Glycine is a brand that has been around for a long time, since 1914 (A rough time to start a company) but is most known for their Airman series which debuted in 1953 which was designed for pilots with useful GMT functions.
Our 2018 Glycine Airman 17 Worldtimer GL293 has a 46mm stainless steel case. Polished and brushed surfaces transition with crisp edges. A lug to lug length of 56mm and a thickness of 11mm gives the watch an excellent wrist presence. On the right side, a crosshatched screw-down crown. At 4 o’clock a second crown that locks the friction fit bezel in place. The bi-directional stainless steel friction fit bezel has black 24-hour deeply engraved numerals. The domed sapphire crystal sits above a matte black dial. This is a true 24-hour watch with the hour hand sweeping the dial only once per day. Therefore at high noon 12:00 the hour hand points directly down and at midnight 24:00 the hour hand points straight up. Pilots found this very useful as they were used to reading time in this way. Many pilots in the Vietnam war adopted the original Airman. An outer 24-hour chapter ring with the minute track underneath. The minutes are in orange. At 3 o’clock a date window. The arrow hour hand and the sword minute hand are complemented by a reverse lollipop sweeping seconds hand, coated in a cream luminescence. Text is precisely printed in white and orange. On the reverse, an exhibition screw-down case back. Inside an Automatic ETA 2893-2, 21 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour. The watch comes fitted on a 24mm black leather strap with a signed buckle, the original Glycine strap is included in the box. Comes with its Glycine presentation box and papers.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Glycine box and paperwork. The watch comes paired on a well-suited black leather strap, the original buckle is provided and the original worn strap is in the box. The watch is from May 2018 and is sold in worn condition, but overall very fair condition. A full case refurb can be provided at an additional cost if requested, The watch comes with our 12-Months Waterproof Warranty.