Drop + Glycine Combat Sub "Soda" Automatic Watch
Drop + Glycine Combat Sub "Soda" Automatic Watch
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We teamed up with Glycine to put our own twist on one of the company’s best sellers, the Combat Sub. Our exclusive, serialized version features a vintage look you can’t get anywhere else.

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leopadron
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May 14, 2019
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Hi Everybody: I’m happy to announce today our Drop + Glycine “Soda Edition” Combat Sub, exclusive to Drop. It’s no mystery that we here at Drop have long been big fans of the Combat Sub, our best selling watch. For a while now we’ve been kicking around ways to do something special with it, and within this exploration soon emerged a very plain question: Should one even improve something that’s already pretty solid? The Combat Sub has long hit the marks: (1) a balanced design with an estimable heritage (2) formidable Swiss build quality (3) a serious dive watch that’s also a practical daily wearer and (4) an overall strong value. It soon became clear that we wished to honor the Combat Sub versus fundamentally change it. One thing that we’ve always loved here at Drop are vintage divers, which is why the classic looks of the Combat Sub hold such appeal. We also especially dig the color language of the period, most prominently Red and Blue color treatments for the bezel. In the ’60s and ’70s, many brands adopted this specific colorway such that watches with this treatment colloquially became known as “Pepsi bezel" watches. As a nod to this, we’re calling this our “Soda Edition” Combat Sub. Glycine enthusiasts may also note a very welcome return to the original Glycine logo. In addition, we’ve also added a cyclops eye magnifier over the date window, a functional retro touch that rounds out the vintage-inspired look of this piece. True to any Combat Sub Automatic, expect the same classic styling, superb finish levels, 200 meter (660 ft) water resistance, triple coated sapphire crystal, and a high beat 26 jewel Swiss Made automatic movement. The first 500 will feature an individual 3 digit serial number on the caseback, only available through Drop. We really hope you like it! Leo
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May 14, 2019
p3shku
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May 17, 2019
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Could you please share if the crystal is domed or flat?
May 17, 2019
Deadly_Jay556
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May 18, 2019
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Will this have a domed crystal?
May 18, 2019
coaxmetal
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May 20, 2019
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I wish this didn't have the date magnifier. I know its iconic, its on the submariner, but I also don't like the submariner.
May 20, 2019
ColorBlind
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May 19, 2019
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This would have been super cool with Airman 18's dimensions and its GMT functionality - albeit it still wont be a real GMT. Eitherway, Glycine's quality has fallen way below expectations, even for the grey market discounted price tags, and I am darn scared of heights.
May 19, 2019
RayF
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May 19, 2019
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This particular drop has attracted hoards of unwashed barbarian new-comers with odd preconceptions about watches in general, but especially about dual-time bezels. I'm positive we had a more informed and sophisticated crowd before the site redesign!
May 19, 2019
ColorBlind
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May 19, 2019
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just wait till Bezos convinces Steve El-Hage to sell drop.com to Amazon......
May 19, 2019
RayF
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May 20, 2019
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I've long suspected that was the reason for the name change and the site's facelift; to make it more generic and marketable.
May 20, 2019
fishinglegend
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May 18, 2019
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Are the links solid?
May 18, 2019
felixmenk
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May 18, 2019
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I bought a Glycine Combat Sub Automatic and am very dissapointed in its performance. It does not last more than 8 hours off the wrist and my watch winders cannot keep it wound. I guess it is a lemon but I am too lazy to return it.
May 18, 2019
MarcusBusey
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May 18, 2019
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Does it have luminova on the hands and indices?
May 18, 2019
Lifun
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May 18, 2019
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No GMT?I should buy Mathey-Tissot.It's under $300.
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May 18, 2019
J_b2
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May 19, 2019
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300 is the Quartz version.
May 19, 2019
Lifun
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May 20, 2019
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May 20, 2019
Luman89
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May 17, 2019
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As its a Pepsi it should have been a GMT bezel for it to be even better.Odd to have a pepsi dove bezel.
May 17, 2019
ChaseCarson
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May 17, 2019
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The GMT coloring on a dive watch bezel is a deal breaker. To really be functional, it should have the 15- or 20-minute mark is in red with the rest in blue (aka, Pepsi diver bezel).
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May 17, 2019
ArikJohnson
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May 18, 2019
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Agree I find it bizarre
May 18, 2019
LuigiVercotti
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May 17, 2019
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Does anybody know, if I pre-order it today, will my credit card be charged the full price today? Or a portion? Or all of it in December? This would be my first time ordering with Drop, so I don't know how it works.
May 17, 2019
lailoken
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May 17, 2019
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I think you will be charged when the purchase is final. Thus when the drop ends, but before delivery.
May 17, 2019
Windchill
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May 17, 2019
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You will be charged at the end of the Drop, so as of now, in 13 days it will hit your credit card.
May 17, 2019
LuigiVercotti
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May 17, 2019
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Tempting, very tempting. I have a Glycine Airman Double 12 (new, meaning post-Invicta), which I got for a good price and has been really solid. I don't like that they got bought by Invicta, but I do like saving money, and Glycines are a pretty good value now. If they were owned by, say, LVMH, they would cost 4 times as much. I know some people don't like the cyclops on this one, but for anyone over 40 whose arms aren't long enough anymore, it could be a blessing. I hate having to put my reading glasses on to see the date!
May 17, 2019
NiceGator
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May 17, 2019
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Drop the size to 39 mm, add GMT complication, please.
May 17, 2019
ColorBlind
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May 18, 2019
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Not possible, it’s an invicta.
May 18, 2019
eshift
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May 17, 2019
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is crown screw down?
May 17, 2019
Cloaca
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May 17, 2019
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Weren't these down to $250 here? If so, is this priced more because it's a limited edition?
May 17, 2019
MagicMikeW
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May 17, 2019
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Don’t get some of the negative comments here? I’ve ordered as it’s a decent quality, nice looking watch with a good quality movement. All in all a great everyday watch for $400. If you don’t like it move on!
May 17, 2019
spede
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May 17, 2019
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Another watch with badly kerned Arial (I think). So few watches with good typography these days.
May 17, 2019
lailoken
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May 17, 2019
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A bit tough to tell with a render, but I think the COMBAT may be using Helvetica, whereas the rest seems to be Arial. The COMBAT seems to not have kerning, but seems to have tracking added (via full justification) to align the blocks of text. The inconsistency is what gets me as well! /jk (Not really too bugged about this). I'm just a developer with more than a passing experience in the TTF font and PDF specs.
May 17, 2019
OnePunchMan
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May 17, 2019
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very underappreciated in the watch world and if they did take note, would make watch design as a whole, much better (although more expensive if you're doing a hard to create font with metal).
May 17, 2019
Tatsnguns
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May 17, 2019
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I shouldn't be tempted by this as I own and enjoy the Tudor watches which one could easily say influenced this design but I love the idea of a beater that is nicely priced imho price points obviously are a personal thing based on the buyer etc. My question is and I have looked at all the available images is two fold... is there no way of removing links besides the single link on both sides which shows a single screw ? 2nd is that bracelet clasp looks tin-ish any chance of showing it open so we can see what it is we'd be getting. I'm sure it would live 90% of its life on natos and straps but I'd love knowing about the bracelet screws/pressure pins and the adjustments and build of the clasp via a picture of it open. Thanks
May 17, 2019
Burny
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May 17, 2019
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Why add the cyclops? Combat sub doesn’t have it.
May 17, 2019
AJ_Atlanta
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May 17, 2019
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Wow this looks like the first of the invicta hack post purchase, shame as the real combat sub is/was a great watch. I guess I don't get it, Invicta's best seller is their diver; it has a decent build and sekio movement for a low price. Why are they not trying to replicate that instead of either giant ugly things or screwing up a classic brand
May 17, 2019
lukinid
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May 17, 2019
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How exactly are they screwing up the combat sub? By adding a new color scheme? By adding applied indices instead of printed one? The size is the same btw, 42mm. Replicating Invicta's diver how? Make a decent build combat sub with Seiko movement?
May 17, 2019
JayMSU
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May 17, 2019
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This watch is reminiscent of the Tudor GMT. If it had a GMT complication I would have signed up.
May 17, 2019
GeneralLien
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May 17, 2019
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ditto
May 17, 2019
OnePunchMan
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May 17, 2019
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would double the price of the watch roughly if they had the right movement.
May 17, 2019
RayF
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May 17, 2019
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What's all this rubbish about split bezels on a non-GMT watch? The point was to differentiate AM hours from PM hours, not to necessarily know what time it was in Buenos Aries, East Bumfuck, or where-ever the hell else you came from. Yes, it requires manual input, and no, it's not as though everyone needed that function all the time, but it was sufficient for the occasion and application it was intended for.
May 17, 2019
OnePunchMan
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mmm 2/5, you can troll better than this Ray, cmonbruh.
May 17, 2019
RayF
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Don't speak with your mouth full.
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May 17, 2019
TigerUK
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May 16, 2019
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This will obviously be known as the combat sub pepsi, once released, glycine or MD can't use that name for trademark reasons.
May 16, 2019
SirHelix
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May 17, 2019
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Bro I saw an ad for this yesterday on insta and was like “ew what is this Drop company”. Then today I thought “hey I haven’t checked Massdrop in a while” and yikes they changed a lot in a couple months. Like, YIKES. anyways, love that you referred to them as “MD” in your comment. I’m not sure about this rebranding, but I’ll always be faithful to the old MD lol
May 17, 2019
lailoken
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May 17, 2019
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Indeed, I can't help but refer to these products as "Droppings" now... hmm.
May 17, 2019
Brad605
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May 16, 2019
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Thanks for telling me Invicta owns Glycine. I want NOTHING HSN Invicta near me. Invicta are total crap. I was very sad to here they own Glycine.
May 16, 2019
ED61
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May 17, 2019
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It’s not very bad i just prefer eta it is strictly a matter of opinion good day
May 17, 2019
OnePunchMan
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oh weird cuz it totally sounded like you dont when you made the ford/chevy analogy, but hey, no worries dude. have a good one.
May 17, 2019
dhoffer15
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May 16, 2019
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It's obviously an homage to the Pepsi from Tudor and Rolex for the bezel scheme, but I like that Glycine is making it a diver instead as opposed to a more straight rip off as a GMT. The Combat Sub is one of their most well known watches. I actually do like it. It gets a work horse based Swiss movement from a Swiss heritage brand. It's not perfect, but a $400 watch is a $400 watch and will never be perfect.
May 16, 2019
TigerUK
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May 17, 2019
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what? just because it has a red and blue bezel makes it a homage of other watches??? There are loads of watches with that bezel colour scheme.
May 17, 2019
lailoken
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May 17, 2019
GravyMaster
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May 16, 2019
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This one’s a definite no from me - which is unfortunate because I am a huge Combat Sub fan and have one myself that I wear all the time. It’s gimmicky and just trying to cash in on the Rolex and Tudor GMT craze. Combat Subs never have a cyclops, but since we’re copying Rolex and Tudor then might as we’ll toss one on. And then the real kicker: a GMT bezel on a non-GMT watch. Come on, Glycine, really? Adding something that fakes a function like that just so it can look cool and trendy. I guess i shouldn't have expected much with a partnership between MassDrop and Invicta, but it’s really unfortunate.
May 16, 2019
OnePunchMan
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May 17, 2019
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yea you wonder who in Glycine ok'd that decision to add a GMT bezel on non GMT watch (doesn't have the right movement for it either).
May 17, 2019
m_Assdrop
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May 18, 2019
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gmt bezels are 24hr. this is 60min diver
May 18, 2019
Olivlemoz
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May 16, 2019
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It will be my 2019 christmas present then... :)
May 16, 2019
zack.moss
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May 16, 2019
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A great start but it needs to be smaller, lose the cyclops and add the 24 hour gmt function. Round two maybe?
May 16, 2019
TigerUK
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May 16, 2019
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"look for a different watch", couldnt have said it better
May 16, 2019
shooteur
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May 16, 2019
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Because no one has ever added a GMT hand to a dive watch before...
May 16, 2019
malice_uk
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May 16, 2019
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Ship date is December 2019?
May 16, 2019
GravyMaster
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May 16, 2019
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That is what is says
May 16, 2019
erickong
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May 20, 2019
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These still need to be manufactured. Collecting orders, logistics, manufacturing, QC, distribution. This is a brand new product
May 20, 2019
Lagos77
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May 16, 2019
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I have a Glycine Combat Sub 42 GL0088 and I love it. Beautiful watch and it keeps great time < +3 sec/day. For people worried about the size, it has some really nice curve to the lugs, so it wears much smaller than the specs might lead you to believe. Also its pretty thin for a diver. 10.6mm thick. The specs here say 11.3 but that may be a mistake as the standard Combat Sub 42's are at 10.6. Also not so sure about the domed crystal - mine is flat. Also my GL0088 has drilled lugs. I ordered one of these soda's because I like this color and I want one with the old Glycine logo.
May 16, 2019
leopadron
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May 16, 2019
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Thanks for pointing this out, and there was an initial miss when we first posted the 42mm specs because some values from a larger case had been ported. To clarify, this is a standard 42mm Combat Sub case with no modifications to the standard dimensions. So that means 10.6mm height, 50mm lug to lug, (22mm spacing). We've gone and corrected these dimensions.
May 16, 2019
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