Glycine Triple Date Chronograph with Valjoux 72C Movement
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    Glycine Triple Date Chronograph with Valjoux 72C Movement

    I'm not getting much feedback on the Glycine forum regarding same. Anyone know anything about this watch? I've had very little luck researching online and am yet to unearth a single Glycine with this dial/layout.

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    Re: Glycine Triple Date Chronograph with Valjoux 72C Movement

    I just came by to say that your Glycine is classy.
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    Re: Glycine Triple Date Chronograph with Valjoux 72C Movement

    This is interesting. I don't know much about Glycine, but there were many companies that put together Valjoux 72c-based watches in the 1960's. This one seems to have the day/ date correctors that are more flush, which may mean the watch is closer to late 60's.
    One thing that sticks out: the import code for Glycine is BXP (Thanks Dr. Ranfft), not what looks like ZOA on the balance cock. I've not seen a V72c that has a bridge in that pronounced "Y" shape. My R72c looks like this:
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    Re: Glycine Triple Date Chronograph with Valjoux 72C Movement

    Interesting watch thanks for sharing
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    Re: Glycine Triple Date Chronograph with Valjoux 72C Movement

    All I can say is that the subdial style is definitely 1960s. Nice watch!

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    Re: Glycine Triple Date Chronograph with Valjoux 72C Movement

    I can't really add to the posters above, but would like to offer my Benrus (recently acquired) in comparison. I believe mine is a bit earlier, probably '50s. N.B. the older style registers and regulator.



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    Re: Glycine Triple Date Chronograph with Valjoux 72C Movement

    Thanks for the feedback guys. I had also noticed the "Y"-shaped piece seems to be a tad different than other 72C movements I've seen online, but I don't really have any reason to doubt this as a fake. The relative this came from also owned quite a few Omegas.

    I definitely like the style of this watch. It's reminiscent of my Speedmaster Pro, but the triple-date functionality and white/silver dial with the blue numbering is visually appealing to me.

    I unfortunately do not know what it originally came on, as it was sent to me with an Omega bracelet. I think I might get it serviced and cleaned up and put on a leather/croc strap, as I don't currently own any strap watches.

    I still find it very unusual that given the breadth of the Internet, I am unable to find a single picture of this watch out there. Weird.
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    Re: Glycine Triple Date Chronograph with Valjoux 72C Movement

    Just had the Glycine cleaned, oiled, and adjusted. Also had the case polished and the dial cleaned up (had some red fibers all over it initially). The watchmaker also had to manufacture an internal bezel that sits under the glass and holds the movement in place. This evidently is why it was not running properly.

    Just bought a Hirsch honey-colored camel grain leather strap for it. Will report back with the finished product.

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    Re: Glycine Triple Date Chronograph with Valjoux 72C Movement

    It looks fantastic. Congrats.
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    Re: Glycine Triple Date Chronograph with Valjoux 72C Movement

    really nice one, you don't see many around from these Valjoux cased Glycines. Don't know much about this one but the same caliber is in the SST Airman Chrono from 1968 produced only 100 pieces.Its definitely collectible. Never saw one before in the forums, only one, since a long time in bay.

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