Glycine models presented here are limited to 'Emre Kiris collection'. Some of them are not in my custody anymore, some are sold, some are donated to museums but still displayed here to complete the timeline from 1920s to 2000s. I could say that these are the mainstream models. Enjoy the time tunnel:

1926

1926 Bern Schutzenfest

1926 Bern Schutzenfest

Antique Glycine gold watch

This little fella is from the year 1926 and is related with the next two pictures. It's in an 18k gold case and has the 'poincon de maitre ' hammer head with handle. Glycine manufacture movement Cal. 18 ticks inside the case. The bezel reads '1926 Bern Kantonal Schutzenfest ' - Bern Shooting Festival. In the German speaking world shooting festivals were annual events and precious prizes were given to the winners. This watch was the prize for the winner. Donated to Glycine Heritage Museum.

1926 Bern Schutzenfest

1926 Bern Schutzenfest

1926 Bern Schutzenfest

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This is the poster for the event on 1926 where this watch was given as a prize.

The winners

1926 Bern Schutzenfest

The winners

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And here we have the winners, Shutzenkonigin from 1926 Bern. High probably the lady there in the middle got this watch. It wasn't just watches given away, many other objects were presented to the winners.

1928

1928

The winners

Vintage Glycine watches niello silver gold platinum

This elegant timepieces' case is Niello silver. Something that was popular back then.  Niello is made by fusing together silver, copper, lead and then mixing the molten alloy with sulfur. It is used as an inlay on engraved or etched metal. This one is LeCoultre watch where the movement is from Glycine. A. LeCoultre and Jaeger merged in 1928 to form Jaeger LeCoultre.

1929

1928

1929

Vintage Glycine ladies ring watch

Glycine, specialized in small caliber movements in their early decades and has manufactured ring watches where time would tick elegantly on your fingers.

1930

1928

1929

Vintage Eugene Meylan Glycine automatic watch prototype

Automatic EMSA, patent applied for Oct '30 and granted in '31. Many dial variations exist along with module markings. This particular model has Venus 60 base caliber with Automatic EMSA module and a see through mineral crystal back, obviously a show piece. Donated to Glycine Heritage Museum. 

1935

1935

1935

vintage early Glycine Automatic watch  with fold lever crown Eugene Meylan

Another automatic module, but this is from the time-frame after Meylan sold his patent to Glycine in 1935. This timepiece has also that elegant fold lever crown which just adjusts the time. It's fitted with Glycine Cal 20 and the automatic module. Donated to Glycine Heritage Museum. 

1937

1935

1935

Vintage Glycine ladies gold watches

Small caliber tiny movements fitted into precious metal cases were the core activity of Glycine in its first 2 decades.

1939

1935

1939

Vintage Glycine Automatic watch world's fair, Dubai 2020

The Glycine Automatic has been developed further and fitted with shock-proof and water-proof capabilities and presented in 1939 World's Fair in New York. Along with many other comments a spec review was: Bracelet montre rond, acier automatique, seconde au centre, modèle hermétique, par Glycine.Glycine models presented in the fair have boosted the companies' presence and distribution in the world.

1939

1939

1939

Vintage Glycine Automatic watch , early automatic watch

Same automatic module, this time 18 jewels movement, +1 jewel for the center seconds hand. There has been a period where center seconds were considered as a complication. This watch is fitted with FHF 125 base movement and the automatic module. Another such model's movement and automatic module I have donated to NAWCC Museum.

1940

1939

1940

Vintage Glycine military issued watch german army deutsches heer

Glycine has manufactured watches for the German Army. It's a set of pocket and wrist-watch. The caseback is marked with DH ( Deutsches Heer- German Army ) and 5 or 6 digits between the two letters. Both are manual winding movements, pocket-watch has Felsa 283 ticking inside and the wristwatch has A.Schild 1130 movement. Donated to Glycine Heritage Museum. 

1940

1939

1940

military issued Glycine watch german army

These are the military issued watches of Glycine. The wristwatch is chrome case but case-back is stainless steel with fixed lugs. It's marked waterproof in German 'wasserdicht' and D 90608 H markings. The pocketwatch case-back has only the military marking: D80250H

1942

1942

1942

Vintage Glycine watch rectangular shape

Even though this model doesn't look that fancy, it was an aesthetic reflection of the '40s for dress watch case. It cases the premium Cal 29 movement.

1943

1942

1942

Vintage Glycine watch radium dial radium girls

Cal 23 Glycine from inter war era again. The dial is full with radium. Radium has a half-life of 1600 years and decays into radon gas. Therefore don't open vintage watches case-back in living areas especially where infants exist. Radium dust from the case may be spread.Work on them in a well ventilated area and clean as you go.

1946

1942

1946

Vintage Glycine triple date watch world war 2

FHF 125-3 movement ticking in this beautiful triple calendar Glycine. The internal bezel where the date disc is, is controlled by the crown at 10 o 'clock position. Within all Glycine models, I can say this is one of the most intriguing model I have seen. Donated to Glycine Heritage Museum.

1948

1948

1946

Vintage Glycine Bienne Geneve watch

Classic '40s and '50s models were round  watches in chrome cases. This Bienne-Geneve model has the Glycine Cal 72 which is based on Felsa 465. The Bienne-Geneve dial marks start on 1924 and continues till late '40s, it's an invention from the Engel family I believe who extended Glycine offices to Geneve also. 

1951

1948

1951

Vintage Glycine ladies pendant watch

Elegant pendant watch to be worn on the neck. I have seen two examples like this. Initially they come as a set, the necklace & pendant along with earrings. Very elegant motives and engravings on this miniature timepiece case, gold plated. Some Glycine models speak to ladies and are very elegant, this is one of them.

1951

1948

1951

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FHF 59-21 movement, which is just 20 * 9 mm. in size, powers this elegant piece. One of the smaller calibers within Glycine models. Donated to Glycine Heritage Museum. 

1954

1954

1954

Vintage Glycine Airman military  watch insignia Laos Vietnam Indo-China

Glycine Airman era starts in 1953, the first Airman manufacture party is in Dec 1953. Early Airman watches have various hand and dial configurations. Now and then a new old Airman surfaces and pleasantly surprises us. Pictured here is one from 1954 with pencil hands, no date window magnifier no, hacking mechanism. Powered by Felsa 692/N movement. The dial is marked with million elephants and wings logo, I have been told that it was a French Helicopter units logo operated in Laos, French Indo-China times. If you know something else, please let me know.

 

1954

1954

1954

Vintage Glycine Airman AM PM, very early Glycine Airman AM PM

The famous vintage Glycine Airman AM / PM which has been commemorated in its 60th year in 2013 with a modern version. Elegant dauphine hands, dial has AM, PM and Noon markings. Movement is Felsa 692/N. Fashion back then is small crown because the watch is self-winding. Only two examples of this model is known to exist currently.

1956

1954

1956

Vintage Glycine The Chief, very rare only one Tiffany Turler

Glycine The Chief. Only one example of this watch is known and its with the retailers name ' Tuerler ' on the dial. Tuerler is like the Tiffany in the US, a famous jeweler. The vintage Glycine Airman was meant to be for airman and The Chief for seagoing people, for the Navy. That's what the manual says. The manual is actually a combo with Airman and The Chief. Current tribute models of Glycine The Chief are all based on this single find, making it the godfather of all current ones.It's as rare as hen's teeth within Glycine models.

1956

1956

1956

Rare vintage Glycine Airman white dial hacking seconds pilots watch

The minute tail-end was implemented along with a date magnifier and hacking mechanism. The hacking mechanism was invented by Georges Godat, who wasn't related with Glycine, but obviously has sold his right to Glycine. His patent dates to Mar 1955 and a second one for fine tuning the same on Dec '55 ( original patents can be seen in 'Glycine Patents 'Page ). So all these minute-hand tailend Airman models are after March '55. The radium burn on dial and hands in this model are visible and adds a charm to it. Obviously the hands stand still for a long time on the same place and it burned the dial.

1958

1956

1958

Vintage Glycine Airman Special watch pilots US Air Force Vietnam

The Glycine Airman Special  was manufactured for the US market in order to pay less import taxes. The US implemented a tax system in order to protect its own manufacturers back in 1924 and it demanded more tax for more jewel count in movements. Some Glycine models, even earlier ones from 1924 and onward have this lesser jewel count. Glycine not willing to change its price point due to this regulation, dropped the jewel count from 23 jewel Felsa 692N to 17 jewels and called it 'Special '.

1958

1956

1958

Vintage Glycine Airman pilot watch '50s

This particular watch has a provenance from a helicopter pilot shot and held POW in Vietnam. Casing still the F 692N movement. The tail-end has moved to hour hand somewhere in 1956-57. We don't know the exact date yet when in vintage Glycine Airman watches the hour hand tail-end was implemented. I have had the rust cleaned up but didn't want to touch the hands since they add charm to it.

1964

1964

1964

Vintage Glycine Airman Special US Air Force Vietnam Pilots

This vintage Glycine Airman is from mid-60s where the 'Special' mark has moved up and became italic. The movement has also changed from F692 and is powered by an A.Schild movement 1700/01. This is a transition year Airman where the case is still not an EPSA Compressor case and has the screw-in case-back.

1967

1964

1964

Vintage Glycine Airman hacking mechanism

1967 was a very productive year for Glycine watch company. The Airman SST models have been introduced along with Glycine Combat timepieces. The Glycine crown logo we know now has been printed on all models even though the design was registered in 1965. 

1967

1964

1967

Vintage Airman SST pilot watch pumpkin

The vintage Glycine Airman SST with its stainless steel bracelet was costing 98 USD when introduced.It has a larger wrist presence than the classic Glycine Airman with it's 42 mm case size. Pretty big for its time. It cases A.Schild 1902/03 movement and has still the hacking mechanism. Dial configuration is similar except the internal turning bezel and the lack of date window magnifier.

1969

1969

1967

Very rare Glycine Airman SST Chronograph with Valjoux 724 movement Boeing Concorde

In 1969 Glycine manufactured a limited run of Airman SST Chronographs. The pity about these chronographs were that, they have been manufactured to support the American SST project but due to cancellation of the Boeing 2707 project, have been presented to Concorde pilots and first Concorde guests.It is one of the most desired Glycine models and the highest prize within vintage Glycine Airman watches.

1969

1969

1969

Vintage Glycine Airman SST Chronograph rare pilots watch Concorde Boeing 2707

The vintage Glycine Airman SST Chronograph came in different dial and case configurations. Some had 3 some 4 buttons/crowns. If there is a rotating internal bezel, than it would be 4, if bezel is external and manual rotation than 3 buttons were enough to operate the chronographs.

1969

1969

1969

Vintage Glycine Airman SST GMT Chronogrph

Bezel variations are also different, so as this Pepsi bezel. All these SST chronographs have Valjoux 724 movements, it basically R72 + 4th hand or 24h modification.

1956

1956

1956

Vintage Glycine Alarm watch Magnusson Swedish retailer

Didn't want to spread these models within the whole Airman herd above so going back to '50s with these beautiful and noteworthy models. This one is from 1956 and is a mechanical alarm watch Glycine manufactured 500 pieces with A. Schild 1475 movement. In 1976 Glycine has another manufacture party for alarm watches, this time with AS 5008 movement. Magnusson signed AS 1475 is donated to Glycine Heritage Museum. 

1961

1956

1956

Vintage Glycine Vacuum Divers watch snowflake hand

This Glycine Vacuum is an ideal watch within Glycine models, perfect time keeping abilities thanks to Klingenberg who invented the Vacuum casing. It is said that Glycine would obtain chronometer grade movements for these timepieces. There are several Vacuum watch models in different shapes and cases, but this one is my favourite with its snowflake minute hand. The watch cases ETA 2472 movement

1964

1956

1964

Vintage Glycine Automatic COSC watch

First and only time I have seen a COSC certified Glycine. It's actually from 1964 and with a weird looking crown logo which is different than what Glycine has. It may be a COSC addition on the watch or a trial crown before the Glycine models have adopted the crown logo design. ETA 2472 is ticking inside the case.

1965

1965

1964

Vintage Glycine Altus watch

Altus and Glycine merged in Aug 1963, Hertig decided to mark the dial with both brand names. There are several different models having this combo dial.

1967

1965

1967

Vintage Glycine Combat watch military style

In 1967 Glycine models have been enriched with the introduction of the Combat, which is the second oldest model line of Glycine after Airman. Well, the Eugene Meylan Automatic is the oldest one as pedigree but wasn't manufactured until 70 years later. Glycine Combat has also the mechanical hacking mechanism at 12 o'clock like in vintage Glycine Airman. It's a 12h watch with ETA 2472 movement cased in compressor case. Inner case-back of EPSA Compressor cases have always a month and year code.

1971

1965

1967

Vintage Glycine Divers watch

Divers style watches were booming in the '70s with their chunky cases. Here we have a Glycine diver style watch with screw down crown powered by AS 1903. This watch has started it all for me when I couldn't find information about it and I went through a joyful learning journey since 8 years.

1972

1972

1972

Vintage Glycine Compressor watch

Compressor models can be found in various case shapes. These models were cased by Ervin Piquerez and were called EPSA. The cross hatched crown was also a signature of EPSA so all compressor watches had crossed hatch crowns. Glycine has introduced their high-beat models within EPSA cases also. The watch featured here is not high frequency ( beat ) but a beautiful '70s colorful watch powered by ETA 2472.

1976

1972

1972

Vintage Glycine LCD Quartz watch

Things started to change in the market, so does it with Glycine models. Quartz watches hit the market forcing Swiss companies to cope with the new trend in order to survive. Ditronic manufactured this Glycine with ESA 9315 movement. Donated to Glycine Heritage Museum.

1976

1972

1976

Vintage Glycine Electronic Watch hybrid movement

Glycine Electronic. Quartz watches came in varieties which included LED, LCD, Electronic, Electric and Hybrid movements with a stepper motor. The TV case alike watch is powered by ESA 9154 movement. Donated to Glycine Heritage Museum. 

1976

1976

1976

Vintage Glycine Compressor watch with fixo flex band

Compressor watches were still manufactured in mid '70s in various shapes within Glycine models.

1978

1976

1976

Vintage Glycine Airman desk clock

Glycine didn't just manufacture wrist watches, they did also pocket watches and desk clocks. This desk clock is a limited run of 50 pieces from 1978. It has an 8 days IMHOF movement and the 24h internal disc is rotating with time. So once you set the time, the hands and the disc moves in opposite directions enabling you to read two time-zones.It's one of the rare Glycine models to surface.

1979

1976

1979

Vintage Glycine Airman Quartz Watch 1989

Manufactured 3,000 pieces in 11 Mar 1979 the Airman turned Quartz this time to continue its evolution. These are powered by ESA FHF 960.111 hybrid quartz movements.

1989

1980-1999

1979

Vintage Glycine Airman Quartz World Time

Manufactured 1,000 pieces on 6th Oct 1989 the vintage Glycine Airman Quartz World Time is  powered by an ETA 955.924. The internal rotating ring can be set for a second time zone just like in SST models, only difference is 12 o'clock is on top rather than 24.

1980-1999

1980-1999

1980-1999

Vintage Falcon Glycine Watches Falcon Airman Werner Siegrist

Falcon watches are Glycine models' brother in law. When Glycine produced the Quartz Airman and didn't want to continue while demand was increasing, Werner from Glycine US, made an exclusive agreement with Glycine to manufacture under his own brand Airman watches and labelled them Falcon. They can be still found in online auction sites.

1996

1980-1999

1980-1999

Glycine Sea Walker ETA 2824

I really don't know where they got this dial mark 'Sea Walker' but this model was manufactured in Mar 1996 and is powered by ETA 2824 movement.

1998

1998

1998

Vintage Glycine Watch Observer Luftwaffe flieger pilots watch

Initially manufactured as Glycine Observer, the 'Luftwaffe' ( German: Air Force ) dial mark was done for a retailer upon request with low numbers. These models were manufactured 1,000 pieces in 1998 and case the work horse movement ETA 2824. The onion crown, dial characters, lume and hands are defining this as  'flieger' type of watch. Very easy to read and a great wrist presence.42 mm w/out crown diameter. The Observer, has also see through case-back as well as solid case-back options. 

2001

1998

1998

Glycine Eugene Meylan Automatic

In its 70th anniversary, Glycine manufactured an Eugene Meylan automatic watch, tribute to vintage Glycine watches selection from 1931. It was manufactured on 26 Oct 2001 only 500 pieces. Powered by ETA 2895 movement.

2005

1998

2005

Glycine Airman SST 06 pumpkin pilots watch

Glycine Airman SST 06 powered by ETA 2893 manufactured on 1 Aug 2005, 600 pieces only. This one has the closest resemblance to the original SSTs manufactured back in 1967. 

Airman from 1954 to 1989 Family Photo

Airman from 1954 to 1989 Family Photo

Airman from 1954 to 1989 Family Photo

Vintage Glycine Airman watches for sale

Some more Glycine models, teasers here as eye candy for your viewing pleasure.

Airman AM/PM in 60 years

Airman from 1954 to 1989 Family Photo

Airman from 1954 to 1989 Family Photo

Vintage Glycine Airman rare

Vintage Glycine Airman gets a face and engine lift: changes in 60 years 1954 AM/PM vs 2016 re-issue.

Dial DNA

Airman from 1954 to 1989 Family Photo

Airman 1 and re-issue

Rare vintage Glycine Airman AM PM watch

The rare beast vs the re-issue, face to face.Vintage Glycine Airman vs. new-er excution

Airman 1 and re-issue

Glycine Combat 1967 vs Combat Golden Eye

Airman 1 and re-issue

Vintage Glycine Airman Special Pilots watch US Army Vietnam Pilots watch

At some point back in 2014-15 there was a project to re-issue also the hacking mechanism as in the vintage models but was not realized.

Airman 1

Glycine Combat 1967 vs Combat Golden Eye

Glycine Combat 1967 vs Combat Golden Eye

Vintage Glycine Airman US Air Force Vietnam Pilots watch military

Airman case size remains 36mm, vintage case-maker was Pretat.

Glycine Combat 1967 vs Combat Golden Eye

Glycine Combat 1967 vs Combat Golden Eye

Glycine Combat 1967 vs Combat Golden Eye

Vintage Glycine Combat rare watch with hacking mechanism military

Case size got bigger, WR increased, crystal type changed, hacking mechanism removed.

Through generations

Through generations

Through generations

Vintage Glycine Airman watches for sale rare US Air Force Vietnam Pilots watch flieger

Two generations of 3 family members vintage Glycine watches vs newer executions. Airman AM/PM, Airman 1 and Glycine Combat

Some pumpkin power

Through generations

Through generations

Vintage Glycine Airman watches US Air Force Vietnam rare for sale

Cases get larger and dials more colorful with time, just like the black&white TVs from the past vs now.

The Crown

Through generations

The Crown

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The logo crowns Glycine watches since 1965... But it's just in 1967 that all Glycine models adapt the crown.