Saturday, May 31, 2014

Glycine - a - Thon Day Three!

While the rest of the North American watch world is sweating it out in "sweaty-ville" I have the luxury of taking my time and picking some favorites.  I love the look of vintage watches, but they have a sad tendency to wind up in your watch box, not getting worn.
Courtesy of Glycine
Don't worry, Glycine has you covered!  This is the Airman "1953 Vintage" Limited Edition


Caliber:Cal. No GL 293 Swiss Automatic movement
Functions:hours, minutes and seconds, 24hours hand, date display in window
Size:11 1/2"
Power Reserve:42 hours
Hz:4/28'800 vibrations per hour
Finish:oscillating weight on ball bearing is rhodium coated, decorated "Côtes de Genève", and bears the engraving of an airplane.

Case, Dial & Hands

Material:stainless steel
Diameter:42mm without crown
Height:11.80mm without magnifier
Waterproof:20 atm
Back:screwed see-through mineral glass
Glass:double domed sapphire with magnifier
Dial:domed, silver
Hands:nickel with special old brown SL

Special features

Purist Version (pure 24h watch, 3 hands, two timezones)
Wooden case true to the original together with a 1950's-style guarantee certificate. Limited Edition of 600 timepieces.

Leather strap

Material:high-tec fabric material
Width:22mm horns / 22mm buckle

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