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Glycine Combat Sub Review

Post by koimaster » August 25th 2020, 12:00am

The landscape of modern dive watch design is a crowded one. It’s such a popular genre that most manufacturers have at least one example in their lineup. Many brands try hard to present something different, something to make their watch more compelling than the competition, and some go the homage route. While the watch in review today is not revolutionary in design or specifications, I very much feel that the attention given to this one makes it stand out head and shoulders above many other good dive watches.


Glycine has been manufacturing watches since its founding in Bienne, Switzerland, in 1914. They’re probably best known for their Airman line of pilot and GMT watches, which were used extensively by the US military and even taken into space. The Combat line, including the Sub dive watch, has been in production since 1967.
In 2016 Glycine was purchased by Invicta, to the horror of many a WIS. Thankfully, the black predictions of decrease in quality seem to be much ado about nothing. The model I am reviewing in this article is a post-Invicta-purchase watch.

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Re: Glycine Combat Sub Review

Post by koimaster » August 25th 2020, 8:55am

Thunder1 wrote:
August 25th 2020, 4:12am
These are high value propositions, imo..
I would like to see a review between the sub, a pro diver, and perhaps another one or two rolex homages.
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Re: Glycine Combat Sub Review

Post by koimaster » August 25th 2020, 9:28am

biglove wrote:
August 25th 2020, 9:22am
For the money, at grey market, I don’t know if there is a better made homage out there.
I might agree but do not let foghorn know I said that.
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Re: Glycine Combat Sub Review

Post by koimaster » August 25th 2020, 10:12am

codguy wrote:
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Curious as to how the glycine/invicta is any different than Philip watch which for the most part are homages to breguet, stowa, Franck Muller and others. I take the brand with a grain of salt because of the invicta connection but they have been around a long time, the sub model has been out since the 60's and the airman is an original watch. Unless proven that they are made in asia along with invicta I will give them some slack.


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Re: Glycine Combat Sub Review

Post by codguy » August 25th 2020, 11:19am

koimaster wrote:
August 25th 2020, 10:12am
codguy wrote:
August 25th 2020, 9:56am
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Curious as to how the glycine/invicta is any different than Philip watch which for the most part are homages
Uhm, it is not the homage part, the boredom is with all the fapping done here over this brand.

So IWG also owns Philip? Fuck me silly.
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Re: Glycine Combat Sub Review

Post by koimaster » August 25th 2020, 1:43pm

codguy wrote:
August 25th 2020, 11:19am
koimaster wrote:
August 25th 2020, 10:12am
codguy wrote:
August 25th 2020, 9:56am
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Curious as to how the glycine/invicta is any different than Philip watch which for the most part are homages
Uhm, it is not the homage part, the boredom is with all the fapping done here over this brand.

So IWG also owns Philip? Fuck me silly.
No, Invicta does not own Philip as you well know. You and I both own Philip watches if memory serves me correctly. Yes a lot of folks here like Glycine, I own two of them which are seldom worn in fact. The bronze one sits in a box and has been worn 2x in 3 months. In my case it was curiosity after foghorn said he liked his a lot. I much prefer other watches and will probably sell the glycine watch I have.
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