Bronze Glycine Combat Sub - (very) mini review

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Bronze Glycine Combat Sub - (very) mini review

Post by stonehead887 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:43 am

So I finally got my Glycine. I saw this one up on massdrop, never purchased from there but price was too good to say no and even with UK import fees, came to around £410. Shipping was only 4 days with customs clearance.
I won't review the combat sub as such because I am sure it has been fully reviewed and is a well known watch.
It arrived it the usual Glycine box but the watch itself was completely vacuum packed to avoid exposure and so the bronze is fresh but already in 24 hours there is some patina forming.
Watch is 42mm but it wears large, this may be due to the bezel being slightly larger than case. Offered up to my Combat 6, it's about the same size. Although it wears large, it's quite thin for a dive watch, 200m, quite possibly my thinnest diver. As a result, it's easy to wear and will easily fit under a cuff. The bezel is very thin but grips easy and has a nice detail of extra ridge at 12 triangle making turning very easy. 120 clicks with zero play and perfect bezel alignment.
The case has very steep curved lugs, one of the main attractions for me and fits my 6.5 inch wrist very well. Case is very well made with sharp edges and brushed finish all over.
Crown is screw in and quite chunky compared to depth of case. Don't know what the crown is made of but does not quite match the bronze but hoping it will blend in soon enough.
Dial is very nice with applied indecies and the red seconds are a nice contrast. Dial itself looks sort of fade out from grey to black top to bottom but it varies depending on light or my eyes.
Lume is really good on this and even the date window frame is lumed, I don't think I have ever seen that before.
Caseback is solid with some nice engraving. The strap is good enough quality. It's a sailcloth finish with leather backing and quite thin. I reckon this watch will do well on a NATO. It has a bronze colour buckle which is stainless steel but a really good colour match.
This watch will be coming with on my weekend visit to see my dad this week.
Overall very happy to have added not just a Glycine to the collection but also a bronze watch.
Hope y'all enjoy the write up and pics.
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Re: Bronze Glycine Combat Sub - (very) mini review

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:58 am

Jeremy good review. Pretty cool that has a lumed date window. I also do not think I have seen that before. I am not a huge bronze fan but I like the look of this watch. Those turned down lugs look comfy! Enjoy it

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Re: Bronze Glycine Combat Sub - (very) mini review

Post by AtomicTom » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:44 am

Yeah, wow Jeremy ! ..Outstanding job !!! :salute: Glycine evidently pulled out all
the stops once again with one of their watches. ..I mean this watch has a
perfect design, perfect size, and backs it all up with a fantastic movement,
and is even bronze ! ..Amazing !!!

Oh, and never have seen a lumed date window either come to think of it
either ! :o Ingenious actually. Can come in handy honestly !

Thanks so much for the excellent review ! Hope you keep on enjoying !!!

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Re: Bronze Glycine Combat Sub - (very) mini review

Post by 1954Selmer » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:01 am

That was a nice write up and congrats on a great looking Glycine!

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Re: Bronze Glycine Combat Sub - (very) mini review

Post by mvyadam » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:17 am

I've been mulling over getting one for a couple months but at first they seemed to be only available in the 48mm version, and now theres a few 42mm's out there with great dial color options, initially opted for one of the new "yellow gold" cased Combat, but I like the updated dial on the bronze with the older Combat hands and bigger (applied?) indices, may have to get one... :think:..... Here's mine, same strap (very nice)as on the bronze, but notice the different dial:

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Re: Bronze Glycine Combat Sub - (very) mini review

Post by stonehead887 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:58 am

Thanks for the comments. Really enjoying it. Got a Glycine NATO on it now and it's super comfortable to wear. This one is staying on the wrist for a few days at least

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Re: Bronze Glycine Combat Sub - (very) mini review

Post by deepcdvr » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:08 pm

The glycine combat sub is a very underrated watch. I’ve owned two of them and they were quality rigs.

Congrats and thanks for the review!
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Re: Bronze Glycine Combat Sub - (very) mini review

Post by DoctorC » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:04 am

The drop for this is back up if anyone is interested.
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/glycine-co ... rer=YZBC2E
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Post by DoctorC » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:58 pm

I feel drawn to this one, gl0188

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Re: Bronze Glycine Combat Sub - (very) mini review

Post by stonehead887 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:39 pm

It's a bargain for a bronze watch. I love mine

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Re: Bronze Glycine Combat Sub - (very) mini review

Post by apnk » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:59 pm

Oh man I am tempted, it looks so good!

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