Ventile is an amazing material with a long pedigree going back to the 1930s. Made from 100% cotton using a long staple fibre, the yarn is woven into a very dense Oxford weave, using up to 30% more yarn than conventional woven fabrics. It is not coated or laminated. The combination of the dense weave and the swelling properties of the fibres when wet provide excellent weatherproofing. It also offers a high level of comfort and is waterproof, windproof, but breathable, durable and quiet in use. It also has strong resistance to tearing and burning. Initially developed to protect pilots bailing out into the sea during the Second World War, the material was also used by Hillary and Tenzing in their 1953 Everest ascent.
All our watch straps come with an engraved Schofield buckle fitted, and all straps come with a set of our proprietary lug protection stickers. If you regularly change straps then we urge you to buy some Schofield drivers, purpose made for changing straps on Schofield watches.
Schofield watch straps are available in two sizes; regular and long.
Medium/average wrists are covered with both sizes.
The regular sized watch straps are 110mm on the non buckle side and 75 on the buckle side. The long straps are 115mm on the non buckle side and 90mm on the buckle side.
If your wrists are less than 19cm (7.5 inches) in circumference then we suggest you choose a regular length strap. If your wrists are more than 19cm (7.5 inches) in circumference then we suggest a long strap. If your wrists are approximately 19cm in circumference then a longer strap will give more of a tail; most guys opt for a regular sized watch strap with a shorter tail.
Ventile is a very resilient fabric, little care is required. A light brush with soapy water will get the worst of the dirt out. Ventile is water resistant but to keep your strap looking new please avoid continually saturating with water. If you need a strap for swimming with we recommend the India Rubber.