Tsar Vs. Sar

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    Tsar Vs. Sar

    Which watch to buy the TSAR or the SAR by Marathon.

    I need a good, strong, durable watch, and I heard the Marathons are good.

    Needs:
    Accuracy
    durable- able to withstand lots of physical training such as running and weightlifting
    will not be adversely affected if dropped

    How is the life span of ISA 1198 quartz movements vs. 2824-2 automatic movements.

    Is it possible to replace the quartz movement if needed?


    Is the 2824 very sensitive to lots of motion?

    I am new to the automatic vs. quartz watches, and would like to find the one that is best suited for my lifstyle.
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    Any suggestion, or remarks from owners of the Marathons.

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    Re: Tsar Vs. Sar

    I own the DSAR and a friend of mine the TSAR. Both are very robust and are unlikely to let you down. I have worn my SAR whilst chopping wood, running and other miscellaneous activities with no obvious damage or effect on accuracy.

    I guess it depends on whether you prefer automatic (and Maraglo) or quartz (and tritium)...

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    Re: Tsar Vs. Sar

    Hello,

    Im new to the forum ;). Im going to buy a Marathon too, and im really worried about the more exact quartz movement

    of the Marathon, against the ETA Automatic movement, because maybe I do a little rude use for it, and it can

    lose/gains seconds, and I would like to have a +/- exact time.

    Antonio

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    Re: Tsar Vs. Sar

    Quote Originally Posted by IH-Antonio View Post
    Hello,

    Im new to the forum ;). Im going to buy a Marathon too, and im really worried about the more exact quartz movement

    of the Marathon, against the ETA Automatic movement, because maybe I do a little rude use for it, and it can

    lose/gains seconds, and I would like to have a +/- exact time.

    Antonio
    My SAR runs +4 seconds a day..

    IMHO, if you want a rugged/accurate quartz watch get a Traser and save some money. Better yet... get a Timex and save even more money.

    If you want a watch with a soul get an automatic...


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    Re: Tsar Vs. Sar

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLost View Post
    My SAR runs +4 seconds a day..

    IMHO, if you want a rugged/accurate quartz watch get a Traser and save some money. Better yet... get a Timex and save even more money.

    If you want a watch with a soul get an automatic...

    Hello, I have currently the Traser P5900. Minding a bit more, I have a mechanic watch from 1950 or less, and it never had a problem, so I doubt I will have any problem with the Marathon. +4 seconds is ok for me also :D

    Im now looking for a seller of Tritium Marathons, since County doesnt sell outside of US, but anyway im unable to get a mail reply from them.

    Thank you,

    Antonio

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    Re: Tsar Vs. Sar

    Quote Originally Posted by IH-Antonio View Post
    Hello, I have currently the Traser P5900. Minding a bit more, I have a mechanic watch from 1950 or less, and it never had a problem, so I doubt I will have any problem with the Marathon. +4 seconds is ok for me also :D

    Im now looking for a seller of Tritium Marathons, since County doesnt sell outside of US, but anyway im unable to get a mail reply from them.

    Thank you,

    Antonio
    Try Chris at http://www.chronometer.net/wrist.htm as he can ship from Holland.
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    Re: Tsar Vs. Sar

    Quote Originally Posted by anubisathletics View Post
    Which watch to buy the TSAR or the SAR by Marathon.

    I need a good, strong, durable watch, and I heard the Marathons are good.

    Needs:
    Accuracy
    durable- able to withstand lots of physical training such as running and weightlifting
    will not be adversely affected if dropped

    How is the life span of ISA 1198 quartz movements vs. 2824-2 automatic movements.

    Is it possible to replace the quartz movement if needed?


    Is the 2824 very sensitive to lots of motion?

    I am new to the automatic vs. quartz watches, and would like to find the one that is best suited for my lifstyle.
    \
    Any suggestion, or remarks from owners of the Marathons.
    I don't know either of the makes you are considering but since a quartz movement has no escapement or balance (by far the most fragile parts of a straightforward mechanical watch), far fewer moving parts and is mechanically much simpler, I would expect quartz movements in general to be more robust than mechanical ones. That's not to say that ALL quartz will be more robust, but I think that, if the quality of he two watches are similar, the quartz would be tougher.

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