|#23 – The first one of my four Marathon SAR's. Issued in 2003.|
|Bracelet kit. Sold separately.|
|A sunny wrist shot.|
|#183 – Another one issued in 2006. Taken during lunch at work.|
|Chilling in the sun with beer.|
|Gone fishing! Out on Lake Mälaren in the summer of '13.|
|#199 – The inverted Marathon SAR. Issued in 2004 and converted to the perfect tool watch.|
For now no SAR is in my collection. All I can say is that if you come across a used one for a reasonable price, do not hesitate, just buy it! You won’t be disappointed by the quality.
UPDATE - October 31st 2015.
OK, so my inverted SAR was put out for sale in July this year by the same person who bought it from me. I was on vacation in France but I contacted the seller right away and said "Hey, let me have it back. I'll pay you half now and half when I get home. Just don't sell it to anyone else." I couldn't stand the thought of someone else having my beautiful inverted SAR. I came home, picked it up, wore it for a couple of weeks and just as before I wasn't 100% sure it was right for me. So I let my friend Björn have it and the moment it leaves me I can feel it's the wrong decision. Luckily I receive it back as a part trade with Björn a couple of weeks later. Yes, I realize all this back and forth business is crazy but I there and then made a promise to make it one of my few keepers. So I had it flipped back and fitted with a black date wheel and now it looks stunning. The idea about the inverted SAR is genious but I just felt I wanted it the regular way and now it feels so right.
|The return of watch #199. Here on a 20mm bond nato.|
|On a genuine 20mm Isofrane.|
|Working from home.|
|Back to normal except for the black date wheel.|
UPDATE - December 20th 2015.
This is getting out of hand. I've decided to let the SAR go. It needs to make way for new watches. As I've stated previously: If it's not being used I have to let it go. I hate to see it just lying there in the drawer. I'd love to say that the SAR chapter is hereby closed but I know it isn't. It'll never be over. Never.
UPDATE - September 27th 2017.
You know what? In late May 2017 watch no. 199 returned for a second time. I know you're not surprised and yes, I'm insane. Some watches I just have to keep track of because if I lose them they might be impossible to get back. It was of course sold pretty soon after its return and even today I still know where it is located even though it has changed owners a couple of times since it left me. But the next time it gets sold I really hope it disappears forever. Don't get me wrong, it's an awesome watch but we are officially done by now.
|Mostly wore it on a Seiko MM300 rubber this final round. Worked great, looked great.|