Home General Glycine Goes Big

Glycine Goes Big

363
0

 

I”ve been perusing vintage Glycine listings for a while now hoping to find a bargain, but I”ve never dug into their current catalog that much.  However, I ran across one of their newer models that definitely makes a statement, so here we are today.

The model in question is the  (Ref 3905).  While that name is a mouthful, it tells you some major specs right off the bat.  The PVD-coated stainless steel case measures in at 48mm, and it has an oversized sub-seconds dial located at the 9 o”clock position.  Obviously, at 48mm, this thing is going to have some major wrist presence.

I like here that they ran with that, and instead of a plain jane dial to tone things down, they actually make the sub-seconds jump out at you, further drawing attention to the piece.  If you”re going to draw the eye, might as well do it full bore, right?  Thankfully, even for it”s large diameter, it measures in at a relatively thin (for the size) 10.8mm thick, so it”ll fit under a cuff just fine.

Inside that case, you”ve got a manually-wound ETA 6497-1 movement (17 jewels, 46 hour power reserve, 18,000 VPH) taking care of the heavy lifting.  You”ll be able to see the movement through the smoked display caseback; a sapphire crystal is what you”ll find up front.  This is all protecting a sandwich dial (another favorite style of mine) with lumed hands and indices.  Holding it all in place, you”ve got a leather strap nestled into the 24mm lugs.

Of course, should you prefer a more subtle design, you”ll want to have a look at the  model I”ve pictured below – same specs, just a different look and layout to the dial.  Regardless of the watch, be prepared to spend somewhere between $1000 and $1500 for the watch (it was hard to pin down an exact price on these for some reason).

Thank you for reading this WristWatchReview post. With so many things competing for everyone’s attention these days, we really appreciate you giving us your time. We work hard every day to put quality content out there for our community.

WristWatchReview is one of the few remaining truly independent watch news outlets. We do not have a giant corporation behind us, and we rely heavily on our community to support us, in an age when advertisers are increasingly uninterested in sponsoring small, independent watch sites — especially a site like ours that is unwilling to pull punches in its reporting and analysis. We don't play the games the other sites play and we've paid for it when it comes to ad revenue.

We would love for you to support us on Patreon and every little bit helps. Thank you.

–The WWR Team

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.