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HOLIDAY SALE: Save up to 50% + Gift w/ Marathon Watch Purchase: Official Marathon Winter Cap SALE!

Save up to 50% on select products + Receive a Warm Holiday Gift w/ Marathon Watch Purchase! Cold weather is here and in honor of the holiday season, receive a gift from us…. an official Canadian Toque aka winter watch cap (NSN: 8405-21-891-3611).  Simply purchase $200 or more in Marathon watches or accessories (can be single or […]

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Wristwatches…a legacy of World War I

On the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I, The War to End all Wars, I thought this article from the WSJ was interesting: From The Wall Street Journal has selected 100 legacies from World War I that continue to shape our lives today One of these  legacies is wristwatches, by  Sarah Sloat — Today it […]

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SEMPER FIDELIS: Out of Iraq: The Story of an Issued Military Watch

This article originally appeared on OCTOBER 15, 2018 in the  WATCHES section of Gear Patrol, By JON CUSTIS,  Photo by HUNTER D. KELLEY A former Marine speaks about the Marathon TSAR he was issued while in the service and how he used it downrange….. Although an entire genre of horology is dedicated to the military-issued watch, there are very few accounts written […]

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Introducing the new Marathon Black GSAR Dive Watch

Windy City Watch Collector is pleased to introduce the new Marathon black GSAR dive watch.  Marathon’s new Anthracite Black Search & Rescue Diver’s Automatic wrist watch features sleek matte Anthracite IP coating on the watch case, bezel and crown elevates the watch and provides superior scratch resistance. The Anthracite IP coating is 3 times harder than stainless steel! The Marathon […]

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, […]

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Commemorating a great person: Dr. James L. 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 […]