Ordered 2 Airman No1 from glycine-direct--one 36mm and one 40mm--cuz I couldn't decide on the size.
Returned the 40mm after determining that the 36mm was plenty large. So far so good.
But the 36mm watch seemed odd to me--unlike the 40mm, the 36mm did not come in the Glycine branded plastic bag and the protective sticker on the crystal was oddly doubled up (again, unlike the 40mm Airman). Also, the cardboard box was a little bent up around the flap. So I suspected it was a customer return that had been re-sold as "new"--that's generally not a problem for me as the watch looked clean.
Put the watch on my (bi-directional) winder for 4 days to track its timekeeping (seems pretty good but not great, -10s/day). Then on Wednesday night I take it off the winder and put it face-up on my dresser to see how it likes that position. In the morning I go to check the time and the watch had....STOPPED. Stopped after what looked to be just 6 hours! Not good.
Now I have reason to suspect that this watch was in fact very likely a customer return, and that the reason for the return was that the rotor was not winding the watch up properly. So I initiated a return immediately, and suddenly am soured on glycine-direct as I think they had to know this watch was defective (only defective watches get free return shipping, thus the previous customer would have been highly incentivized to report the problem).
In conclusion: A) consider my experience for what it's worth and B) what do other people think about Glycine's QC these days? I really want a 24-hour watch but I'm suddenly very leery of this company's product. Am I being unreasonable?