Longines Big Eye vs. Farer Big Eye

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Longines Big Eye vs. Farer Big Eye

Post by pbj204 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:53 am

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I think they both look nice and they're both around the same price. I'm just curious. Would anyone choose the Farer over the Longines?

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Re: Longines Big Eye vs. Farer Big Eye

Post by CGSshorty » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:01 am

Are they close in size?
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Re: Longines Big Eye vs. Farer Big Eye

Post by pbj204 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:04 am

CGSshorty wrote:
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Are they close in size?
Both 41mm

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Re: Longines Big Eye vs. Farer Big Eye

Post by logan2z » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:11 am

pbj204 wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:53 am
Would anyone choose the Farer over the Longines?
Not me. I think the Longines is the nicer of the two watches. I'd also feel more comfortable owning a watch from a Swatch group company than a relatively new upstart.

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Post by Jeep99dad » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:11 am

Having owned the Longines id go farer b cause the lugs were a bit odd on the Longines and I love the case shape of the Farer. Both are great
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Post by abuemily » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:17 am

I tend to agree with Brice on this one, particularly with regard to the Longines lug length. I am a bit biased, owning 2 Farers, however. I think the finish and quality of the watch is something to behold. But I understand being leery of a micro brand, who knows where it will be in 5 years. I think it’s a matter of taste.

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Re: Longines Big Eye vs. Farer Big Eye

Post by mattcantwin » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:32 am

I have no issues with the lugs on the Big Eye.


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Re: Longines Big Eye vs. Farer Big Eye

Post by Ruggs » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:26 pm

I bet the finishing on the Farer is better.

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Post by matt.wu » Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:16 pm

I think Farer comes up with unique designs and focuses well on finishing, both of which I respect.

Unfortunately, I really don’t like the way most of their watches look.

At a similar price point, it’s a no-brainer. I take the established brand every time.
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Post by Heuerville » Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:19 pm

Longines, all day, every day
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Longines Big Eye vs. Farer Big Eye

Post by Seppia » Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:40 pm

I don’t think it’s close, the Longines looks much better, and it’s the much safer bet in terms of the brand being around in 20 years

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Re: Longines Big Eye vs. Farer Big Eye

Post by pbj204 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:26 am

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I bet the finishing on the Farer is better.
I've never had a chance to see one in person. I'm hoping to make it to Wind Up NYC in a couple of weeks to see their whole lineup.

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Post by tattoo chef » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:07 am

Looks wise, hands down the Longines. Cleaner, more refined looking.


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Post by abuemily » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:36 am

pbj204 wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:26 am
Ruggs wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:26 pm
I bet the finishing on the Farer is better.
I've never had a chance to see one in person. I'm hoping to make it to Wind Up NYC in a couple of weeks to see their whole lineup.
I own 2 (wait, now 3—just ordered one of the new handwind chronos). I’m not usually a micro guy, but the finish and detail work on the Farers is way out of their price range. I realize their designs/color schemes doesn’t appeal to all, but they are striking if nothing else. I have yet to see one that I didn’t like (and I’m pretty old school on watches and designs).

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Post by Jeep99dad » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:49 am

Looks are a personal thing
Quality wise the Farer has nicer dials and case finish is at least as nice. They use good mvts too. They’re here to stay at imho and they have amazing CS. I’m a fan of the Big Eye though the lugs bugged me a bit. It’s also kinda thick. Farer usually makes very wrist friendly watches.
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Post by jimyritz » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:56 am

The Longine is about $900 more but for that money you get a column wheel chrono. It seems a bit dressier and more towards aviation where the Farer seems more like a racing chrono. I lean towards the Longine but the Farer is interesting.

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Post by KidKeith » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:45 am

I like the Longines better overall. Not too big a fan of green accents on the Farer. Although I do like the tach bezel on the Farer... Just my opinion.
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Re: Longines Big Eye vs. Farer Big Eye

Post by HapaHapa » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:45 am

I prefer the Longines. Both are very nice, however the Longines has a much cleaner, simpler look to me. Sterile bezel wins, as does the mono color scheme.
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Post by abuemily » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:53 pm

Kind of on the same lines (albeit much more classic):

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Re: Longines Big Eye vs. Farer Big Eye

Post by AtomicTom » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:06 am

Think I will maybe have to test both out to make a final decision Paul. :grin:
No, but seriously, they both look terrific to me. ..With the Longines
having a more elegant way about it, and the Farer a more sportier side.

They look like they could be brothers !! 8-) 8-) ..Thanks very much !

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Re: Longines Big Eye vs. Farer Big Eye

Post by Dedalus » Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:05 pm

abuemily wrote:
pbj204 wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:26 am
Ruggs wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:26 pm
I bet the finishing on the Farer is better.
I've never had a chance to see one in person. I'm hoping to make it to Wind Up NYC in a couple of weeks to see their whole lineup.
I realize their designs/color schemes doesn’t appeal to all, but they are striking if nothing else.
This ^^^ sums it up for me. Here I prefer the Longines...by some distance, but there are other Farer releases (though not part of this conversation) that I do find quite striking.

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Re: Longines Big Eye vs. Farer Big Eye

Post by jonaco » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:15 pm

mattcantwin wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:32 am
I have no issues with the lugs on the Big Eye.


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Source for this strap? Perfect complement to the Big Eye.

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Re: Longines Big Eye vs. Farer Big Eye

Post by mattcantwin » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:31 pm

jonaco wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:15 pm

Source for this strap? Perfect complement to the Big Eye.
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Re: Longines Big Eye vs. Farer Big Eye

Post by jonaco » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:55 pm

mattcantwin wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:31 pm
jonaco wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:15 pm

Source for this strap? Perfect complement to the Big Eye.
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Figures. Thank you.

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