Founded in 1939, Marathon Watches of Canada is a family owned company, currently in its fourth generation. Known for their military issued watches, dating back to 1941, today’s Marathon is still a major supplier of mil-spec timepieces to the US Armed forces. Designed in Canada, but made in Switzerland at Marathon’s own factory in La Chaux de Fonds, their field, pilot, and dive watches are made to the exacting standards of the military.
A distinguishing factor of modern Marathon watches is their use of tritium (H3) gas tubes on their dials and hands. These tiny, miraculous little tubes are constantly glowing, day or night, and need no external light source to charge. The result is an even glow that makes these watches highly legible in darkness. Whether on a hike at night, in a darkened theater, or just on your bedside table, a Marathon watch will always be legible.