Pre-owned Marathon Gallet Steel Cased Navigator Watch in excellent overall condition with the original box. This is one of a very limited run of Steel Cased Navigator Watches reissued in 1999 by the Marathon Watch company. It is complete with original strap and box! I do not see many of these.
This genuine military issue watch was first produced by Marathon Watch Company for US Air Force pilots during Operation Desert Storm. When the Gulf War ended, so did the government watch production contract. The stainless steel cases were then stored at the factory in Switzerland for nearly a decade until they were resurrected in 1999, to be produced once again. This watch features the original NOS case, dated June 1990, with all of the ordnance markings being intact. This watch has an all-new movement, dial, and luminous materials. The result is a brand new factory manufactured watch built up on the cases left over from the Gulf War era.
There are several distinct features that are different from the original issue Marathon Gallet Steel Cased Navigator Watch. Internally, the movement is a better grade, gold plated quartz hacking movement. There is now an orange luminous chapter at the 12 o’clock position. The acrylic crystal is a bit more recessed and the crown is not as long or thick.
The watch still features a 12 Hour GMT bezel, user serviceable battery hatch, steel case, and a black nylon issue strap. Water resistant to 6 ATM (not guaranteed because of age). 42mm X 11mm x 20mm lug width.
This is a nice example with an excellent case and mechanical components. Plastic acrylic crystal has a minor scratch and shows signs of light use (can be buffed out if desired). Watch is supplied on original Marathon nylon one piece strap. Nice addition to a Marathon watch collection or for daily wear. Complete with original box….good collector grade watch!