Chuck Maddox’s Watch Blog

This page is a journal of my journey in the field of Horology, which is timekeeping. In other words, watch collecting. Which in my case is the collecting of chronograph watches. To contact me, email me at: cmaddox3@sbcglobal.net .

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Monday, March 07, 2005

Glycine Airman 9 1st to use ETA 7754 movement…

Glycine Airman 9 first to use ETA 7754 movement.

George Shmagranoff pointed out to me via email today that the Glycine Airman 9 is using the ETA(Valjoux) 7754. Glycine supposed to be the first to get this movement.

The 7754 is a variant of the ETA (Valjoux) 7750 which has a 24hr indicator running off of the center pinion. The difference between this movement and earlier 7750's with a 24-hour center pinion hand, like my Lucien Richot pictured below this paragraph, is the center pinion can be advanced to indicate a second time-zone and isn't slaved to the main timekeeping hour hand.

The Airman 9 is a 44mm watch without crown, 15mm thick, 200m Water Resistance, 22mm lugs and doesn't appear to be available on bracelet. It dies have a nicely finished movement sitting behind a sapphire display back:

The Airman 9 is available in White, Blue and two different styles of Black Dial (Black with Silver sub-dial at 6, and Black with Red sub-dial at 6 o'clock). Interestingly enough, the hour sub-dial has markings for reading up to 24-hours elapsed time, the only other chronograph I'm familar with that has this feature is the LeJour FlyGraf. MSRP is purported to be $3,600 US Dollars. I especially like the White Dial. Has a bit of Explorer II about it...

Details on the Airman 9 can be found on Glycine's website.

Thanks George for pointing this one out!

4 Comments:

Blogger Speedmaster said...

Beautiful watch, and good news about the movement. But that watch is WAY overpriced imho.


Chris

Tuesday, March 08, 2005 5:09:00 PM  
Blogger Velociphile said...

I nearly bought one, but when I saw that you can't read the chrono between say 25 and 36 seconds I didn't bother!

Chuck, what do you think of the controversy over the new JLC chrono?

Regards Velociphile

Wednesday, March 09, 2005 2:02:00 PM  
Blogger Norman said...

I like the overall look, but it seems a bit busy to me. BTW, you need to have an RSS feed.

Thursday, March 10, 2005 12:43:00 AM  
Blogger Chuck Maddox said...

Norman,

Actually, this blog does have an RSS feed... To see a tutorial on how to subscribe, go here:

http://chuckmaddoxwatch.blogspot.com/2004/12/rss-aware-browser-users-can-subscribe.html

And follow along!

Cheers!

Chuck

Thursday, March 10, 2005 6:41:00 AM  

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