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We are not sure how you ended up here but you are very welcome; our door is always open. This is Schofield Watch Company, an independent British watch manufacturer. Residing in the Sussex countryside not far from the sea, the beauty of which can be seen in our work. A journalist once described Schofield as a disruptive luxury brand. Disruptive because we endeavour to stay outside the pack, not following trends and fashions, but to have a hand in making them. Our take is inspired by the coast and an unwavering obsession for detail. Every watch, strap, buckle and box has a story behind its details all of which are realised by thinking. If you are new to us then one of the first things to consider is the Six Pips newsletter, it is not a hard sell but insight. Delivered most Thursday evenings at 8:15 pm sharp.I’ll try the Six Pips newsletter
Much of what we make is rare by the very nature of being a small company, we simply do not have the purchasing power nor the space to house large quantities of the same thing. But within these limited editions are the Rare Things, watches limited to under 5 pieces. Above is the new Rare Things case back, deeply laser engraved and marked with RT. Some of these watches sell very quickly, never making it to these pages and some only make it as far as the Buoys Club, a secret page specifically for existing Schofield watch owners. If you have seen a rare Schofield on the wider web and would like something similar please email us, quite possibly we can help.To Rare Things
Some of our watches are made in England, others in Germany. Some are bronze, steel and occasionally carbon fibre or ceramic. Some have numbers on the dials, some do not, some are manual wind but most often automatic. Generally using Swiss movements, we bring the best of in-house, British and European manufacturing to our products. We take such pride in the things we make and how they are received, our approachability and customer service with the phrase ‘All We Make Is Treasure’ embroidered onto our jackets, not just applies to our watches but to every touch-point of Schofield the brand.To Treasure
The Schofield podcast is a natural extension of what we do here at Schofield. While others seek to conceal, we reveal and this new horology podcast is no exception. We are the first and only watch company to open our doors in this way and so we invite you to join Giles and Harry on a journey through the world of a small British watch company.
YouTube is about to get loaded! Really. Little films explaining everything… in detail. Keep an eye out. Please check out our Undercurrents blog, it’s all about our vibe.
- When it comes to the details there is simply no other modern watch label that takes things as far as Schofield does. Indeed, each customer begins their relationship with Ellis' label with a series of handwritten notes and updates before the watch itself is even in their hands... All these touches, considerations and hours spent in development certainly add up to a watch that has to be seen, held and worn to be truly appreciated. Like many watches, it's more than just a talking point. It's a study in one man's intrepid, tireless devotion to detail.Cool HuntingRichard Prime
- ...it was launched in 2011 and garnered a lot of attention, thanks largely to being superbly designed and refreshingly different. And British. Which means a lot round these parts.Men's Health
- Given half a chance, I suspect that Giles Ellis, the man behind Schofield, would design the clothes you wear with a Schofield and the room, or indeed, space, you wear it in. As it is Schofield’s design universe extends well beyond the watch head, so that even the packaging for a spare strap buckle is a complete little piece of Schofield style.Salon QPJames Gurney
- Meticulous attention to detail, elegant design and innovation have given Schofield a cult following the world over, the appeal being its utter Englishness.TelegraphKen Kessler
- Schofield's new watch The Daymark is what a purist might look for.WatchuseekMike Stuffler
- Giles Ellis did not set out to be part of a revival of British watchmaking. He was more interested in designing an ideal timepiece for himself. Years later, Mr. Ellis and his company, Schofield, are one of several watch brands with “Made in England” labels.NY TimesCatherine Chapman