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Glycine Airman Purist Automatic Watch $549.99 fs @ md

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  • Glycine
  • Movement: Glycine GL293 21-jewel automatic
  • 42-hour power reserve
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Crystal: Sapphire
  • Caseback: Display
  • 24-hour sweep
  • Date display
  • Bidirectional rotating bezel locked with screw-down crown at 4 o'clock
  • Water resistance: 100 m (330 ft)
Airman 42
  • Case diameter: 42 mm
  • Case thickness: 12.2 mm
  • Lug width: 22 mm
  • Lug-to-lug: 52 mm
Airman 44
  • Case diameter: 44 mm
  • Case thickness: 12.2 mm
  • Lug width: 22 mm
  • Lug-to-lug: 54 mm
Airman 46
  • Case diameter: 46 mm
  • Case thickness: 12.2 mm
  • Lug width: 24 mm
  • Lug-to-lug: 56 mm
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  • 2-year manufacturer's warranty
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Estimated ship date is Dec 4, 2017 PT.
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I have always been confused with the water resistance against water proof element...can someone explain please?
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I see Invicta just couldn't help themselves, and had to increase the size of what was pretty much a perfectly sized watch.
I'm sure glad I got my hands on one of the older Double Twelves when they were on sale!
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I have always been confused with the water resistance against water proof element...can someone explain please?
No one claims to be water proof anymore (at least no watches I am aware do). They moved to the resistant terminology. There are additional certifications that some watches go through to be dive certified.

My general thinking
50M = ok to splash some water on but not for swimming
100M = probably ok to swim with but be careful
200M and screw down crown = go nuts in the water.
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Hmm... Decisions...

PRO: It IS "purist" version.
CONS: Only 12 hours are marked with numeric increments of 2.. Frown

WANT: ALL 24 numbers to be written out on the dial.. I mean, this watch is large enough (44mm). Might as well.
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My general thinking
50M = ok to splash some water on but not for swimming
100M = probably ok to swim with but be careful
200M and screw down crown = go nuts in the water.
This has not made much sense to me.

Isn't it?

I mean 50M = 150ft = about 3 TIMES as high as my 2 story house!!! WHY would a watch with this kind of WR rating (resistance of water penetration up to 5 times normal air pressure = pressure of when you go under water 3 times as deep as height of my house) be only allowed mere splash?
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This has not made much sense to me.

Isn't it?

I mean 50M = 150ft = about 3 TIMES as high as my 2 story house!!! WHY would a watch with this kind of WR rating (resistance of water penetration up to 5 times normal air pressure = pressure of when you go under water 3 times as deep as height of my house) be only allowed mere splash?
You can do whatever you want with your watch. I don't mind being on the safe side when it's half a grand.
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This has not made much sense to me.

Isn't it?

I mean 50M = 150ft = about 3 TIMES as high as my 2 story house!!! WHY would a watch with this kind of WR rating (resistance of water penetration up to 5 times normal air pressure = pressure of when you go under water 3 times as deep as height of my house) be only allowed mere splash?
Well next time I will check with you if it makes sense to you before I post it.

The ratings are not official and done by the manufacturer. Also no standard to how long they resist water and no one checks they even test.

If you want to chance it go for it. But really should buy a dedicated dive watch if you plan to be in the water much.
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This has not made much sense to me.

Isn't it?

I mean 50M = 150ft = about 3 TIMES as high as my 2 story house!!! WHY would a watch with this kind of WR rating (resistance of water penetration up to 5 times normal air pressure = pressure of when you go under water 3 times as deep as height of my house) be only allowed mere splash?

I agree, I was in the same boat as you are when I first began collecting watches.
The measurements for water restaurant seemed disconnected with reality. A 30 meter rated watch is supposed to only be water resistant to watching hands in the sink but not a 5 foot depth in a pool? Why say it's 30 meters then?!?

As much celebrating we do about the precision and beauty of watches, that measurement not being criticized had always irked me...
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Well next time I will check with you if it makes sense to you before I post it.

The ratings are not official and done by the manufacturer. Also no standard to how long they resist water and no one checks they even test.

If you want to chance it go for it. But really should buy a dedicated dive watch if you plan to be in the water much.
I am not specifically talking to your particular post as what you posted is "generally accepted guideline" which actually some of the manufacturers even have on their manual and I was remarking that it sounds rather absurd..

Although according to this link:
https://www.seikowatches.com/supp...water.html

Seiko puts 5bar (50m) as acceptable for swimming.
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I see Invicta just couldn't help themselves, and had to increase the size of what was pretty much a perfectly sized watch.
I'm sure glad I got my hands on one of the older Double Twelves when they were on sale!

not yet ! Wink invicta still lets 'em stay glycine ! Smilie
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No one claims to be water proof anymore (at least no watches I am aware do). They moved to the resistant terminology. There are additional certifications that some watches go through to be dive certified.

My general thinking
50M = ok to splash some water on but not for swimming
100M = probably ok to swim with but be careful
200M and screw down crown = go nuts in the water.
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This has not made much sense to me.

Isn't it?

I mean 50M = 150ft = about 3 TIMES as high as my 2 story house!!! WHY would a watch with this kind of WR rating (resistance of water penetration up to 5 times normal air pressure = pressure of when you go under water 3 times as deep as height of my house) be only allowed mere splash?
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You can do whatever you want with your watch. I don't mind being on the safe side when it's half a grand.
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Well next time I will check with you if it makes sense to you before I post it.

The ratings are not official and done by the manufacturer. Also no standard to how long they resist water and no one checks they even test.

If you want to chance it go for it. But really should buy a dedicated dive watch if you plan to be in the water much.


most of the models have leather bands laugh out loud I would stay from the water not because it's not good for leather - but it does take long time to dry, and wet leather doesn't feel great on your arm ! metal band would be an exception, as two nato straps on all black and the one I'm drooling over Wave black w/luminous dial !
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Hmm... Decisions...

PRO: It IS "purist" version.
CONS: Only 12 hours are marked with numeric increments of 2.. Frown

WANT: ALL 24 numbers to be written out on the dial.. I mean, this watch is large enough (44mm). Might as well.

it is a one revolution per day watch ! Wink
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The Glycine Airman 42 gl0068 looks good
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it is a one revolution per day watch ! https://static.slickdealscdn.com/ima...ilies/wink.gif
Yes, it is thus "Purist". (same as ORIGINAL)
vs. "GMT" models (2 turns / day like normal watch + GMT hand which turns 1 turn per day.).

I was saying that just like original, would be nice to have all 24 numbers on the dial.
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