Glycine Airman 2000 1998-2006 < >
Name: Glycine Airman 2000
Size: 42mm without crown
Movement: ETA 2893,21 jewels, 28,800 alterations ph
Seconds hand: Hack
Time display: 24 hour or GMT/UTC
Dial: Black with SL, blue with SL, burgundy with SL, white with SL
Date: Quick correcting at 6
Text on dial: Glycine Airman 2000, Automatic World Timer, 200M-660 FT
swiss made, produced after 2001 swiss made sl
Hand: Nickel with SL
Crown: Screw down
Case: Stainless steel highly polished
Back: Screwn down, available with a mineral glass back
Bezel: Bi-directional rotating brushed
Strap: Leather with stainless steel buckle
Water resistance: 20 ATM / 200 meters / 660 feet
How to read 3 time zones
PVD StealthMax Finish by IWW
Finaly after an absence of 8 years a new Airman with old Airman looks was produced.
The fifth generation Airman was born and for the first time a generation gap occured. The first descendant of this generation was no longer willing to dress as purist 24 hour watch but disguised him self as GMT watch.
Glycine had fallen of his fate so to say. The mechanical watch tide had turned for the better but was there a market for the 24 hour watch?
In the beginning Glycine didn't think so.
Phone calls, letters and e-mails made them change there minds and in 1999 a purist version was made available.
It is a great looking watch and for many it has the perfect size.
(The days of the large watches had yet to come)
The characteristics second crown was not used for setting the outer bezel and newly designed hands gave away the hour.
This model was in production for 8 years and already it is a sought after modell.
Tribute to this great timepiece that marks the start of a large new generation airmans that followed in his footsteps.
rollover images © Michael Disher