At the point when we last took a gander at Marathon, I was very dazzled by their moderate and appealing Navigator watch. It was clear, basic, readable, lightweight…everything you need in a decent everyday mixer. In any case, the Navigator is truly just a hint of something larger of what Marathon has to bring to the table. Truth be told, when a many individuals consider Marathon, they consider their extreme nails jumper/SAR watches. These huge, fierce, mil-spec watches in strong steel aren’t playing games. They are known for their assemble quality, straightforward plans and tough looks.
In to some degree an astounding move, Marathon delivered another section to their jumper line intended for those searching for a more modest choice. The clearly named “ Diver’s Quartz Medium ” takes the looks and work of it’s bigger brethren, specifically the 42mm TSAR, and lessens the bundle by 20%. The new size comes in at an amazing 36 x 43.5 x 12.5mm. Yes, a 36mm super-intense, mil-spec plunge watch. While 36mm is to a greater extent a little than a medium (except if they have plans for something absolutely modest), it’s a welcome choice for those with more modest wrists, or the individuals who basically lean toward a more modest watch, however need that aesthetic.
Case: Brushed Steel Movement: High-Torque ETA F06 Quartz Dial: Black Lume: Tritium Tubes Lens: Sapphire Strap: Rubber Water Res.: 300m Dimensions: 36 x 43.5mm Thickness: 12.5mm Lug Width: 18mm Crown: 5.5 x 3.8 mm Weight: 70g (our measure on elastic) Warranty: 1 year Price: $495 + $180 for bracelet
Best of all, the decrease in scale doesn’t add up to a decrease in form or strength. This Marathon Diver’s Quartz Medium is a strong. Nothing moves. There’s something about compact watches that nearly appear to be more strong that comparable enormous watches. Toss in a 30 ATM water obstruction, screw down crown, sapphire precious stone and tritium cylinders, and you truly cool, extreme little watch.
It’s very much definite and completed as well. The bezel, which stands 4mm tall and has similar profound scored teeth as the enormous folks, is inflexible with a fresh, smart activity. The Maraglow marker at 0/60 additionally sparkles splendid, more brilliant than the tritium tubes, however they last more. The drags are bored, which I’m consistently happy to see. What’s more, it comes with a cool elastic lash that has mostly cut openings, permitting you to estimate it explicitly for your wrist, making an extremely perfect look.
That said, I likewise had the chance to attempt the discretionary 18mm steel wristband that can be gotten for an extra $180. Despite the fact that a pricy adornment, it’s all around made, with cool subtleties, for example, a US Great Seal etching on the fasten, and adds to the general look and feel colossally. It gives it some weight, yet more significantly some mass. On the wrist, the Diver’s Quartz Medium wears pleasantly, yet it is little for a jumper. Other 36mm watches I have and am utilized to are vintage or dress, so having something that is little however stout and forceful takes some becoming acclimated to. The steel of the wristband broadened the watch a piece, causing it look and to feel bigger. Fundamentally, it works effectively of adjusting everything out.
Another incredible choice is to toss it on a NATO. I attempted my trusty 18mm Olive Maratac, and it met up pleasantly. The NATO additionally makes it wear somewhat bigger and look much more forceful, drawing out the military components over the plunge elements.
Coming in at $495, the Marathon Diver’s Quartz Medium is valued consistently for their inventory, resting over their pitch models and beneath their bigger divers. It’s somewhat pricy for an essential 3-hand quartz, however all around evaluated for a truly very much fabricated jumper. All the more critically, it’s really a special contribution among present day plunge watches, giving an incredible choice to individuals searching for a more modest choice. Additionally it’s straightforward a decent option for a simple to wear sport watch for general use, similar to the Navigator. While I’m actually sitting tight for a metal one of those to be (re)released, the Medium will do the job.
by Zach Weiss