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Any experience with Farer watches?

  1. wagudc Sep 22, 2023

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    I am a big fan of their bright colors and bold designs. Anyone own one? Have any experience with their customer service / service department? How about the bracelets, any good? I am a fan of this model.

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  2. ErichKeane Sep 22, 2023

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    I have a Lander IV (A blue, GMT, 39mm version of that watch). I haven't had to deal with customer service/etc, and only have the strap, but the watch is really nice. Shipping was fast and well packaged. But sorry I can't help with the things you're most curious about.

    The watch itself is much prettier than pictures show though. It is light, thin, comfortable, and really attractive.
     
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  3. wagudc Sep 22, 2023

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    I would love to see some pictures of yours, if you want to share.
     
  4. ErichKeane Sep 22, 2023

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    Sure! Forgive my photography skills, and I'm wearing one of my Seamasters today so they are from when I first opened it, but here it is:

    It came well packaged, there was a fedex box(IIRC) around this cardboard box, which went around the cardboard one in this box:

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    Inside of that, is a fabric case with a cardboard sleeve:
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    Then ,the fabric case:
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    Opened up was the watch and some paperwork I don't really recall:
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    A few of the watch on its own:
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    And the back. Its an exhibition back, though I frankly forget it is and almost never look at it!
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    AND some wrist shots (pay no attention to the Speedmaster on the floor!):
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    The blue is incredible and dynamic. The lume on the numbers is nice, but the nicely shaped syringe hands have great lume and sit on the watch nicely.

    The GMT hand is subtle but obvious (I know, that makes little sense!), and easy to read. The contrast with the seconds hand I thought stuck out really nice!

    The dial matched date is also really nice, it breaks up the dial less than a normal date, while still being really useful!
     
  5. wagudc Sep 22, 2023

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    Great looking watch, thanks for sharing! . . . And the photos look pretty good on my phone at least.
     
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  6. Speed1283 Oct 19, 2023

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    I've recently purchased one of their recently released Chrono contempo watches, I elected for the 'Chalcot' because I love the big eye feature and the blue textured dial, it just jumps out at me. Considering I've been really after a classic reverse panda style (think Tudor BB chrono) I was surprised just how much I really wanted the farer.

    It's not just the colour, it's also the fact that it's 38.5mm diameter which is better for my skinny wrists. The bezel is a dark blue ceramic insert, the reverse is an exhibition caseback.

    I booked a viewing at their showroom, service was excellent, met with the co-founder and had a good chat and a look at a few other models, all striking in their own way.

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  7. Walrus Oct 19, 2023

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    I like that. I think a nice bold red is great on a watch. I like that model as well. I just picked up a seiko KS as it has this beautiful reddish dial that pops in the sun. I wish I had seen more of farer as I have heard good things about them.
     
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  8. wagudc Oct 19, 2023

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    Cool stuff @Speed1283. If I lived anywhere near the UK, I would check out their showroom. They have a lot of bright fun models. I like the one you picked, it is bright and cheery but not so much so that it looks like a toy.
     
  9. Speed1283 Oct 20, 2023

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    Thanks, I wanted to see it in the metal before I committed, but it was really nice so needant have worried. I was also slightly concerned it could be too colourful to be taken seriously, but it strikes a nice balance.

    Clearly it doesn't have the pedigree/prestige of other brands but at £1600 for a Swiss made + swiss movement I think it is fine. I have also ordered a blue rubber strap as well as the leather so that I can dress it up or down a little.

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  10. RevZMan123 Oct 20, 2023

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    I like the discovery and with I got a few other their others over time. The Exmoor is what ended up in my watchbox, but it could easily have been a discovery had they been in stock when I was ready. As it is, I got in on the pre-owned market anyway and it was full in the box. I emailed them and had the warranty switched over with nary a few pictures.

    Would buy from again!
     
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  11. Speed1283 Oct 23, 2023

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    Just as a minor update, said watch arrived over the weekend and it was nice to wear it for the first time on Sunday. It's quite satisfying seeing the fairly bright dial peeping out from the cuff.

    Definitely very different to my other watches.. 1000009957.jpg
     
  12. wagudc Nov 2, 2023

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    Anyone own one of their bracelets? I would love to hear about them.
     
  13. RevZMan123 Nov 2, 2023

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    Just the one that came with the exmoor. So basically a jubilee with a double deployant. Very comfortable but not the best for sizing.

    I hear great things about the new titanium add-ons though.
     
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