about 1 month ago
Watch Man Always
Available on
Pacific Coast USA

Offered Price $599 including free shipping USA and PayPal.These are selling for over $1,500 by Retailers This watch has never been worn as it has been sitting in a watch case and occasionally on a winder. It is immaculate and everything comes with it as if you bought it from an authorized dealer with a two-year guarantee from January 2019 all stamped. The plastic stickers have been taken off for the purpose of these photos.This watch was made recently to emulate the same watch that was made in the 1950s save that the watch size offered here is 40mm with 22mm lug width instead of 36mm and smaller lug width size. This 40mm size of this watch is perfect as covers the widest wrist range from 6.75 to 8.25 inches without looking big or too small. The added independent GMT hand lets the main watch hands work in a 12-hour basis while the GMT works on a 24-hour basis. There are many ways to use the timezone functions with this watch. All three different timezones is the main purpose but I have other Airman models where I use the main hands for local time, the GMT hand for the inner scale in 24 hour mode and set the outer bezel for GMT so that if I want to tell the time in any country in The World knowing the timzone + or - to GMT just use that to count off on the rotatable bezel. When travelling through time zones, I then use the GMT inner scale for home time or keep it in 24 hours mode, the main hands in the time zone I am in Local and the outer Bezel to a third time zone or Home. The Glycine Airman was the first watch of its kind designed for pilots travelling The World to tell the time in two time zones well before Rolex came out with their GMT models. In the 1950s, The Airman was first choice and worn in The Korean War by pilots. This Swiss Watch Brand was established in 1914 at the turn of the First World War. There is so much history and pedigree with this brand and although the company was taken over by Invicta five years ago, nothing has been changed in terms of quality of manufacture in the same was that VW took over Rolls Royce and BMW took over Bentley Motors.
I am a private collector and I have 10 more Glycine of which half are different Airman models, the reason for selling this immaculate unworn piece is I recently obtain a second SST-12 and my Glycine case only holds 10 watches so, one must go. I have a large wrist so 42mm works better for me so, all the remain 10 are at least 42mm and this piece falls short of that. This is a real genuine collectors piece made in the same way as it would have in the 1950s as if it were in a time warp. The blue steel hands add to the vintage style and this model known as The Chief is the same name as the original model of that era so, it is a homage the iconic one that was attractive 65 years ago but just a 40mm large case. Swiss made with Swiss automatic quick date movement complete with boxes, papers, tag and warranty two years from January 2019.AIRMAN VINTAGE "THE CHIEF" GMT Ref. GL0183Movement: GL293 Swiss automatic movement, Glycine Airman decorated rotorFunctions: hours, minutes, center seconds hands, date at 3H, GMT 4hands, 3nd time zone displayed on a bidirectional turning bezelPower Reserve: 42 hoursHz: 28'800 A/hFinish: elaboratedCase, Dial & HandsMaterial: stainless steelDiameter: 40.00mmHeight: 12.00mmFinish: satin/polishedWaterproof: 1 atmBack: solid steel screwedGlass: domed plexi glassDial: charcoal sunray, painted Arabic numerals and indexes withSuper-LumiNovaHands: polished, blue with Super-LumiNovaCrown: pull-in crowns at 3 and 4 o'clockSpecial Featuresturning bezel is positioned by a special spacer system at 4 o'clock crown(design early 50s).Straps & Bracelet:Material: leathermahoganyWidth: 22.00mm horns / 20.00mmBuckle: belt buckle