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Genuine Military Watches and Accessories

Founded in 1939, the Marathon Watch Company is a Canadian based company with all its watches produced in Switzerland. Marathon has been supplying timepieces to the US Military and multiple NATO forces since 1941. Marathon timepieces are now standard issue for the US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, NASA, and Canadian Armed Forces as well as numerous law enforcement and government agencies worldwide. Marathon is currently the only active military watch contractor to the U.S. Government . Marathon watches combine military durability with Swiss engineering and craftsmanship to ensure the highest level of quality, precision and reliability.

The company that was to become Marathon Watch was founded in 1904 as Weinsturm Watch, later to be named Wein Brothers. In 1939, Morris Wein founded Marathon Watch, supplying fine precision timepieces throughout North America. Since 1941, Marathon has been manufacturing timing instruments for the Allied Forces, and today the fourth generation of the family continues the tradition with a wide range of instruments measuring time, temperature and distance.

Marathon products are manufactured with the utmost care and go through extensive quality control measures. This attention to quality is supported by a commitment to excellent customer support to ensure the best possible product experience.

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Founded in 1939 in Canada, the Marathon Watch Company has been supplying timepieces to the US Military and multiple NATO forces since 1941. Marathon first hit the limelight when they started issuing the GG-W-113 general service watch to the US Military in the Vietnam War.

Up until the early 1990's, Marathon made all their watches in-house in Canada. However as contracts from the US Military and NATO arrived, they turned to the Swiss for manufacturing. And since the 1990's Marathon's watches have been made in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.

The first watch manufactured by Marathon in Switzerland was the Marathon Navigator in the 1990's. The Navigator was made for the U.S. Air Force. It had to stay accurate at low pressure and low temperature and be able to withstand strong shocks. The watch featured a simple, easy to read dial, bi-directional bezel for timing or tracking an additional timezone and a high end, jeweled quartz movement for improved accuracy. The Navigator was ordered in large numbers by the US Air Force to fit out aircrews, especially during the Iraq War. The watch is still being issued to pilots and paratroopers today.

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The next watch made was the Marathon SAR (Search And Rescue). It was made at the request of the Canadian Navy Rescue and Clearance Divers and was intended to be used as a professional diving watch. It featured a 41mm case and a Swiss ETA movement with date. It also featured luminescent indices and hands that could glow for eight hours after one hour of exposure to UV light. The case was very thick at 17mm due to the large unidirectional bezel - designed to be easily operated even when wearing winter diving gloves. The Marathon SAR became very popular with divers and the United States Military Marine and Navy diving units requested a version of their own.

In the late 2000's the Marathon GSAR (Government Search and Rescue) was released. It had a thinner case of 14mm thanks to the use of a different movement. This movement was the automatic Swiss ETA 2824-A2 which is smaller and thinner. The dial now also featured 12 and 24 hour markings because it was also issued to ground troops. And the luminescence was changed to tritium tubes which ensure continual readability in the dark. The GSAR has proven to an indispensable piece of equipment for many military personnel.

The GSAR led to a number of variants - the Medium GSAR (36mm case), the TSAR (Tritium Search And Rescue with Quartz movement) and the JDD (Jumbo Day Date GSAR with 46mm case). These watches have been issued extensively to pilots, divers, search and rescue divers and also ground fighters.

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Marathon Automatic Steel Navigator Watch

Marathon Automatic Steel Navigator Watch

The Marathon 41mm Steel Navigator w/ Date Automatic (SSNAV-D AUTO) is the first ever Steel Navigator to feature a self-winding automatic movement. Packed with Swiss-precision and reliability, the SSNAV-D Auto is developed for pilots and everyday adventurers. The watch represents the continued lineage of Marathon’s original Steel Navigator, developed in partnership with the Kelly Air Force Base in 1986.

Limited Edition Marathon Red Maple Anthracite GSAR

Limited Edition Marathon Red Maple Anthracite GSAR

The highly coveted Marathon Red Maple is back! Marathon is proud to announce the official release of the 41mm Red Maple Anthracite GSAR Dive Watch. These watches feature the very last of the red foil maple leaf appliqués, originally produced in celebration of Canada's 140th year of confederation. Only 72 watches have been created, making this Marathon's most exclusive timepiece to date.

The Marathon Steel Navigator with Date

The Marathon Steel Navigator with Date

The most highly anticipated release in Marathon history is here. The new Steel Navigator w/ Date represents the return of a true classic, re-engineered for the modern pilot.

The Marathon Arctic Edition TSAR is here!

The Marathon Arctic Edition TSAR is here!

The Marathon legacy continues with the latest addition to their Search and Rescue (SAR™) collection: The Arctic Edition TSAR™. This watch builds on Marathon's history of military-grade durability and elite Swiss craftsmanship, now with a dial optimized for the great white north.




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Suvretta Corporation Pty Ltd is a Marathon Watch Authorized Dealer. Please contact us if you require further information or a quotation on Marathon watches. Thank you for your interest in Marathon.

About Us

Suvretta Corporation Pty Ltd

The word 'Suvretta' comes from Switzerland's fourth language, Romansh, meaning "above the forest". And since Suvretta Corporation's establishment in 1985 it has always strived to provide a level of service and support well above the norm. This, together with a high level of integrity and professionalism, we believe has led to our continued business success over many decades.

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Mission Beach - Queensland - Australia
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