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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.
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!
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 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 1,850 CHF.
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