MARATHON Current Issue USAF Navigator Military Watch with Date
We have managed to secure a handful of these Marathon watches which are hard to find in many countries from one of our US military contacts who offered us a small quantity which are brand-new and factory fresh and available for worldwide delivery.
- New in box with DATE Function on dial
- "U.S. GOVERNMENT" Markings on dial and back
- Swiss Made - New Government (GSA) Contract w/ new ETA jewelled movement
- Actual US Military issue! Not Luminox
- Manufacturers Guarantee
- Factory Fresh!
This is the latest U.S. Military Pilot/Navigator's Watch by Marathon (MIL-PRF-46374G specification). 42 x 46 mm. This is a current issue watch for the USAF and USN, Tritium GTLS (Glass Tubes) Navigational Wristwatch that glows 25+ times brighter than an ordinary luminous watch. This type of watch is current government issue to elite military, special operations and law enforcement units such as FBI and United States Marshals Service. The design and reliability is the same as the legendary Navigator watch produced by Marathon in various forms since the late 1980s and features a date window as well as red tipped seconds hand
The timepiece features a high quality Swiss made high precision Quartz Movement (ETA caliber F06.111) designed to withstand high G-forces and has a magnetic resistance of 1500 A/m. It has a end of battery life indicator feature as well. The watch is water resistant to 6 ATM (196 Ft) but is not a diving watch so continuous water immersion is not recommended. It is designed for maintaining accuracy at high altitude to 35,000 FT without compensating pressurization. This is the authentic 1st quality military item and not the commercial, military style "Navy Seals" watch available to the general public via Luminox etc.
The watch measures 44x48mm (not including the crown) with a 20mm lug width (strap size) which allows for a wide range of NATO straps to be utilized.
This watch is powered by a 395 watch battery which is freely available when a replacement is required, and is accurate to +/- 20 seconds per month though in my experience having used one of these watches for some time they are significantly more accurate than this. By pulling the crown out, the second hand is stopped (hacked) for synchronization. 12 o'clock is illuminated in red. Easy to read at night. Very lightweight and stylish. Watch is manufactured to MIL-46374G specifications. Stainless steel back is stamped as follows:
- WATCH. WRIST: NAVIGATORS
- 26 MILLICURIES
- NRC ID: 54-28526-01E
- CAGE 38776
This is a great looking timepiece that is actual military issue and has met rigorous military specifications. It is not a factory second or government rejected watch.
The case is is made of an extremely durable black nylon/fiberglass composite material. The rotating outer bezel provides marking for a second time zone. The crystal is an aircraft quality lightweight Lexon material allowing for strength and scratch removal. The dial features the radioactive symbol (Tritium isotope). Tritium is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen. When it decays, it emits beta particles (electrons) that do not penetrate skin, plastic, glass, etc. The electrons excite the coating on the vials, creating a bright green glow. It is a safe (but very expensive) method of illumination, and is used mainly in military watches and gun sights.