Friday, October 24, 2014

The Airman No 1 and a True Brand Ambassador

Glycine has done it again - made a watch that I really, really want!  Seen one Airman, you HAVEN'T Seen 'em all!!!
Courtesy of Glycine
To be completely honest, there are a lot of great watches out there.  And Glycine is one of many brands making cool stuff.  And I'll go a little deeper on this watch in a few days.  But that's really not what I want to write about today.

What makes Glycine better?  At least for me, as it often does, it comes down to the people.  When I think back to my first BaselWorld as a member of the watch world's Fifth Estate, it was the man behind Glycine in North America - Norm Kushner that went way out of his way to make time for me, show me the collection and always made sure I had anything I possibly needed to cover Glycine.

Over the years I've grown to really look forward to my Glycine appointment as much to see Norm and hear some of his wonderful stories as to see the watches.

I am perhaps a bit too sentimental, but a person made the watch - not the brand.  A group of people helped build the brand - the brand didn't build itself.  And a PERSON is what makes that brand interesting, intriguing and (hopefully) wonderful.  And in Norm Kushner Glycine has one of the best possible people representing it.

Enjoy your watches!

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