Bargain of the year?

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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/113428155330
This has a list/RRP price of $7,500usd.
@Monsta_AU and I both rate the brand (he put me onto them to start with).
It is Swiss made, with a Swiss movement from ETA (who are part of The Swatch Group and supply them to brands like Breitling, IWC, Omega, Longines and everyone else besides about a handful of prestige high-end independent companies).
This is the base of the movement/calibre within the watch for those curious.

If I had the spare coin, I would grab one.
 

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I think that this particular model is the fallout of the buyout of Glycine to Invicta. Not sure why the decided to use a AP Royal Oak dial treatment on the Airfighter but it simply does not fit the watch. IMO, it ends up looking like a fashion watch ripoff of a model which has real horological heritage, but in this case it is the original manufacturer doing it to their own watch. Also not a fan of the chrono complication.

List prices on Glycine are a joke, and even the standard Airman was only around USD$2.2K when I purchased mine for around AUD$800 delivered, so USD$7.5k is never going to happen. Invicta put their RRP prices up so high that you could almost get a Rolex Submariner for the money they suggest (USD$7.8k/AUD$10.9k for the base Sub 114060 No-date in Oystersteel). Which would you buy, the Invicta/Glycine or the Rolex?

The Combat Sub via eBay is an excellent value buy for a 'Swiss Made' watch and there are plenty of models to chose from, priced at AUD$500 delivered. The bracelets are quite good but unfortunately only come with the numbers on the dial, whereas the classic indices only are only sold on the straps. Try WatchGooRoo (aka 'Ms GooRoo') on eBay too, they are usually the cheapest when you offer 60% of asking price then round up a bit. Loads of watch for the money and you would be hard-pressed to find something else other than via Swatchgroup brands like Hamilton/Victorinox/Tissot/Certina etc via greymarket sellers.

I do like the Bronze models of both the Airman (which at 44mm is the biggest I can go) and the Combat Sub (too big at 48mm). Both look great and the Airman especially really have a great & functional layout. I think the Brown Airman over the blue would be my preference.
 
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That thing looks like a manhole cover it's so big.

You would need to be a special operations type to even pull that off - the kind of person that screams 'BREACH' and 'LAY DOWN SUPPRESSING FIRE' and 'MAN THIS LATENCY SUCKS LETS MOVE TO A DIFFERENT SERVER'

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Agree that the RRP is a joke and resellers trying to utilize it to justify their inflated pricing is beyond comical.
Typically, I've seen it bottom out at usd$2.5k so this price for those that want rap bling is quite good.
Agree that Invicta has damaged the Glycine brand, yet I suspect that a part of that is they know what's coming regarding Swatch's plan to cease supply of ETA to brands that are not in-house.
Wondering if glycine-direct is a revamp of WatchGooRoo, yet really wish she would set up her own independent website.

So @Monsta_AU
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/113428156765
or
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/113420560216
for $867.05 delivered

or
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/113347438337
for $496.32 delivered?

Blue face Airman would be my choice, that is if Santa doesn't drop this off.
https://www.jomashop.com/glycine-watch-3945-15at-lb7bh.html
 

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Agree that the RRP is a joke and resellers trying to utilize it to justify their inflated pricing is beyond comical.
Typically, I've seen it bottom out at usd$2.5k so this price for those that want rap bling is quite good.
Agree that Invicta has damaged the Glycine brand, yet I suspect that a part of that is they know what's coming regarding Swatch's plan to cease supply of ETA to brands that are not in-house.
Both Sellita and Soprod/STP simply do not have the volume of production for an 2893 (GMT) or 7750 (chrono) comparable movements to meet market demands once ETA withdraws. There are some additional brands and movements coming on stream but the news has been very sparse of late. I am looking for news iten from recent times (last 3 months) giving us the state of the market with a year prior to supply ending.

There has been a definite oversupply in the last 2 years but that is ending and things are getting busy again.

Wondering if glycine-direct is a revamp of WatchGooRoo, yet really wish she would set up her own independent website.
Word on the street is it is a separate seller, no direct link between the two.

I prefer the GL0166 over the GL0167. But they are a bit expensive over the Combat Sub under $500 delivered. So I would take the Combat Sub.

I prefer the GL0092 or GL0173, but on their respective bracelets which you may need to buy another watch to get at a reasonable price.

Blue face Airman would be my choice, that is if Santa doesn't drop this off.
https://www.jomashop.com/glycine-watch-3945-15at-lb7bh.html
That's also nice, vintage inspired colourway and works very well.
 
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