The Marathon General Purpose Quartz is a highly accurate watch built to strict military standards under MIL-PRF-46374G, Type I, Class 1. The General Purpose Quartz is built to withstand the needs of infantry, as well as civilians looking for a perfect casual watch.
Developed by Marathon Watch Company as a field watch to be issued to military personnel, the General Purpose Quartz is a watch that meets the requirements of a true military field watch. Made from a highly durable fibershell case that is water resistant to 3 atmospheres (30 meters – 100 feet) and will not yield to the elements. The fibershell case of the General Purpose Quartz uses a passive matte finish, as to not give away infantry position through reflections which would occur on a metal case. Fibershell is also an extremely lightweight material, an important factor on the battlefield where every ounce counts. The General Purpose Quartz uses a special acrylic crystal which is durable against impacts and stress. The back of the General Purpose Quartz is made of 316L surgical grade stainless steel, a steel alloy with low carbon content that will not corrode over time.
The General Purpose Quartz is made in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland to guarantee the highest level of quality and accuracy in manufacturing. Powered by a Swiss made, high torque, 3 jewel ETA F06 Quartz movement, the General Purpose Quartz guarantees you accuracy in timekeeping.
The ETA F06 is accurate to -0.3/+0.5 seconds per day and includes an End of Life (EOL) indicator that will advance the seconds hand once every 4 seconds to inform you that a battery change is needed. The General Purpose Quartz uses MaraGlo photo-luminescent paint to illuminate its hands and dial markers. Once charged with an external light source, MaraGlo will glow on its own for 8 hours after being exposed to light.
The General Purpose Quartz combines military durability with Swiss craftsmanship to provide an accurate timepiece that will satisfy you for years of daily use.