Glycine bought out by Invicta Watch Group

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Glycine bought out by Invicta Watch Group

Post by toxicavenger » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:02 am

Not the best news.
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Post by CGSshorty » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:10 am

Very sad. They are but the first domino to fall, in my opinion.
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Post by JP Chestnut » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:12 am

CGSshorty wrote:Very sad. They are but the first domino to fall, in my opinion.
Yep. Could this be the start of the watch biz returning to pre booming norms? I'd be just fine with that.

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Post by Panerai7 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:14 am

Scratch Glycine off the list. Very sad.

Now Glycine is gonna look like this

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Post by gristler » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:19 am

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Post by Seppia » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:21 am

Time to get an airman.
The smaller ones are so damn hard to find second hand though, and $1800 is a no no

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Post by Panerai7 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:23 am

Seppia wrote:Time to get an airman.
The smaller ones are so damn hard to find second hand though, and $1800 is a no no
When I got my Glycine long time ago Airman was $450 on Ashford. Amazing that they're $1800, would never pay that

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Post by Seppia » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:25 am

At $450 I would buy two of them immediately, a purist version (just to brag) and a regular 12 hour plus GMT hand (the one I'd actually wear)

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Post by Panerai7 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:30 am

Yeah I almost bought it but that weird crown always bothered me. But at $1800 that's a little silly.
Oh well bye bye Glycine

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Post by hoppyjr » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:36 am

Well, that sucks!

I've always liked Glycine, even if some of their stuff was "odd". Now we can look forward to 52mm cases and lots of gold plate.

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Post by logan2z » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:37 am

Sad to hear. Always liked the Airman. I don't think Glycine did themselves any favors with the oddball dealer network they created.

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Post by Seppia » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:39 am

Panerai7 wrote:Yeah I almost bought it but that weird crown always bothered me. But at $1800 that's a little silly.
Oh well bye bye Glycine
Yeah the crown is strange but one of the reasons why I really like that watch is that it's unique.
It has distinct features that make it stand out.
Kinda like Doxa, not everybody might like it but I think being unique is a plus.

$1800 they can keep them :)

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Post by watchdawg » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:54 am

Say it ain't true. Another one bites the dust

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Post by tattoo chef » Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:07 am

This has put a pit in my stomach. Shows the current CEO and board does not care about the legacy of the company at all. How bad must they have been hemorrhaging to sell to Invicta??!!


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Post by hobbit712 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:01 am

The only hope is they leave the Glycine group alone to do what they have been doing. Otherwise??????? :banghead:
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Post by gwells » Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:44 am

there was a part of me that always kinda wanted a golden eye. but not so much now.

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Post by dmckean44 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:46 am

I guess it's time to buy a Combat Sub before they jump from 10.6mm thick to a full half meter.

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Post by rockmastermike » Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:01 am

Glycine has been on/off my radar for awhile and I guess now is the time to get one.
Good selling point: "Pre-Invicta" Glycine......

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Post by Ryeguy » Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:03 am

tattoo chef wrote:This has put a pit in my stomach. Shows the current CEO and board does not care about the legacy of the company at all. How bad must they have been hemorrhaging to sell to Invicta??!!


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Isn't he the guy who told that WUS customer that he did not want him to be a Glycine customer? I loved that quote and it almost made me buy a Glycine watch just out of respect.

This also shows us what "sells" in the watch world - garish fashion watches with inflated prices sold a "discount" prices. Good quality at a reasonable price does not sell.

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Post by JP Chestnut » Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:06 am

Ryeguy wrote: This also shows us what "sells" in the watch world - garish fashion watches with inflated prices sold a "discount" prices. Good quality at a reasonable price does not sell.
I'd be interested in a peek at Sinn's books.

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Re: Glycine bought out by Invicta Watch Group

Post by jimyritz » Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:35 am

Why buy when you can just copy???? :think:

Maybe a way to try and legitimize a "Swiss made" offering... :shrug:

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Glycine bought out by Invicta Watch Group

Post by tattoo chef » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:16 am

Ryeguy wrote:
tattoo chef wrote:This has put a pit in my stomach. Shows the current CEO and board does not care about the legacy of the company at all. How bad must they have been hemorrhaging to sell to Invicta??!!


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Isn't he the guy who told that WUS customer that he did not want him to be a Glycine customer? I loved that quote and it almost made me buy a Glycine watch just out of respect.

This also shows us what "sells" in the watch world - garish fashion watches with inflated prices sold a "discount" prices. Good quality at a reasonable price does not sell.
Well, part of the problem is marketing. Glycine and Maurice Lacroix among many others are not marketed to the US like other brands are (Tag, Omega,Rolex etc.)
Another issue is being sold only at AD's and those brick and mortar stores not doing well, which they then dump watches to grey market dealers who who then sell them at such a discount off of retail, it makes buying retail a joke.
Really is a viscous cycle.


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Re: Glycine bought out by Invicta Watch Group

Post by tattoo chef » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:18 am

And the reason Invicta sells is because they are absolutely everywhere. Say what you want about the watches, the owner and all the BS, but they know how to market and distribute the watches.


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