Hamilton "Pulsar" quartz wristwatch with LED digital display, Hamilton Watch Co.; Electro-Data Inc., Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States; Garland, Texas, United States, 1972
The Hamilton Pulsar was the first watch without any moving parts. Designed in the United States by HMW of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Electro-Data Inc of Garland, Texas, it was introduced in 1970 and went into large-scale production in 1972. The watch is quartz-controlled, but has a light-emitting diode (LED) digital display. To conserve battery power, the display is switched on by pressing a button, switching off after a few seconds. LED watches were popular for a time, but were eclipsed by LCD (liquid crystal display) watches.
- Time Measurement
- Object Number:
- Sotheby Parke Bernet and Co
Cite this page
We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data.
Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero
Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence
Download catalogue entry as json
Download manifest IIIF
Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website.