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This $1,500 Swiss Diver’s Watch Has Just Been Reduced To $369

Save $1,131.

A quality diver’s watch isn’t all that cheap to make. They need to be water resistant to 200m, which isn’t cheap to do, on top of that they need to have a rotating bezel to time any underwater expeditions and they need to be sturdy enough to handle some serious abuse and salt water. It’s easy to see why they don’t come cheap. Add in more complexities like an automatic movement and the price seems to go through the roof, which is why Glycine’s famous Combat Sub has a retail price of $1500, but for a limited time you can score one for $369…that’s a saving of $1,131.

You might be fooled into thinking that this is just like any other entry level dive watch (like a Seiko SKX), but the reality is for from it. Unlike most of it’s competitors, the Combat Sub is powered by an automatic movement and not just any automatic movement, an in-house GL224 25-jewel automatic movement. This means there has been no outsourcing, copying or forgery, the whole watch, piece by piece has been made by Glycine. It also features a unique design. This might be seemingly insignificant, but, in this day and age so many brands just copy one another, but the Combat sub has a unique dial, oversized crown and hands that make it stand out from a market dominated by Rolex Submariner lookalikes. 

If you haven’t heard of Glycine, they were founded in 1914 in Bienne, Switzerland and are responsible for various innovations including the Vacuum chronometers, a highly waterproof and accurate watch as well as various GMT watches that have been a favourite of pilots since 1953. Ultimately, Glycine makes high quality, unique and affordable Swiss watches, making them one of the best introductions to Swiss watchmaking. On sale for $1500 $369, you won’t find a better watch bargain anytime soon. Available in 20 different versions and colours you’re bound to find one that tickles your fancy.

Shop Glycine Combat Sub Automatic Watch $1500 $369

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  • Pb

    Gl224 is not an in-house movement, its modified ETA 2824. Anyways great watch for this price.

  • Anon

    This was clearly written by someone who has no knowledge of watches.

    “in-house GL224 25-jewel automatic movement” the claim of it being an in-house movement is a LIE. Its a modified ETA 2824 movement.

    Does this change the fact that $370 is a decent price for this watch? No.

    Why did I need to point this out?
    An in-house movement is like a Mercedes AMG hand-built engine and the ETA 2824 is the Toyota Camry engine. One is amazing, and the other a very reliable and good.

    So how would you feel if you walked in the Toyota car dealer and they told you it was hand made and is at the quality of a Mercedes AMG?

    p.s. Of course there are high end and low end in-house movements, but almost always when someone mentions a watch with a in-house movements, they refer to high end movements. Just google “in-house movement” and the results will are 99% high end ones.

    Also, $1500 is clearly a ridiculous mark up on the price. You are not getting an amazing deal. This is a decent deal at best.

    Why am I bothering to write this long comment? To hopefully clear up the misleading information on this post.



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