a new battery new battery. It features the Cal. Y563 that would be similar to a Seiko quartz movement from the early 1980s. We offer a flat rate for shipping on every order and 30-day free returns. We also offer a 2-month mechanical warranty for every purchase. All prices are in CAD.
Pulsar Y563-5029 History
The Pulsar Y563 movement was a movement used widely by Pulsar in the early 1980s, shortly after its acquisition by Seiko. It was paired with various case shapes, this slightly rectangular 5XXX case being one of the popular ones, coming in stainless steel as well. There was also the Pulsar 'Pogue' Y563, a Pulsar with a yellow dial and 'Pepsi' bezel much like the beloved Seiko Pogue.
Pulsar started out in the early 1970s, when it was actually an American company under the Hamilton umbrella. Pulsar was the sub-brand that introduced the first LED watch to the market in 1972. This was the first completely electronic wristwatch and was advertised at a 'Time Computer' or space age technology at a price of $2,100! It was first unveiled in New York and sold mainly to men until the first lady's Pulsar was released in 1974. While the Pulsar LED watch was extremely popular, having to click a button to show the analog display was not. This was a result of a permanent digital display consuming too much battery at the time. Ultimately, Seiko acquired the Pulsar brand from an American company in 1979, which become part of their lower end offerings. Pulsar continues to produce timepieces today and was also James Bond's watch of choice in 1973's Live and Let Die.