Returned Missionary Continues Family Watchmaking Legacy with Handcrafted Wooden Timepieces

by | Mar. 06, 2015

News from Utah

Boman Farrer's watchmaking journey began while he was serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Raleigh, North Carolina, and a fellow missionary showed him a picture of a wood watch. Upon returning to Utah, he looked into purchasing one but realized it wouldn't suit his active lifestyle. Years later, he decided to create a watch with a leather band and a wooden face that would be comfortable, lightweight and more durable than a watch made exclusively of wood. With that, the Luno watch was born.

Adams, who regularly wears a watch on each wrist, is mentoring his grandson as he builds his own watch legacy. Adams has also taught Farrer to be passionate about creating a quality product.

“(Watches) are way more intricate than people realize, and it’s just exciting to me,” Farrer said. “I think that most people just see it as something that tells the time, but from my grandpa, I learned that there are so many intricate pieces that go into making an accurate timepiece that you would never even realize.”

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