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A new collaboration between Gnomon and Glycine allows us to offer you the Glycine watches at a special introductory price. Unlike other sellers, our Glycine watches come with a two years Glycine international warranty.
|Glycine Combat 6 Vintage Ref. GL0122|
Since its founding by Eugène Meylan in 1914, Glycine has been producing watches at its factory in Bienne, Switzerland. Meylan was an uncompromising watch engineer who strove for perfection and nothing less. He had a profound understanding of both the market demands and the possibilities offered by the technological advances of the time. Today, offering excellent value at reasonable prices is an essential part of Glycine's philosophy. The company's strong foundation, coupled with its emphasis on rugged and reliable products, make Glycine a respected name in Swiss watchmaking today.
Since the early 60s, Glycine has served the market with this line of sturdy and captivating watches, made for severe conditions of wear and use. The precise automatic and chronograph movements are housed in a high-grade steel case of rugged construction, offering excellent value for money.
Combat watches stand out for their classic design, enduring strength and reliability. All through the years, this line of watches has enjoyed unbroken popularity in military and sports circles.
|“Triangle” hour plots on the periphery, with Arabic military hours flanking the military 24 hours|
Today we focus on their military field mechanical timepiece- the Combat 6 Vintage Ref. GL0122, made from 316L stainless steel case, pair with an original military style dial layout and an automatic Swiss movement under the hood. It measures at 43mm and 10.9mm thin for unsurpassed comfort on all wrist sizes while staying in-tune with the sports watch theme. The short lugs to lugs length of 49mm together with the unique downward curving lugs meant the watch wraps around the wrist like a pair of gloves.
What are good looks without performance? The Combat 6 Vintage has an upgraded domed sapphire crystal that covers almost the entire surface, with three layers of anti-reflective coating on the underside for added clarity under different lighting conditions for excellent durability and readability.
As part of their military reissued watches. The Combat 6 Vintage features remarkable finishings. Entirely hand finished and Made in Switzerland, the watch is polished, and satin brushed throughout to a very high standard, again synonymous with Glycine. They even made an extra effort to have high refined bevel lines on each side that runs flushed through the sides. Further, it features classic field watch bezel, a solid high polished stepped bezel (another detail) that is rather svelte, yet balancing exceptionally well with the mid-case. The Combat 6 Vintage is water resistant to a modest 50m like most military watches.
|True to 60s “MIL-W-3818B” specifications|
The design theme continues onto the dial and probably one of the highlights of the watch. The dial closely resembles its predecessor and based true to the 60s “MIL-W-3818B” specifications. A matte black dial with applied “triangle” hour plots on the periphery, with Arabic military hours on the inside that further flanks the military 24 hours. The applied hour plots filled with a good amount of SuperLuminova for superb glow-in-the-dark. The Glycine signature hands are also true to the “MIL-W-3818B” design and filled with matching SuperLuminova.
It is powered by a Glycine GL224 movement which is essentially an ETA2824-2/SW200, operating at 28,800 bph (4 Hertz) with hacking and hand winding capabilities. It has 25/26 jewels with a power reserve of 38 hours while featuring their brand’s logo on the rotor. All these are seen through the open exhibition case back. The Combat 6 Vintage came with a Glycine military olive fabric nato strap and signed buckle.
Overall, the Glycine Combat 6 Vintage exhibits very great value given the history and built of the watch. The contemporary size with unique curved lugs makes this watch ultra comfortable on many wrists. The unique Glycine’s field watch looks, the ETA2824-2 movement, the sapphire makes this an exceptional bargain and hard to beat everyday watch for anyone easily. The Combat 6 Vintage fits Glycine's philosophy that Mr. Eugène Meylan set out in 1914.
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