Close to perfect

I think that Glycine decision to stick completely to the original design and leave the GMT hand in a bright polished finish instead of painting it red is the only reason I'm not wearing my 40mm Airman No. 1 more often because it made it too easy for me to confuse the minutes and GMT hands and made reading this watch unnecessarily more difficult.


I tend to agree with you.  They really missed an opportunity there, especially because the red would be tied into the date wheel color.  Clarity of reading the time was one reason among many that I went with the DC-4 when I grabbed an Airman:


There’s no mistaking the hour, minutes, GMT and seconds hands.

The Chief models really were intended for the purist versions over the GMT.