The Glycine Has Arrived........

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The Glycine Has Arrived........

#1 Post by salleh » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:47 pm

......I don't know anything about Glycine, except that I am pretty sure that it's a very good watch ....I would love it if someone could tell me something about the company, or even ....an idea when this watch was made .....


I did try to get the back off, and ended up scratching it a bit more in the area that you're supposed to open it ....so I put it down and will let Jerry have at it......


it seems to be running very well, and it's an automatic....and started ticking away when I picked it up .......


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What a long strange trip it's been......

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#2 Post by GLADIATOR » Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:18 pm

Glycine patented their first automatic in 1930.

Rare and fantastic:

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Mine!!!!
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Re: The Glycine Has Arrived........

#3 Post by trim » Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:28 pm

...and you will have noticed it has a compressor case - which is a nice bonus.

The crown will have crosshatching on it confirming this.

PS. You are a very lucky man Adam. Do you also have the pierce?
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#4 Post by GLADIATOR » Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:21 pm

trim wrote:...

PS. You are a very lucky man Adam. Do you also have the pierce?
No, sadly not
I have a Harwood, a Blancpain Harwood, Autorist, ATO ROLLS, WYLER , and GLYCINE and a Rolex Didactic

Still need
Wig-Wag, Perpetual and Pierce
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Re: The Glycine Has Arrived........

#5 Post by salleh » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:26 pm

WHy lookee here ! .....the crown is allllllll covered with cross-hatching .....


and a compressor case means ???????? ( am I correct in assuming that it's a good thing ? .)


I was delighted at how clean and sharp that it looks, there was no real close up in the listing so I just took one of my leaps of faith ...and lucked out again !
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Re: The Glycine Has Arrived........

#6 Post by timesofplenty » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:09 pm

Looks like a late 1960s Glycine Automatic Compressor. They were produced in many slightly different styles, stainless steel and gold-tone.
The snap-back case is made by EPSA and may be 20 micron gold plate.
They had a special design with a spring inside the case.
As the gasket wears the back gets loose, but this can be remedied by replacing the gasket.
Because of this, watches are sometimes found with water damage.
There may be a date code stamped into the inside of the case back showing month and year of production.
The crown should be gold-capped with cross-hatching.
Glycine used the black-tipped hr/min and the second hand w/o counter-balance in lots of watches of this period.
The crystal should be a thick diver with tension ring.
The strap appears to have been notched to fit the 11/16" lugs, and is not original to the watch IMO.
Here are some pics of other Glycine watches with EPSA Compressor cases:

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Re: The Glycine Has Arrived........

#7 Post by timesofplenty » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:16 pm

Here's a stainless model similar to yours. The backs are a very tight fit due the construction of the case, and sometimes the gasket fuses to the back over time. Google EPSA compressor and you'll find info on these cases.

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Re: The Glycine Has Arrived........

#8 Post by daxtellgt6 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:25 pm

Scott,

That second one looks a lot like my Astronaut - hadn't seen that before. Nice group!!

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Re: The Glycine Has Arrived........

#9 Post by Just 1 More » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:44 pm

Here's my two NOS glycine high frequency Vacuum watches both have their original bracelets & come in their original boxes with hang tags Enjoy
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Re: The Glycine Has Arrived........

#10 Post by timesofplenty » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:21 am

daxtellgt6 wrote:Scott,

That second one looks a lot like my Astronaut - hadn't seen that before. Nice group!!

Dan
Thanks! Yes, the 24hr dial is a Glycine Airman. They were made in a few slightly different variations.
It and the Combat have a unique hacking mechanism: a tiny wire protrudes through the dial at 12/24 to stop the second hand when the crown is pulled.

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