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Glycine Combat Sub Bronze Automatic Watch $389 + Free Shipping

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GLYCINE COMBAT SUB BRONZE WATCH – DROP.com EXCLUSIVE

Swiss automatic. Solid bronze case. 42mm.

Pre-order, watch will be shipped in July.

Price $389. Shipping is free.

This is excellent watch, normally sells for double or more of this price.

https://drop.com/buy/94007

Established in 1914 by Eugène Meylan, Glycine traces its roots back to Bienne, Switzerland, the watchmaking capital of the world. Originally, Glycine was a movement manufacturer, but during the 1930s it launched its own line of timepieces. Later, in 1953 came the debut of the well-known Airman line, a collection of GMT watches with 24-hour analog dials and rotating bezels, used frequently by military and commercial pilots. The 1960s saw the release of the Combat Sub, a diver that soon became the brand's calling card—for good reason. Today, Glycine has expanded its lineup to include a wide range of timepieces, but it still operates out of its headquarters in Bienne, Switzerland.

SPECS
Drop + Glycine
Movement: Glycine GL224 26-jewel automatic
28800 vph
38-hour power reserve
Case material: Bronze
Band: Leather
Crystal: Sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Caseback: Solid
Bezel: Aluminum
Date display
Unidirectional rotating bezel
Case diameter: 42 mm
Case thickness: 10.6 mm
Lug width: 22 mm
Lug-to-lug: 50 mm
Water resistance: 200 m (654 ft)

INCLUDED
Glycine's 2-year warranty
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A combat watch. Perfect timing. Hope next day shipping is available.
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Or get an Glycine Sub from Ashford for $329 now. This is not a good deal!
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Or get an Glycine Sub from Ashford for $329 now. This is not a good deal!
Is there a BRONZE Glycine sub at Ashford for $329 right now? Smilie
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Is there a BRONZE Glycine sub at Ashford for $329 right now? Smilie
No, as the ad says, the bronze is exclusive. But saying this normally sells for double this price is disingenuous. They can be had cheaper.

I will say that bronze watches look great once they gets natural patina, I really like my Zenith Pilot Extra Special in Bronze. Took about a year to get the patina where I wanted it from natural wear. It is part of my watch rotation, so if you wear it every day, it will likely get the patina look much faster.

Still, not a slick deal. Price is at or slightly higher what you'd expect to pay for this watch any day of the week
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No, as the ad says, the bronze is exclusive. But saying this normally sells for double this price is disingenuous. They can be had cheaper.

I will say that bronze watches look great once they gets natural patina, I really like my Zenith Pilot Extra Special in Bronze. Took about a year to get the patina where I wanted it from natural wear. It is part of my watch rotation, so if you wear it every day, it will likely get the patina look much faster.

Still, not a slick deal. Price is at or slightly higher what you'd expect to pay for this watch any day of the week
I am unimpressed with Drop deals. Probably decent deals if you're a tech bro, but Slickdealers expect ... slicker deals than most Drops.
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No, as the ad says, the bronze is exclusive. But saying this normally sells for double this price is disingenuous. They can be had cheaper.
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Still, not a slick deal. Price is at or slightly higher what you'd expect to pay for this watch any day of the week
Then show us where we can buy this watch for lower than Drop price.

I've been monitoring the price of this watch for 5 months and if they are offered on eBay they go for $700, $900 or higher.

Here're search results of currently available BRONZE watches, the cheapest one is $743:
https://www.chrono24.com/glycine/...8.htm#gref

Based on these prices what part of me saying "this normally sells for double this price" was disingenuous?
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Then show us where we can buy this watch for lower than Drop price.

I've been monitoring the price of this watch for 5 months and if they are offered on eBay they go for $700, $900 or higher.

Here're search results of currently available BRONZE watches, the cheapest one is $743:
https://www.chrono24.com/glycine/...8.htm#gref

Based on these prices what part of me saying "this normally sells for double this price" was disingenuous?
So you have links of what people WANT to sell them for, not what they will sell for. They don't normally sell for double the price, even if some people hope to get that. They may be listed higher some places, but they can be had for $300 new on ebay as this SOLD watch (and many other sold listings) show:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/GLYCINE-...7675.l2557

Again, they can be found cheaper. Not. A. Slick. Deal.
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So you have links of what people WANT to sell them for, not what they will sell for. They don't normally sell for double the price, even if some people hope to get that. They may be listed higher some places, but they can be had for $300 new on ebay as this SOLD watch (and many other sold listings) show:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/GLYCINE-...7675.l2557

Again, they can be found cheaper. Not. A. Slick. Deal.
You are missing the point: the deal is for watch where case is made from BRONZE and eBay example which you provided is for cheaper version of this watch made from stainless steel (see in the description- Material:Stainless Steel). Bronze version sells for much higher price.

Stainless steel version can be had for $300, BRONZE one costs way more.

See here - USED BRONZE version was sold last week for $430 ($384 + $46 shipping), which is more expensive than Drop asking for NEW one:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Glycine-...7675.l2557
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I wish I didn't have to wait til July to get it, otherwise I'd be buying right now
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