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Hands-on Debut: Marathon White Arctic Edition GSAR Watch

Today, Canada-based professional-use watchmaker Marathon debuts one of its most highly-anticipated timepieces in a while. This is the white-dialed “Arctic Edition” of the famed GSAR (General Search And Rescue) watch, also known as the Marathon Arctic Edition Large Diver’s Automatic. This is only the third modern watch Marathon has produced with a white-colored dial, and aBlogtoWatch debuted all of them. The new Arctic Edition GSAR is available either as the reference WW194006-00-01-3-001-0040 on a strap, or as the reference WW194006-00-01-001-0001 on the matching steel bracelet (as reviewed).
White-dialed Marathon watches began in the 36mm-wide MSAR collection in 2019 with a quartz movement-based watch (aBlogtoWatch hands-on here), and then later in 2020 with the also 36mm-wide automatic movement-powered Marathon Arctic MSAR diver’s watch (aBlogtoWatch hands-on here). The GSAR watch is very similar, but it has a 41mm-wide case; the proportions on both models is excellent, but this 41m..

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Interview With Third-Generation Marathon Watches Leader Mitchell Wein

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..

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Interview With Third-Era Marathon Watches Chief Mitchell Wein

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..

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Watches

Interview With Third-Generation Marathon Watch Leader Mitchell Wein

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..