Marathon Steel Navigator Watch with date coming soon!
After more than 30 years since the originally issued version, Marathon Watch Company is thrilled to officially announce the upcoming launch of the re-engineered Steel Navigator w/ Date (SSNAV-D).
Case Size: 41mm
Case Material: 316L Stainless Steel
Movement: 3 Jewel ETA F06.412 with HeavyDrive-PreciDrive with accuracy of ± 10s/year (yes, year!)
Launch Date: April 21, 2023 <–
The original steel navigator was produced in the 1980s and features a dial and hand set with tritium pigmented indices. In 1990, the US Government began requiring that radioactive tritium be encapsulated within small glass tubes for safety as well as the fact that doing so provided a self-illuminating light source. The resulting steel Navigator watch was issued to US Military pilots and Navigators during the first Gulf War era. These watches featured a Rhonda movement which has now been discontinued. In 1999, a small batch of steel Navigators was reissued with an improved movement and orange tritium marker at the 12 position. These can be easily identified with a small crown as well. Windy City Watch Collector marketed and sold these here. We recommended them to Military Watch Collectors. Those steel Navigator reissue watches are now collectible and have appreciated in value.
Jump ahead 24 years and the new Marathon Steel Navigator w/ date is being released.
The new Steel Navigator w/ date design is very much like the original in appearance by quick glance. When examined closely, there are some significant enhancements. In future blog posts, we provide additional details about this most anticipated release in Marathon history.
Please email us at: email@example.com to reserve one.