The Marathon General Purpose Quartz is a highly accurate watch built to strict military standards under MIL-PRF-46374G, Type I, Class 1. The General Purpose Quartz is built to withstand the needs of infantry, as well as suit civilians needs for a casual watch.
Developed by Marathon Watch Company as a field watch to be issued to military personnel, the General Purpose Quartz is a watch that meets the requirements of a true military field watch.
The General Purpose Quartz is made from a highly durable fibershell case that is water resistant to 3 atmospheres (30 meters - 100 feet) and will not yield to the elements. The fibershell case of the General Purpose Quartz also has a passive matte finish. This matte finish aids in protecting infantry positions as this finish does not provide a reflective surface which would occur on a normal metal case. Fibershell is also an extremely lightweight material, an important factor on the battlefield where every ounce counts.
The General Purpose Quartz is made in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland to guarantee the highest level of quality and accuracy in manufacturing. Powered by a Swiss made, high torque, 3 jewel ETA F06 Quartz movement, the General Purpose Quartz guarantees you accuracy in timekeeping.
The ETA F06 is accurate to -0.3/+0.5 seconds per day and includes an End of Life (EOL) indicator that will advance the seconds hand once every 4 seconds to inform you that a battery change is needed.
The GPQ uses a s apphire crystal which is durable and scratch resistant. The back of the GPQ is made of 316L surgical stainless steel, a steel with low carbon content that will not corrode over time.
The General Purpose Quartz uses MaraGlo photo-luminescent paint to illuminate its hands and dial markers. Once charge with an external light source, MaraGlo will glow on its own for 8 hours.
The General Purpose Quartz combines military durability with Swiss craftsmanship to provide an accurate timepiece that will satisfy you for years of daily use.