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!