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"I purchased the first ancient mariner from you a number of years ago…
I have many watches…Uylsse Nardin, Rolex, on from there….but I'll tell you the quality and attention to detail, looks and workmanship in your watches…is so far above these others its almost laughable.  For the heck of it,  I took part in a kickstart of a new company LUXURY watch…I don’t think people understand what luxury means…its not PRICE its workmanship, its what makes the watch.. you all have nailed it.. from many years of work and detail….I enjoy and appreciate my watch more every year…"  R A

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VOYAGER
Ancyent Marinere Series

Truly a stunning conversation piece, Voyager features the ETA Elaboree 25 jewel automatic movement - shock protected, water resistant to 5 ATM, Sapphire crystal, parchment colored dial and stainless steel or 18kt Platt gold bezel.


 

Specifications:
Case is stainless steel 37mm diameter and 8.5 mm thick...exhibition back. Movement is ETA Elaboree highly decorated 25 jewel automatic. 
Swiss made - 1 year warranty


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VOYAGER 
Ancyent Marinere Series
Parchment color dial
Stainless steel bezel or
18kt Platt gold + $70
Comes with leather strap
Optional stainless steel bracelet + $70

Was $1250

 $750
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Notice: There are a total of 900 Ancyent Marinere in the series:
* The original Ancyent Marinere 300 pieces
* The Panama 250 pieces
* The Voyager 250 pieces   
* The Regulator 100 pieces

Only the original has sequential numbers the others are not sequential and may bear any number between 301 and 900.

 


Customer Comments:
"My compliments on yet another stunning time piece (Voyager).  It was well worth the wait.  I particularly love the contrast between the sumptuous mocha dial, the jet black of the hands and markers, offset by the lustrous steely glow of the engine turned bezel.  Really stunning.  And the dark brown ostrich strap is the perfect compliment, I'm so glad I chose it.  Of course, the glimpse of the watch's internal 'beating heart' - ringed with gold - really makes it an eye stopper.  The teak wood gift box is the perfect housing for this varied and stunning collection.  A cherished collector set!
Thanks so very much!"  TV

"I have some great Seiko divers (SKX 007, 0011, 0013, etc.). But, those are "tool watches”. And, I have some very nice micro brand divers, too. But, my favorite brand is d.freemont. I appreciate the taste and artistic feeling that went into the design of these watches. You may remember my order the year-before-last of several COSC watches for presents when we took the gang to Hawaii. Right now, I am wearing my white-dial Voyager on a d.freemont bracelet. Of all my watches, this watch probably gets the most wrist-time. My Omega tonneau and bracelet in solid gold is second — and my Seiko SKX-011 probably is third. I am an old trial-horse lawyer, and the Voyager gives the right image — classy, but not ostentatious, and vulgar — to jurors (i.e., unlike my solid gold Rolex)."  BW

"The Ancyent Marinere watch I purchased arrived within 3 days! It is stunning, and I am honored to have the opportunity to own a piece of your work. Many of your past customers praise you for maintaining a high standard of quality, value and outstanding service……..and now I know why.  Beautiful workmanship, prompt attention to inquiries, and very fast service. Over the past 25 years, I have collected well over two hundred Swiss watches. Finally, I have my first (of many, I hope) d. freemont watches! Well done. VERY well done. With gratitude and best regards."  DH

"David, just a quick note of thanks. Received my Voyager watch  sooner than expected. This is my third dfreemont watch, and as always, the quality  of this  timepiece and the service have exceeded my expectations. Absolutely love this unique watch. over the years, I have owned Rolex, Ebel ,Tag, Cartier and Mauboussin watches. I can tell in just a few short days that my Voyager will out-perform these expensive watches. Thanks again for the great service and an even greater watch!  All the best" SS

"I absolutely love my new Voyager watch!  It is a fantastic timepiece and a joy to wear. My 2 (soon to be 3) year old daughter loves it as well.  She has seen me wear watches before in the past, but the first time she saw this one, which was literally within minutes of the first time I put it on, it caught her attention and fascinated her.  This is without me even announcing my new watch or drawing any sort of attention to it whatsoever.  I had just merely put it on and was wearing it for the first time. Many thanks also for the great personal service."  SV

"I have purchased 5 of your watches [including Panama, Regulator, and Voyager] and have always been pleased with never a case of buyer's remorse."  BM

 


d. freemont Voyager Watch REVIEW
by Bert Kane


 

d. freemont watches is to me a new watch brand that represents one man’s passion, David Freemont McCready. Until recently, I didn’t know of this brand, but it has been around for over 20 years. David had been collecting vintage timepieces for 40 years which resulted in a collection of almost 2000 pieces. When he decided to reduce his collection to just a few hundred pieces, his hobby began to turn into a business. Though his first branded watch was quartz, he really wanted to concentrate on producing his own mechanical watches. Over time, he has introduced almost 40 different lines or models of watches under the d. freemont brand.


 

Most of these watches, including the Voyager model shown and reviewed here, use on the watch face, the intertwined Garamond font logo of “df”, located at the position of the numeral seven (7). This refers to God’s number when on the seventh day God rested. There is also an albatross on this model watch above the 6 o’clock position, which represents a symbol of freedom. The Garamond font numbers, 3, 5 and 9, are also printed on the face with a round circular gold edged window in the face that extends from the top of the dial down to the center of the watch face. Visible on the watch face is the escapement portion of the movement, finished in flash gold with a surprisingly ornate shape and engraving. All printing on this example is black with a parchment face finish. The face branding is discrete and tasteful and work well with the nine circular five minute indices and the 36 hash marks around the outer edge of the dial. Matching Breguet style hour and minute hands as well as a tapered needle second hand finish the face of this watch nicely.


The exhibition case back displays the decorated ETA 2824 Elabore movement as well, primarily in the same flash gold finish. The watch rotor is embossed in a graduated diamond pattern and “TWENTY FIVE 25 JEWELS SWISS MADE”, is visible under certain angles and light conditions. The Elabore grade upgrades this movements adjustments to three positions with accuracy of +/- 7 seconds per day, up to +/- 20 seconds a day, a healthy 5 and 10 seconds respectively, better accuracy than the Standard movement. 28’800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz and a 42 hour power reserve with high reliability and accuracy has made this movement the no. 1 automatic Swiss watch movement.


 

The case of this watch is in a satin stainless steel that tapers in toward the case back. It uses a flat, almost flush, beveled edge sapphire crystal combined with a mineral crystal exhibition back with 5 ATM water resistance. A screw down, polished, engraved case back works very well with the appropriate looking engine turned, coin edged and downward sloping bezel. A 5mm in diameter, polished onion crown and drilled, turned downed 19mm lugs complete the case design. Added touches include discrete numbering of the watch on the 9 o’clock side of the case, here being number 791 of 900. A Dassari, quick release, dark brown leather strap with white stitching and seven round buckle holes, uses one fixed and one loose strap loop and tapers from 19mm to 16mm. Combined with a narrow, brushed stainless clasp, and the watch’s relatively small overall size (37mm in diameter, 9.5mm thick and only 43mm lug to lug) make this watch particularly suitable and very comfortable on smaller wrists. The voyager utilizes a unique bezel design. The bezel is separate from the case and is screwed down to fit. The finish on the bezel itself is termed, “engined turned”, a design utilized in classic automobiles in the 1930’s. The purpose of this is to isolate the crystal from the bezel. The crystal is secured inside the case therefore eliminating many instances that could chip the sapphire crystal.


 

The Voyager is the final watch of d. freemont’s Ancyent Marinere Series. It should be noted that of the 900 watches in the series, only 250 pieces are the Voyager design. The watch is Swiss Made and comes with a 1 year warranty.


 


d.freemont, the Albatross and "Rhyme of the Ancyent Marinere"

The Albatross is featured on nearly all d.freemont watches… It was taken from the “Rhyme of the Ancyent Marinere”, an epic poem by Samuel Colridge, wherein Coleridge shows the folly of mankind under the influence of superstition. The poem tells of a sea voyage around South America in a 19th century sailing ship…The crew began to debate and argue about the presence of an Albatross that was following the ship. Many of the seamen spoke of the curse of such a bird, while others clung to the ideal that the bird was a mascot of good luck and smooth sailing… However, the Ancient Marinere, leader of the superstitious crew, shot the bird with a cross-bow. The cruel weather of the south Atlantic with turbulent water and winds proved to support the notion that the Albatross was indeed a bad omen. After the slaughter, the weather turned less hostile and the ship began the upward tack into the South Pacific. Agreement spread among the crew that the bird nearly cost them their lives and the ship itself justified the slaughter. Now, as the Ship and crew enter the more pleasant waters of the Pacific, a reversal of opinion stalks the crew. The wind stops and a calm and silence drift the ship into a dead doldrum. Anger swarms around the Ancyent Marinere for slaughtering the Albatross. Now considered a good omen, the hostile crew tied the dead bird around the Ancyent Marinere’s neck. As the doldrum persists, all the crew does perish, except for the Ancient Marniere who moans the immortal lines, “Water,water everywhere and not a drop to drink”. The poem ends with The Ancyent Marinere’s salvation and divine rescue as he professes to all that will listen - that it is man’s purpose to be kind to man, beast and bird alike. d.freemont believes this to be the noblest calling of man… so he repeats the Albatross image on his watches to reinforce the message time after time.


Read "Trilogy of the Ancyent Marinere" review in
Nov. 06 International Watch magazine -
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d.freemont watches are timed just prior to shipping... a copy of the actual computer setting is included.  Your name will appear on the print-out along with the serial number of the watch.  Each watch comes in a gift bag with all warranty and papers.  We always choose the top of the line ETA movements which feature shock protected, 28,800 beats per hour movements.  d.freemont watches are truly collectible - limited production.  


d.freemont watches are calibrated to the Fleuier standard ( 0 to + 5 ) seconds per day.

 

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