Based outside Toronto, Canada, with a dedicated watch assembly facility in La Chaux de Fonds, Marathon Watch Company is a brand timepiece collectors must know about. Not only is Marathon the last real direct supplier of watches to military forces, but it also makes some of the finest tool watches around. Marathon watches have been known among dedicated aficionados for some time, but to a large degree, collectors still don’t know about the brand. Part of this is due to the fact that Marathon has only been selling its products to the general public for about a decade — despite producing wristwatches for many decades.
Marathon is a family company, primarily run today by Mitchell Wein. His parents (who have some of the most interesting stories about 20th-century wristwatch history) are still technically an important part of the company, but Mitchell and his team handle the day-to-day operations of Marathon. Mainstream consumers probably know Marathon via its successful electronic clock bu..