1960s Glycine "Camaro" Chronograph (Ref. 85007) "Valjoux Cal. 72"

$ 3,450

Glycine was founded in 1914 and was originally known for making movements for women's watches and later for making chronometer-rated wristwatches, but not until the early 50s would Glycine finds its place in horological history with the Airman wristwatch. After the success of the Airman, the Glycine brand continued to grow through the 60s and 70s as they produced a variety of different sprots watches, including chronogaphs, that are now cherished by collectors today. 

This interesting chronograph retailed by Gylcine bears close resemblance to the highly sough-after Camaro model produced by Heuer in the late 60s, early 70s. Though this phenomenon is now a well-known article of Heuer's history, Heuer contracted many of its cases and movements to other brands to be retailed under their own name, essentially white-label selling their own watches. This was done to boost revenue and profits for the Heuer brand which struggled financially throughout the 60s and 70s becasue of their forward thinking processes. As a result, numerous unqiue watches were created, which are mostly Heuer with dials influenced by the actual retailers. Case in point, this beautiful Gylcine "Camaro" Chronograph ref. 85007, which employs a robust Valjoux Cal. 72 movement.

Stock # GLYCAM72
Brand Glycine
Style "Camaro" Chronograph
Model 85007
Serial N/A
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Matte Black W/ White Sub-Dials
Millimeters 37
Strap 2pc Handmade Leather Strap



The excellent case retains impressive geometry and dimension with minimal signs of previous polishing and light signs of honest use present. The case retains its pump pushers and the unsigned crown appears to be original as well. The case back retains all of its factroy markings in legible condition. The watch comes supplies on a 2pc handmade leahter strap.


 The matte black dial is in stunning overall condition, showing no damage and almost no age. The outer tachymetre scale adds an extra dimension of contrast and is all in excellent condition. The white sub-dials exhbit minimal elements of age and are in wonerdful overall condition. The hands are original to the watch and all remain in excellent condition.


None. The watch was just serviced and is keeping time perfectly. The watch will come with a 1-year warranty for accurate timekeeping.

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