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GLYCINE
Founded 1914. Heritage includes military and diving watches. For some time Glycine has been particularly associated with two groups of watches. The one consists of oversized functional watches which are very easy to read. Many of these models use pocket watch movements with manual winding. The other is the Airman range. The Airman models are multiple time zone watches for which Glycine has been famous since the 1950s. More recently the Combat range has grown in popularity with its medium sizes.

Glycine has a very comprehensive web site on: www.glycine-watch.ch and all models may be ordered from us. A selection is given below but the Glycine range is now huge so we recommend a visit to the very good Glycine site. The Glycine site also has more detailed images. We can supply prices for models of interest.

 

 

Airman 1953 Vintage. This model celebrates the 1953 original. It's a limited edition and comes with a period wooden case and 1950s style guarantee certificate. Polished and satin stainless steel case. Automatic. Screw down crown. Sapphire crystal with date magnifier. Glass back. Silder dial. Nickel hands with old brown superluminova. Water resoistant to 200m. D= 42mm. H= 11.8mm. Standard GMT version has 4 hands and 3 time zones. The purist's version has 3 hands and two time zones each in 24 hour format (shown right). Strap of high tech. fabric. Base movement: ETA 2893-2.

Standard version (3904.14-L.E.TB9) £1760

Purist's version £1760

 

 

Airman 18 - New. Automatic with 3 time zones. Stainless steel case, satin/polished. Luminous. Date. Sapphire crystal. Sapphire rear window. Water resistant to 200m. D= 39mm. H= 10.25mm. Base movement: GL293. 3918.19.LB9B shown but other executions available including purist's version (all 24 hour but 2 zones only).

£1460 with strap

Airman 17 - New. Automatic with 3 time zones. Stainless steel case, satin/polished. Luminous. Date. Sapphire crystal. Sapphire rear window. Water resistant to 200m. D= 46mm. H= 10.75mm. Base movement: GL293. 3917.19.LB9 shown but other executions available including purist's version (all 24 hour but 2 zones only).

£1490 with strap

 

Airman No. 1 - New. This is a retro model reminiscent of the 1950s when the Airman range began. Automatic with 3 time zones. Stainless steel case, polished. Luminous. Date. Plexi glass crystal. Solid back. Water resistant to 100m. D= 36mm. H= 10.75mm. Basre movement GL293. There is only one 3 zone execution (3944) but a purist's version (all 24 hours but 2 zones only) is available.

£1495 with strap.

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Airman Base 22

This is a new model. It is available with either black or silver dial and in three different executions in respect of time indication (full details on the Glycine site - link above). 3887.19-LB9 is shown. Satin/polished stainless steel case. Bezel lock. Automatic. Multiple time zones. Date. Anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Mineral glass back. Luminous. Water resistant to 200m. Decorated movement. D= 42mm. H= 11.2mm. Base movement: ETA 2893-2

£1460 with strap (3887.19-LB9B).

£1550 with bracelet

As above but with a silver dial.

£1460 with brown strap (3887.11/GA-LB7BH).

£1550 with bracelet.

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Airman Base 22 "MYSTERY". This is a new and unusual model. It is also a best seller. Polished stainless steel case with black PVD coating. Automatic. Sapphire crystal. Glass back. Dial black with superluminova. Hands black with black superluminova. Red GMT hand. Screw down crown. 3 time zones and 4 hands (GMT version). Purist'sversion available with 3 hands and 2 time zones in 24 hour format. Water resistant to 200m. D= 42mm. H= 10.9mm. High tech. fabric strap. Base movement: ETA 2893-2.

Standard GMT version (3887.99-TB99) £1460.

Purist's version (3887) £1460

In the "Incursore" series, the much loved hand winding 3804 models have been discontinued in favour of the new 3873 series which incorporates some improvements.These watches are very attractive and embody the essence of Glycine - bold large watches which are easy to read. Shown here is 3873.15-LB9 which has a light yellow dial. Other versions are available with black dials.
Manual winding; brushed stainless steel case; sapphire crystal; glass back;
water resistant to 200m. D= 46mm. H= 12mm. Base movement: Unitas 6497.

Strap versions £1020

Bracelet versions £1120



We like the Incursore models which use case filling hand winding pocket watch movements. The 3873 models are all 46mm. in diameter and the 3762 models are 44mm. in diameter.

 

 

Glycine's COMBAT models are rugged watches which provide excellent value for money:

Combat Chronograph - New. Several executions available (see Glycine site). Shown here is 3924.10AT.TB2. Satin/polished tainless steel case. Sapphire front crystal, mineral glass back. Automatic. Luminous. Date. Water resistant to 100m. D= 43mm. H=14.1mm. Base movement: GL750.

 

£1495 with strap

 

Combat 6 - 43mm. Automatic. Stainless steel case, satin/polished. Luminous. Sapphire crystal optional. Mineral glass back. Date. Water resistant to 50m. D= 43mm. H= 10.8mm. Base movement: GL224. Shown is 3890.19AT.LB9B. Other executions available.

£670 with a strap (£725 with a sapphire crystal).

£750 with a bracelet (£800 with a sapphire crystal).

 

Combat 6 - 36mm. Automatic. Stainless steel case, satin/polished. Luminous. Sapphire crystal optional. Mineral glass back. Date. Water resistant to 50m. D= 36mm. H= 10.45mm. Base movement: GL224. Shown is 3916.19.LB9B. Other executions available (see manufacturer's site)

£670 with a strap (£725 with a sapphire crystal).

£750 with a bracelet (£800 with a sapphire crystal).

Combat 7 (new)

Automatic. Date. Satin/polished/sandblasted stainless steel case. Black or white dial (3898.19AT-LB9 shown). Sapphire crystal. Mineral glass back. Luminous. Water resistant to 50m. D= 42mm. H= 10mm. Base movement: ETA 2824-2

£620 with strap

£745 with bracelet

Combat SUB Automatic. Satin/polished stainless steel case. Automatic. Sapphire crystal. Luminous. Screw down crown. Water resistant to 200m. D= 42mm. H=10.8mm. Base movement: 2824-2. This watch is available with several different executions and may be had with leather or rubber straps or a stainless steel bracelet. Shown is 3863.19ATN-D9. The other executions are shown on the Glycine factory site.

£750 with strap. NOW AVAILABLE AT £599 WHILE STOCKS LAST

£820 with bracelet.

Combat SUB Automatic "STEALTH". Another best seller. Black PVD coated stainless steel case. Solid steel back. Sapphire crystal. Dial black with Arabic numerals with superluminova. Hands black with black superluminova. Fabric military strap. Water resistant to 200m. D= 42mm. H= 10.6mm. Base movement: ETA 2824-2.

£825 with strap (3863.99AT N8-TB2)

 


COMMENT
All Glycine watches are well made and good value for money. The range is very large. We find the Combat and Airman ranges the most popular. The dark face versions have become particularly so. There are more than fifty basic models in the Glycine range. Most of them are available in more than one execution and most of them have several strap/bracelet options so bespoke orders are not unusual.
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