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    Vintage quartz glycine

    I saw one of these recently but can find almost no information on them, either about their history or quality. Does anyone have any?
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    The movement, FHF (Fabrique d'Horlogerie de Fontainemelon) caliber 960.111 is a very early quartz movement, and the earliest quartz Airman. Reportedly, only 1,000 of these quartz Airman were made. The base movement, FHF caliber 960.001 is the only one I find referenced. However, ESA/FHF caliber 960.111 movements are for sale on eBay. The 960.111 appears to be the 960.001 movement with a date function added. Glycine must have modified the 960.111 in order to make the hour hand rotate correctly for the 24-hour dial.

    Fabrique d'Horlogerie de Fontainemelon, an ebauche (movement) manufacturer, after being in business since the end of the eighteenth century, disappeared in the 1980s, swallowed up by ETA and The SWATCH Group. Other ebauche manufacturers, whose mechanical movements Glycine used for the various Airman models, Felsa and A. Schild, disappeared as well, suffering the same fate as FHF. Glycine did use mechanical ETA movements in vintage Combat models. circa 1968. These early Combat models had a 12-hour dial and were fitted with the unique Glycine wire hacking device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccwatchmaker View Post
    The movement, FHF (Fabrique d'Horlogerie de Fontainemelon) caliber 960.111 is a very early quartz movement, and the earliest quartz Airman. Reportedly, only 1,000 of these quartz Airman were made. The base movement, FHF caliber 960.001 is the only one I find referenced. However, ESA/FHF caliber 960.111 movements are for sale on eBay. The 960.111 appears to be the 960.001 movement with a date function added. Glycine must have modified the 960.111 in order to make the hour hand rotate correctly for the 24-hour dial.

    Fabrique d'Horlogerie de Fontainemelon, an ebauche (movement) manufacturer, after being in business since the end of the eighteenth century, disappeared in the 1980s, swallowed up by ETA and The SWATCH Group. Other ebauche manufacturers, whose mechanical movements Glycine used for the various Airman models, Felsa and A. Schild, disappeared as well, suffering the same fate as FHF. Glycine did use mechanical ETA movements in vintage Combat models. circa 1968. These early Combat models had a 12-hour dial and were fitted with the unique Glycine wire hacking device.

    James Sadilek -- ccwatchmaker

    Wow, thanks!

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