2023 Marathon GSAR Government Grey Maple Leaf 41mm
Ref: WW194006-CA-MPL

2023 Marathon GSAR Government Grey Maple Leaf 41mm
2023 Marathon GSAR Government Grey Maple Leaf 41mm
2023 Marathon GSAR Government Grey Maple Leaf 41mm
2023 Marathon GSAR Government Grey Maple Leaf 41mm
2023 Marathon GSAR Government Grey Maple Leaf 41mm
2023 Marathon GSAR Government Grey Maple Leaf 41mm
2023 Marathon GSAR Government Grey Maple Leaf 41mm
2023 Marathon GSAR Government Grey Maple Leaf 41mm
2023 Marathon GSAR Government Grey Maple Leaf 41mm
Regular price
£795.00
Sale price
£795.00
Unit price
per 

Specification

Reference : WW194006-CA-MPL
Movement : Automatic Sellita Cal. SW200
Age : 2021/2030
Specific Age : January 2023
Case Size : 41mm
Case Thickness : 13.5mm
Lug to Lug : 48mm
Lugs :
20mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
Box & Papers
Case Material :
Stainless Steel
Warranty :
12-Months Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch


Points of Mention

This watch is sold with its Marathon box and Marathon Paperwork. It comes paired with two 20mm rubber straps and a signed buckle. The watch is worn but in very good condition overall; see the photos. It comes with our 12-Months Warranty.

For more photos see here - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1HHJRoOLkPaDQZHC-jSRJivGQymBk2ghV?usp=drive_link

4K YouTube video, skip to 15:54 -  https://youtu.be/TgD3xLhak-M


The Watch

Here we have a 2023 Marathon GSAR Government Grey Maple Leaf, known as  Government Search and Rescue (GSAR). First introduced in the 1990s, it was developed and specified by the Canadian Government for special Search and Rescue operations. A brushed 41mm stainless steel case curves over your wrist thanks to tapered drilled lugs, and a lug-to-lug length of 48mm and a case thickness of 13.5mm give the watch an impressive wrist presence. On the right side is a screw-down crown with cross-hatch knurling for grip protected by crown guards. The unidirectional bezel has thick knurling for ease of grip, wearing gloves and a black 60-minute insert holding a flat sapphire crystal above a matte black dial. An outer minute track is precisely executed surrounding applied Tritium Gas Tubes and MaraGlo baton indexes above large 12-hour Arabic numerals and smaller 24-hour numerals marking the hours; between the 4 and 5, we have a date window, thick syringe hands have Tritium Gas Tubes and MaraGlo for a distinctive green glow complemented by a tapered sweeping second hand. At 12 o’clock, we have the Grey Canadian Maple Leaf, and at 6 o'clock, we have the Marathon motif with H3 and the radioactive symbol. In 1973, the H3 and Radiation symbol was added to US military specification requirements; the H3 stands for radioactive Tritium, which gives that exceptionally long-lasting bright lume. On the reverse, a screw-down solid case back with the details of the watch around its edge and the Government specification ID numbers engraved for the following: ISO 6425, 26 MILLICURIES is the amount of Radioactive material in the watch, NRC ID- Nuclear Regulatory Commission ID number for Tritium, next is the General Services Administration contract number with Marathon and the ID number for suppliers to government agencies, inside an automatic Sellita Cal. SW200, 26 jewels, beating at 28,800 beats per hour, this workhorse movement has quick-set date, hacking seconds and hand winding for your convenience. The watch comes paired with its 20mm strap and signed buckle, and the watch comes with this Marathon presentation box and paperwork.


Personal Note

This Marathon Grey Maple Leaf 41mm is known as Government Search and Rescue (GSAR), first introduced in the 1990s, it was developed and specified by the Canadian Government for special Search and Rescue operations. A historically important watch for the brand and one that is unsurprisingly built like an absolute tank, I genuinely believe this watch could take anything and that is certainly the point of this model. Don't hesitate to add this to your collection today, for the money, it is hard to beat!


The Brand

Marathon Watch, renowned for its precision timepieces, has its origins traced back to Weinstrum Watch, which was founded in 1904 and subsequently renamed Wein Brothers. Morris Wein established Marathon Watch in 1939 with a pledge to deliver exceptional timepieces throughout North America. From 1941 onwards, Marathon has been crafting well-engineered instruments for the Allied Forces, utilising a blend of robust military specifications and Swiss precision engineering. Today, the fourth generation of the Wein family runs the company.