Marathon Navigator Date Watch — original version w/ Lexan crystal


Marathon Navigator Date Pilot’s Watch by Marathon with Tritium, available in 3 colors and a choice of 4 dials! The dials contain Tritium Glass Tubes that glow 20 times brighter than an ordinary luminous watch and provide 24/7 self-illumination for up to 25 years!  No matter which dial you choose the stainless steel back has full military markings, including the NATO Stock Number.   The extremely lightweight yet durable nylon/fiberglass composite case with rotating outer bezel provides marking for a second-time zone.

Designed for pilots and parachute missions (current issue USAF, USN, USMC and IDF),  this watch is equally at home in civilian life. Water resistant up to 60 meters or 200 feet, the Pilot’s Navigator Date Watch is an extremely durable, comfortable, fashionable and lightweight watch.

Highly recommended — Makes a great everyday timekeeper.


Marathon Navigator Date Watch with Tritium, available in 3 colors and a choice of 4 dials!  Keeps time in two time zones simultaneously.

The Marathon Navigator Date Watch is the current issue, USAF, USN, USMC and IDF Duvdevan and has been issued and worn by troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Since 1996, this has been one of our most popular models!  If you are looking for the Newest Steel Navigator Date version <– click here

The Marathon Military Navigator Pilot’s Quartz with Date and Tritium is a highly accurate watch built to strict military specifications – in accordance with MIL-PRF-46374G Type III, Class 1 US Government Specification.  First developed by Marathon Watch Company in 1986, the Marathon Navigator Date Watch with Tritium is designed for pilots, parachutists, and law enforcement, and is made to withstand the challenges that may face it in a professional or everyday environment.

The Military Navigator Pilot’s Quartz with Date uses a special acrylic crystal design which is resistant to extremely rapid changes in pressure that would be experienced by a parachutist and would normally cause a watch’s crystal to shatter or come loose from the watch.


The unit features a high-quality Swiss made high precision Quartz Movement with Date feature.  The watch is water resistant to 6 ATM (196 Ft) and is designed for maintaining accuracy at high altitude to 35,000 FT without compensating pressurization.  The case is made of an extremely durable nylon/fiberglass composite material and has a 41mm case size which is 13mm thick.  The rotating outer bezel provides marking for a second-time zone so that you can keep time in two time zones simultaneously. The dial is signed “Marathon” and features the radioactive symbol (Tritium isotope), with your choice of 3 additional government markings.  Tritium tubes are self-illuminating gas tubes which contain an isotope of hydrogen that glows 20 times brighter than an ordinary luminous watch.  They will not dull over time like normal photoluminescent (glow in the dark) paint which requires an external light source to create a glow.  The stainless steel back has engraved full military markings including “Watch, Wrist: Navigators” and Nato Stock Number 6645-01-544-9475.

The Marathon Navigator Date Watch is brand new and comes complete with matching nylon flight strap (watch can be worn on the wrist or over one’s flight jacket), original box and instructions.  The Marathon Navigator Date watch comes with Marathon Watch Company’s comprehensive 2-year warranty against manufacturing defects.

Proudly handmade and assembled in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland, the Navigator Pilot’s Quartz with date uses an ETA F06 high-torque 3 jewels Quartz movement with EOL (End-of-Life) indicator.

This is the original version produced since the 1990s.  It is no longer in production and has been replaced with a new version with a sapphire crystal.  These are the last of the original version available new with box and warranty.  Supply is limited!

This watch is also available in a version without the date window at a slightly lower price:  Navigator watch without date (WW194001) <– click here

Be sure to also check out the new version of this watch introduced during mid-2019:  New Navigator watch with date (sapphire crystal ver.) <– click here

All the Navigator Pilot watches are highly recommended — They make a great, distinctive everyday timekeeper at a nice price!


Additional information


IDF Duvdevan, Sterile – no markings, U.S. Government, USMC

Watch Color

Black, Desert Tan, Sage Green

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