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    What is the Quality of a Marathon JSAR?

    Hello,

    Before I drop 575 dollars on a Marathon JSAR what is the quality of this watch compared to the Seiko Skx-173?

    I have always owned Seiko divers and had no problems. I was wondering from those who own the Marathon watch
    about the quality of this watch compared to my trusted Seikos.

    I have looked at the Seiko Sumo but I don't care for the design of the rotating bezel.

    Thanks for the input.

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    Re: What is the Quality of a Marathon JSAR?

    I can't speak for the JSAR but I own a TSAR and it has been very reliable. I have heard however, and experienced this myself, that the markings on the bezel are not so sturdy, my time start triangle fell out a few weeks ago, see picture. But the tritium light source and overall build quality is IMO worth the money.

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    Re: What is the Quality of a Marathon JSAR?

    My GSAR has been pretty nice. I did have to have the crown stem repaired, though. The threads stripped out. Other than that, I've had no issues with it at all. Very reliable. Accurate to +1 sec a week.

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    Marathon quality is top notch.

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    Re: What is the Quality of a Marathon JSAR?

    The J-SAR is a very solid watch with the best bezel action i've seen or owned! The lume is as good as Seiko and so is the construction IMO. I have mine for about 5 years now and, even though it's never been abused, still ticking strong. No problem with lumed pip on mine (which i think was an issue on older G-SAR and SAR) On bracelet, that watch is very comfortable and for such a huge chunk of steel, is probably the most comfortable big watch I own.

    I know mine is going no where!

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    Re: What is the Quality of a Marathon JSAR?

    i have had a tsar for about 7 years as a beater. I have fallen 9 feet onto hard wood floor landing on the watch hard and its still ticking fine. Its well made and of of my favorite watches ever. I like it so much since i beat the hell out of it. I just sent it away to get a new bezel because of major dents and case repolished to new.

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    Re: What is the Quality of a Marathon JSAR?

    I own a JSAR on rubber and a CSAR on steel...they are built like tanks!!! Worth every cent!

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    Re: What is the Quality of a Marathon JSAR?

    I have/have had the JSAR, CSAR, TSAR and of course the SAR, which started me on buying these and is still my favourite Marathon.
    I dont use my JSAR much, but quality is just fine.
    In fact all my Marathons have worked well and the watches are excellent value for money.

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    Re: What is the Quality of a Marathon JSAR?

    dont know about the JSAR, but i recently got a hold of a used TSAR and all i gotta say is that Marathon makes a well built watch...top notch

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