For the last couple of years, Farer has made an impressive move into the micro-watch space with a series of accessibly priced, vintage-style watches, from a manual-wind dress watch to an automatic GMT. Now, the brand is adding a chronograph function to the lineup with three new additions: the Cobb, the Eldridge and the Seagrave.
All three watches use the same movement: an ETA 2894-2 — an automatic movement from movement supplier ETA with a chronograph module added — in place of the ubiquitous ETA/Valjoux 7750 movement that’s common inside chronographs in this price range. What’s more, the 2894-2 is significantly thinner than the chunky Valjoux, allowing Farer to give its chronographs relatively sleek cases that are just 39mm in diameter and 12.5mm thick. Each is finished with square pushers and a bronze crown that will patina with age.
Each chronograph comes on a Horween leather strap (in your choice of four colors) and has its own distinct dial design. The Cobb features a blue dial with nautical-looking, multi-colored sub-dials; the Eldrige comes in a rich chocolate brown; the Seagrave comes with the ever classic reverse-panda color scheme. All three watches will retail for $1,950, which is not bad considering most other automatic chronographs tend to start around this price range.
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