COMPULSIONSIf you have not seen or played with a spinner then it is hard to grasp what on earth the fuss is about. Trust me when you hold one you cannot help but spin it. Whether you are watching television, in a meeting, on the train or just walking, you simply cannot put it down. The Schofield Compeller is bronze with stainless steel grips. It has a hybrid ceramic bearing of such quality that when spun hard the thing will go for over 5 minutes. It will last forever and change colour as you go. Read on…
THE DESIGNWould it come as a surprise if I told you that I have a thing for spaceships? Not so much the modern CGI ones but the classic ships that were filmed from models. So the spinner started as the Schofield Beam-of-Light logo and a little bit TIE fighter, but it also needed club ends like a speed regulating governor for a very physical advantage and to give the impression of motion even when stationary. In cross section it started to look like the Event Horizon spaceship with its gravity drive, so I worked on that and made it more so. It also features geometry from the watch cases. The stainless grips have milled concentric circles like the centre of a ferris wheel (another marvel of engineering I have a thing about) and of course the ubiquitous Fresnel lens of lighthouses.Read on…
YOU DON’T NEED ONEBut you want one, actually you do need one! Email us and we will send you everything you need to know. They are not available on the website just yet.
THE SERIOUS BUSINESS OF WATCHESLet’s calm down for a few seconds (I am talking about me;-) and get back to the serious business of watches. The Schofield Daymark in a recumbent pose, relaxed and casual with a light grey tweed strap.
- Watch Wallets are running low so, if you are on the fence then please act now!
- The Compeller is available, email us for info.
- Schofield made Toots! Original Jazz Coffee is always on hand, it is a better brew than you would expect from a watch company – worth a try.
- Schofield adds Pinterest to the gamut of our social media.
- If you are yet to visit the new website then do it now, it took months and is awesome!
- The pic from Mr P was a submission to the recent competition, a terrific image!
SOUTH GARE WINS!Mr H took this photo of South Gare lighthouse, North Yorkshire, and a deserved win it is. Both Mandy and I agree that the photo is quite brilliant. The fact that the lighthouse is the most luminescent object in the composition even though the lamp is off. The word Danger nearly matches it in brightness dividing the image into 5 horizontal tonal stripes. Choosing black and white removes the distraction of colour emphasising the forbidding and portentous presence of the lighthouse. Often black and white photography feels like a sad omission of colour but not in this case. The whole environment is hostile; the peeling harbour arm, the unrefined railings and the rusty skin of the tower. It is a beacon but not a haven. Are the lighthouse and the word Danger working in unison or against each other? The perfect graduation of greys and the off-centre position make this photo our winner. Congratulations Mr H!
A DRONE CAME CLOSEIf I had a drone I could take an amazing photo. You could I don’t doubt it, the very nature of being in an unusual position gives you an advantage over the ubiquitous head height photograph. But let’s consider this image in a little more detail; the composition is stunning, we asked for man-made coastal structure and we get a whole load of man-made stuff and plenty of coast. What stands out to me are the incredible textures and colours. The beach, grass, bushes, rocks and weeds make for a rug that would suit Schofield HQ. A worthy image that missed it by a bee’s leg. Sorry Mr S.