Marathon General Purpose Steel Limited Edition Field Watch – Vintage ETA Benrus Movement
Nice example of a now discontinued and popular model: Marathon Benrus military watch
A lovely concept in design carefully executed by the founder of Marathon watches. After many years a small batch of vintage Benrus movements was discovered in the Swiss vault. This was a rare privilege to create an homage to historic timepieces such as Marathon’s famous GG-W-113 from the 1980s in a modern exclusive case with features and conveniences found in today’s timepieces. This field watch has been produced as a Limited Edition of only 600 units and includes a hand signed certificate of authenticity with proprietary hologram sticker.
As I’ve talked about in the past in reference to the Marathon Navigator, Marathon has been making watches for the US and Canadian armed forces for a few decades. One of those was the GG-W-113 pilot’s watch. Produced in limited number in the mid-1980s, the Marathon GG-W-113 differs from other watches made under this specification by Hamilton and Benrus, the main difference being the large, curved case with integrated bezel and crown guards, large square lugs, and fixed strap bars. Although Marathon has continued to make watches for military and government use, they have never made anything quite like the GG-W-113…until now.
Case diameter 39mm
Bezel diameter 31.80mm
Lug to Lug 42.75mm
Lug width 16mm
Movement: ETA 2801 17 jewel vintage hand wind Benrus movement.
Case: Exclusive case design in 316L brushed stainless steel with threaded antimagnetic case back and sapphire crystal. Water resistant rating 3ATM.
Strap: Nylon with PVD buckle.
Dial: Matte black 24-hour dial with tritium hour hands, minute hands and hour markers.
Serial number: Individually serialized and issued in sequential order.
Warranty: 2 Year manufacturer’s warranty.
The ultimate special edition military watch and a superb professional watch! Destined to be a classic!
This is new in factory box with instructions as well as a certificate of authenticity from the President of Marathon Watch Co. It comes complete with a new black nylon strap.
This watch will be shipped from the USA.
This one is in excellent overall condition with only slight signs of limited use.