Farer is a British watch brand that even though has started quite recently, have gained a great following and people are quite excited for their upcoming releases and these three new watches are no different. For their Cushion Case range, they have released 3 new watches to build up on their Stanhope II, with much brighter colourways and at a reasonable price which is a big ask at this point in time.
A brand that was establish in 2015, and a love for creating colourful and more interesting watches while it might not be to everyone’s taste the attention to detail and the overall affordability is something that has to be admired for. While I understand a watch being $1k is definitely expensive, I am looking in terms of the movement, the case shape and attention to detail to colour and the dial I would say the price on any other brand would have been a lot more expensive.
These three new watches instead of being named by colour are named the following; Durham which features a salmon dial and is the only watch to feature roman numerals, Mansfield which features a tea green sector dial with silver Arabic numerals and Lethbridge which features a silver dial with highly polished octane blue Arabic numerals and hands. While they originally come with dial matching leather straps except for Durham which features a grey leather strap to match the slate grey circle in the dial however, you can choose and change the strap to anything you would prefer through their website.
The watches come in a case diameter of 38.5mm made out of polished stainless-steel, and all three watches feature slip dauphine style hour and minute hands. The crown on all three watches all feature the same solid bronze cap insert that features an embossed Farer ‘A’. They all feature a curved sapphire crystal with multi-layer anti-reflection coating, there is also a sapphire crystal exhibition on the case back that showcases the Sellita SW216-1 manual movement with a power reserve of 45 hours. It is slightly modified as it features blue screws and features a bespoke Farer embossed patterned bridge making it a lot more appealing. The original movement does feature a date function, but for this watch that has been removed and the extra crown position as well. One bad thing to note if it does matter is the water-resistant rating, which is only 50m but for a dress watch it is more than reasonable.
All three watches with their original leather strap are priced at $995 and when purchased will be shipped on the 12th of October. They offer free shipping worldwide and a 5 year guarantee, and honestly love the direction with this brand and the focus on the dial colours. Currently if you purchase the first 100 watches you can pick a number between 1-100 to be engraved on the caseback, there are still a few choices to be selected if you do want this option but it is not necessary as these are not limited-edition watches. Learn more through their website here.