Marathon Watches

Marathon Watches was begun at the beginning of the last century and is now in its fourth generation of family-owned operation!  The company that was to become the Marathon Watch Company was founded in 1904 as Weinsturm Watch, later to be named Wein Brothers.  In 1939, Marathon Watch Company (Marathon) was established in Montreal while still manufacturing in Switzerland.  They began manufacturing timing instruments for the Allied Forces in 1941.  These met the critical needs of the Allies during WWII.

During the first Gulf War, the US Army sent out an urgent request for a true military watch. Enter Marathon, already a tried and trusted supplier. For their extensive service, Marathon became the U.S. military watch of choice.  Marathon watches are now standard issue for the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, NASA, Canadian Armed Forces and Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) as well as law enforcement and government agencies worldwide.  They continue to provide ever more innovative watches to government and military forces globally.  In fact, they are the only current active military watch contractor to the US Government!

In 1996 Windy City Watch Collector began to sell Marathon watches to like-minded watch enthusiasts and collectors from a location on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago and later established a location on a central canal in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.  Windy City Watch Collector is the oldest authorized retailer of Marathon Watches to the public in the US and Europe!

Marathon watches combine military durability with Swiss craftsmanship to guarantee the highest level of quality and accuracy in manufacturing. All new Marathon wristwatches purchased from Windy City Watch Collector come with a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Windy City Watch Collector is pleased to offer a military, law enforcement, and emergency services discount as well as large order procurement on Marathon products.  Please contact us for details.  

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