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Date/Report Number …..070113.LWWBPW Item GLYCINE-DIVER-18-JEWEL -SUB- SECONDS- ROTATING-BEZEL

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Description of item: VINTAGE LATE 60'S GLYCINE DIVER 38 X 45 W/O CROWN AND 18 JEWEL HIGHLY FINISHED RHODIUM PLATED 18 JEWEL BI-METALLIC BALANCE INCABLOC SHOCK SUB-SECONDS GLYCINE MANUAL WIND
MOVEMENT AND HAND STITCHED CONTRAST STITCHED BLACK GATOR GRAIN LEATHER STRAP FITS TO SIZE 8.5

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $784.00


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VINTAGE
LATE 60'S
GLYCINE
DIVER

38 X 45
W/O
CROWN

AND

18 JEWEL
HIGHLY FINISHED
RHODIUM PLATED
18 JEWEL
BI-METALLIC BALANCE
INCABLOC SHOCK
SUB-SECONDS
GLYCINE MANUAL WIND
MOVEMENT

AND

HAND STITCHED

CONTRAST STITCHED
BLACK GATOR GRAIN
LEATHER STRAP

FITS TO SIZE 8.5

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WATCH COMPLETED 6-27-2013
GLYCINE SECOND FROM LEFT
WITH ROTATING BEZEL

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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.

 


GLYCINE WATCH COMPANY:

A) NOT ALL STEEL OR CHROME CASES WERE SIGNED "GLYCINE.

B) MOST VINTAGE GLYCINE WATCHES DO NOT HAVE SIGNED CROWNS

C) DURING THE PERIOD OF 1938 THROUGH 1947, SOME GLYCINE WATCHES UTILIZED UNSIGNED MOVEMENTS INCLUDING THE A 214, 215, AND THE AS 1130. SOME OF THESE HAD A GLYCINE SIGNED RATCHET / WINDING WHEELS SOME DID NOT.

D) ALL GLYCINE WATCHES WERE PRODUCED WITH SIGNED DIALS


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DIAL SIGNED

GLYCINE
BIENNE - GENEVE

WITH

RAISED SILVER MARKERS
AND
NUMERALS

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SUB REGISTER IS SILVER
WITH
BLACK NUMERALS
AND
HASHES

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GOLD THIN STICK HANDS
FOR
HOUR - MINUTE
AND
SUB-SECONDS

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A BI-ROTATING
SILVER DIVE MARKED
ON
BLACK
WITH
STEEL KNURLED
OUTER RING

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INNER SIDE OF ROTATING BEZEL
HAS STEEL LOCK SPRING WIRE
LIKE MOST QUALITY BEZELS

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CRYSTAL DESIGN AND PLACEMENT
IS SIMILAR TO

ZODIAC SEA WOLF
BULOVA 666 FT
AND
BENRUS 3 STAR SINGLE CASE

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BEFORE OVERHAUL

THIS SIGNED GLYCINE 18 JEWEL
RHODIUM PLATED
SHOCK PROTECTED
MOVEMENT
HAS FINISHED PLATES
INCLUDING BELOW THE BALANCE
AND
THE ENTIRE
OUTER INSTALLATION RING


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CASE BACK IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO OPEN
IT HAS A THREE POSITION CASE BACK
THAT REQUIRES THE EXTREME PRESSURE
OF A PRESS TO SEAT IT

SIGNED

STAINLESS STEEL BACK
WATER RESISTANT
5 ATM SINGLE TESTED
BASE METAL BEZEL
SWISS MADE
10112


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THE
SIGNED
CROWN
THAT IS ON THIS
GLYCINE
MAY BE A
SUBSTITUTE


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THE CASE FINISH IS ORIGINAL

 

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THE BRUSHED MARKS
ON CASE ARE ORIGINAL
TO THE ORIGINAL CASE FINISH

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THE CONTRAST STITCHED
BLACK GATOR GRAIN
LEATHER STRAP
FITS UP TO
8.5
AND
IS VERY NICE

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BEZEL IS IN FINE CONDITION
ROTATES PERFECT
THE STEEL SPRING WIRE CLIP
WORKS PERFECT

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EXTREMELY UNUSUAL FOR HAVING
A SUB SECONDS REGISTER RATHER THAN SWEEPS

OFFERS A GREAT MILITARY LOOK
IF YOU NOTE THE REGISTER YOU SEE
THAT NOT ONLY ARE THE NUMERALS BLACK
BUT THE HASHES HAVE MAIN MARKERS
THEN 4 HASH MARKERS BETWEEN
AND THEY ARE EASY TO READ


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CROWN IS SIGNED
BUT I BELIEVE IT IS NOT GLYCINE

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VERY NICE LINES
I ESTIMATE LATE 1960

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THE HANDS ARE ORIGINAL
THE MINUTE HAND
WAS A MONSTER
TO PLACE BACK ON
THE FACT IS THE SIZES
ARE HIGHLY UNUSUAL
AND MADE SPECIFICALLY FOR
THIS GLYCINE MOVEMENT

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I WOULD SAY THAT
THE FINISHED PRODUCT
IS STUNNING
RARE
UNIQUE
AND
AWESOME

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THE CASE
CLEANED AND POLISHED
NO RE BRUSH OR PLATE

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DISASSEMBLING THE WATCH
NOTE YOU CAN SEE A CLEAN BRUSH FINISH


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BEZEL
CRYSTAL
HANDS
THEN
CASE BACK

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ELECTRO CLEANING

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OVERHAULED


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CONDITION
- ORIGINAL CONDITION -
WATCH SETS & KEEPS TIME

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