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Awesome watch from a fantastic company!
on February 20, 2014
Marathon is a company with fantastic customer service and an equally as good product. This JSAR is a tank of a watch, and built to withstand the apocalypse. The bezel rotates smoothly, and functions well, the screw crown is easy to use and functional, and the overall look is certain to please, esp if paired with the matching bracelet (although the stock rubber band is nice and thick with a carbon fiber looking print, I preferred the slightly dressier look of the metal bracelet). This is certainly a large watch, but I don't find it too large, even for my 6.75" wrists. The profile does sit slightly highest than other watches, but it causes two of the watches best features to stand out - the great lookin bezel and slightly domed crystal. The face of the watch is clean, uncluttered, and easy to read. The white on black contrast looks sharp, and the luminosity is just right. It allows you to easily read the watch at night without signaling to overhead aircraft that you are walking around below. The time and date functions are easy to set, and the watch keeps great time and mine performed better than the required COSC certification requirements. There is a good reason that the US and Canadian military are both issuing Marathon watches for their Search and Rescue teams.
If you are looking for a watch to weather anything you can possibly throw at it, and still look great while and after doing it, then you have come to the right place.
I absolutely LOVE the watch, and am also going to be picking up the CSAR in the future.