Purchase Marathon watch: Get Free Marathon Winter Cap, patch + KFS set

Fall/winter Camping Promotion — Great for the holidays! Autumn is here with beautiful days and cool evenings.  Strap on a new Marathon military watch and get out into the great outdoors!  Take along these three gifts to make sure you are well equipped: An official Canadian Toque aka watch cap (NSN: 8405-21-891-3611) a Marathon outdoor stainless […]

Books on sale — Benefit NAWCC

The National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) promotes horology.  This weekend, they are having a sale on extra books from their library as well as tools and parts: Up to 25% off sale on selected items in NAWCC’s eBay store. Be sure to check it out.  If you are not already a member, […]

Commemorating a great person: James Hooper

Some of you may know it’s been a challenging 2 months due to my father’s sudden diagnosis at the end of January with a very aggressive brain tumor (Glioblastoma Multiform). After an extremely courageous and determined battle, Dr. James L. Hooper, my Dad, is now at peace.   Dad was an integral part of Windy City Watch […]

Welcome to the newly revised Windy City Watch Collector

Welcome and thanks for visiting my vintage watches, military watches and marine chronometers web site!  Please be sure to add this vintage timepieces site to your “bookmarks”.   My background:   I am an active member of the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors (NAWCC) since 1988 and the Society for Military Horologists.  Some of my watches and bands appeared […]