Glycine Airman SST Automatic

Glycine Airman SST Automatic

SKU: VWS-1654

Here is a very rare, all original Glycine Airman SST from 1968. The two-tone dial is in very fine condition, with the left half showing PM time in black and the right half showing AM time in charcoal grey. It has lume stripes for the hour markers, longer markers at 6 and 12 o’clock (or 12 and 24 on this watch). The chapter ring shows the 24 hour markings, while the orange inner bezel allows you to set a second time zone with the upper crown. The wide white syringe hands has the original lume intact although degraded, with the seconds hand’s characteristic lume filled square at the tip. The cutout window at 3 o’clock displays the date, which can be semi quick-set by repeatedly turning the hands through midnight, then backwards through 20:30 and then through midnight again. Refer to for instructions if you are unsure of how to set the date.


The very large stainless steel case with the original crowns is in very fine condition. It has a sunburst face and polished sides, showing a few marks towards the lugs and on the case side at about 10 o’clock (20 hours on this watch). The stainless steel case back is in very fine condition with the SST logo and just a few scratches and marks.


The watch comes on an after market quick-release canvas strap of high quality.


Inside the watch, the high grade AS 1903 beats strongly and accurately to within about +12 seconds per day. The watch was fully serviced in March 2022 and comes with a 12 month warranty on its proper mechanical functioning.


The Airman is an iconic line of aviation watches, and the SST model was made to celebrate the birth of SuperSonic Transport in the late 1960’s. This is a very imposing watch with its massive size and orange inner bezel and it looks awesome on the wrist.



Our watches are delivered in a luxury wooden watch box, fully serviced with a 12 month warranty that covers the mechanical functioning of the watch under normal use. We offer 14 days full return rights and are very proud of our reputation for outstanding customer satisfaction.


NB! Note that the buyer is responsible for any import fees their country may impose on a purchase from abroad. Ask us if you have any questions.

  • Basic info

    Brand    Glycine
    Model   Airman SST
    Code    VWS-1654
    Movement    Automatic
    Case material    Steel
    Bracelet material  Canvas
    Year    1968
    Condition    Very good (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
    Scope of delivery    No original box, no original papers
    Gender    Men's watch/Unisex
    Location Switzerland, Lonay

  • Caliber

    Movement    Automatic
    Movement/Caliber   AS 1903
    Power reserve    40 h
    Number of jewels    17
    Frequency  21600 A/h

  • Case

    Case material    Steel
    Case diameter    41.5 x 50 mm
    Water resistance    Not water resistant
    Bezel material   Steel
    Crystal    Plexiglass
    Dial    Black
    Dial numerals    Arabic numerals

  • Bracelet/Strap

    Bracelet material    Canvas
    Bracelet color    Beige
    Lug width    22 mm 
    Clasp    Buckle
    Clasp material    Steel

  • Functions

    Date, GMT

  • Others

    Central seconds, Quick Set, Only Original Parts, Luminous Indices, Luminescent Hands