Invicta purchases Glycine -updated - yes it is true

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Re: Invicta purchases Glycine -updated - yes it is true

Post by biglove » August 16th 2016, 8:49pm

svaglic wrote:Invicta just posted another Glycine post up. I bet they are heavy on the ban for out speaks on it now, but I got my chip in for now.
Glycine was a favorite brand of mine, and maybe I am wrong, I hope I am.


Was on FB at the same time and got my jabs in, too. Oh, I see that you saw! ;)

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Re: Invicta purchases Glycine -updated - yes it is true

Post by svaglic » August 16th 2016, 8:51pm

biglove wrote:
svaglic wrote:Invicta just posted another Glycine post up. I bet they are heavy on the ban for out speaks on it now, but I got my chip in for now.
Glycine was a favorite brand of mine, and maybe I am wrong, I hope I am.


Was on FB at the same time and got my jabs in, too. Oh, I see that you saw! ;)

Fuck Invicta.


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Post by biglove » August 16th 2016, 9:14pm

Posted the ablogtowatch article a couple of times on their FB page, too.
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Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » August 19th 2016, 2:13am

kevco wrote:With all this..I purchased this before the woodworms infiltrate the brand as it was.

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That's just amazing, kev! Congratulations, and sew fourth, for a seriously superb shipment of Glycine goodies...I'm seriously jealous over here, but nonetheless thrilled for you; such cool, beautiful set! 8-)
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Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » August 19th 2016, 2:15am

abduksion wrote:
kevco wrote:With all this..I purchased this before the woodworms infiltrate the brand as it was.

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Nice I believe Mort also said he wanted one of these last week?

Indeed I did, but it's always cool to see a pal pick up a great set like that'n... 8-)
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Post by TemerityB » August 19th 2016, 9:14am

The horribly titled Bezelous take on the takeover:

http://www.bezelous.com/guilt-by-associ ... s-glycine/

An interview with Steven Lack, whose tap-dancing skill would have made Gregory Hines blush with envy:

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f18/interv ... 81609.html
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Re: Invicta purchases Glycine -updated - yes it is true

Post by TemerityB » August 23rd 2016, 1:38pm

Very nice, kev. Good work.

Wow, things are slow on the Glyvicta front this week; I would have assumed they'd have issued a 65mm Incursore with a Flame Fusion crystal, an NH35a, and a plastic Weedy Seadragon attached to the second hand with Elmer's Glue-All by now.
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Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » August 23rd 2016, 5:49pm

Kev, I am pickled tink for you, my friend; they say it's bad to live vicariously through someone else, but I say that's just a warm, fresh and fly laden load of Bovine Live. That has got to be the most amazing set in the world right about now, and, at $1K delivered, that puts some lead in the old pencil. Dang, if only Mrs. Mort hadn't caught me fondling my new Seiko PADI (Pot-smokers Actually DO Inhale, right, Conj.?) turtle and newer-still Hammy Pan Europ in my work hop...sorry, I keep forgetting to complete that second word, thanks to my seeing that Pan Europ moniker. Oh, well, it'll get etter. I'm ure. In the meantime, Kev, keep enjoying the hell outta that set. I have a line on an excellent condition Glycine Combat Sub with the brown bezel, and my sales resistance is slipping; besides, it's better getting caught with a $500 outlay than $1000. But only JUST. :mrgreen:

Again, congrats, breaux! 8-)
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Post by biglove » August 23rd 2016, 6:10pm

TemerityB wrote:Very nice, kev. Good work.

Wow, things are slow on the Glyvicta front this week; I would have assumed they'd have issued a 65mm Incursore with a Flame Fusion crystal, an NH35a, and a plastic Weedy Seadragon attached to the second hand with Elmer's Glue-All by now.


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Post by kevco » August 24th 2016, 4:49am

abduksion wrote:Great watch Kev is that the model that doubles as a Pocket Watch?



It is actually a wrist and pocket watch set assembled in this kit..which is supposed to be limited to 250.
I purchased # 130/250 for $989.00 on Amazon.



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Post by abduksion » August 24th 2016, 8:05am

kevco wrote:
abduksion wrote:Great watch Kev is that the model that doubles as a Pocket Watch?



It is actually a wrist and pocket watch set assembled in this kit..which is supposed to be limited to 250.
I purchased # 130/250 for $989.00 on Amazon.



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Not a bad price was it a blow out sale?
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Post by kevco » August 24th 2016, 10:35am

abduksion wrote:
kevco wrote:
abduksion wrote:Great watch Kev is that the model that doubles as a Pocket Watch?



It is actually a wrist and pocket watch set assembled in this kit..which is supposed to be limited to 250.
I purchased # 130/250 for $989.00 on Amazon.



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Not a bad price was it a blow out sale?


I don't think so. I was able to wrangle a $10.00 discount with my card.
Alain posted this link on 8/19. That is where I found mine:

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Re: Invicta purchases Glycine -updated - yes it is true

Post by TemerityB » September 1st 2016, 7:42pm

Another take on the saddest watch news of 2016, complete with more rah-rah quotes from Glycine's Lack:

American watch business Invicta Watch Group has confirmed the acquisition of Glycine, a 100 year old Swiss maker best known for its Airman range of pilot watches.

The group now has a stable of four watch brands: Invicta, S.Coifman, Technomarine and Glycine.

Glycine has a toehold in the UK, with online retailer Watchshop offering the brand, along with a handful of independents including CW Sellors in Ashbourne in Derbyshire and Ogden of Harrogate.

Invicta operates through branded stores and a network of retailers in the United States, but has no presence in the UK. Technomarine and S.Coifman, the group’s other two brands, are also absent from the UK.

Invicta announced the acquisition of Glycine on its Facebook page, but provided little detail. “We are pleased to welcome Glycine into the Invicta family of brands. Established in 1914 and still based in Switzerland, we look forward to continuing the rich brand heritage of crafting fine, Swiss-made timepieces,” the Facebook message said.

Glycine’s CEO, Stephan Lack, is delighted with the deal, which he feels gives Invicta Group the scale and breadth of brands to expand. “Invicta definitely bought a gem with a great history and a very nice collection,” he told WatchPro.

“If Invicta Group is able to optimise marketing and distribution, Glycine will be a very sustainable deal,” he added.

Glycine’s existing retail partners are being promised continuity. “Glycine Watch SA stays an autonomous Swiss company with own distribution,” said Mr Lack.

The global reach of Invicta Group, particularly in the Americas, made the deal particularly attractive to Glycine. “Invicta Group is financially strong, core competence 100% in the watch business, family company, strong in marketing and sales, especially in the very potential US market. Glycine will profit from the marketing services know how (particularly social media) and the distribution power in the American and South-American market,” predicted Mr Lack.

He also suggested that Glycine, the only watch brand in the Invicta Group portfolio with a retail network in the UK, could help its stablemates expand this side of the Atlantic.


http://www.watchpro.com/invicta-watch-g ... of-brands/
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Post by conjurer » September 1st 2016, 10:07pm

biglove wrote:What a load of steaming shit. A big, hot, sweltering pile.


Quite so. However, the idea of Nvicter getting a foothold in the Sceptred Isle, for some reason, makes me feel warm and happy. While the Brits really don't deserve the sheer horror of having Invicter boutiques on their high streets--well, maybe they do, because of selling the Smiths Everest--still, the idea of a bunch of UK yobs wearing Subaqueer Homos EYE EYE EYEs, including our own Dirtbox, is capital fun.
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Post by TemerityB » September 2nd 2016, 6:21am

conjurer wrote:
biglove wrote:What a load of steaming shit. A big, hot, sweltering pile.


Quite so. However, the idea of Nvicter getting a foothold in the Sceptred Isle, for some reason, makes me feel warm and happy. While the Brits really don't deserve the sheer horror of having Invicter boutiques on their high streets--well, maybe they do, because of selling the Smiths Everest--still, the idea of a bunch of UK yobs wearing Subaqueer Homos EYE EYE EYEs, including our own Dirtbox, is capital fun.


It's a good point. Before reading that, I had no idea that Invicter was nowheresville in England.

Wow. Sea Spiders, Bolts, and Ocean Ghosts in the land of Accurists and Rotarys, to to mention Bremont and Loomes?

I can't see it. Then again, I didn't see Brexit coming, either. There's only one thing I know in 2016: Stupid is coming, and you can't stop it.
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