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Thread: Seiko Gen1 vs Pulsar Gen1

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    Default Seiko Gen1 vs Pulsar Gen1

    which one would you prefer to collect, and why? thanks in advance,

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    Moderator dave's Avatar
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    Jul 2008


    slimline vs chunky.

    well the seiko gen 1 was a military only model..

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    I have both and I would say the Seiko Gen 1 is a nicer watch. Mechanically, it's a high quality 15 jewel movement and I believe the Pulsar in a non-jewelled movement. I prefer the styling of the Seiko with the tri-compax register layout, plus the crown and pushers being in opposite corners.

    With the Pulsar you gain the feature of a date display which is important to some and it's a larger size which many will prefer. The centre second hand is the running hand and the chrono second is in a sub register which I always thought was a bit weird. I've posted a recent pic of my ones. It doesn't really show the size difference but the Pulsar certainly wears a lot bigger, mainly due to the thickness.

    Smiths 0552 1968
    CWC G10 1984
    CWC RN 1994
    CWC SBS 2001
    Seiko Gen 1 RAF 1984
    Seiko Gen 2 RAF 1993
    Pulsar Gen 1 RAF 2008
    Leonidas GSTP Pocket Watch

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    seiko is nicer/better but is way more expensive

    pulsar is a cool watch at good value price

    Mark L

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    New York City


    The Pulsar gets wrist time because it's a nice modern size and has great presence. But if forced to keep just one, I'd keep the Seiko because it's got the better quality, history, and balanced dial layout.

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