Last week I finally pulled the trigger on a Glycine Airman ($695 on Jomashop) but I had to decide between a Purist model with a true 24-hour movement and a standard model with steel band. I chose the steel band model – I liked the styling better – but now I wish I had waited because dammit Massdrop has a the DC-4 in for $599 for either movement and I could have bought a steel band from Ebay and been a happy baby.
Anyway, this is a pretty good deal. The Airman 24-hour watch has as much provenance as the Speedmaster in terms of historical significance and styling. The original watch was a truly state of the art, created in 1955 for pilots who flew long routes and needed a sane way to manage time zones. The 24-hour movements were quite unique back in the day and by the 1960s they were popular war watches.
From Nevada Watch:
Obviously Glycine is about to hit a pretty weird place now that it’s owned by the QVC darlings Invicta and I suspect it will start heading downhill. Until then grab some of that old Glycine stock before things get messy. Also make sure you get the 24-hour movement – don’t be sad, old fool like me.
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