Glycine Airman 1950’s



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The rare and early (1955) GLYCINE AIRMAN vintage military watch was popular amongst military servicemen and pilots everywhere during the 1950’s-70’s due to the bold and easy to read 24 hour dial. These dials display both 24 hour time and conventional time at the same time! This example is spectacular overall…all original, including the black dial with re-lumed military hands and displaying early and rarer 1950’s red date. The lower crown locks the rotating bezel. The entire case is in stellar condition with no major dings or scratches. The automatic winding, signed GLYCINE FELSA 692 movement was recently cleaned by WERNER SEIGRIST-Falcon Watch Co. authorized Glycine dealer in January 2009 and is very accurate. We will include the service receipt. The FELSA 692 was the first movement used from 1950-60. These watches are very hard to find…quite collectable… and uncommon in this all original condition! Please note; many are not aware, GLYCINE AIRMAN watches have a hacking seconds feature. When the crown is pulled out a hollow tube shoots up a microscopic wire at 12:00 stopping the second hand when it reaches 12:00! This hacking seconds feature is working perfectly! Please also note. PARTS TO FIX SECOND STOP ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE…they sold out. Due to the desirability of the GLYCINE AIRMAN, there are FAKES out there…we know the difference…many are getting scammed…be careful…especially on eBay! Please note: These Airmans are becoming VERY hard to find as of the 2008. It seems collectors have harboured them and fresh AIRMANS are NOT coming to market.This watch was owned and purchased by by Donald V. King in 1955. Donald, a trained Meteorologist who worked in the U.S. Air Force, was stationed at the early warning stations in Alaska. He serviced weather recording station equipment in remote locations. Donald suffered frost bite on his hands and was discharged. His Glycine Airman watch (of course) fared much better! It is great to know the history of the watch you will be wearing!