A recreation of a classic airman’s watch from more than 60 years ago, this Massdrop-exclusive version of the Glycine Airman Vintage 1953 features everything you loved about the original, only now with a different set of hands. Because the hour hand only completes one sweeping revolution per day, the dial has Arabic numerals in intervals of two from 2 to 24. Done in a creamy white colorway, the dial looks slightly faded, creating an aged look that draws from the time period from which the watch originates. Furthermore, printed just above 12 o’clock is the word “noon”—perhaps another callback to the 1950s. At the watch’s 6 o’clock position is a date window in red with a cyclops lens to magnify it. Water resistant to a solid 200 meters, the timepiece features Glycine’s own GL293 21-jewel movement.
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