1960s Glycine Airman Special ref 314.050
This is a very cool and underrated timepiece with interesting history. The Glycine Airman Special was released during the 60s as a variation of the Glycine Airman, because of US customs taxing watches based on jewel number in movements (25 for the first Airman, 17 for the Airman Special). Being a true commercial success, this watch was widely used, especially by US pilots during the Viet Nam war. Its 24 hour dial and GMT feature, plus perfect readability made it a perfect pilot watch at the time.
This particular model is an early version, prior to 1967. It is recognisable by the “no-crown” and serif dial. This version is rarer and much more looked after, by collectors who are aware of this detail. It happens also to be in superb condition also, which makes it a true collector piece.
Case materialStainless steel
The watch is overall in excellent condition. Dial shows a nice and even patina. Case is in excellent condition also. Movement is running perfectly. All parts are present and original, including the bezel-lock.