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Our Story


At Farr + Swit, we know that time is more than just a number. We measure time not by the hands on our watch, but the moments we make. That’s why we aim to make quality watches that do more than just track your steps or connect to your smartphone. We believe that a quality watch doesn’t need to be updated or re-charged. The true mark of a fine timepiece is one that lets you define and capture the time that matters most to you.

Our flagship watch, the Seaplane Automatic, was born out of our passion for first-rate craftsmanship that spans generations. Made with only the highest quality materials and a meticulous eye for design, the Seaplane Automatic features Swiss workhorse automatic movements and is assembled in the USA.


The watch is currently available on a limited release of 500.

We are watch guys. We love the way that a quality watch has a way of capturing and collecting the most memorable moments in our life. And for us, most of those moments coincide with our love of travel. Farr + Swit was formed out of our desire to create quality time pieces that can serve as memento of the many adventures of life – whether it’s pitching investors in the boardroom or enjoying a sunset and scotch on the beach.


Adam Farrand Hodge

"I have an old Timex worn by my grandpa, Nelson Farrand, and every time I look at it memories come rushing back.  The watch really only tells me the current time but somehow it goes way beyond that and reminds me of stories and experiences."

The Team


Andrew Paetzold

"In earlier life, while working for a retail jeweler, I fell in love with fine time pieces. Now, it is extremely satisfying to wear a stylish watch of extreme quality AND our own design!"


Zach Switalski

"One of my very first automatic watches was a Oris Williams F1.  I was so proud of that watch and loved when a "watch guy" noticed what I was wearing.  That watch stayed with me through life ups and downs, job interviews, births of my children, and everything in between.  


After 10 years I passed this watch on to my nephew for him to begin his own journey with the watch as he graduates from college."


When we started our company it was important to us to integrate charitable donations right from the beginning. Farr + Swit donates at portion of our sales and our products to local charities in the Chicago area that greatly benefit the community.  

Click here to learn about the charities we support.


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