Glycine Airman Base 22 Automatic Watch
Glycine Airman Base 22 Automatic Watch
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Product Description
Glycine’s 24-hour Airman is an icon of the watch community. Originally designed for pilots, it’s found a wider audience since its release in the 1950s, not only for its unique design—the dial is numbered 1 through 24, with the 12th numeral at the 6 o’clock position—but also for its ability to display second and third time zones Read More
A Classic Pilot’s Watch, Re-Released

Glycine’s 24-hour Airman is an icon of the watch community. Originally designed for pilots, it’s found a wider audience since its release in the 1950s, not only for its unique design—the dial is numbered 1 through 24, with the 12th numeral at the 6 o’clock position—but also for its ability to display second and third time zones. Plus, the dial has that simple aesthetic that has long proven popular among enthusiasts. Nearly identical to the Old Airman, as the original is called, the Airman Base 22 was released in 2010.

Note: At checkout, you’ll have your choice from 14 different models. See checkout options for more details.

Additional Design Elements

Fitted with Sellita SW330-1 Swiss automatic movement—which offers a 42-hour power reserve—all six models feature a bidirectional rotating bezel. Like the dial, the bezel is labeled with Arabic numerals in increments of 2, up to 24, and it locks in place with a click of the crown at 4 o’clock, allowing you to set a another time zone. The dial is equipped with SuperLuminova, both on the hands and hour markers, and it provides a date display at 3 o’clock. The stainless steel case plays host to a domed sapphire crystal, while a nylon strap ties the Airman Base 22 together.

Model Options
GL0202 | "Purist"
GL0206 | "Purist"
GL0207 | GMT
GL0215 Mystery | GMT
Specs
  • Glycine
  • Calibre: Glycine GL293 25-jewel automatic
  • Base: Sellita SW330-1
  • VPH: 28,800
  • Power reserve: 42 hrs
  • Case: Stainless steel
  • Crystal: Sapphire
  • Caseback: Display
  • Purist models feature 24-hour sweep
  • GMT models feature 12-hour sweep and 24-hour GMT hand
  • Bi-directional 24-hour rotating bezel with locking crown at 4 o'clock
  • Case width: 42 mm
  • Case thickness: 12.9 mm
  • Lug width: 22 mm
  • Water resistance: 200 m (660 ft)
Included
  • 2-Year Manufacturer's Warranty
Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Drop.

Estimated ship date is Oct 2, 2019 PT.

After this product run ends, payment will be collected and orders will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all orders final. Check the discussion for updates on your order.

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I don't know where is the correct spot for my message - here, in "Discussions" or, probably in "Reviews"... Anyway, I got my Airman Base 22 (GMT version "Luminous") a couple of months ago. I took some pause before expressing any opinion just to accumulate enough data and impressions. I got my watch from eBay dealer "Watchgooroo" because this specific version disappeared from drops of Drop.com for a while. The price was about $580. Could be better, but generally - OK. My bottom line conclusion is exceptionally good. This version belongs to post Invicta acquisition era, so it equipped with Sellita SW330-1. The accuracy of the watch is +4 sec a day measured during two months . Actually, it falls inside COSC certification specs for chronometers, even better. Take into account that Airman Base 22 isn't defined as chronometer. PVD looks perfect, the band is a simple but nice NATO band. The color of the dial not shown correctly at the picture - it's actually wonderful mixed white-yellow-light green and it looks gorgeous in the dark and during the day too. The front crystal is sapphire with AR, but the special story is the back presentation crystal - it's so beautiful with some very-very little degree of opaque - I'm not able to describe how it's nice! Frankly, I don't understand the Internet discussion "ETA vs Sellita", IMHO this discussion doesn't make sense. It's clear that today there is no significant difference in quality, implementation level, robustness, etc. of these to manufactures. My respect for Glycine as a watch manufacture - very good job done! [image] [image]