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MARATHON by GALLET and CO Pilot Navigator US Air Force Operation Desert Storm Issue
This watch was SOLD on September 26, 2015 (Destination: Ontario, Canada).
Year: 1985 - 1995
Dial/Face Width: 30 mm
Dial/Face Height: 30 mm
|Movement: jeweled quartz
Case: fiber glass/noryl
Case Width: 42 mm without crown
Case Height: 48 mm with lugs
Serial Numbers on Back: 6645-01-150-8115, 211, DLA400-90-C-5144
Band Width : 20 mm
Band Length: measures up to 9 in
This is an authentic Swiss Made MARATHON Pilot Navigator Quartz Watch
- Original MARATHON by GALLET and CO Watch with NEW band & clasp!
- FEATURES: Frosted Steel Case, Rotating GMT Bezel, Standard & Military Hours, Luminous Indices & Hands, Screw Down Crown
- STAINLESS STEEL: case, crown, back, clasp & loops
- Notes on the CASE: Its top left lug has a pinhead-sized indentation
- Notes on the BEZEL: Its singular tritium dot at 12 o'clock has dimmed with age
This watch keeps good time, looks great & is in good working condition! Add this to your collection of quality timepieces!
The photos presented below are of the actual item for sale. Kindly study them carefully because what you see is what you will get. We try our best to describe watches as accurately as we can that's why we present them visually & literally. In case we missed a few points, you are welcome to ask questions.
This MARATHON Pilot Navigator by GALLET and CO is a remnant of the Gulf War, codenamed Operation Desert Storm (17 January 1991 – 28 February 1991).
Based on & in comparison to the article & photos by the Military Watch Resource on the reissued piece:
... There is now an orange luminous chapter at the 12 o'clock position. The acrylic crystal is a bit more recessed & the crown is not as long.
[Bob (June 23, 2015) • The Marathon Steel Cased Navigator Reissue Watch (Review Article) • Retrieved from http://broadarrow.net/navigator_ri.htm]
I believe this is an original issue. It does not have an orange chapter; it has a domed crystal & its crown extends over its case.
EXTERNAL/INTERNAL CONDITION: This watch is in *NEAR MINT condition (93-97%): Showing very light signs of wear. Very faint scratches on the case, bezel, bracelet or buckle are visible to the naked eye. It is working perfectly, keeping good time & needs nothing.
*condition descriptives mainly based on the Timezone Grading System
frosted stainless steel case
rotating GMT Bezel with black/silver filler or insert
The singular tritium dot at 12 o'clock of the bezel has dimmed with age
matte black dial or face
luminous white-coated steel hands
painted white Arabic standard & military hour markers with corresponding luminous tritium bars
painted white "MARATHON" at 12 o'clock
painted white radioactive symbol at 2 o'clock
painted white "SWISS MADE" at 6 o'clock
painted white "H3" at 10 o'clock
H3 is Hydrogen-3 or Tritium, which is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen that glows in the dark! That's what make the hands of the watch glow. The watch has a few microcuries of H3 to make it glow without power.
[Ridenour, JW • U.S. Army/Military • personal communication • October 26, 2012]
clearly-marked white grid
original MARATHON frosted stainless steel screw-down crown
original MARATHON glass dome crystal
new stainless steel clasp & loops
new fabric military band
Band Length: measures up to 9 in
In the photo above, you'll see that its top left lug has a pinhead-sized indentation
accessible exposed battery cell hatch
frosted stainless steel case back embossed with the following details:
- GALLET AND CO.
- FEBR. 1991
Swiss-made jeweled quartz movement - tested by our experienced technician
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