The Marathon Military Navigator Pilots Quartz is a highly accurate watch built to strict military specifications.
The Marathon Military Navigator Pilots was first developed in 1986. It was made as a request by Kelley Air Force Base for a watch which could be used in situations a pilot or parachutist would encounter. Marathon fulfilled this request with the Navigator Pilots Quartz. Made from a special fibershell case that is water resistant to 6 ATM, sweat and shock resistant, as well as lightweight. Included with the Military Navigator Pilots Quartz is a 20 millimeter width nylon strap made under MIL-S-46383B, Type III. The watch uses an acrylic crystal resistant to rapid changes in pressure that would cause a watch’s crystal to shatter.
The Navigator Pilots Quartz is made in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland. Powered by a Swiss made, high torque, 3 jewel ETA F06 Quartz movement, as a result the Navigator Pilots Quartz guarantees you a high degree of accuracy in timekeeping. The ETA F06 is accurate to -0.3/+0.5 seconds per day and includes an End of Life (EOL) indicator. The Navigator Pilots Quartz uses self contained Tritium gas tubes to ensure constant visibility in low light situations; therefore, a tube is placed on each hour marker, hand, and at the 12 hour marker in the bezel. Tritium tubes are self illuminating gas tubes which contain an isotope of hydrogen that glows consistently for years.
The Navigator Pilots Quartz combines military durability with Swiss craftsmanship in a timepiece that will satisfy you for years.
Swiss Quartz Movement
Individual serial number
EOL (End of Life) display where second hand advances in 4 second increments when battery needs replacing
Intended Use: High altitude, pilot / parachute, law enforcement
Bi-Directional time zone ring
Black analogue dial
2 Scale dial shows standard and supplemental (24hr) time 1-12, 13-24
Water resistant to 6 atm
Stop Second (hack, movement stops when stem is pulled out) high torque quartz movement (Swiss Made)
Fibreshell, high impact waterproof and dust proof case with stainless steel engraved back
Hesalite Crystal forgives excessive external pressure changes
Luminous hands and hour markings, white numerals and a sweep second hand
Black face features luminous hands and hour markings powered by Tritium (Isotope H3)
This watch comes with black nylon mil-spec strap 20mm
Case dimensions: 42mm without crown
Colors of the tritiumlights:
- orange / above the number 12
- green / above the the numbers 1-11
- green on the min.- / hour hand