Friday, 15 July 2011
Pulsar G10 vs Pulsar PXH035
These simple field watches are equipped with Japanese conventional quartz mechanisms (Epson-Seiko and Hattori respectively).
The Pulsar G10 (GS2000) has been used by the British Army. The one I show you is from 2009, "long hands version" (the previous version has shorter hands). Available (sometimes) in ebay. However, PXH35 is a commercial watch you can easily buy.
PXH35 is directly inspired by the U.S. MIL ("Vietnam era")*
36 mm case both.
Strap width: 20mm (G10), 18mm (PXH35)
Perhaps PXH35 has a stronger touch feeling than G10. However, G10 has more presence at the wrist, thanks to the 20mm lug width and cleaner face.
Very good lumen but slightly better in G10.
100m WR for the PXH, 30 meters (not WR) for the G10.
Finaly, I'm surprised that the PXH35, according to their loyalty to the military standards, cool look, price and quality has not become yet into a more desired object.
Prices? Pulsar PXH35 around 50 euros; Pulsar G10 around 70, 100 or more (a little hard to find).
* This post was published in Watchuseek forum
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