Marathon Swiss Made Quartz Military General Purpose Watch with Tritium Illumination #WW194015


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Product Code: WW194015
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Marathon Swiss Made Quartz Military General Purpose Watch with Tritium Illumination #WW194015

The 34mm Marathon General Purpose Quartz is a highly accurate watch built to strict military standards under MIL-PRF-46374G, Type I, Class 1. Designed for field use by infantry or other military personnel, the General Purpose Quartz is built to withstand the needs of infantry, as well as civilians looking for a perfect casual watch.

Developed by Marathon Watch Company as a field watch to be issued to military personnel, the General Purpose Quartz is a watch that meets all the requirements of a true military field watch. Made from a highly durable, impact resistant fibershell case that is water resistant to 3 atmospheres (30 meters - 100 feet), sweat resistant and will not yield to the elements. The fibershell case of the General Purpose Quartz is also a passive matte finish, as to not give away infantry position through reflections which would occur on a normal metal case. Fibershell also is an extremely lightweight material, an important factor on the battlefield where every ounce counts. The General Purpose Quartz now comes with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The back of the General Purpose Quartz is made of 316L surgical stainless steel, a steel with low carbon content that will not corrode over time.

The General Purpose Quartz is made in La Chaux de Fonds Switzerland to guarantee the highest level of quality and accuracy in manufacturing. Powered by a Swiss made, high torque, 3 jewel ETA F06 Quartz movement, the General Purpose Quartz guarantees you a high degree of accuracy in timekeeping. The ETA F06 is accurate to -0.3/+0.5 seconds per day and also includes an End of Life (EOL) indicator that will advance the seconds hand once every 4 seconds to inform you that a battery change is needed. The General Purpose Quartz uses self contained Tritium gas tubes to ensure constant visibility in low light situations, a gas tube is placed on each hour marker and hand. Tritium tubes are self illuminating gas tubes which contain an isotope of hydrogen, meaning they will not dull down in brightness like normal photoluminescent paint which requires an external light source to create a glow.

The General Purpose Quartz combines military durability with Swiss craftsmanship to provide an accurate timepiece that will satisfy you for years of daily use.
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Product Features
  • Movement:Swiss ETA quartz (battery operated)
  • Case:Fibershell, 34mm diameter
  • Back:Solid
  • Crystal:Sapphire
  • Band:Nylon strap with buckle. 16mm
  • Water Resistant:3 ATM or 30 meters
  • Warranty:2 Years
Crystal: Sapphire
Water Resistance: 3 Atmospheres or 30 meters
Moveable Bezel: fixed
Lug Width: 16mm
Strap Material: Nylon (20mm)
Intended Use: General purpose
Movement: Swiss ETA F06 Quartz
Case Material: Fibreshell
Case Diameter: 34mm
Illumination: MaraGlo, Tritium (H3)

Customer Review

12 Reviews

  • 4
    Tritium Tubes

    Posted by Richard Guro on Feb 12th 2021

    Puchased this watch for my wife as a replacement and seeing how bright the illumination is at night, I'd like one for myself! Accuracy is great, haven't had the need to adjust the time since I purchased it.

  • 5
    Great piece

    Posted by Darren on Nov 21st 2020

    Lightweight, looks great, durable so far (no problem with water, which I was worried about) and doesn't pick up scratches. I don't understand why other watch companies don't use tritium tubes more often.

  • 5
    Marathon 34mm

    Posted by Kyle Brown on May 21st 2020

    Great watch solid feel. The crown feels solid and smooth setting the time. The tritium works well. The watch looks even better in person. Simple but finely crafted.

  • 5
    5 stars

    Posted by Mr. Clepsydra on Mar 29th 2020

  • 4
    Nice watch

    Posted by Mark Bisaha on Dec 25th 2019

    This was a great watch. Very light and simple with great lume. unfortunately, it was still too big for my wife’s tiny wrists.

  • 5
    Excellent service, including resolving mail issues

    Posted by Paul Melling on Oct 11th 2019

    Ordered the Marathon GP watch on line - a simple and straightforward activity. Delivery worked fine until arrival in the UK and then my watch disappeared. The UK courier accepted responsibility and a replacement watch was sent, via USPS this time. Watch was collected from my local mail delivery office after I paid the UK Border Force tax. Watch is fine and I would like to thank Marc Frankel and his team for their help in resolving an issue that was not of their making.

  • 1
    4 months on wrist.

    Posted by Dean on Jun 4th 2019

    I wrote a review after 1 month and loved it. Now I am at the 4 month stage looking at my defective watch. The orange tritium tube at 12 O’clock has fallen out and is currently rattling around the watch face. Tough military watch? No, I do not expect this kind of defect from a supposedly military grade watch. Well, now to find out what the customer service is like....

  • 3
    Weird pricing on new Marathon GPQ?

    Posted by Captain Ron on Mar 9th 2019

    Hi Guys, A few weeks ago I bought the latest (2019) version of this watch (sapphire crystal) ... along with the two alternative-colour (Sage Green and Desert Tan) watchbands. I love it. I am Canadian. However, the online prices are now crazy ... everywhere. Maybe I got lucky. Check the manufacturer's Canadian website. Crazy. CAN $335! Check LIW's website today. What! US $208! Two weeks ago I paid CAN $180 for the watch from ... with the product being sold and shipped from Marathon's home operations in Vaughn, Ontario. Go figure. But I did have to pay for expensive Canada Post shipping from Ontario to Alberta ... $15 for a tiny three-ounce watch. It's crazy out there. I wonder if the Amazon,ca price is still valid. I like this Marc guy, (I have an SKX 007 incoming) and wonder if he knows about this major puzzle ... Crossing the border twice is that pricey?

  • 5
    Great watch

    Posted by Elliot on Nov 13th 2018

    The tritium is nice when your eyes are adjusted to night. Great camping/outdoors watch that I sometimes forget is on my wrist