A Week On The Wrist The Glycine Airman No. 1

A Week On The Wrist The Glycine Airman No. 1

Postby koimaster » April 6th 2016, 9:18am

“During most of my journey from Bangkok to Calcutta, I was seated at the place of the First Officer, next to the commander in a DC-4 from Thai Airways. The captain explained to me in detail what kind of watch pilots from all nations would actually need. According to him this watch is not on the market.”

Those words were penned in 1953 by Samuel Glur, a traveling executive with the Altus-Glycine watch company of Biel, Switzerland. His letter went on to list the requirements for the perfect pilot’s watch for the new era of intercontinental commercial air travel. The watch would be able to track two time zones on a 24-hour scale, giving a pilot access to both his local time as well as a GMT reference, important since GMT is the time standard referred to by air traffic control no matter where a plane is in the world.

http://www.hodinkee.com/articles/the-gl ... irman-no-1


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