While we are all about watches here at WWR, we’ve also got a thing for their bigger brethren. You know, clocks. I’ve got a few from Shinola kicking around the house, as well as other wall clocks. When we heard that Schofield was getting into that arena, we were interested to see how the design language of their watches translated. Well, now we know, as the Schofield Small Wall Clock is now a thing in the world.
Now, small is the key here – it’s got a diameter of 160mm (6.3″) and a height of 60mm (2.36″) including the domed glass. While it’s a compact watch that won’t dominate a wall, it’s got a ton of visual interest that hits your eye boldly. While the center of the dial is white, the outer ring is a pop of color, with an additional hit in bright red for the SWC logo at the 6 o’clock position. These dials are crisp and lovely, and made by the same folks who make watch dials, so there’s a dedication to craft.
Over that dial spins a handset that has but one spot of luminous paint – on the seconds hand. Why that’s lumed and not the main handset, we’re not sure, but it’s a design quirk you’ll either love or be antagonized by. The hands are driven by a Seiko sweep seconds movement that was chosen precisely for it’s quietness, which means the watch can live in a quiet space.
Then again, the seriously overbuilt aluminum case (which starts life as a billet and is milled out) would no doubt help to muffle any movement sounds. Need to change the battery or adjust the time? The whole caseback screws off, with a easy-grip spot in the middle to grab on to. Attention to detail is here as well, as once it’s threaded back on, the hole for you to hang the watch is precisely aligned to the 12 o’clock mark on the dial, ensuring it’s hanging up straight.
Available with blue, grey, or pink dials for £980 (for those in the UK) or £817 (approx $1,095) for the rest of the world. Check out the full collection (only 29 of each color are being made) directly at schofieldwatchcompany.com