I realize I have mentioned it several times, but at last month's Windup in NYC, I attended with every intention of coming home with a Fears Watch, but after seeing the new Farer Chrono Classic in Salmon, or affectionately known as the Meredith, I knew I had to have it. From Farer:
"Named after Leonard Meredith, who took gold in the Cycling Team Pursuit, at the 1908 Olympics in London. Meredith competed in three Olympics and held seven world titles in his 22-year professional career."
Farer made three versions of this Chrono Classic, one in Salmon, one burgundy, and one in blue. The salmon with the blue indices is the one that stood out. With a Dubois Dépraz movement, limited to 42 pieces, and at a reasonable price, I could not be happier with my initial reaction.
Apologies for the dim lighting, but wanted to get a few quick unprepped shots to share. The funny thing was, I wore the Baltic Bi-Comapx 002 today (explains the dust), which I also picked up at the show, so I thought it was a good opportunity to show both finalists in this year's Micro Tournament. They are each awesome watches but clearly play at two different price points. This is reflected in, well everything. I like them both, but the Meredith, simply feels more special to engage with and look at. There is no sense of immediately having to change the strap and ignoring the details like with the Baltic.
I may do a full review once I have had it more than a hot minute. Props to @ChronoGuy for also picking one up and anyone else on WC.