Questions

Whilst we’re not dissuading you from contacting us with even the most trifling of questions, we believe it is in the world’s interest to answer some of the most common. Much of the watch industry prides itself on obfuscation, whereas we prefer to illuminate from the outset. 

  • DLC scratch

    How to touch up DLC

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    DLC, or diamond-like carbon, is a coating used in Formula 1 cars, drill bits and super cool watches. It’s incredibly resistant to abrasive wear which made it our material of choice for the limited-edition Signalman DLC of yesteryear. When you break the DLC through to the underlying substrate the stainless steel shows as a silver mark and touching it up

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  • How to clean a bronze watch

    How to clean a bronze watch

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    Bronze watches are beautiful in that they do not merely record the passing of time but respond to it as well. When you buy a bronze watch, such as the Bronze Beater Batch 2 with a raw or patinated finish, you know that it will change as time goes by, the blotches and spots of patination gradually altering the colour

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  • Schofield DLC

    How to re-coat my watch in DLC

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    At present we cannot do this. This seems to change on an annual basis but at the moment our “DLCer” is requiring a complete chamber charge and this is prohibitive. However, we can apply a black ceramic coating to most of our watch cases.

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  • Which buckle should I choose?

    Which buckle should I choose?

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    By default we choose a buckle to match the tonality of the case or the finish of the crown. A brushed buckle for the steel-cased Markers, a black buckle for the Daymark Dark, the murky earth for the bronze, but you can change this if you wish. We believe right now that the coolest buckle is the red ceramic-coated because

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  • How to change a watch strap

    How to change a watch strap

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    This is one of those easy-hard jobs. It’s hard because you have to go at it with two screwdrivers at the same time opposing each other. But it’s easy because there is a method that, when followed, works very well and with a very low risk of scratching your watch. We will put a video here in due course but

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  • Ceramic Coating your watch

    How to get your watch ceramic coated

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    Talk to us first then send it in and we will quote you for strip-down, coat and reassemble. What are the advantages of a ceramic or PVD watch coating? Firstly, its ‘traditional matte’ is the coating that is in the lowest band of gloss that it is possible to attain by modern standards. In terms of scratch resistance it is,

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  • Scratched Crystal

    My crystal is scratched…

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    Send it in for replacement.

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  • Schofield straps

    What’s the difference between Schofield and Schofield + Cudd straps?

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    There is no difference in manufacture or quality. The Schofield and Cudd straps are lined with a light green calf leather and the ribbon is blue instead of red. Of course, the packaging and the logos differ. These differences are in no way interesting but the one that makes Schofield + Cudd straps unique is the fact that Simon has

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  • Signalman Bare Bones on white glove

    Which watch should I choose?

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    Schofield is a byword within the nascent British watch industry for creativity and narrative. Each watch stands firmly on its own two feet as a piece of design but is also connected implicitly to our other products, packaging and the entire Schofield brand. The real question though is which Schofield watch should you choose to put your money behind?   The

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  • Cleaning a crown

    How to remove scratches from a crown

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    For scratches to polished crowns and buckles we recommend using Autosol cream as a DIY option. Autosol not only finely abrades the metal, it also removes oxides and dirt. We recommend putting a tiny amount of Autosol onto a soft cloth, stretching it between your fingers and then, holding the whole watch, rubbing the crown in a circular motion into

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  • Cleaning watches

    How to clean a Schofield watch

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    Schofield watches are defined by their complex shape and this in turn means their nooks and crannies are difficult to reach. Different case finishes require different approaches to cleaning. For example, if soap is used on our bronze cases then this can remove some of the patina. For most watch case finishes we recommend cleaning with an old toothbrush, slightly

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  • How to choose a watch strap

    How to choose a watch strap

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    With a range of different materials and styles to choose from, it’s never been easier, or perhaps harder, to select a new Schofield strap. The most pertinent question when purchasing a new strap is to think about what you’re personally looking for. So, let’s dive in to how to choose a watch strap according to Schofield. Often with such a

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  • Polished Signalman

    How to get your watch re-polished

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    If it’s a polished watch like the Signalman GMT, send it in free of charge for a light polish. Alternatively, we can also do a full strip down and restore. This is a chargeable event with a turnaround of about four weeks.

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