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.
A buckle is not included but can be bought separately.
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.
Schofield uses genuine shell cordovan, tanned in England from English horse leather, for these luxurious straps. You can order a brushed black Cordovan by request.A buckle is not included but can be bought separately.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.
These screwdrivers have been designed from the ground up. We threw away the shackles of the Swiss realising that we do not need watchmaking screwdrivers for changing straps. Watchmaking screwdrivers are designed for vertical use, whereas any Schofield strap changer worth his salt will know that this is a horizontal task! We need short and stubby reducing off-axis leverage and increasing torque. The blades have been ground to fit the Schofield screw heads so precisely that they block out the light! Two drivers for changing straps and one for buckles. A set of three; two green, one black.
Schofield's grey tweed watch straps are custom made and renowned for their quality. Featuring premium materials and craftsmanship. Schofield uses Moon Mills fabric for this watch strap and also as a lining material in the Schofield Watch Wallet. The word ‘tweed’ is an English variant of the Scottish word ‘tweel’ which refers to a rough unfinished hand woven fabric. Nowadays it is a general term for all carded ‘homespun’ wool.A buckle is not included but can be bought separately.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.