MARATHON NAVIGATOR STAINLESS - ISSUED JUNE 1990 - MOVEMENT QUESTIONS

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    MARATHON NAVIGATOR STAINLESS - ISSUED JUNE 1990 - MOVEMENT QUESTIONS

    Hi all

    I have just purchased a Marathon Navigator Stainless Steel, 1990 Issue and it seems to have a problem with the movement. I am in the UK!

    I cannot seem change the time when i pull out the crown. When i do this, instead of the hands moving around as they should, nothing happens... there's a bit of squeaking and what sound like a teeth skimming over cogs sound. The when i depress the crown back into the case, prior to screwing it down (which it does, no problem) the hands move by about a 5 or 10 minute measure. Also, the second hands seems to stop intermittently... then start again.. then stop.

    So... being a bit of a collector but by no means an expert mechanically ... i'm guessing i need to get the movement looked at - serviced/replaced maybe?

    If i was to replace the movement... i'm believing it's an Harley Ronda cal. 373 (which i can source).. is this right?

    Also, could anybody refer me to jeweller/watchmaker that could look at this for me and give me a synopsis of what i need to do to get this back up and running as it's a great piece which i definitely want to keep in my collection

    Many thank in advance for any replies... Chris
    Last edited by Fieldcj; October 21st, 2016 at 16:30. Reason: missed out some info

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    Re: MARATHON NAVIGATOR STAINLESS - ISSUED JUNE 1990 - MOVEMENT QUESTIONS

    I could recommend two watch repair shops in Northern Virginia. Which part of the world are you in.

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    Re: MARATHON NAVIGATOR STAINLESS - ISSUED JUNE 1990 - MOVEMENT QUESTIONS

    Hi John..

    thanks for the reply... failed to mention i'm based in the UK near London.. oops!

    I'll revise the original post now.. thanks again..

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    Re: MARATHON NAVIGATOR STAINLESS - ISSUED JUNE 1990 - MOVEMENT QUESTIONS

    Frankly, I think buying a plastic navigator and dropping the movement and dial in is a good option. That also would get you new, brighter tritium tubes. Most decent watchmakers could handle that.


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