August 14, 2011

Glycine Incursore II "California" Dial Review

Glycine Incursore II "California" Dial Watch Review
  Glycine launched a new round of Incursore’s at the more manageable size of 44mm. This was a wise decision, there is a larger market of buyers at the 44mm size vs 46mm. This should be very beneficial for Glycine as the Incursore lineup has been very successful. The word incursore translates to “intruder”, a cool name never hurts!
  The Incursore II “California” dial (ref 3901.19L) is quite the looker for those looking to mix it up a bit with a not so common dial layout. A California dial is one that has roman numerals on the upper half and arabic on the bottom half of the dial. A Californian dial tends to be more of a love/hate relationship, either you like it or it rubs you wrong on some level. The hands match up well to roman numerals, as does the seconds hand. Keeping the seconds subdial at the 6 o’clock position gives the dial a less busy look, opposed to if it had been at 9 o’clock like some other Incursore offerings. Powering this masculine watch is an ETA 6498-1, manual wind movement, with a 46 hour power reserve. The dial is protected by AR coated domed mineral crystal and mineral crystal is also used for the see through case back. This is the only real sticky point W&R, the better option here would have been sapphire crystal. Outside of the crystal, the Glycine Incursore II “California” dial is very nicely done and W&R is very pleased to see more offerings from Glycine at 44mm. 

Pros - California dial, big crown, affordable Swiss manual wind movement

Consideration - AR coated domed mineral crystal

Case: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 44mm
Bezel: Fixed
Crystal: AR Mineral
Dial: Black
Strap: Leather
Power Reserve: 46 hours 
Lug Width: 22mm
Movement: ETA 6498 
Water Resistant: 100m

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