One of our friendliest Australian members saw a thread I started in Affordables, about seeking a watch as a daily wearer while working in Australia for a month. (It was just one of those excuses to talk more about watches.) Seele posted to ask if I knew of J. Farren Price watches, made in Switzerland for a high-end jeweler in Sydney. Then, he went looking for a nice vintage one in Sydney, bought it, and shipped it to me in California. WUS is indeed a very unique community.
This specimen is probably mid or early 50s, with an Adolf Schild hand-wind movement, body seems to be chrome plated base metal (according to the rear plate, and confirmed by brass colored wear marks) with plexi crystal, a delicate 32mm diameter with 16mm lugs. I love the applied numbers in a slightly tiki font, very modern for the time. It winds smoothly and seems to keep pretty good time so far. (It just arrived this morning.) Good fun. I suppose I shall have to go get it cleaned if I plan to wear it often.
Thank you, Seele!
The movement photo is from Seele, the wrist shots are upon arrival: