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Introducing the FARER Durham Pullman: The Seasonal Release You Don't Want to Miss

You know FARER, right? Those British watch wizards who create timepieces inspired by epic adventures? Well, they're the real deal. With top-notch craftsmanship and seriously cool designs, FARER's limited editions are turning heads and setting trends. They've got that perfect mix of old-school charm and modern flair that makes them a big player in the watch scene.


Enter scene: FARER Durham Pullman. This eye-catching, cushion-cased gem takes inspiration from the holiday season and the train car manufacturer, The Pullman Company, with their use of the dark green hues showcased in the Durham.

FARER Durham Pullman
FARER Durham Pullman - Image Courtesy of FARER
 

FARER - In Case You Missed Them from Under Your Rock

They're the watch version of wanderlust, crafting pieces that practically scream adventure. What makes FARER rock? Well, it's not just about telling time; it's about telling a story on your wrist.


The FARER team obsesses over every detail, from the materials to the snazzy dial designs. FARER watches aren't just accessories; they're like wearing a slice of art and suddenly, you're part of this stylish, adventure-loving club. And let's talk limited editions—FARER's secret sauce. Every watch release is unique, and fans can't wait for the next drop. It is more and more obvious with each new edition that FARER is pushing the watch game forward.


But here's the cool part: FARER isn't just about looks. They're into ethical stuff too. Think responsible sourcing and manufacturing—because a watch should look good and feel good on your conscience. This is one reason why FARER made its way into our rankings of the 7 best microbrands of 2023. Check it out here.


We digress. Let's get back to the Durham Pullman.

 
FARER Durham Pullman
FARER Durham Pullman - Image Courtesy of FARER

FARER Durham Pullman - The Details

The new Pullman edition is based on the original Durham featuring a cushion case but adds a rich dark green while complimenting the green with metallic brushed finishes. Layered on top of the base Durham dial is the raised and radially brushed dial ring with a sector effect. A Dauphine handset, polished silver markers, and a baton/roman numeral mix help to accent the silver seconds sub-dial at 6 o'clock. The combination yields a high contrast and incredibly versatile style that fits under the cuff or sleeve of a tuxedo, as well as bundled up against your fisherman's sweater.

 

FARER Durham Pullman
FARER Durham Pullman - Image Courtesy of FARER

FARER Durham Pullman
FARER Durham Pullman - Image Courtesy of FARER

Durham Pullman Specifications = Impressive

Case Size

38.5mm Diameter, 10.5m Depth, 41mm pin-to-pin, 43.8mm lug-to-lug

Case Material

316L high-grade stainless steel

Finish

Polished case, rim, lugs

Crown

Stainless Steel crown with solid Bronze cap insert

Glass

Sapphire glass on front and back of case

Strap

Leather Strap w/ 316L Stainless buckle

Lug Width

20mm

Water Resistance

50m (5 ATM)

Movement

Manual-wind Sellita SW216-1

Vibrations

28,800 vibrations/hour (4 Hz)

Functions

Hours, minutes, small seconds, and hacking

Jewels

24 Jewels

Power Reserve

45 Hours

Price

$995 w/ bracelet add-ons

Learn more about each specification below:

 


FARER Durham Pullman
FARER Durham Pullman - Image Courtesy of FARER

Design | Wearability | Versatility

Ahhh.... The cushion case. If you're a fan of classic watch case designs, especially those built around purpose and comfort then the cushion case should be familiar to you. and if you know, you know. They are incredibly comfortable on the wrist. From vintage Seiko and Panerai to FARER, the cushion case has long been a go-to design for comfort, versatility, and wearability.


The Durham Pullman features a 38.5mm diameter case with relatively short lug-to-lug distances and acceptable thicknesses that lend themselves to wearing on any occasion. It also LOOKS bigger than the case shape alludes, but wears smaller. The wizardry.

FARER Durham Pullman
FARER Durham Pullman - Image Courtesy of FARER

The flowing curves along with the high polish and constant light reflection guarantee to stand out. Add in the dark green dial with the textured dial ring and silver components and there is no doubt, that people will notice this watch (though we wish they would tell us that).

 

FARER Durham Pullman
FARER Durham Pullman - Image Courtesy of FARER

Hand-Wound Movement with FARER Decoration

Adding to the nostalgia of the cushion case, FARER opts for the Hand-Wound Elaboré-grade Sellita SW216-1 movement. When fully wound (by hand) the movement carries approximately 45 hours of power reserve. The additional care taken by FARER to blue the screws and decorate the movement shows their interest in creating visually attractive pieces inside and out. There is something about manually-wound watches. Watching the Durham's balance wheel oscillate through a sapphire caseback while the FARER name stands engraved on the bespoke bridge would certainly be worth the price of admission. Maybe this exact view from another watch inspired the name Balance & Bridge. Spoiler alert: It did.


 


FARER Durham Pullman
FARER Durham Pullman - Image Courtesy of FARER

Another Statement as to Why FARER Deserves Our Attention

All in all, the Durham Pullman by FARER encapsulates all of what makes FARER a noteworthy watchmaker. They somehow combine nostalgic design, innovative dial construction, and perfectly timed seasonally-based releases that make you continually crawl the catalog.


The Pullman comes with a leather strap along with other options and is available now and shipping starting December 19 at FARER. The Durham Pullman starts at a retail price of $995 and varies upward based on the strap options selected.



Pick one up soon and you can even choose the edition number engraved on your model.


Awesome job, FARER. Keep it going.

 

Thank you for reading, and thank you to FARER for the imagery for this article. Check below for more articles and reviews. Come back soon.


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