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The Tactical Beast! Marathon CSAR..

Discussion in 'Watches' started by DuncMan, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. DuncMan

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    This is one of my all time favourite watches. It's brutal, big and does what it says on the tin but you'll need a decent arm to keep this one proportionate! Tough as nails, it's 300m waterproof and you could bang in your tent pegs with it in a pinch! I've had 3 of these over the years. If they were 2mm smaller across the case I'd still have one but 46.6mm is just a tad large for me. If you can pull it off, though, it's a serious piece of kit!

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  2. kd7dvd
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    kd7dvd EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    This has been on my Grail Watch Short List for quite some time. Someday, preciouss, someday... :D
     
  3. DuncMan

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    I love the look and feel over them. I must say they wear better on a rubber strap. The bracelet is great but it really turns the watch into a mega beast. Just ove 250g together as I recall.
     
  4. thatotherguy

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    I personally prefer the looks of the GSAR but that's a gorgeous watch too. Maybe one will cross my path someday :)
     
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  5. DuncMan

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    Like this one? :p Yup, had a few of those, too. I would like a CSAR that is sized between these two.

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  6. Bob45

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    Any experience with the TSAR medium? Is it a lot smaller?
     
  7. deeker

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    TSAR.... but I do like that big chrono!

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    This watch tops my Drool list. I don't think I've ever seen one that could top it! Love it!
     
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    Anybody know how I find dealers or resellers in the Los Angeles area? I'd like to see one in person before I pull the trigger, but the website wasn't very helpful and googling "marathon watch Los Angeles" returns a different kind of marathon and a different meaning of watch. Any help would be appreciated.

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  10. Civilian

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    I love those things. Hope to get one someday.
     
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    Almost 4 grand Canadian...so about $37 U.S. Helluva deal! ;)
     
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    For $37 I might buy 2!

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    I wish the CSAR had domed glass.. love all marathons though, heres my beloved JDD

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    Curious, why would you like domed glass? It seems like it would be more prone to damage and possible dial distortion.
     
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    About to pull the trigger on a tsar medium. Before I do, is there anything else I should look at. Only requirement is tritium and not huge.
     
  16. Bob45

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    Is the 36mm tsar too small? I've got about a 7" wrist.
     
  17. Slaterbj

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    I had the TSAR and found it a bit too small for my liking, even though I have a smallish wrist. I wouldn't hesitate to get another one though. Tough as nails. They look great on Nato, Rubber, and with the bracelet.

    Does anyone have a GSAR or JSAR, and the million dollar question is can you fit it under a dress shirt cuff?

    Thanks!
     
  18. Bob45

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    How does the tsar compare in size and thickness to a typical g shock?
     
  19. Slaterbj

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    From memory the diameter is less but the height is about the same.

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  20. Cprrckwlf

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    Gsar. Not so much. I'll try and remember to measure the height later on but it is substantial.

    update: almost exactly 1/2" at its thickest

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