Pulsar PJ6007 "Railroad Approved" watch review
Yep, I bought one.
I hinted in this post that I had my eye on the Pulsar PJ6007, and since I received a $25 Amazon gift card for my birthday, I decided to put it toward the purchase of this watch, making the total I paid after that just a tick over 35 bucks. That figure is the most I've paid for any single watch since I spend very little on timepieces. What I got for the money was quite good.
Pulsar is a Seiko brand, and as I mentioned before, the Seiko version of this is the SNE045.
Here's the specs, and then the pros and cons of the PJ6007.
- 36.8mm case diameter without crown, 39mm with crown
- 44mm lug-to-lug
- 19mm width bracelet
- 10mm thick
- Flat crystal
- Proper sized case, meaning not oversized, thank God.
- Ridiculously easy to read.
- Absolutely silent.
- Seconds can be hacked.
- Second hand does line up with markers.
- Brushed steel bracelet, meaning not overly shiny.
- Quartz movement.
- Without a link removal tool, it's a pain in the ass to remove links.
- Micro adjustment only has 3 holes.
- No instructions on how to remove links in the manual.
- Lume is a novelty at best. The photo at top shows the lume and it's "okay" at best.
- Dial is too white(?) The PJ6007 has the "railroad approved" (as it states on the dial) look of a mechanical stopwatch.
Best low-end "railroad approved" watch there is?
Yes, no question about it. It is very difficult to find a watch that isn't oversized, is very readable, has a white dial with black numbers and black hands and day-date complications. The only other watch I know that has these specific features is the Timex Easy Reader T20041 - however - the Timex does not have an inner ring of 24-hour numbers like the Pulsar does. In addition, the Timex ticks loudly while the Pulsar runs totally silent.
The weak point of the Pulsar is the bracelet. Once adjusted, yeah, it's fine, but if you don't have watch tools, it will be required to take it to a jeweler for size adjustment.
Overall, yes, a good watch. Really easy to read, really easy to set the time, looks classy.
Will the PJ6007 be my new daily wearer? Maybe. I've another watch on the way that was gifted to me that I talked about recently, and it will be my first self-winding automatic. It was bought right around the same time as when I bought the Pulsar.
I'll talk about that watch once I get it, but for now, the Pulsar has become my daily wearer.
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