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Glycine Airman Base 22 Automatic Watch

Glycine Airman Base 22 Automatic Watch

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I got the watch, the purist bi-color black. The watch is nice and looks sturdy but I saw that the hour hand is out of alignment with a gap of 2mm. Then I didn't get any document with the watch: I do not see any Certificate with any serial number and no 2-Year Manufacturer's Warranty. I'm not satisfied.
Miki65
Strange ... I got a little sleeve that was tucked in the outer box of the watch that contained instructions and warranty information and a hand written filled out watch data card with date and vendor information.
Just received! Gorgeous watch and looks and feels like quality construction. Will write official review after I wear it for a few days, but my initial impression is that I am very happy I took the plunge. Got the purist version of the blue face one that is pictured above. Will take some getting used to reading 24-hour time, but that's one of the main features that makes this unique.
Shipped! Beat the estimated ship date by 10 days.
How long does the watch run without being worn? I will probably wear it once a week or so. I am assuming it will need to be reset every time I wear it. Can anyone recommend a winder to avoid the resetting?
fjbeiderbecke
Mine lasts about 2 days. I have 2 wolf winders that I bought on a drop here. Although, I dont ever put it in the winder. Its super easy to reset. The gmt hand moves with the 12 hour hand when you set the watch. Hope that helps.
Damn it I bought the Glycine Combat Chronograph Automatic (GL0100) last month from Massdrop....anybody interested in a swap :D
Went for the black dial w/ raw stainless case. GL0207 | GMT (not the mystery, as I was concerned about the coating chipping/wearing off in a not-so-pleasing way?). Looking forward to getting this iconic watch. Might put some tan leather straps on it, but we'll see...
I am on the fence...just hope we get what we ordered. Not sure how they can offer the same price on all 16 models. I am in for the GL0209
Held my nose and joined the drop. Ordered the GL0204 | "Purist" (Blue Dial). Excited and now impatiently waiting.
Yes !! my 3rd Airman GL0206 blue dial
I own several Glycine watches with the old and also with the new logo and i can say there is no difference between the watches regarding quality. Personal i believe this whole take over has nothing to do with change of quality and who care who is owning the company. For example Breitling is bought by a big investment group who has no experience at all in the watch business, does this mean from now Breitling watches are a bad quality ? I hope you understand my point, it is the product whats important and not who owns the shares.
How long the quality of Glycine will hold up is unsure given the current owner of the brand. I own pre and post and so far my experience is that things are OK. If you want one of these iconic watches I'd say buy now in case that changes. These Base 22 models shown have pre-takeover logos. I own one bought several years ago. It's performed well. If you are supplied with the watches shown I'm fairly sure you're getting a pre-takeover model. That said there has been a lot of confusion on Massdrop about this brand with people receiving watches that don't conform to the images/specs displayed. I bought a post-takeover Purist here in March 18. The model delivered was correct and functioning correctly
Just to make sure I order the correct model. The purist has the 24 hour hour and minute hands and the GMT is 12 hour hour and minute hands. Is that correct?
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Shamm300 - but with the GMT, the 24 hour is the smaller hand, not the main hour hand. Correct?
fjbeiderbecke
Correct
This is what I got in the last Base 22 drop. It was put together with the help of Glycine. I imagine this one was too.
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I too would like to know if the drop is as "as is shown", so old logo glycine. If its old logo Id be very inclined to buy one.
Does anyone know if the watches from this drop have the old logo, or the new logo?
This is a heck of a good price--with most watches you only get half as many numbers!
RayF
It's simple math, really.
johnnylarue
That's a relief to hear, I was afraid it might be the complicated kind.
Hi, has anybody info on the lug-to-lug measurement on these 22's ?
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From tip to tip (top tip of top lug to bottom tip of bottom lug) the MEASUREMENT is 51MM...Got it???
CigarsandWatches
Perfect, the size is locked in. Tnx
Not sure if I can tell from the pic, but does the GL0211 have lume and the GL0215 does not?
I think something is wrong with this watch. I set the 11 o'clock and do not show this hour and look at the clock pointer.
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Ther its ok:
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@Glycine-USA i'm disappointed, no blue dial sold :o(
Shit I only just saw the email with this drop now... with 4 hrs to go.
Goddamn it, guess Ill have to wait until it comes back. I should leave more in the bank...
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Bruh same but for bills.... I can go without power, who needs power?
Giannino
Thats what I said to my rommate, that SOB has Glycine Airman No.1 40mm.
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This looks really cool.
42mm is about the biggest size I can wear without looking ridiculous.
Unfortunately, the long lugs make this unusable for me.
If it had short lugs, like the Seiko Flightmaster, this watch would be much more wearable.
@Glycine-USA Can you add the GL0204 blue dial model please ??
After a long time I've been back to MD and they grew a lot but their service has gone down substantially, Automated replies without any further contact and these Glycine drops having misaligned hands ? WTH. And the cost is so steep to allow such flaws, and the damn friction of bezel..It's a disaster. I wonder about their water resistance now, I remember Maratac having such issues despite their superb design.
Also the Base 22 used to ship with ETA not Selitta, Anyways seems like the deal with Invicta is showing, I guess the Glycine is dead, A shame to watch industry, even their site has out of date scripts and no HTTPS . Sad to see such brand ruined due to this stupid Invicta.
And my suggestion to all you guys, Look for microbrands for much much better solid watches for less prices. Have a look at Obris Morgan, they are solid and superb value, and Zelos, Halios, Gavox and Aevig or the famous Steinhart, affordable quality made. Oh the Autodromo as well.
Hope this helps.
Ashtr1x
"Hope this helps."
...It doesn't.
Wish that the luminous model had an arrow on the hour hand. Old eyes need as many cues as possible, especially in the dark.
Anyone knows any modders that do this watches? I am planning for a 24hour dial, and 12hour bezel.
If the blue dial was an option, sure.
finally the base 22, great price and warranty wonder what the MD watch babies will complain about next :thinking: hmmmm
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OnePunchMan
At least 2 of those guys are trolls looking for an easy thrill.
you're not wrong there. gg for the measured comment.
Wish there was one's with white.. They're so classic
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Stop with the burn! 😝
Joelf15
I also have a black that fades into navy blue dial, also on a signed Glycine metal bracelet. Both are PURIST models. As with many watch collectors, we're always on the hunt for other watches to buy, and that means some have to go to make room for the next "new" one!
I d rather have this WWI homage than this mess designed by 12 years old. https://www.ebay.com/itm/223073543130
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As far as homage watches go, I'd rather have a copy of something tasteful like Chronoswiss than an unfortunate original design. Please link me to the Chronoswiss homage watch for 200. I might buy it.
dkzzzz
And that is of course your choice, i personally like the Airman design but i do recognise it definitely isn't for everyone. Here's the link; https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pilot-Watch-Aviator-Automatic-b-watch-8215-Military-Board-Russia-Retro/382387837287?epid=601485882&hash=item5908175967:g:ZG4AAOSwPHxbBE0t I have one of these and its a very nice watch and notably has the same case and 8215 movement of the one you posted to, hope this helps :)