British watches

Welcome. We are Schofield Watch Company, English watchmakers, purveyors of British watches to citizens of style. We make mechanical watches for your wrist with stories for your heart. If you are drifting we can bring you ashore.

The Six Pips 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 Schofield’s founder Giles Ellis on a journey through the world of British watches.

Topics ranging from English watchmaking’s past to Schofield’s present and future are sure to enthral as every episode divulges new undisclosed details. If you’ve ever wanted a backdoor entrance to the sometimes secretive world of horology then look no further than the Six Pips podcast.

Disruptive British watches

British watches can so often conform to expectations. Schofield Watch Company is sometimes naughty.

We were the first British watch company to develop a carbon fibre watch in the Blacklamp and the first watch company in the world to develop its own in-house podcast: The Six Pips. Having been at the forefront of the British watchmaking establishment for nearly a decade, we understand what it takes to manufacture innovative watches and our pioneering attitude have set us apart from the rest of the pack.

We haven’t got where we are today by resting on our laurels. Be it the black ceramic coating on the Daymark Dark or the force patination of the new Bronze Beater B3, we are a British watch company which continues to experiment with different materials and finishes to produce outstanding English watches.

We are English watch makers to our very core, residing in the Sussex countryside not far from the sea, the beauty of which can be seen in our work. Every item and touch point of this very British business has a story behind each detail and all details are realised by thinking.

Using Swiss movements, we fuse the best of European manufacturing with our own English designs. Giles Ellis, Schofield’s founder and Principal Keeper, personally oversees every stage of a watch’s development, from concept to creation, ensuring that all we make is treasure.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • ...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
  • Schofield's new watch The Daymark is what a purist might look for.
    WatchuseekMike Stuffler

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.

Schofield watches are made by thinking. Every decision is reasoned. No stone is left unturned. Within these pages you will see that all we make is treasure

 

 

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