Glycine went all out on the Combat. There are countless color choices
for you to choose from. Most of the time, the color on the bezel is what changes.
To complement the choice, you can choose between a rubber or stainless steel strap. As it is a dive watch, rubber is the better option.
The rubber option is actually useful:
You can swim for as long as you want without worrying about wearing the strap down. What’s more, rubber is easy to maintain as all you need to do is wipe it down.
Let’s talk about the colour choices again. If you pick the right colour and design, you could have a very fancy piece by your side. This is great since the Combat Sub isn’t the most expensive watch out there.
With the Glycine diver
, you’re getting a watch that shines brightly in dim environments. It utilizes Super Luminova
paint across its display to get this done.
The paint, although bright, is not the brightest out there. For example, Lumibrite does a much better job.
The Glycine doesn’t utilize the paint as well as it should. As a matter of fact, its indices and markings are small in size. They act as a poor canvas to soak the paint up.
If you’re going swimming, this won’t make much of a difference. You’ll be able to see clearly underwater. The only issue is that it’s not as bright as it could be, which isn’t a huge drawback.
The Glycine is an automatic watch
. It comes with the ETA2824 movement
. Like many swiss automatics, it’s not made in house.
With the ETA2824 inside your watch, you have a range of features. It allows you to even hack it, making way for accurate time adjustments.
It comes with a 38-hour power reserve
. If you’re not a watch nerd, you might not know what this means. The power reserve tells you how long you can have the watch off before its gears start giving in.
Although 38 hours is not bad, it isn’t the best out there. There are watches that are cheaper that offer 40+ hours.
It has 25 jewels
inside it, letting the gears be frictionless. Since it’s an automatic watch, you may be wondering how many beats per second it has.
There’s about 8.
The case is primarily stainless steel. It’s completely made from this material and is even brushed on top with it. This brushed steel makes it more comfortable to hold.
The case isn’t the largest. It’s 1.65 inches
(42 mm) across so it can fit on regular to small wrists. That being said, 1.65 inches (42 mm) isn’t the smallest size out there.
Honestly, the case is nothing to write home about. It’s pretty much like most of the dive watches you’ve seen.
That being said, it has a pretty good looking logo on it. It’s etched on with dolphins next to it. As it’s acid-etched, everything you see is very crisp.
We know a thing or two about how the Combat Sub had its case screwed on
. It’s screwed to the spring back, making it extremely airtight. This is great when diving.
If you’re not a fan of how tight it is, you can adjust its compression.
The watch is great for thorough snorkeling. You can take it with you up to 660 feet (200 m)
The fact that its case is screwed down so tight helps with water protection
. Its tight back and crown also helps with this. However, this isn’t something that’s never been seen before.
Unfortunately, the Combat Sub’s ISO certification isn’t public knowledge. If you’re an avid swimmer, this can be frustrating.
When you look at the watch, you’ll notice how small the markings between the numerals are. The Arabic numerals themselves are tiny.
The fact that the watch's hands are thin makes it harder to read. That being said, the Combat Sub’s hand is very reminiscent of a Rolex with its Mercedes style.
The dial looks crunched up with its 24-hour clock. This is the final nail in the coffin.
Things are about to get interesting. It has a sapphire window
. This makes it extremely hard to cause a dent in it. It’s superb at keeping scruffs and scratches at bay too.
The sapphire is also anti-glare
. According to Glycine, it’s been triple coated. This is very useful for the pool as water is very reflective.