This is a fabulous limited production challenge coin as produced for members of the MARATHON WATCH ENTHUSIAST Facebook Group <– click here.  If you are not a member of this informative and interactive group, by all means, please consider this to be an official invitation from us here at Windy City Watch Collector to join!

The Marathon watch challenge coin was produced by the founding member of the group, Shawn Bush, in Ontario, Canada!  The coin features the Marathon Watch Enthusiasts logo which incorporates the Marathon Watch Company logo in the center.  The Marathon logo is luminous and glows in the dark.  The reverse features an image of the top plate of Marathon’s famous GSAR (Search and Rescue) dive watch with a date wheel.

If you do not know, a challenge coin is a small coin or medallion, bearing an organization’s insignia or emblem and carried by the organization’s members. Traditionally, they might be given to prove membership when challenged and to enhance morale. They are also collected by service members and law enforcement personnel. Historically, challenge coins were presented by unit commanders in recognition of special achievement by a member of the unit. They could also be exchanged in recognition of visits to an organization.[1]

The challenge coin specifics:

  • diameter: 44mm
  • thickness: 3.5mm
  • weight: 34.4 grams

This coin will make a great addition to your collection and pairs well with a new Marathon Watch Company watch  😺👍


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