Glycine Soda + Drop watch defective and poor service
I recently received a Glycine watch that I had purchase a while ago.
When I received the watch, it would not run. I took it to a watch repair person who told me that the watch was defective.
I contacted Drop support which put me in contact with the Glycine watch repair service. It took a long time for the service center to respond. They finally responded and I was hocked to find out that I had to pay $32 to have the watch looked at for warranty repair plus I had to pay the $20+ shipping.
This is not the first watch that I have purchased through Drop. But this experience indicates to me that the risk of buying watches through Drop is just too great so that it is not worth it.
Not only the time that I had to spend to get this taken care of, but it will be months before I get the watch back. Plus it cost me almost $50 to send in the watch. This is on a $400 watch.
I see that the watch is readily available on watch sites for the same price.
Buying watches through Drop is...
I just noticed that the Glycine home page has only the Airman and Combat lines, and both seem to have fewer models than previously (Combat Sub Aquarius is gone, for instance, as well as their larger Combat Subs). The Incursore line, a sort of field style watch named after the Italian special forces that I kind of like, is completely gone, as are two other product lines.
The page from a year ago:
I guess Invicta finally got around to eliminating less profitable products?
Model: Prospex Solar Diver
Reference Number: SNE537, SNE535, and SNE533
Case Material: Stainless steel
Dial Color: Blue, grey, or camo green
Lume: Yes, on indexes, bezel dot, and hands
Water Resistance: 200m, ISO 6425 compliant
Strap/Bracelet: Matching silicone rubber strap
Price is $450. I mean, seems like another great bang for your buck. Seiko FTW.
about dang time, they've been building up to this since the re releases of the Marlin classic, then related models, and now for Fall extending to the Waterbury lines. This is a welcome player to the 'affordable' market space, I dig them.
Hey everyone! Nick Mankey here comin' atcha yet again with my latest attempts in watch band innovations! It is my pleasure to introduce you all to one of my favorite projects to date: The Hook Strap.
Initially developed as a bit of a personal project for the 'Cap Strap' (a bottle-opening watch band), the concept of using elastic with a hook-like piece of hardware seemed like an idea worth diving into a few leagues deeper.
Priority #1 was getting the elastic just right. So I worked with a renowned elastics manufacture to achieve a strong yet soft and breathable elastic with a tasteful twill weave to provide just enough visual interest on its own. This elastic has actually shown to meet military standards in terms of durability.
Priority #2 was slimming down the design as much as possible. This means no elastic beneath the watch, no bulky hardware, just a trim and concise package. And having just come from developing the Cap Strap which utilizes a big hook, I had...