Has Your View of Glycine Changed Since Invicta Bought Them?

I was digging through a trunk full of watch boxes, only some of them empty, and I ran across my Glycine Combat 6. I had almost forgot I had this watch in my collection. Anyway, it got me thinking about Glycine and the recent purchase by Invicta. I have been looking at a bronze Glycine Combat Sub on ShopHQ for a month or so, debating adding it to my collection. It is a really great price; less than $300. I have found other bronze dive watches and been hesitant over them as well. I am just not sure about the patina and whether I will like it or not. Looking at my Combat 6 on my wrist, I wondered why if it had just been that making me hesitant about the bronze Combat Sub. I have had several bad experiences with Invicta watches breaking; was that and the purchase of Glycine by Invicta making me hesitant? After a bit of reflection, I do not think it is happening, but that also got me wondering how the community feels about this question. Has the purchase by Invicta changed your view of Glycine?

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Glycine has a great horological history and Invicta has not yet impugned that history. Time will tell (pun intended). So far, I am very pleased with both my vintage Glycines as well as my modern references.

The Combat Sub is a classic and great all around dive watch for under $500. So many different options in color combinations and case materials. And, of course, the Airman is a great pilot watch.

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Nope.  My take may be found in my thread from 2 days ago:

https://www.watchcrunch.com/jbird7986/posts/your-feelings-on-glycine-11766 

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I didn't really hear about Glycine until about two years ago, and by that point I was more interested in higher price point watches.  They seem nice but I have never found one that I needed in my collection. 

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mpower5266

I didn't really hear about Glycine until about two years ago, and by that point I was more interested in higher price point watches.  They seem nice but I have never found one that I needed in my collection. 

I'd suggest looking at their Combat Sub line if you ever need a truly thin automatic diver.

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JBird7986

I'd suggest looking at their Combat Sub line if you ever need a truly thin automatic diver.

Thats what I was looking at, when I did finally check them out, but I have a BB58 which kinda fills that slot. 

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They changed the logo to look more like Invicta and immediately began using shady sales tactics to sell them to unsuspecing buyers. Throw in the fact they are now using even shadier Shop At Home channels and the brand is officially dead to me. Pretty sure you can pick them up on the cruise now as the “fancy Invicta.”

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Although a relative newbie I immediately liked the Combat Sub and that watch gets scores of positive reviews. One of those will be a near future purchase. I'm not put off by the Invicta connection. The 1953 homage of their own is also on my short list.

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AllTheWatches

They changed the logo to look more like Invicta and immediately began using shady sales tactics to sell them to unsuspecing buyers. Throw in the fact they are now using even shadier Shop At Home channels and the brand is officially dead to me. Pretty sure you can pick them up on the cruise now as the “fancy Invicta.”

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The logo change was actually made before the acquisition and resulted in a lawsuit against Glycine by Armani.  A temporary order required them to use their old logo and they just never went back to the new one, even though they ultimately won the case.

In the meantime, having just gotten off a cruise last Sunday, I can assure you that while Invicta was there, Glycine was not.

What shady sales tactics have they used?  If you go to Glycine's own website they actually do sell them for full prices.

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The Airman is on my list (to go with my Apollo era NASA obsession).  When I heard about the Invicta purchase, I thought maybe I would go with a used or vintage version since they made so many throughout the years.  Now, I don't think it's that big a deal and will pick up a new Airman if I find the right one (so many now).  I love @jbird7986's DC-4.

https://www.24hourwatch.org/airman_in_space/

You know you're a collector (a little crazy) when you freeze a movie or squint at photos to try and figure out what watch they are wearing.  My wife almost threw the remote at me when I froze playback of "The Lost City" to see what Diver Brad Pitt was wearing (thankfully, when she saw who I was focused on, she put down the remote). 

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Nothing really changed for me. The only model I’ve ever really had an interest in is the Airman, and I still am. Until they “Invictasize” that classic, it will stay on my list.

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Rocketfan

The Airman is on my list (to go with my Apollo era NASA obsession).  When I heard about the Invicta purchase, I thought maybe I would go with a used or vintage version since they made so many throughout the years.  Now, I don't think it's that big a deal and will pick up a new Airman if I find the right one (so many now).  I love @jbird7986's DC-4.

https://www.24hourwatch.org/airman_in_space/

You know you're a collector (a little crazy) when you freeze a movie or squint at photos to try and figure out what watch they are wearing.  My wife almost threw the remote at me when I froze playback of "The Lost City" to see what Diver Brad Pitt was wearing (thankfully, when she saw who I was focused on, she put down the remote). 

Thank you! 😀

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It’s still just as important to get plenty of glycine in your diet, especially if you’re an airman or diver. Invictacized combat sub sandwiches still have a full daily dose. 

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It’s fair to say I was nervous when I heard of the purchase. But so far, I don’t believe it has harmed Glycine brand perceived quality. It’s probably helped with supply chain and distribution.

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JBird7986

The logo change was actually made before the acquisition and resulted in a lawsuit against Glycine by Armani.  A temporary order required them to use their old logo and they just never went back to the new one, even though they ultimately won the case.

In the meantime, having just gotten off a cruise last Sunday, I can assure you that while Invicta was there, Glycine was not.

What shady sales tactics have they used?  If you go to Glycine's own website they actually do sell them for full prices.

The lawsuit portion is fair, but the timing and change was inline with the acquisition and choice of logo not coincidental.

As far as shady tactics, see the screenshot. Like Invicta, they are claiming the MSRP is several times the real world asking price and claiming the buyers are getting great deals, when in fact they are more likely than not over paying at least 30% over. Similiar to Invicta, no one is paying full price on their lineup, regardless of what is on their website. They are selling people a fake dream and even offering financing to further take advantage of unsuspecting buyers. Watch 5 minutes of any Invicta/Glycine Shop HQ, Home Sopping Network, etc and tell me the presenters are not flat out lying. The product may be fine for a couple hundred bucks, but morally, I wouldn’t do any business with them, but that’s me.

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Rocketfan

The Airman is on my list (to go with my Apollo era NASA obsession).  When I heard about the Invicta purchase, I thought maybe I would go with a used or vintage version since they made so many throughout the years.  Now, I don't think it's that big a deal and will pick up a new Airman if I find the right one (so many now).  I love @jbird7986's DC-4.

https://www.24hourwatch.org/airman_in_space/

You know you're a collector (a little crazy) when you freeze a movie or squint at photos to try and figure out what watch they are wearing.  My wife almost threw the remote at me when I froze playback of "The Lost City" to see what Diver Brad Pitt was wearing (thankfully, when she saw who I was focused on, she put down the remote). 

Did you see the Awake release last week?

https://www.awakeconcept.com/pages/awake-nasa-mission-to-earth