Farer Aqua Compressor Hecla

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Farer Aqua Compressor Hecla

Post by koimaster » August 29th 2019, 8:40am

Two crowns, great watch – the Farer Aqua Compressor Hecla

Editor’s note: Not everything in the watch world has to be same-samey. And the Farer Aqua Compressor Hecla is a great example of that. It’s got two crowns, a big, cushiony case and style for days. If left-of-centre is your thing, you’ll want to have a read of Andy’s review

A parcel recently landed on my desk. It had made the journey all the way from the United Kingdom, and it contained two pieces from British microbrand Farer Universal. Launched earlier this year, these models made waves with their colourful dials and brightly accentuated designs. So when the opportunity arose to test drive a piece, just in time for the Australian summer, I dived right in and put the Farer Universal Aqua Compressor Hecla through its paces.

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On the case, it’s shaped a little differently to your standard dive watches. The curves are a little more accentuated, giving it somewhat of an elongated shape. Aesthetically, it looks a little bit unusual when not being worn, and gives the perception that it’s much larger than it is. After all, at 41.5mm in diameter, the Hecla is well and truly in the realm of appropriately sized divers.


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Post by svaglic » August 30th 2019, 6:59am

I looked at their website and they have some decent stuff that I really like. However, if I’m going to pay the prices they want, I’d rather go ahead and buy vintage because the prices are the same. Vintage won’t depreciate the way this one will.
Decent looking company though, I will keep my eye on them and see if they have staying power.
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Post by TemerityB » August 30th 2019, 8:55am

I checked out Farer at one of the watch fairs here; they seem well-built with some decent designs; good movements. They are also, however, selling for about 35 percent more than they're worth.
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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » August 30th 2019, 4:00pm

TemerityB wrote:
August 30th 2019, 8:55am
I checked out Farer at one of the watch fairs here; they seem well-built with some decent designs; good movements. They are also, however, selling for about 35 percent more than they're worth.
True, there's a fair bit of alternatives priced at well below that. The Certina DS PH200M, for example. Or another Certina, the DS Action Powermatic 80. Bet one could find a pre-owned Longines LLD for the money as well. Presumably there are also - every now and then - deals on the Alpina Seastrong Heritage, yet another Super Compressor-style diver.
And all of the above are made by companies, that haven't just jumped out of nowhere to ask north of £1K for a nothing-fucking-special watch with a 2824 finished to - at best - half the standard that Certina, Alpina and Longines finish their 2824s (or Powermatic 80s) to.
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Post by TemerityB » August 30th 2019, 9:48pm

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:
August 30th 2019, 4:00pm
TemerityB wrote:
August 30th 2019, 8:55am
I checked out Farer at one of the watch fairs here; they seem well-built with some decent designs; good movements. They are also, however, selling for about 35 percent more than they're worth.
True, there's a fair bit of alternatives priced at well below that. The Certina DS PH200M, for example. Or another Certina, the DS Action Powermatic 80. Bet one could find a pre-owned Longines LLD for the money as well. Presumably there are also - every now and then - deals on the Alpina Seastrong Heritage, yet another Super Compressor-style diver.
And all of the above are made by companies, that haven't just jumped out of nowhere to ask north of £1K for a nothing-fucking-special watch with a 2824 finished to - at best - half the standard that Certina, Alpina and Longines finish their 2824s (or Powermatic 80s) to.
So true. And it's all another example of why I find 90 percent of micros to be a total waste - nerds get into 'em as a value proposition only to get fleeced, ultimately. Brilliant.
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Post by bedlam » August 30th 2019, 10:52pm

TemerityB wrote:
August 30th 2019, 9:48pm
MKTheVintageBloke wrote:
August 30th 2019, 4:00pm
TemerityB wrote:
August 30th 2019, 8:55am
I checked out Farer at one of the watch fairs here; they seem well-built with some decent designs; good movements. They are also, however, selling for about 35 percent more than they're worth.
True, there's a fair bit of alternatives priced at well below that. The Certina DS PH200M, for example. Or another Certina, the DS Action Powermatic 80. Bet one could find a pre-owned Longines LLD for the money as well. Presumably there are also - every now and then - deals on the Alpina Seastrong Heritage, yet another Super Compressor-style diver.
And all of the above are made by companies, that haven't just jumped out of nowhere to ask north of £1K for a nothing-fucking-special watch with a 2824 finished to - at best - half the standard that Certina, Alpina and Longines finish their 2824s (or Powermatic 80s) to.
So true. And it's all another example of why I find 90 percent of micros to be a total waste - nerds get into 'em as a value proposition only to get fleeced, ultimately. Brilliant.
Which is logical. Until you are starting to pay for the name in a brand you will not be able to get better quality and service for the price than in mid-tier watch makers. For the most part the only way micros can charge less is by giving less or cutting corners on quality.
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