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    Default Marathon MSAR (Maple leaf SAR)

    I have been thinking about trying a Marathon watch with tritium tubes for a while, to keep my NVA Ruhla company.

    I didn't really want another quartz and I wasn't keen on having "U.S. Government" on the dial. Then this very limited edition Maple leaf SAR appeared (only 500 are being made) which seemed to fit the bill...





    Here's the spec', borrowed from Bob at Broadarrow / MWR...

    "NEW The Marathon MSAR

    Available now in very limited quantities

    Marathon Dive Watch - Automatic
    Made for a 2009 Canadian Military contract with a red appliqué Canadian Maple Leaf on the dial.

    Movement: ETA 2824-A2 Signed Marathon
    Dial: measures 27.7mm and utilizes self-luminous tritium vial technology (26 millicuries)
    Crystal: sapphire - 2.8mm thick x 30.50mm diameter
    Case: is cut from 316L stainless steel
    Case diameter is approximately 46.0mm
    Bezel diameter is 41.10mm, milled engraved and filled
    Case Height is 13.85mm
    20 mm lugs with drilled holes
    Crown: 6.5mm dia x 5.50mm long, deep knurled
    Weight of head 93.1 grams"




    Below is some more info' from Marathon...

    "This watch is made in accordance with ISO 6425 and Government of Canada requirements. As well, this watch is manufactured in accordance with GSA Stocked Item Purchase Description-Now under contract to GSA (US Government).
    This Dive Watch comes with natural rubber rubber mil-spec strap (Swiss made)
    Note: This watch is available only to Government and approved Departments and Ministries"




    Just to give everyone a fair mention, here's what County Comm have to say...

    "GSAR MAPLE LEAF AUTOMATIC DIVER WATCH
    Made by the Marathon Watch Company for contract to the Canadian Government for issuance to their SAR-Techs.
    Canadian SAR NSN: 6645-21-558-0133

    Wrist, Divers, Tritium Automatic
    Canadian Government Issue

    -VERY LIMITED NUMBER MADE-

    In November 2009 the Canadian Department of National Defense commissioned a limited production run of GSAR Automatic Divers Watches for some very special members of the Canadian Forces. Only 500 pieces were made, and we are fortunate to have received a very few.

    We Have Been Told They Will Not Be Made Again.

    Collectors: This May Be Your Only Chance To Receive What Will No Doubt Be The Rarest Watch In The SAR Dive Watch Family.

    Watches Feature A Bold Red Maple Leaf Appliqué (Not Painted) Dial".




    Anyway, I just bought one from Broadarrow, which should be here in a couple of weeks. It worked out at just over £500 (on rubber) with shipping and the current lousy exchange rate.

    Lastly, here's a photo by Bob...



    Regards

    Jon'.
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    Jon,
    I'd be interested to know how you like this. I've been thinking about a GSAR for a while but never quite got around to it. This might be the push I needed .

    Gary

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    Great! Another one to add to the list.

    Will this madness ever end?


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    Quote Originally Posted by EZMone View Post
    Great! Another one to add to the list.

    Will this madness ever end?

    It never ends...probably best not to hang around too long if you want one of these, as they are limited.

    Regards

    Jon'.

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