Glycine caliber GL224

Glycine Caliber GL 224

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Glycine caliber GL224

Brand Glycine
Caliber Number GL 224, GL224
Base Caliber ETA 2824
Movement Type Automatic
Diameter 11 1/2”’
Jewels 25
Power Reserve 38 hours
Vibrations Per Hour 28,800 bph
Shock System Incabloc
Hacking? Yes
Features Hours, minutes, central seconds, date
Country of Manufacture Switzerland, Swiss made
Known Models F 104 48 (Ref: GL0126)

The pictured example of the caliber GL 224 from Glycine is essentially a modified ETA 2824-2. This movement was found in an F104 watch. This movement has been custom decorated by the manufacturer, featuring a signed rotor and oversize movement holder.

  • Click here for the official spec sheet from Glycine

Please share your experiences and thoughts about this Glycine version of the ETA 2824 in the comments section below…

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Rick Graziano
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Rick Graziano

I have this movement in a Glycine Combat Aquarius. So far it’s been less than +/- 5 sec over 24 hours the couple of times I’ve tested it.

Jens
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Jens

I recently aquired a Glycine Combat Sub GL0091. It’s been running now for 4 days and is -1 sec since I set it 4 days ago which is pretty amazing for a watch in this price range

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Richard Steele
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Richard Steele

Hadn’t worn my Combat Sub GL0087 much till after reading this post. I have been checking mine daily. It gains +3 secs per 24hrs. For the price I paid, very happy. Plenty of reserve.

Robert
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Does this movement hack?

Niko Toscani
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Niko Toscani

Have a Combat Sub with this movement and it’s incredibly accurate. Roughly +2 seconds/day over a one month period.

Jarrod Furcsik
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Jarrod Furcsik

I have this movement in the Glycine Combat 6 36mm watch. It runs about +6 seconds a day.

David Fisher
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David Fisher

I have this movement in a Glycine Combat 7. It was +8\day. But now it does not keep time at all. Overnight while the watch isn’t worn it stops ticking within a couple of hours of taking it off.

Chris
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Chris

That is not normal. You watch may need an overhaul. How old is it? Did you ever drop it? Is there still any warranty left?

David Fisher
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David Fisher

The watch is 4 months old. I haven’t dropped it, but I am hard on equipment. It’s had several decently hard thumps on door jambs and tables. Also I should mention the rotor spins much freer now than it did when I first got it. I do have a warranty but I have to mail the watch in and they said it would cost around $40 for diagnostics even IF THE WATCH IS COVERED under warranty. I didn’t get a good vibe from the warranty place and I’m pretty sure once they get the watch they will say the damage… Read more »

D
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D

That’s a bummer man. Take to a good watch maker in your area. Figure it would likely cost at least $100 though. I could be something simple going on inside, or more complex.

Best of luck David

George Richard Winchell
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George Richard Winchell

Is this movement based on the first level (standard?) of the ETA 2824? Do the Glycine modifications improve it?

D
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D

Its a standard 2824, with the Glycine mods doing nothing to improve or affect the over quality and movement provided by the ETA.

Cheers

GM
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GM

Why would you matter-of-factly state “standard” when the Glycine specs linked above on this page say “elabored”?
Cheers

K
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K

I just bought a Combat Classic GL0121 with a GL224 movement. It looks the about the same, but the rotor clearly says 26 jewels. I think that it may be a SW200 movement.

K
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K

I have just found the makers mark on the edge of the movement above the balance wheel. My GL224 has a sw200-1 movement.

There’s nothing inherently wrong with the SW200-1, but if you are using a different ebauche it should be a different Caliber No. to differentiate. The two movements are not the same, even if it is a clone.

Avoid Glycine Watches
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Avoid Glycine Watches

Brand new watch, only holding about 2 hours of power reserve before stopping. F104 model 48 mm size. Tested it fully wound in different positions and with it on the wrist all day. This could be why Glycine is giving all of their watches to grey market sellers at 75% off. There’s possibly something wrong with Glycine watches, don’t let the low prices full you. AVOID.

Barry

George Richard Winchell
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George Richard Winchell

Hi Barry,
I hope that your watch is still under warranty so you can return it. The first Glycine 104 I purchased also had problems. I returned it and my second watch has worked perfectly.

Barry
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Barry

Thank you GRW. I will let you know, but from what I have read online it is luck of the draw with Glycine watches working the way they should.

Merry Jaguire
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Merry Jaguire

Hello, I am curious to know if your watch has the 25 jewels movement or the 26 jewels? It should say in the center of the movement on the rotor. Thank you.

Kevin Davis
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Could this be old stock? Recently Glycine was sold to Invicta. I only see Glycine online (grey market). If beyond warrenty, at least a watch repairer can fix it as ready supply of parts. Enjoy.

George Richard Winchell
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George Richard Winchell

Hi Barry,
I hope that your watch is still under warranty so you can return it. The first Glycine 104 I purchased also had problems. I returned it and my second watch has worked perfectly.

simone muller
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simone muller

Hi own the 40 mm f104, Blue dial. I’ve tested the accuracy about 9 times.
The diversion wavers between -2 and +3,8 ( 1 time).
First measurement: 0 sec.
2nd measurement: -2 sec
3rd measurement: -1,8 sec
4th measurement : – 2,1 sec
5th measurement: +3,8 sec
6th measurement : +2,1 sec
7th measurement : -1,8 sec
8th measurement:-1,9 sec
9th measurement: 0 sec

Ron M
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Ron M

Last week I received a Combat 6, 36mm expecting the ETA 2824 to find that the jewel count was noted to be 26 and eventually identified the SW 200-1 stamp on perimeter of movement. I’d have to say I wasn’t entirely surprised given what I have read about the SW family and it’s umbilical relationship with ETA. So, I set (hacked) the time as of about 15:00 on Thursday Jan 18th and strapped it on. Worn during next 3 days exclusive of rest of collection, than had it on Wolf winder until this A.M. Right now, the movement is +2… Read more »

Ron M
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Ron M

“NOT to be suspicious of”….

simone muller
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simone muller

I purchased also the glycine incursore, 26 jewels , different movement then the f104.
1st measurement + 18,4 sec!

Keep you posted!

simone muller
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simone muller

2nd measurement: + 15,2 sec
3rd measurement: +21,5 sec.

I wrote to glycine if this falls under warranty. Keep you posted.

simone muller
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simone muller

I send it to invita Netherlands. They took the watch apart and the deviation is between +1,8 and +3,5 sec. Per day. I’m very happy! Oh, and apart from sending costs, it fell under warranty.

BDR
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BDR

I have the same Incasore and mine is also +18

Stephen Woods
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Stephen Woods

I’ve just purchased a Glycine Incursore GL0044, the movement calibre is GL224, however the movement used is a SW200 instead of the ETA. The rotor is also engraved with 26 Jewels instead of the 25 for the ETA.

Cecil Shiver
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Cecil Shiver

My jeweler and watch repair specialist advised me the same thing about my Glycine Combat 6 Model GL0115 w/caliber GL280 26 jewels.
He said that 26 jewels is in fact a Sellita SW200 base movement. My watch day/date has stopped and needs repair. The warranty is still good and cost me little to ship to Utah where the service center for Glycine is.

S W
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S W

Amazing watch for the money, +2-3 secs daily.

Michael Demeyer
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Michael Demeyer

Bought the Incursore on MassDrop. It’s the 26 Jewel variety. Set it 5 days ago and been wearing daily since then. Ran +3 sec in the first 24 hours and had held at +3 sec total every time I’ve checked it in 5 days and 6 hours. We’ll see if it lasts, but seems I got lucky given the variability on this one.

Fingers crossed.

simone muller
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simone muller

I’m becoming a glycine enthusiast. I bought the Eugene meylan in white and gold. So far it’s pretty accurate too . It has an eta 2895-2 in it. It’s deviation is a constant +3,4 sec a day so far.

Kevin Davis
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I prefer “work watches,” and have been looking at the Glycine combat sub. Am used to ETA 2824 as have Marathon GSAR, UTS 1000mV2. I read that Invicta bought Glycine and from reading this blog, the movement (combat 2824) has had issues. Never have appreciated Invicta. Seems hard to get a Glycine here in the states via AD though many available via grey market. Had my UTS regulated after 8 years of hard use. $350 local watch repairer. Running great now. ETA 2824 very common movement so parts easy to come by. Enjoy your Sunday.

Martin
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Martin

I have my Combat Sub for a week now and it runs consistently +16 sec./24 hrs. I called a watchmaker and he said that it was well within the specs and adviced me just to leave it as it is… A good advice?

George Richard Winchell
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George Richard Winchell

Hi Martin,
I had my ETA 2824 calibrated and got it down to about 4 seconds a day (slow). You may want to get a second opinion.

Martin
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Martin

Thanks for your reply. Eventually I’ve taken matters into my own hands (pun intended) and with the help of a cheap watchmakers toolkit and a great tutorial that I found on Google, I got it down now to a steady +4 sec/day. More than happy with that.

kevin davis
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kevin davis

Since I had my UTS 2824 regulated (after 6 years of hard use), it runs much better. I bought a Glycine combat sub 0087 (2824) and time holds well. Regarding pros/cons of getting a watch regulated, if it starts losing at least five minutes a week (my situation), the watch should be looked at.

John Borra
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John Borra

Have a pre-Invicta Double Twelve with this 26 jewel movement, which after reading above comments, I understand is the SW200. After about three days, zero deviation (during this period, it varied plus and minus about one second). Sure, it’s been only a few days, but I’m very impressed. Purchased it from Jomashop for a total of only $505.

Martin
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Martin

After my last adjustment almost 4 weeks ago, my Glycine Combat Sub has virtually zero deviation. During the daytime ( I wear my watch for approx 12 hrs/day) it gains about a second but when I put it away for the night crown up, it’s pretty much spot on with the atomic clock the next morning.

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