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    Glycine Airman Anyone?

    Any Glycine fans out there? I've been variably interested in the Airman line. A few years back they released the 1953 Vintage Limited Edition (an edition of 600), which appeals to my tastes. It's 42mm, sapphire crystal front and back, movement based on a 2893. Other than the size and hands, its appearance reflects the original.

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    The recently released the Airman No. 1 respectably stays very true to the design of its progenitor: 36mm, acrylic crystal; "purist," or true 24-hour, two timezone watch.

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    I've always like these. I"ve never owned a true 24hr watch, and I think I need to. Glycine would likely be my first choice.


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    Can't comment on that model, but I think my Glycine was a great value, very nicely finished for the money. Still one of my casual favorites.

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    Glycine Airman Anyone?

    Glycine seem to be the goto 24hr people in the West, as Raketa is for Russia
    I do like the look of old Glycines, and nice to see the Airman No 1 reissue in 36mm :-)
    Everyone needs to experience the leisured sweep of a 24hr watch - go for it Sherry, and Ryan!
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    'the leisured sweep - 01:24 and all is well'
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    Always extra fun as well, when wearing a 24h watch, if anyone asks you the time. Instead of telling them the time, I try to show the watch and let them look for themselves.

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    That's tempting.

    There's a nice straightforwardness about Glycine but the watches have been pretty big in recent years. I now wonder whether 36mm would be too small. It's fine as an overall size, but there's a fair bit of bezel, so might the dial be cramped? It's hard to know without seeing one in the metal, but it's an intriguing watch.

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    Yup -- I'm a fan. My Airman is one of the most accurate watches I own. Great quality at a reasonable price = great bang for the buck. Classic styling, as well. There's a lot to like!


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    I liked the Base 22














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    I have had an Airman 22 and a Combat Sub and found both to be very nice watches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meijlinder View Post
    Always extra fun as well, when wearing a 24h watch, if anyone asks you the time. Instead of telling them the time, I try to show the watch and let them look for themselves.
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