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    New wrist candy

    Used some of that windfall money to pick up a 2009 contract Marathon JSAR! It's unworn, so I think it falls under the "NOS" category.

    First impressions:

    Wow, even on rubber, this is one heavy piece of metal. It's easily as heavy as my Chase-Durer, possibly even heavier. It's not nearly as big as the 46.6mm width would lead you to believe. It's definitely wider than most of my 44mm watches, but it's about on par with my Hamilton Sunset. It is the thickest watch I own though, easily. It looks great, feels great on the wrist (I can feel my left bicep getting bigger). It'd not going to make my 44mm watches feel small, which is nice, and was a worry.

    Now the only thing to think about is if I should do an ETA 2824-2 conversion or not.

    So, now that's out of the way, here's what you're all waiting for. Crappy iPhone pics!






    (Lume got charged up a little from the flash)


    And of course the wrist shot:



    The rubber is excellent, though the vanilla scent can wreak havoc on your appetite. I got hungry every time I got a whiff of it. I figured I was going to get something with 22mm lugs and I needed some NATOs for my Sunset anyway, so I have straps in the mail already from a couple of days ago.

    Thanks for checking in. Special thanks to por44 for sending it my way.
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    Re: New wrist candy

    Looks good, congrats

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    Re: New wrist candy

    Ugh! Another one added to your collection that I want. Great choice Raza!
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    Re: New wrist candy

    Great addition. Keep the quartz - it best suits the mil spec / ops purposefulness.

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    Re: New wrist candy

    That is one gorgeous hunk of steel. Congrats.
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    Re: New wrist candy

    Great watch, Raza! ... but those first pictures make it look like it's rolling up in existential angst against a bleak dessert expanse. It looks so lonely without a wrist to keep it warm!
    Too many watches, not enough wrists.

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    Re: New wrist candy

    That's one tough looking watch.

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    Re: New wrist candy

    Quote Originally Posted by Raza View Post
    The rubber is excellent, though the vanilla scent can wreak havoc on your appetite. I got hungry every time I got a whiff of it.
    I love my Marathon rubber strap. I bought the the lone CSAR strap from the sales forum a few weeks ago and it is a really nice strap that I wear on my Monster and Casio MDV102. It is actual, soft rubber and not lint-attracting silicone or hard polyurethane.

    Congrats on the watch. Now go knock that mofo around some!
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    Re: New wrist candy

    nice watch. It looks like serious business
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    Beautiful with the blue shirt
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