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FARR SWIT Seaplane Automatic S.E.





Farr and Swit is owned by Adam Farrand Hodge, Andrew Partzold, and Zach Switalski which is a clever amalgamation of their names into the brand name. They draw much of their inspiration for their love of travel. Wacthes are hand assembled in the USA and almost all of them have a Swiss or Japanese Movement.




SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Crystal Face: Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with AR(Anti Reflective) Coating

  • Case: 316L Surgical Grade Stainless Steel

  • Bezel: 120 click scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with luminova

  • Caseback: Exhibition

  • Dial Color: Graident Gray to Black

  • Water resistance: 10 bar (100 meters / 330 feet)

  • Size: Case Diameter: 42 mm, Between Lugs: 22 mm

  • Lug to Lug: 50.5mm, Height: 12.5mm

  • Lume: BGW9 & C3 (Grade A EF Super luminova on dial markers, hands, and bezel)

  • Strap: High Grade FMK Rubber with Deployment Clasp

  • ETA 2824-2 Movement

  • Limited to 100 Pieces



The Seaplane Automatic is a fun watch you can where just about anywhere. They are an independent American watch brand based near Chicago IL. They currently have 3 models of the Seaplane available, the "Day trip", "Midnight" and the one reviewed today which is the Special Edition.




The Seaplane has a gradient grey dial which is nicely done. The indices have good lume however the black liner around the edges are a little uneven. The logo is centered and nicely printed. The Seaplane on the lower half of the dial along with the text is also printed well, the logo and all the printed text are not lumed which is ok but may have been a nice touch.



The date window is cut nicely with no border keeps the dial looking very clean while easily telling the date. The print and dial on the wheel are also nicely done.





The hands are finished perfectly and the lume is very strong on them. The red matches well with the minute track easily to tell the time.




The Sapphire crystal 120 click uni-directional bezel is filled with Super Luminova with no back play. The bezel is easy to grab despite being partially smooth in places. The larger indices are cut precisely and the lume is solid. Some of the smaller indices could use a bit of fine tuning but the lume is also well done.



The case is all brushed and finished smoothly. Between the lugs on the casing there is vertical brushing which isn't seen in the pictures. The lugs have nice curve cradling the wrist making it easy to wear.



The screw down crown feels solid and is also easy to grab. It sits very deep within the elongated crown guards yet still easy to unscrew, wind, and set the time/date.




The Silicone strap is from Barton Watch Brands in Austin TX. The strap has can be easily swapped out for another. Adjusting the band is easy with its deployant clasp. The clasp also features an engraved logo with its etched nicely into the steel.





A nice Exhibition case back showing off its ETA 2824-2 is all brushed with a Sapphire crystal.



The Lume on this Seaplane is done really well its applied evenly, strong and lasts. The lume on triangle on the bezel, second and hour hand is always nice touch. Even though the Seaplane on the dial is not lumed when the minute hand gets toward the bottom of the dial it is bright enough to light up the logo.




I think the Seaplane is a very well built coming in at $725. The outside overall quality of the watch is excellent. The watch has great lume, its comfortable, and made to be worn while enjoying life outside. If I could change anything with how the watch is now would be to work on the black border around the indices and that is about it. Everything else on and in the watch is great for its price point. Its important to note that portions of thair sales go towards select charities like the About Cubs, Northern Illinois Foodbank, and others. If you are interested in purchasing the watch or the other models they have at a great price check out the links below!


Time Piece Monthly

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Farr & Swit





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