There are many brands that draw inspiration from the military, but there are very few brands that actually make genuine, military-issued watches. Marathon is one of those brands. Founded in 1939, the family-owned brand is based out of Canada, but manufactures their MIL-SPEC watches in Switzerland for the best quality. Ranging from resin-cased field watches, to search and rescue divers, Marathon’s watches are truly as tough as they get. But, that’s not all they make, with a variety of analog and digital clocks, as well other accessories, being a part of their diverse catalog.
For this guide, we wanted to focus on a few Marathon items stocked in the Windup Watch Shop, starting with the small, but mighty MSAR, and complement them with a few other goods that share their spirit for quality and toughness.