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    Marathon Question

    I've seen several posts about Marathon watches... What is the major draw to these?

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    Re: Marathon Question

    The design (cool), the heft (huge), and the price (low).

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    Re: Marathon Question

    To be honest, at first I didn't like them myself. I thought the bezel was waay to high and the watch just didn't do it for me. Then I broke down and bought one and I have since owned 4. They are just good, solid watches for the money. The styling is simple and functional and the bracelet is tops. I currently have the tsar and love the tritium dial. Some people may say that the watch feels small, but if you're not used to big giant 44mm watches I think it'll feel fine. I plan on not getting rid of mine and if I do (chasing a grail), I plan on picking up another one.

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    It's just a great, rugged looking tool watch. I wanted a watch with tritium tubes and liked the Marathon watches best. I was worried about the size but it's fine on my 7.25" wrist.

    I don't think I would ever consider selling my TSAR, below.


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    They're a government supplier of watches and other items~check out their website. Cheers!

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    Re: Marathon Question

    For me the draws were:

    I like the general case design and the rugged look. For everyday use I like a watch that looks nice, but not too dressy.

    Even though I don't dive (live in a desert) I like that it's an honest ISO rated divers watch.

    Last but not least, at the time I really wanted a watch with tritium illumination. Since then I've bought watches with great lume (orange Monster) but nothing beats tritium for having an easily legible watch all night long.

    I don't know what your situation is, or if you're considering one, but I'd point out that they look much nice, IMO, on the optional bracelet. Today I tried on a Omega Plant Ocean and the Marathon bracelet holds up very well in comparison.

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