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Review: Glycine – Airman ‘DC-4’

Watch trivia: Glycine came out with the world’s first automatic watch with added 24-hour display in 1954.

This essential travel feature may be common today, but it wasn’t conceived until Glycine’s then-sales director Sam Glur had a serendipitous chat with a pilot, who proposed to him that the said function would be most useful in a pilot’s watch. This year’s version has a particularly nostalgic feel, featuring old-school fonts on the hour markers, Cyclops lens for the date window and military-style olive fabric strap.

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