Marathon Watches

Marathon Watches got their start at the beginning of the last century.  The company that was to become 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 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.  New 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 1996 Windy City Watch Collector started 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, Netherlands.  This makes Windy City Watch Collector the oldest 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 come with a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty.

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

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