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Windy City Watch Collector team travels to Switzerland to visit the Marathon Watch Team

A Marathon timepiece is finished by a skilled watchmaker. Melanie Bernhardt & Chris Hooper Time travel….Ahead of Marathon’s latest product launch of the new Steel Navigator Date (SSNAV-D), Chris Hooper and Melanie Bernhardt of Windy City Watch Collector traveled to Europe to visit the Marathon Watch Company team.  Our trip included meeting Marco Pedrali, head […]

Marathon Steel Navigator date

Marathon Steel Navigator date

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 […]

Marathon Watch Sale

Red, White and Blue 4th of July SALE — Marathon Watches! — FREE Baseball Cap + savings to 40%!

Happy Fourth of July!  Enjoy sale priced Marathon Watch Company items to 40% through July 8.  Buy any Marathon Diver watch (Med. TSAR and GSAR, GSAR and TSAR, JDD, or CSAR) and receive a free 20mm Red, White and Blue NATO strap or Marathon Base Ball Cap with Velcro Morale Patch (your choice, email me […]

New Marathon Watch Model


THE THAW IS COMING The Marathon legacy continues this week with a powerful new addition to our Search and Rescue (SAR) collection. Be sure to check back for the new Marathon Watch model being introduced.

Marathon Watch Company JSAR Maple

Marathon Watch Company Celebrates 80 years of making great purpose built military watches!

Authentic Military Heritage with Modern Military Design Designed in Canada ~ Made in Switzerland Est. 1939   Be sure to check out this well-done video celebrating the Marathon Watch Company 80-year history: Marathon – A Brief History   Windy City Watch Collector is proud to be Marathon’s oldest authorized retailer for over 25 of those […]


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 […]

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 […]