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For sale is a Vintage Glycine Airman SST from the late 1970's with original Glycine bracelet. The watch is fully functional with the hacking mechanism by wire functioning. The watch has been aquired from the first owner who purchased it 1985 from Century Jewellers in the US. Unfortunately, the box and papers have been misplaced are not part of the sale.
SST stood for SuperSonic Transport and was released during an age where the world believed that supersonic passenger jets were the future. There is an excellent article on the history of the watch on timepiechronicle dot com.
SPECIFICATIONS and CONDITION REPORT
The Airman SST is in very good, fully functional vintage condition. The movement runs well and the date changes exactly at midnight. Hacking feature by wire works!
Please check the pictures carefully to determine the condition of the watch. Any questions, please feel free to ask.
MODEL / REFERENCE: Glycine Airman SST with Century signed dial.
DIAL+HANDS: original black and grey dial in excellent condition. The dial is signed Century Airman SST. Under the loupe, you can notice minor spots close to the center of the dial. The tritium indexes are in near perfect ondition. The hands are original and the hour hand retains the tritium lume, while the lume on the minute and second hand must have been replaced during a service. The tritum lume on the indexes and hands glows briefly when activated with UV light while the hands do not glow.
BEZEL: original internal bezel in very good condition, rotates when operated by the crown at 2 o'clock.
CRYSTAL: Plexy cristal in very good condition.
MOVEMENT: A. Schild 2163 movement in fully functional condition, signed “Century Jewelry Co”
CASE: 41.5 mm stainless steel case in very good condition.
CASEBACK: stainless steel caseback showing a SuperSonic jet and SST by Glycine wording. The inside of the caseback carries a Glycine stamp.
CROWN & PUSHERS: original cross hatched crown
STRAP: The watch comes on the original Glycine signed steel bracelet with folding clasp.
Dial, caseback, movement and bracelet signed. The watch is in overall excellent vintage condition and all functions operate as they should with the hacking function by wire working.
The price is 1850 CHF (Swiss Francs) / 2000 USD / 1700 EUR or OBRO plus shipping at actual cost. Low ball offers will be politely ignored. The watch can also be sold through Chrono24, which provides a safe Escrow service. Watch and I are in Switzerland.
I have not sold watches on Chroncentric yet. However I have 100% positive feedback on ebay since 2006 and I have sold many watches on Chrono24. I can also provide references from OF.
Please feel free to contact me in German, English, French or Chinese. I am happy to provide further details/pictures and to supply references.
bank wire or PayPal (please add 4 % to the price to cover PayPal fees).
Shipping: insured and registered parcels by Swiss postal service, DHL or Fedex.
Terms of sale
The large, clear unaltered pictures are an important part of the description. Please look carefully and feel free to ask questions.
I check the watch to be certain it runs when listed and we re-check before shipping. There is no warranty on the accuracy of the watch. Please note that vintage watches are in general not considered waterproof.
Returns only accepted within 3 days of receipt if the watch is not as described and pictured and it is returned in the same exact condition as it was sold. Refunds will only be made upon a full inspection and will amount to the purchase price minus shipping and handling costs. Buyer is responsible for the return postage, insurance, and safe delivery of the watch back to me.
Import duties, taxes and charges (typically collected upon delivery or pickup) are the buyer's responsibility and are not included in the item price or shipping charges. Please check with your country's customs office prior to bidding/buying to determine what these additional costs will be.