Marathon Swiss Made, JDD Search and Rescue Automatic Divers Watch with Sapphire Crystal #WW194021


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Product Code: WW194021
List Price: $1,800.00
Island Watch Price: $1,440.00
Savings: $360.00

Marathon Swiss Made, JDD Search and Rescue Automatic Divers Watch with Sapphire Crystal #WW194021

The Marathon Large Bilingual Diver’s Automatic is a large dive watch with a day and date function in both English and French. Designed for use by Search and Rescue (SAR) divers, the Large Bilingual Diver’s Automatic is a watch built to withstand the most extreme of conditions. The Large Bilingual Diver’s Automatic is also known as the Jumbo Day Date (JDD).

The Marathon JDD is certified for water resistance down to 30 ATM – 300 meters (1000 feet) underwater. Made from 316L surgical grade stainless steel, the JDD is a hefty, purpose built watch that will not let you down on any adventure you may take it. The crystal of the JDD is a synthetic sapphire which will resist scratches, and ensure maximum dial legibility. The crystal of the JDD is also domed shaped to improve legibility even further.

The JDD is made in La Chaux de Fonds Switzerland to guarantee the highest level of quality and accuracy in manufacturing.
Inside the JDD is a Swiss made, ETA-2836 automatic movement. The JDD uses self contained Tritium gas tubes to ensure constant visibility in low light situations, a gas tube is placed on each hour marker as well as the hour and minute hands and uses MaraGlo paint for the 12 hour bezel marker. Tritium tubes are self illuminating gas tubes which contain an isotope of hydrogen, meaning they will not dull down in brightness like normal photo-luminescent paint which requires an external light source to create a glow.

The JDD combines Military toughness with Swiss craftsmanship in a watch that will get the job done, and look good doing it.

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Product Features
  • Movement:Swiss ETA-2836 Automatic (self-winding)
  • Case:Brushed stainless steel, 46mm x 18mm thick.
  • Back:Screw-in engraved back
  • Crystal:Sapphire
  • Band:Vulcanized black rubber strap with buckle. 22mm
  • Water Resistant:300 meters
  • Warranty:2 Years
Crystal: Scratch Resistant Sapphire
Water Resistance: 30 Atmospheres (300m/1000ft.)
Moveable Bezel: Uni-Directional
Lug Width: 22mm
Strap Material: Vulcanized Rubber (20mm)
Case Height: 18mm
Intended Use: Search and Rescue
Movement: Swiss ETA-2836 Automatic
Case Material: Stainless Steel 316L
Case Diameter: 46mm
Lug to Lug Diameter: N/A
Lug Ends: Drilled for easier strap changes
Illumination: MaraGlo, Tritium (H3)

Customer Review

10 Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by SRC on Jul 28th 2021

    Likely my favorite watch so far! For an automatic it’s very accurate way beyond any of my other autos. The reported short rubber band is an understatement! 2nd hole from the end was comfortable for me, but wouldn’t stay in the keepers so I switched over to a NATO after about a week. This watch rides perfectly on a good NATO!

  • 5
    Great Mil Spec rated timepiece and history!

    Posted by James Clemens on Nov 30th 2020

    I have worked with Island Watch on several occasions and have always had a great experience. Even during these trying times for everyone the shipping times and client service has been great!

  • 5
    Another Great Buy From Island Watch

    Posted by Chris LaVesser on Oct 26th 2020

    I'd been equivocating on whether or not to make the purchase for a while - do I need another watch? Of course, when my moment of weakness arrived, it was out of stock. So I mashed on the Notify Me button. A couple weeks later the watch was back in stock and still selling at the very attractive Island Watch price (a good discount off MSRP). The transaction was easy, the shipping was quick, and the watch arrived in pristine condition. Another great watch purchase from Island Watch! And of course, I'm already asking myself if I need another watch...

  • 5

    Posted by JDM on Sep 4th 2020

    Ordered this watch late on a Friday, had it in (on?) hand on the following Tuesday. I wanted something that: 1. is massive because apparently I can't see all that well 2. has lume that lasts past midnight (sorry Lumibrite and Superluminova, you suck at this IMO) 3. will be easy to service (common movement) Is tritium as bright as fresh paint? No. But it glows the same ALL night. No more holding watches 2" from my eye to try and divine the time! I like watching the tube on the second hand go around too... Size: it's Big, but not obscene on my 7.75" wrist. The strap is on the short side - I use hole #6 out of 8 - if you have more than a 7.5" wrist, you'll want the bracelet or maybe a NATO. Downsides? IDK. Reviews of this watch say the edge of the day marking is close to being "under" the edge of the day window. Not something I notice/care about but if you worry about details like this, it's there. Great buy. Super happy I went with LIW again for this purchase.

  • 4
    So far, so good

    Posted by Spartan on Nov 1st 2019

    I received the watch in a timely manner and it is everything that was promised. This watch is heavy and awesome. The only reason I did not list it as excellent is this; it is not as bright/luminescent as advertised and for the price, the watch should have come with a metal band. As for the watch, I have no immediate complaints. Solid.

  • 5
    JDD Watch Fan

    Posted by John on May 14th 2019

    Rugged looks, great performing watch and super bright lume. Great watch for traveling. Fantastic service from Marc and the team. Highly recommend Long Island Watch

  • 5
    If your thinking about it you should get one.

    Posted by Ashley Koster on Jan 4th 2019

    This really was a great experience, excellent watch good customer service just great experience all-around.

  • 5
    Customer Service makes it the best

    Posted by Robbie Baxter on Jan 27th 2018

    When buying a high end watch like this JDD SAR the only thing that can ruin it is a bad dealer. Island Watch however Has the best Customer Service for an online sales store I have found! The watch is amazing and the support from Island Watch is as well. Get your concerns and questions answered to find the perfect watch for you. I wear this Marathon JDD everyday and love it more and more. Awesome Automatic to add to my rotation just that I can't seem to want to take it off. My Seikos are getting jealous LOL!

  • 5
    JDD Beast

    Posted by Merlin 1911 on Dec 28th 2017

    Wow!!! I'm truly happy with my decision to buy this watch. I love everything about except one thing. the rubber band is a little small, I'm on the second to last hole and the stays has nothing to keep them in place. its like they are banking on you buying the stainless steel bracelet. I will have to do some research and see if the make them longer. Other then that this thing freaking as advertised a beast of a watch.