Allen Farmelo

Instagram: @afarmelo

Beyond the Dial founder Allen Farmelo is a writer, photographer, and traveler who focuses on watches, motoring, the good life, and the escapades that ensue when you mix them all together.

Allen’s essays and photographs appear in Fortune Magazine, The Robb Report, WatchTime Magazine, International Watch, Gear Patrol, Worn & Wound, and more. Beyond The Dial allows Allen and his collaborators to explore their passions without boundaries.

Allen is an adrenaline junkie, former road bike racer, competitive skier, surfer and skater who has settled into motorcycling, skiing and SCUBA as his main activities today. Ask Allen about his watches, and he may start telling you about his Ducati.

Allen’s Articles

Yay, it’s the 80s! – Nuclear War, AIDS, Porn, and The Casio Vintage x Pac-Man Watch

Yay, it’s the 80s! – Nuclear War, AIDS, Porn, and The Casio Vintage x Pac-Man Watch

Introducing The Transatlantic – A Collaboration between Bulova x Semper & Adhuc x BTD (Now on sale!)

Introducing The Transatlantic – A Collaboration between Bulova x Semper & Adhuc x BTD (Now on sale!)

Collector Guide – Leather Straps & Their Environmental Impact

Collector Guide – Leather Straps & Their Environmental Impact

Alsta x Beyond The Dial Motoscaphe 120

Alsta x Beyond The Dial Motoscaphe 120

Hands-On Review – Longines Heritage Classic Chronograph

Hands-On Review – Longines Heritage Classic Chronograph

PRESS ACCESS – ALSTA MOTOSCAPHE 120 – EMBARGO LIFTS 8.3.21

PRESS ACCESS – ALSTA MOTOSCAPHE 120 – EMBARGO LIFTS 8.3.21

Hands-On Review – 38mm Bronze Oris Divers 65 “Cotton Candy” Pink

Hands-On Review – 38mm Bronze Oris Divers 65 “Cotton Candy” Pink

Collector Guide – How To See Past Marketing & Popular Opinion

Collector Guide – How To See Past Marketing & Popular Opinion

Hands-On Review – G-Shock “Casioak” GMAS2100-7A & Post-Gender

Hands-On Review – G-Shock “Casioak” GMAS2100-7A & Post-Gender

Curating The Collection – How Storage Impacts Confidence in Collecting

Curating The Collection – How Storage Impacts Confidence in Collecting

Hands-On Review – Overlooking The Glory of Large Watches, a Case Study Featuring the Moser Pioneer Centre Seconds Limited Edition in Mad Red

Hands-On Review – Overlooking The Glory of Large Watches, a Case Study Featuring the Moser Pioneer Centre Seconds Limited Edition in Mad Red

Hands-On Review – The Hemel Airfoil Chronograph

Hands-On Review – The Hemel Airfoil Chronograph

Hands-On Review – Swapping a 1972 Rolex Datejust 1603 for a 1976 Seiko 6139-6002 Pogue

Hands-On Review – Swapping a 1972 Rolex Datejust 1603 for a 1976 Seiko 6139-6002 Pogue

Hands-On Review – Aquastar Deepstar Diver Chronograph

Hands-On Review – Aquastar Deepstar Diver Chronograph

Collector Guide – Understanding Patina on Vintage Varnished Metal Dials

Collector Guide – Understanding Patina on Vintage Varnished Metal Dials

Curating The Collection – Allen Pares Back to Less Than 20 Core Watches

Curating The Collection – Allen Pares Back to Less Than 20 Core Watches

Beyond The Dial’s Promise To Our Readers

Beyond The Dial’s Promise To Our Readers

Hands-On Review – Oris Carl Brashear Cal 401 Limited Edition Diver 65 in Bronze

Hands-On Review – Oris Carl Brashear Cal 401 Limited Edition Diver 65 in Bronze

Hands-On Review – Vieren Automatic Rectangular Dress Watch

Hands-On Review – Vieren Automatic Rectangular Dress Watch

Book Review – The Cartiers by Francesca Cartier Brickell

Book Review – The Cartiers by Francesca Cartier Brickell

Collector Guide – A Detailed Primer On a Century of Cartier Tanks (1919-present)

Collector Guide – A Detailed Primer On a Century of Cartier Tanks (1919-present)

Collector Guide – Rolex Datejust 36mm Steel 1972-1987

Collector Guide – Rolex Datejust 36mm Steel 1972-1987

Hands-On Review – Christopher Ward C60 BLUE Limited Edition Dive Watch

Hands-On Review – Christopher Ward C60 BLUE Limited Edition Dive Watch

The Monogamous Wrist – Dec 2020 Edition

The Monogamous Wrist – Dec 2020 Edition

The Mission Lake George AUCTIONS – Support Freshwater Health & Vie For Two Oris Divers 65s.

The Mission Lake George AUCTIONS – Support Freshwater Health & Vie For Two Oris Divers 65s.

New Old Stock Watches: What NOS Really Means And How Dealers Abuse the Term

New Old Stock Watches: What NOS Really Means And How Dealers Abuse the Term

Hands-On Review – Oris Aquis Date Calibre 400

Hands-On Review – Oris Aquis Date Calibre 400

The Psychology of Watch Size & The Black Box of Taste

The Psychology of Watch Size & The Black Box of Taste

Second Look Review – The Seiko SKX007 200m Dive Watch

Second Look Review – The Seiko SKX007 200m Dive Watch

Watches, Environmentalism, and The Ungalmorous SCUBA Dives of Mission Lake George

Watches, Environmentalism, and The Ungalmorous SCUBA Dives of Mission Lake George

Announcing Mission Lake George

Announcing Mission Lake George

Vortic Watch Co. Retains Rights to “Upcycle” Antique Hamilton Pocket Watches in US Federal Court

Vortic Watch Co. Retains Rights to “Upcycle” Antique Hamilton Pocket Watches in US Federal Court

I Dream of Tanks – War, Warhol, and Cartier’s Greatest Creation

I Dream of Tanks – War, Warhol, and Cartier’s Greatest Creation

Hands-On Review – Seiko SPB143 / SBDC101 62MAS Prospex 200m Diver

Hands-On Review – Seiko SPB143 / SBDC101 62MAS Prospex 200m Diver

Hands-On Review – Oris Hangang Limited Edition Aquis

Hands-On Review – Oris Hangang Limited Edition Aquis

Hands-On Review – Hublot’s $5200 Smart Watch

Hands-On Review – Hublot’s $5200 Smart Watch

The Power of Right Now: Why I Wear A Watch While Motorcycling

The Power of Right Now: Why I Wear A Watch While Motorcycling

Longines Gracefully Shuns Lindbergh With Their New Spirit Collection Pilots Watches

Longines Gracefully Shuns Lindbergh With Their New Spirit Collection Pilots Watches

Hands-On Review – Alpina Seastrong Gyre Made From Upcycled Ocean Plastics

Hands-On Review – Alpina Seastrong Gyre Made From Upcycled Ocean Plastics

The Strange Allure of Becoming a Counterfeit Watch Importer

The Strange Allure of Becoming a Counterfeit Watch Importer

Hands-On Review – Moser & Cie. Venturer Small Seconds Concept in Arctic Blue

Hands-On Review – Moser & Cie. Venturer Small Seconds Concept in Arctic Blue

Hands-On Review – Bremont 40mm Supermarine S300 White

Hands-On Review – Bremont 40mm Supermarine S300 White

Hands-On Review – The Tockr Air-Defender Hulk Is Totally Punk Rock

Hands-On Review – The Tockr Air-Defender Hulk Is Totally Punk Rock

Deciphering Used, Pre-Owned, Vintage, & Antique

Deciphering Used, Pre-Owned, Vintage, & Antique

The Curious Case of Hamilton International Ltd. v Vortic LLC

The Curious Case of Hamilton International Ltd. v Vortic LLC

Are Watch Wonks Overstating The Trend Toward Smaller Men’s Watches?

Are Watch Wonks Overstating The Trend Toward Smaller Men’s Watches?

Owner Review Review – 1972 Rolex Datejust 1603

Owner Review Review – 1972 Rolex Datejust 1603

5 Car Watches That Might Not Make You Cringe

5 Car Watches That Might Not Make You Cringe

Rethinking Bremont: How The Indie Watch Community Got It All Wrong About This Unique British Brand

Rethinking Bremont: How The Indie Watch Community Got It All Wrong About This Unique British Brand

The Worst Watch I Ever Owned

The Worst Watch I Ever Owned

Owners Review – Ianos Avyssos

Owners Review – Ianos Avyssos

Hands-On – Momotaro x Oris Divers 65 Special Edition

Hands-On – Momotaro x Oris Divers 65 Special Edition

A Primer on Buying Vintage Watches

A Primer on Buying Vintage Watches