The model I tested comes from a special edition, whose premiere took place at this year’s Baselworld fair. The watch, of course, in terms of design does not differ from its predecessors. The changes that have occurred in the presented model are purely cosmetic, and more precisely concern the introduction of a new – in my opinion more interesting – color version.
I must admit that this is my first longer contact with a product of this company. So far, I could only admire Glycine watches in the showcases of stores or at friends’ hands – unfortunately, usually only for a short while. The impressions I have after using it for a few days are very positive. I was most surprised by the quality of workmanship, which is at a very high level. The watch compares very favorably with similar timepieces in the same price range in this respect. The new Combat Sub looks really good, thanks to its unique color scheme, which makes a positive impression. I won’t exaggerate here that thanks to it – but not only – the watch looks much, much more expensive than it actually is – but to the point.
The 42 mm x 10.6 mm envelope is made of top-quality stainless steel, which has additionally been polished and satin-finished. The individual elements of the red rotating bezel have been plated in 18 karat rose gold. The screw-down crown has also been coated with the same coating. The ears of the envelope have been, like most other models of the company’s watches, perfectly shaped, making the timepiece fit perfectly on the wrist.
In order to make the whole thing consistent, the designers decided to use a black dial and apply to it rose gold-colored indexes, as well as use the same color of hands. All the above elements were filled with a luminescent substance. In addition, on the dial of the watch there was a minute scale, as well as time indication in the 24-hour system. At the 3 o’clock position a date window has been placed as standard. All this makes the watch look really neat and eye-catching. Of course, the element of the envelope that protects the aforementioned components is the sapphire glass.
In conclusion, the Glycine Combat Sub is a very well-made watch, which in this price range beats its competitors in terms of workmanship, and very attractive design. It is a very good option for people who are looking for a universal watch, and do not want to spend a significant amount of money on it.