Marathon Swiss Made Quartz Military General Purpose Watch with Tritium Illumination #WW194015SG


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Marathon Swiss Made Quartz Military General Purpose Watch with Tritium Illumination #WW194015SG

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 uses a sapphire crystal which resists scratches and provides a clear view of the time. 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

4 Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by GILBERTO CASTRO / JORGE CAMACHO DURON on Feb 14th 2021

    very nice watch

  • 5
    Excellent Time Piece

    Posted by James Moore on Jan 3rd 2021

    After seeing several reviews on the General Purpose Watch I pulled the trigger on the purchase. This little guy does not disappoint. Looking forward to many years of enjoyment with this piece.

  • 5
    Unbelievably comfortable and light

    Posted by Robert Strader on Aug 22nd 2020

    This watch being 34mm and less than 40 grams, makes for an excellent watch to wear in the rotation if you want to give your arm a rest. I totally find myself forgetting that I am even wearing it. The dial and markings are very crisp and legible in the day. The tritium lume at night is addictive. I have already managed to accidentally drop this watch from 2m onto concrete and it was completely unharmed. It is a very tough watch. I have a 7.5 inch wrist and it looks perfectly fine, but this will also work well as a watch for anyone as young as 9. My only reservation is it having only a 50m water resist with a simple non-screwdown crown... but it should survive any abuse short of outright swimming.

  • 5
    A great boy's watch

    Posted by Unknown on Jun 26th 2020

    Is this too much to spend on a boy's watch? If not, this is a great one -- a rare combination of a small, rugged case, a sapphire crystal, and a band suitable for small wrists. My boy is not into digital watches, so this really appeals to him.