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    Current Glycine quality

    I've heard from more than one person that the pre-Invicta Glycine and current ones differ in quality a good amount? But I have heard the opposite too? I'm trying to figure out which view is accurate?

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    Re: Current Glycine quality

    From what I understand, Invicta owns Glycine but does not interfere in the watchmaking processes. Therefore, I can only assume that their quality has not suffered any. With that said, there are a LOT of 'Invicta looking' designs in the Glycine line now, though Glycine has also released a good number of special or 'limited' editions of older styles.

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    Re: Current Glycine quality

    Just got a 'new' post-Invicta buyout Combat and quality seems acceptable. I bought it from WUS member BNIB for $300, he bought new it to get the bracelet for his other Combat (didn't get a bracelet so I don't know about that part). The Stellita-made GL224 seems like a nice movement running at +1.5 sec/day. Never had a pre-Invicta Glycine, so can't say if those were better, but I venture to say they were. As long as they keep the prices reasonable (not pre-Invicta prices) they should do well. Did ETA cut off Glycine because they were outside the Swatch Group? The dial, hands, crystal and case/bezel all seem well made and lume is good.

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    Re: Current Glycine quality

    Quote Originally Posted by MS_original View Post
    I've heard from more than one person that the pre-Invicta Glycine and current ones differ in quality a good amount? But I have heard the opposite too? I'm trying to figure out which view is accurate?
    The recent Glycine have been fine....accurate, good quality, no issues and at significantly lower prices than previously.

    It is a good time to buy them IMHO.
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    Re: Current Glycine quality

    Quote Originally Posted by TKiteCD View Post
    From what I understand, Invicta owns Glycine but does not interfere in the watchmaking processes. Therefore, I can only assume that their quality has not suffered any. With that said, there are a LOT of 'Invicta looking' designs in the Glycine line now, though Glycine has also released a good number of special or 'limited' editions of older styles.

    Show us an example of an “Invicta looking” Glycine. I have seen no such watch so far.
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    Re: Current Glycine quality

    Purchased an Airman with selitta movement in Dec. The hour hand was not placed properly on the watch so it would always read a little off from the correct hour in the 24 hour scale. The selitta movement is also running around 15 second day slow. Took it to my watchmaker and he fixed it all in front of me for 20 bucks while I waited. I guess I got a ...... watch
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    Re: Current Glycine quality

    Quote Originally Posted by yankeexpress View Post
    Show us an example of an “Invicta looking” Glycine. I have seen no such watch so far.
    I would put the bronzes in that category. Not that Invicta is known for their bronze watches, but these are clearly a different aesthetic and manufacture. The airman dial is just so noisy and they are all so colorful (gaudy?). Not to mention the shiny applied indices. The colored bezel
    inserts just look wrong.

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    Re: Current Glycine quality

    Quote Originally Posted by yankeexpress View Post
    Show us an example of an “Invicta looking” Glycine. I have seen no such watch so far.

    This has a LOT of Inflicta influence:

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    Re: Current Glycine quality

    I have a couple of Combat Subs and an Airman. I think they’re all as good as expected. Other than some other whacky model designs that have Invicta dna, I’d say the prior models have not been touched.

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