We are SECOND HAND HOROLOGY, thank you for looking! Glycine is a Swiss watch company that was founded in 1914. The company is known for producing high-quality, reliable timepieces that are designed to meet the needs of pilots, divers, and other professionals.
Glycine is particularly well-known for its Airman line of watches, which were first introduced in 1953 and are designed to be used by pilots. Glycine's military pilot watches are designed to meet the needs of pilots in demanding environments, with features such as large, easy-to-read dials, luminous hands and markers for visibility in low light conditions, and durable construction that can withstand the rigors of flight. In recent years, Glycine has become part of the Invicta Watch Group, a large American watch company. However, Glycine continues to produce Swiss-made watches that are known for their precision, durability, and distinctive style.A vintage Glycine Pilot wristwatch. This super cool timepiece is a vintage Glycine military pilot wristwatch dated from the 1950s. It is a manual wind watch powered by a Glycine signed movement, caliber AS 1130 (called Wehrmachtswerk - army movement), sub-second hand. It is cased in a 33.5mm waterproof round case, all in chrome stainless steel. The case back is marked "STAHL BODEN" is German for "steel back" or "steel caseback", also "WASSERDICHT" that is a German term that means waterproof. This watch still has the original black dial (showing some patina) with luminous Arabic Numerals, minute track and luminous matching hands. The sub-second is located at 6 o'clock. The dial is also signed with the Glycine name. It comes with a brand-new black naton nylon one-piece strap.
This watch is a perfect collector's item, it is in good condition! Runs very well, keeps good time!IMPORTANT - Please be prepared to stand behind any offer you make. Once we accept an offer, it takes the product off of the market for us AND other buyers. If you are considering making an offer and would like to know if we would accept a price, please simply message us and ask PRIOR to making the offer. We ask that you please make a formal offer only once you are committed to the offer. Case Lug to Lug: 40.5. Vintage watches are traditionally smaller than today's watches. Men's watches typically measure between 29-36mm wide (some larger, some smaller) excluding the crown. In the listing details we typically try to do our best to list all pertinent dimensions of a watch. If you don't see it, or we failed to do so, please reach out to us.
Women's watches from the 1900s-1970s were also much smaller than today's offerings. Please also feel free to ask any questions you have pertaining to size. We prefer to shoot photographs outside when weather is permitting.
However, when we shoot indoors, please be aware that we shoot our photographs inside of lightboxes that are lit with 360 LED bulbs. This indeed magnifies any flaws.
Usually, they are much less obvious to the naked eye. Having said that, we never photoshop any of our photography, remove blemishes, etc. We adjust lighting when necessary, but what you see is what you are getting, and we take pride in that.
The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear but is fully operational and functions as intended. Please review the photos and feel free to ask any questions you may have. It will be carefully packed.
Please view our other listings. If this item is a watch, unless otherwise noted, it is keeping accurate time over a 2-4-hour time period.We specialize in watches that are 20-100 years old, and as such, these items are previously worn, and the quality of the item WILL reflect that. Expect for a vintage timepiece to have blemishes... This is part of what gives these amazing pieces their charm. Further, unless a watch specifically says that it has been recently serviced, expect that at some point in time, this timepiece will need a professional servicing in order to run and keep excellent time, which is also part of the experience of owning any mechanical watch.
If an extremely accurate, worry-free experience is what you are seeking, we would recommend purchasing a new quartz watch. Very few, if any, vintage watches will keep as accurate time as a modern quartz watch.
We do our absolute best to take accurate photographs of our items and to show any blemishes. Examples of common characteristics of a vintage timepiece are: -imperfections on the crystal -imperfections on case -imperfections on the lugs -unless stated that the strap is new, the leather is often quite old and may need replacing in the future -metal bracelets may not include all of the links that the watch originally may have come with, but can be replaced with a bracelet or strap of your choosing. If the item is a piece of vintage jewelry, be aware that the item may have some minor blemishes such as: -missing stones (view photos, we will NEVER photoshop in a missing stone or piece) -minor scratches or discoloration -fading of plating -fading of paint. We do our best to take accurate photos and provide accurate descriptions. We want this purchasing experience to be pleasant and surprise-free.
Vintage and antique items, unless "new old stock", have been around the block a time or two. Thank you for your business!We hope to see you return in the future!