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Marathon Military Watch Collections, as Strong as the Army
As General Purpose (GPM and GPQ) brother, GPM Government Reissue Mechanical Ben & GPQ NGM Reissue Quartz Ref. WW194015SS were crafted purposely to aid the army in completing the duties. The watches are not just accessories. They are tools that make you become more mission-ready. In other words, these strong and rugged timepieces are made for adrenaline junkies like me, or you. Here are some reasons why the Marathon military watch collections should be on your top list of watches to buy.
GPM Government Reissue Mechanical Ben Ref. WW194003SS
It has been years for Marathon to build watches for government and military purposes including the United States and Canadian armies. Well, it is not surprising anymore if Marathon watches become popular among enthusiasts who seek durable accessories with high quality and precision.
If you are one of the enthusiasts, you probably would fall in love with GPM Government Reissue Mechanical Ben Ref. WW194003SS which is the remake of Marathon’s mid-80s classic. This tough and yet stylish tool watch is produced in a limited amount (600 pieces). So, make sure you get one for yourself!
The term GPM on the name implies General Purpose Mechanical which points to the functions of a military watch. What are they? 17 jewel Benrus ETA 2801 movement on the heart, 36 hours of power reserve, and a hand-wound caliber with a pressure-fit crown that can be taken to water depth of 30 meters.
To some people, a hand-wound watch may be a little too complex for daily use since you need to wind it all the time. On the other hand, setting the timepiece in motion is kind of an exciting ritual for whom watches are more than just an object for measuring time. This winding process is a way to expose the hidden technology inside the watch.
From all the features this best military watch has, I personally have a thing about the full satin finishing on its 316 stainless steel case which avoids any reflections that are likely distracting my focus on reading time. Plus, it got steep convex slopes from its case sides to its dial opening that allows me to see the time clearly at a glance.
What makes this Marathon military watch cooler is tritium gas tubes with MaraGloTM and Isotope H3 (15 tritium gas tubes) are found in the syringe-styled handset that is protected by a flat sapphire crystal. It means, this limited-edition wristwatch can stay in the dark for long periods without needing support from an external light source and still provides optimal readability.
Moving on to my other favorite part of this Marathon military watch, the 16mm black nylon textile strap does match the adventure-themed military watch. It is a military-type timepiece I can sport every day. Check the details of this Marathon military watch here.
GPQ NGM Reissue Quartz Ref. WW194015SS
Let’s discuss another Marathon collection referred to as the best military watch of the week, GPQ NGM Reissue Quartz Ref. WW194015SS. GPQ is the acronym for General Purpose Quartz. It is a kind of an unbreakable watch that provides accuracy to -0.3/+0.5 seconds per day even if it is in the water depth of 500 meters, thanks to its Swiss high-torque ETA Quartz movement!
The size, which is 39mm in diameter, 11mm height, and 44m lug to lug, make the watch snug to be worn by any size of wrists. Since a military watch functions more than just an accessory, it should be resistant to any damages such as when it falls to the ground or hits the wall. That is why the GPQ NGM Reissue Quartz Ref. WW194015SS uses a 316L stainless steel case.
This waterproof military watch also comes with a 16mm black nylon strap, an aesthetic military theme that suits all personalities from an adventurer to an office survivor. Not only strengthen the chances of survival, but also your look for sure.
It has been mentioned that the timepiece is 11m tall. It turns out that it has to do with the tritium gas tubes that are applied on the dial and hands (hour, minute and second hand). Because of this feature, I won’t be worrying about not being able to see time when I am in the dark since it is a glow-in-the-dark timepiece. Spot how Marathon put orange colour to the 12 o’clock marker and the other 11 are green? A small little detail that is hardly to find in other brands.
Next thing to talk about is the tidy-crowded dial that is presented by this Marathon’s best military watch. I call it tidy-crowded because when you make a first glance, the dial looks a little bit crowded but very tidy at the same time. All the elements ⎯ hour markers, hands, logos ⎯ stay in proportion. It tells a lot of information yet, never once did I feel like it was hard to read. The legibility is definitely 10 out of 10! Go grab GPQ NGM Reissue Quartz Ref. WW194015SS for only $416.00 USD here.