Marathon watches have been around for over a century since the founding of the company in 1939 by Morris Wein. The company continued manufacturing timepieces, and in 1941, the Allied Forces contracted them for the same thus the watches boast of military precision and durability. The MSAR (Medium Search and Rescue) model was produced for the Navy hence some of its unique characteristics such as water resistance. One of its new watches is the MSAR Automatic Dive Watch and here is everything you need to know about it.
1. It has tritium gas tubes.
Although tritium has been said to be dangerous, it is only lethal if ingested or inhaled at which point it can cause radiation in your cells. In the watches, it is entirely harmless, and it provides the wearer with such a beautiful glow in the night; you will not see any glow during the day. Unlike luminous paint that may not last very long, the tritium gas illuminated glow will serve you for several years to come without any risk of radiation.
2. It is legible, regardless of weather conditions.
The Marathon MSAR Automatic Dive Watch is designed to be used in extreme weather conditions. As such, it has been modified in such a way that the legibility is at its optimum. For instance, it has a white dial which Dmarge believes will help you traverse the toils and spoils of hot summer. Besides, the watch has oversized Arabic numerals, so you do not have to struggle to make out what time it is while the syringe hands, including the second-hands too, ensure that you know the exact time. Additionally, the 36-mm stainless steel case offers more than enough room to read the time comfortably.
3. Its water resistance
With the Marathon MSAR Automatic Dive Watch, you do not have to worry if you forget to remove your watch in the shower or when you go swimming. The watch prides itself as being 300-m water resistant meaning that you can even go deep-water scuba diving without having to remove it. Still, regardless of being flaunted as water-resistant, it is advisable to avoid highly chlorinated water and even if it has a prominent knurled crown, ensure that before you go into the water, it is tightened.
4. It has a 48-hour power reserve.
Most watches have been estimated to have a power reserve of between 36 hours and 42 hours, but the Marathon MSAR Automatic Dive Watch goes beyond that to reach 48 hours. The power reserve is the amount of time that a fully-wind which takes to unwind when you do not wear it. Since it is automatic, you may have to manually wind it maybe once a week if your arm’s movement is not well-lubricated. However, if you wear it for 8-10 hours per day, the watch can keep running indefinitely.
5. It has additional torque.
This watch can boast of being accurate under any environment because Marathon emphasizes such accuracy through the Sellita SW200 automatic movement. The movement operates at 4 Hertz, and it has both hacking and winding capabilities. The watch has additional torque to ensure the weight of tubes do not interfere with performance and guarantee that you get the 24-hour glow.
6. Its price
Currently, the most expensive watch in the world is the Patek Phillipe Grandmaster Chime that goes for $31 million. Fortunately, you do not have to rob a bank to get yourself the Marathon MSAR Automatic Dive Watch because you will only part with $1,070. However if the amount will still eat into your savings, you can get yourself one for free if you enter the competition that Marathon is sponsoring.
7. It has a durable bracelet
The great thing about having a bracelet watch instead of straps is that it will last longer. The Marathon MSAR Automatic Dive Watch has a three-link Oyster bracelet. Stainless steel bracelets have the advantage of lasting through all kinds of weather, thus making them durable. However, they can be a bit on the heavier side, so if you do not want to feel like you are carrying extra baggage on your wrists, then the watch may not be the best for you. To maintain its beautiful look, you can have it professionally polished since you can easily damage it if you do it yourself.
8. It has a shock absorber.
It would be sad if after spending more than a thousand dollars, you accidentally drop your watch and it cracks. However, the Marathon MSAR Automatic Dive Watch saves you from such an eventuality by incorporating an incabloc shock-absorbing system, regardless of whether the watch falls vertically or horizontally. According to ISO standards, as described by Watch Time, a shock-resistant watch should survive a one-meter fall onto an oak floor. The fact that incabloc has been praised as the best shock absorbing material should, therefore, give you peace of mind with this particular watch.
9. It has a stainless steel case.
The Marathon MSAR Automatic Dive Watch will care for your skin with its stainless steel case. Since the case rests on the skin that will sweat and have moisture, it can cause a watch to be corroded, but stainless steel is not affected by either moisture or perspiration thus preserving your watch for longer. Such corrosion would, in effect, result in skin irritation that other materials, including nickel and cobalt, have been known to cause. Besides, due to the stainless steel case, the watch is resistant to scratches.
10. It can be a fashion statement.
Fashion gurus will advise every man to have at least one white-dial watch because it blends well with whichever outfit you are planning to wear, be it formal or casual. The Marathon MSAR Automatic Dive Watch will, therefore, go with everything not only because of the white-dial but also because of its stainless steel bracelet.
Written by Garrett Parker
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