Choosing a watch that combines style and functionality can be a challenging task. Today, we're comparing two watches that have been making waves in the watch industry - the pOrtahl's Peacemaker and the Farer's Endeavour. Both watches have their unique features and strengths, but the Peacemaker's offerings might just edge ahead for some.
Design and Aesthetics
The Peacemaker from pOrtahl is a watch that exudes a futuristic elegance. Its aerospace grade titanium case, black dial, and sapphire crystal make it a versatile piece that can be worn on any occasion. The Peacemaker also features a unique open caseback, allowing you to see the movement in action - a detail that watch enthusiasts often appreciate.
The Endeavour from Farer, while also stylish and functional, has a unique case shape that gives it a sporty aesthetic. The watch features a lightweight marine grade titanium case, a matte black dial with raised polished steel markers infilled with pure white Super-LumiNova, and a rotating internal bezel. The Endeavour also comes with a natural rubber strap, adding to its overall appeal, and an open caseback, just like the Peacemaker.
Case Size and Wrist Circumference
The Peacemaker has a case diameter of 40mm, making it suitable for a variety of wrist sizes. Its slim profile (a mere 11 mm case height) and comfortable and lightweight titanium bracelet make it an excellent choice for everyday wear.
The Endeavour, on the other hand, has a slightly larger case diameter of 43.5mm. This makes it a good fit for those with slightly larger wrists and one to avoid if your wrists are smaller than average.
The Endeavour has a shorter lug-to-lug measurement of around 45mm, whereas the Peacemaker comes in at around 48mm.
Movement and Functionality
The Peacemaker is powered by the Swiss-made STP1-11 automatic movement. Known for its reliability and precision, it operates at a high beat rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour, contributing to a smoother sweep of the second hand and potentially better accuracy. The STP1-11 also boasts a power reserve of 44 hours, allowing the watch to keep running for nearly two days without being worn or wound. Furthermore, the movement contains 26 jewels, ensuring reduced friction and wear in the moving parts of the watch movement. The STP1-11 stands out with a daily variation of -3s/day to +7s/day, which translates to an on-wrist performance of +/- 2 to 4 seconds.
The Endeavour, on the other hand, is powered by the Swiss-made Sellita SW200-1 Elaboré Non-Date Movement. While this movement is also known for its reliability and precision, it operates at the same beat rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour. However, it has a slightly lower power reserve of approximately 38 hours. The movement contains 26 jewels, matching the Peacemaker's jewel count. The accuracy of the Sellita SW200-1 is rated at +/-12 sec/day up to +/- 30 sec/day for the standard grade.
The Peacemaker's STP1-11's accuracy translates to an on-wrist performance of +/- 2 to 4 seconds. This makes the Peacemaker's movement more accurate than the Sellita SW200-1 Elaboré Non-Date Movement in Farer's Endeavour.
Price and Value
The Peacemaker is priced at $699, offering excellent value for its features and quality. The watch comes with a 2-year warranty, ensuring that you're covered in case of any manufacturing defects.
The Endeavour is priced at £995 (approximately $1,300), which is significantly higher than the Peacemaker. While Farer offers a 5-year movement guarantee on all their watches, the higher price point might be a consideration for some.
In the end, both the pOrtahl's Peacemaker and the Farer's Endeavour are excellent choices for those looking for a stylish and functional watch. The Peacemaker, with its futuristic aesthetic, high grade materials and coatings, and most importantly - offering the same or even more value for less money - might just edge ahead for some. Its color and minimalistic design make it an excellent choice for everyday wear.
The Endeavour, with its unique case shape and sporty aesthetic, offers a vastly different appeal. Its reliable movement and higher price point make it a worthy consideration for those looking for a watch with a distinct style.
When it comes to price-quality ratio, the Peacemaker seems to offer a slightly better deal. Factually you aren't making any compromises with the Peacemaker, compared to Farer's Endeavour series, at a significantly lower pricepoint of $699 - saving you around $500 on your next watch purchase.
But remember, the best watch is the one that suits your style, fits your budget, and brings you joy every time you wear it. Happy watch hunting!