The New Farer Aqua Compressor Automatic

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The New Farer Aqua Compressor Automatic

Postby koimaster » September 14th 2017, 8:52am

Nice to see British watchmaking coming back with brands such as this, Marloe, Bremont, Smiths and others.

In May of this year, Revolution introduced a complicated watch from new-kid-on-the-block Farer. We were confident that the GMT would go down well among lovers of quality watchmaking, original design and value (the watches being priced at a super-reasonable £1,175) but what we did not expect – and nor did Farer – was for the initial production run of all three models to sell out in a matter of hours.

With the phrase “You are only as good as your last success” swirling around today’s burgeoning watch industry, it is somewhat surprising that less than four months after their last headline-grabbing launch, Farer partners Jono Holt, Ben Lewin, Stuart Finlayson and Paul Sweetenham are introducing a brand-new watch design to their growing collection and, according to Sweetenham, the pressure is on. “Due to past success, this watch has garnered a whole different sort of attention to the GMT and the original three-hand automatic,” he says.

The timepiece in question is the cushion-shaped Aqua Compressor Automatic, a timepiece that takes influence from the Super Compressor dive watches of yesteryear. “Feedback so far suggests that it will receive a positive reaction from buyers and we have made more of them than with any other model at launch stage,” Sweetenham says. “I am always cautious about market research as it can be way off, but I think this new watch will appeal to both existing Farer customers and people who like the idea of Farer but haven’t bought one yet because they want a sports active watch. This piece is more functional but it is still measures just 45mm lug to lug so it is easy to wear.”


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Re: The New Farer Aqua Compressor Automatic

Postby foghorn » September 14th 2017, 9:14am

They should come out with a Fawcett Major ladies model.
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Re: The New Farer Aqua Compressor Automatic

Postby conjurer » September 14th 2017, 9:32am

I am ambivalent.
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Re: The New Farer Aqua Compressor Automatic

Postby koimaster » September 14th 2017, 10:09am

conjurer wrote:I am ambivalent.



??? I thought you were metrosexual.


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Re: The New Farer Aqua Compressor Automatic

Postby conjurer » September 14th 2017, 10:17am

koimaster wrote:
conjurer wrote:I am ambivalent.



??? I thought you were metrosexual.


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That I am. Right now, I'm pricing crystal leopard statues that I can put in the back window of my Hyundai.
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Re: The New Farer Aqua Compressor Automatic

Postby svaglic » September 14th 2017, 11:37am

Not bad I like it, I prefer the vintage compressors, but if one of these fell into my lap I wouldn't say no.
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Re: The New Farer Aqua Compressor Automatic

Postby AJC » September 14th 2017, 12:56pm

I didn't read all that hoo-hah but the all black one on the strap looks nice.
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Re: The New Farer Aqua Compressor Automatic

Postby jaw » September 14th 2017, 1:02pm

I like the turgid bronze knob.
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Re: The New Farer Aqua Compressor Automatic

Postby foghorn » September 14th 2017, 1:15pm

jaw wrote:I like the turgid bronze knob.





I love when you talk like that.
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Re: The New Farer Aqua Compressor Automatic

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » September 14th 2017, 2:12pm

The bronze crown is the only part of these watches that I really hate. I mean, I like vintage and vintage-style watches alright, but this looks like a vintage watch, on which some tosser has put a completely incorrect replacement crown. On top of that, a cheap, plated crown, where all the chrome plating went to Fiddler's-fucking-Green.
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Re: The New Farer Aqua Compressor Automatic

Postby biglove » September 14th 2017, 4:17pm

I wouldn't pay that asking price regardless; but, that bronze crown is just beyond vomit inducing. Fucks up what is otherwise a decent looking watch.

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