Glycine (the amino acid) is important for human metabolism, especially for the synthesis of collagen (see scurvy, joint's health, teeth falling off, etc...).
It's also one of the first building blocks of life whose presence in outer space was scientifically confirmed. Which is interesting because Glycine (the watch) was one of the first watch brands that went to space during the Gemini program.
My GL0162 Airman No.1 is a drop of Glycine in the meaning that it was part of a joint collaboration between Glycine and Drop (previously Massdrop) to launch special editions of the original Airman No. 1, or at least something as close to it as commercially viable.
Therefore they also recreated the slim case with the acrylic crystal, for which I'm grateful because acrylic is the win, the second crown locking mechanism for the 24 hour bezel, and unfortunately it also recreated the original WR which is basically nil.
However, the Drop launch coincided with a time when I was looking for a retro looking GMT and you can't get more retro than an Airman. Therefore I bought mine and I still think it's the best GMT I could get because it's exactly what I was looking for.
And it wears like a dream on the wrist. The slim case with the extraordinary supple leather strap creates a disappearing act which is matched by only a few other watches that I own.
I'm a big fan of watches that are interesting because they are either unique, have interesting features, well designed or simply offer a great value for their price.
The Airman is a very cool watch. I’ve got a spot in my collection awaiting the blue dial GL0411
My DC-4 isn’t the most expensive piece I own, but it’s still one of my favorites! You can’t go wrong with an Airman!