Dec 18, 2023
Silvercore Club
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Marathon Watches: Precision, Durability, and Endurance for the Modern Adventurer

Recently, a friend introduced me to a long standing Canadian company dedicated to building robust timepieces for the active adventurer. Tracing their roots back to 1939 Marathon Watches was founded in Montreal, Quebec and is now headquarted in Vaughan, Ontario. Initially, the company specialized in manufacturing precision timepieces for the Allied Forces during World War II. The watches were designed to withstand the harshest conditions faced by soldiers on the battlefield, earning Marathon a reputation for reliability and accuracy.

A proudly Canadian company building timepieces designed specifically for those with high demands, my interest had been piqued. 

My priorities in kit has always been the same.  I look for function first and foremost and and then form factor.  I often find myself in austere environments and I never want my kit to be the limiting factor to any adventure.  I reached out to a friend who is an avid watch collector and self identifies as a “watch nerd”.  I trust his opinion, and below is what he came back with:

Knowing this person to have an extensive collection of quality watches, his opinion provided me with a good deal of confidence to explore further.

On researching I have learned that one of the defining features of Marathon Watches is their exceptional durability. These timepieces are built to withstand extreme conditions, making them a reliable companion for those who face the toughest challenges. Marathon achieves this durability through meticulous engineering and the use of high-quality materials, such as impact-resistant fibres, sapphire crystals, and stainless steel cases. Whether it's enduring extreme temperatures, water resistance, or shock resistance, Marathon Watches consistently prove their ability to stand up to the most demanding environments.

I further learned that the partnership between Marathon and the military and first responders goes beyond just providing reliable timepieces. Marathon actively collaborates with these communities, gathering feedback and incorporating it into their watch designs. This close relationship ensures that Marathon Watches continue to evolve and meet the unique demands of those who depend on them in critical situations.

By combining innovation, craftsmanship, and a deep understanding of their wearers' needs, Marathon Watches have become an enduring symbol of strength and dependability.

So, whether you're looking for a watch that can withstand the rigors of your daily adventures or seeking a timepiece that pays homage to Canada's proud heritage, Marathon Watches is the brand to consider.

Not only are Silvercore Club members eligible to receive a 10% discount by using the code located in their members section, Marathon Watches is also providing a link to include a free high visibility compass.  This compass is resistant to the elements and is touted as a versatile choice for Northern Hemisphere adventures, ensuring precise guidance in challenging situations.