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Date/Report Number …..022612.S3HY.04 Item:  1943-WWII-ERA-STEEL-GLYCINE- BIENNE-GENEVE- MILITARY-WATCH
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Description of item: VINTAGE 1943 WWII ERA GLYCINE BIENNE - GENEVE MILITARY WATCH
35.24 x 42 MM W/O CROWN
. CONDITION NEAR MINT.

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $699.00


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1943
WWII ERA
GLYCINE
BIENNE - GENEVE
MILITARY WATCH
35.24 x 42 MM
W/O CROWN

WITH

15 JEWEL
HACKED
SWEEP SECONDS
MANUAL WIND
MOVEMENT

AND

ALL STAINLESS STEEL
SCREW BACK CASE

AND

WOVEN
AND
PADDED
NYLON
"VINTAGE CANVAS STYLE"
MILITARY STRAP
WITH
BALLISTIC BUCKLE

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Glycine is a Swiss wristwatch manufacturer formed in 1914  in Bienne, Switzerland by Eugène Meylan..

Meylan was an uncompromising watch engineer who strove for perfection and produced extremely precise, small movements for ladies watches. Glycine would combine these fine miniature movements with cases fabricated from gold and platinum with with diamonds. Glycine became a supplier to the wealthy.

In 1931, Glycine developed a self-winding watch, but due to limited capitol, it was never  exploited commercially.

In 1934 Glycine introduced a chronometer line. These passed the exacting tests of the Official Swiss Quality Control. The W.W.I and the depression took a heavy toll on Glycine as Switzerland was cut off from nearly all its traditional export markets.


In the early 1950s, Glycine introduced the Airman model, a 24 hour watch favored by both commercial and military pilots-- including U.S. Air Force pilots during the Vietnam War.

In 1952 Glycine introduced the famous VACUUM chronometers, which were known for their incredible resistance to water and shocks.

In 1953, the AIRMAN line was presented to the world market and immediately received an enthusiastic welcome. Now, in addition to regular local time, world time was available at a glance.

The steadily growing class of jet-setters and frequent travelers readily took to the convenience of having two time zones on their wrist.


 

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WWII  GLYCINE
WITH
OUTLINED RAISED LUME NUMERALS
BLACK AND LUME HANDS
BLACK NUMERAL MARKED CHAPTER RING
MILITARY RED SWEEP SECONDS


RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-Luminov



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LARGE
ALL STAINLESS STEEL CASE
35.2 x 42 MM
W/O CROWN

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HANDS ARE
BLACK STEEL
WITH
LUME CENTERS
AND
RED AND BLACK
SWEEP SECONDS

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THE MODERN STRAP MIMICS THOSE UTILIZED IN WWII
RATHER THAN BEING CANVAS, IT IS CONSTRUCTED OF
WOVEN NYLON AND IS PADDED AND STITCHED

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THE DIAL IS STAMPED WITH
24 HOUR MILITARY TIME

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HANDS RELUMED
WITH
AF-Luminova

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RAISED OUTLINED RADIUM NUMBERS
RADIUM REMOVED & DISPOSED PROPERLY
OUTLINES REPAINTED
FILLED WITH LUMINOVA

RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-Luminova


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ATTACHED IS AN AWESOME
PADDED NYLON "CANVAS" MILITARY STRAP

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VERY NICE STRAP

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SCREW IN CASE BACK

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ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS
AND
AT 35.2 X 42 MM
THIS BABY IS A FLIERS VERSION

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95978

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I DID SAY STAINLESS STEEL?
WITH PERFECT FIT CROWN
AND
NEW  CRYSTAL


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GLYCINE
215

Features
MANUAL WIND
HACK SWEEP SECONDS

Data
10.5'''
Dm= 23.3mm
Do= 23.7mm
15 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 46h

 

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Instead of the drive train turning the dial protruding shaft/pinion at 6 position connected to the tiny second hand, they mounted a large brass/alloy wheel on the opposite side of the shaft that now protruded through the bridge. That wheel turned a wheel on top of a NEW center "shaft' held in position be a new this jeweled bridge that went through a new HOLLOW center cannon pinion in the center of the movement that then protruded through the center of the dial where a new long ***sweep second hand attached.

***sweep second hand
technically, "sweep" usually means rotating round without TICKS. In other words, smoothly rather than "ticking" by second round. In this write up, we are using sweep in a general way to better explain our history and science. It made no difference whether it was ticks or moves smooth, the idea being that one had a large second hand that went round in tune with the movement and the chapter ring so one could count, time & now even synchronize.

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COMMENTS ON MY HANDS
IT TAKES A LOT OF BUFFING AT HIGH HEAT TO RESTORE CASES.
DURING THAT PROCESS THE ROUGE IS ACTUALLY BUFFED INTO THE SKIN
ONE HAS TO "FEEL" THE PIECE TO GET IT RIGHT. SO MY HANDS ARE
USED TO CASE TEMPERATURES THAT ARE SO HOT THEY CAN BURN PAPER
AS A RESULT OF THIS FACT, IT TAKES DAYS TO GET THE ROUGE OUT OF
MY HANDS. SO IF YOU SEE PICS OF MY HANDS IN PHOTOS
, KNOW IT IS SEMI-PERMANENT FOR DAYS........
AND THAT IS WHY OUR CASES ARE AWESOME
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