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Glycine Airman Vintage 1953 Automatic Watch

Glycine Airman Vintage 1953 Automatic Watch

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A Vintage Inspired Glycine

A recreation of a classic airman’s watch from more than 60 years ago, this Massdrop-exclusive version of the Glycine Airman Vintage 1953 features everything you loved about the original, only now with a different set of hands. Because the hour hand only completes one sweeping revolution per day, the dial has Arabic numerals in intervals of two from 2 to 24. Done in a creamy white colorway, the dial looks slightly faded, creating an aged look that draws from the time period from which the watch originates. Furthermore, printed just above 12 o’clock is the word “noon”—perhaps another callback to the 1950s. At the watch’s 6 o’clock position is a date window in red with a cyclops lens to magnify it. Water resistant to a solid 200 meters, the timepiece features Glycine’s own GL293 21-jewel movement.

About Glycine

Since its founding in 1914, Glycine has continuously produced fine Swiss watches at its factory in Bienne, Switzerland. Glycine is recognized as one of the pioneers for aviation and world-timer watches for pilots and frequent travelers. Today, the brand is well known for producing quality timepieces at affordable prices with an emphasis on reliable tool watches—and it’s a favorite amongst enthusiasts around the world.


  • Glycine
  • GL0157
  • Movement: Glycine GL293 21-jewel automatic
  • 28800 vph
  • 42-hour power reserve
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Crystal: Sapphire
  • Caseback: Display
  • Date display
  • Bidirectional rotating bezel with locking crown at 4 o'clock
  • GMT hand
  • Case diameter: 42 mm
  • Case thickness: 12.1 mm
  • Lug width: 22 mm
  • Lug-to-lug: 52 mm
  • Water resistance: 200 m (660 ft)


  • 2-year manufacturer's warranty


All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Jan 10, 2019 PT.

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