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Glycine Airman 698085


Ref. No. | Item No. | 789589

The Glycine Airman was the first 24-hour dial wristwatch with the ability to track a second time zone. It was very popular choice with military pilots, during the 1960’s, due in part to it’s clear, large, easily readable dial, as well as it’s purpose-built design, giving a pilot every tool he would need on a wristwatch.




$995

Description

The Glycine Airman was the first 24-hour dial wristwatch with the ability to track a second time zone. It was a very popular choice with military pilots, during the 1960s, due in part to it’s clear, large, easily readable dial, as well as it’s purpose-built design, giving a pilot every tool he would need on a wristwatch.

The History:

The Glycine Airman came into existence after an intercontinental trip by an executive for Glycine. Seated next to the commander of the flight, he was able to inquire what features would be essential for a pilot’s watch. Taking those notes back to the factory, soon after, the purpose-built Airman was introduced.

The Watch:

The Glycine Airman has a stainless steel case and case back, with a domed acrylic crystal, that has a date magnifier at the dial’s 6 am position. It has a matte black 24-hour dial, with tritium lume plots, and hands that move around the dial once, per 24 hour time period. The winding crown has a unique cross-hatch design engraved on it, and it has a stainless steel rotating 24-hour bezel to track a second time zone.

The Details:

This Glycine Airman Automatic GMT Pilot is in good condition, with slight wear around the case and bezel that is consistent with it’s age. The acrylic crystal has some slight marks around the edges, as visible in the photos. The lume plots have a pumpkin-colored patina. The lugs also have some scratches on the top and underside.

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Additional Info

  • Manufacturer
  • Case Material
  • Crystal
  • Bezel
  • Crown
  • Movement
  • Case Size
  • Lug to Lug Width
  • Glycine
  • Stainless Steel
  • Acrylic
  • Rotating, Stainless Steel
  • Screw In
  • AS Caliber 1700/01
  • 36mm
  • 20mm

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