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Glycine Airman DC-4 Automatic Watch

Glycine Airman DC-4 Automatic Watch

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Product Description
Perhaps best known for its 24-hour Airman tool watch, Glycine has been producing quality timepieces since 1914. This one, powered by the company’s own GL293 21-jewel automatic movement, wouldn't look out of place on a pilot’s wrist Read More


  • Glycine
  • Movement: Glycine GL293 21-jewel automatic
  • 28800 vph
  • 42-hour power reserve
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Crystal: Sapphire
  • Caseback: Display
  • Date window
  • Bidirectional rotating bezel with locking crown at 4 o'clock
  • GL0071 GMT has a 12-hour sweep and GMT hand
  • GL0072 "Purist" has a 24-hour sweep
  • Super-LumiNova on hands and hour markers
  • Case diameter: 42 mm
  • Case thickness: 12.1 mm
  • Lug width: 22 mm
  • Lug-to-lug: 50 mm
  • Water resistance: 200 m (654 ft)


  • 2-year manufacturer's warranty


Estimated ship date is Mar 25, 2020 PT.

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The arguments for and against the Purist and GMT versions will be different according to whether the focus is on design, including historical aspects, or functionality. The original Purist design can track two-time zones whereas the GMT versions can track three so the choice here depends on on the weight given to original design v funcionality To understand the unique position of the DC4, one facet of the mechanics of the Purist and the GMT models is important. The Purist obtains its 24-hour rotation of the hour hand by attaching it to the GMT stem of the GMT movement and simply disabling to the conventhand part of the GMT movement. However, this ability to track three time zones created an interesting situation when reading the time at the first (local or home) time zone, since the hour hand now rotates twice every 24 hours but the dial remains the original 24-hour version. This means that it is necessary to tell the time at the first time zone by remembering what the positon of the hour and minute hands on the Airman would represent on a non-Glycine watch. From the point of view of conserving the original appearance of the dial this is not a negative factor but it does make it more difficult to tell the time depending on ability to adapt or readapt if more than one watch is owned. This leads to the final point that there is some support for the point of view that the DC4 might be the best of the many Airman options since it is easy to tell the first zone time and it retains the ability to track a third zone.
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