In 1986, Kelly Air Force Base needed watches that could withstand extreme changes in pressure, be used at high altitudes, and remain legible and accurate in the process. This watch was created to meet those demands. Handmade in Switzerland and designed for pilots and parachute missions, this watch has been issued and worn by troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. A detachable compass with a glow-in-the-dark bezel furthers the military feel. The watch features a lightweight, specialized fiber shell case that is sweat, shock, and water resistant, and has a special acrylic crystal that is made to stand up to rapid pressure changes. The high-contrast dial includes an inner ring to mark military time, a rotating bezel, and is easy-to-read in low light conditions thanks to self-contained Tritium gas tubes on the hour markers and hands. The Navigator is powered by an accurate Swiss-made quartz movement and finished with a military spec NATO strap.
Case Diameter: 41mm / Case Thickness: 13mm / Depth rating: 60 meters
The Marathon GG-W-113 field watch was a utilitarian legend. And now, the company is bringing it back with this flawless re-interpretation of the original used by the U.S. Army in the 1980s. The watch features manually wound ETA 2801 movement — the same movement that powered the original and a significant upgrade from the quartz model. The movement sits beneath sapphire crystal glass for scratch resistance, durability, and a clear view of the classic black dial which bears the "U.S. Government" stamp. The dial also has an hour scale with military double rows, while each marker is illuminated by a green tritium tube, with a tube at 12 o'clock that glows orange. The hour and minute hands get the same treatment (as well as the tip of the second hand), providing you with plenty of light in the dark, even when they haven't been charged by sunlight. Made in Switzerland, each hand-winding timepiece is finished with a thick black NATO strap with a black Marathon branded tongue and buckle and arrive individually numbered.
Case Diameter: 39mm / Lug width: 16mm / Case Thickness: 11mm / Power Reserve: 36 hour minimum