To paraphrase a meme – Schofield, now there’s a name I’ve not heard in a while (on the pages of WWR). We have spoken about them before, and even reviewed some of their straps. However, even that was well more than a year ago. It’s not that they’ve not been worth watching (because I’ve kept tabs on them) – it just didn’t click for a writeup. Well, their most recent watch was just announced – the Schofield Telemark – and it became high time to get some focus on the brand.
Now, to my eye, the Schofield Telemark is very recognizable as being from the brand, primarily due to the case shape (when viewed in profile). It’s just very distinctive, and I’m glad to see that carried forward. Past that, however, there’s a lot to differentiate this watch from other models in the lineup.
For starters, this is the first white-dialed watch they’ve produced. Blue is my favorite color, of course, but white and grey dials definitely round out my top three choices for dial color these days. Second, this is the first time we’re seeing all numerals on the dial for marking the hours. Finally, the other major departure is the date window showing up between 4 and 5 o’clock.
No, the Schofield Telemark is not the first watch to do this, of course. Many watches with Japanese movements have this sort of placement, but it’s less common when you’re got the ETA 2824-2 ticking away inside. Why is that? Well, if for no other reason, the date wheel needs to be totally redone to get the numerals angled for legibility. You see, take a closer look. The date, even though in that angled position, still is showing in a vertical orientation. Nice little detail that, no?
Frankly, there are a lot of fun details on the Schofield Telemark. We’ve covered off on a few of them here, and there’s a list of items of interest down below. What you’ll really want to keep an eye out for is our hands-on review. Yes, that’s right – we’re working with the brand to get one of these in for review, and then we’ll give you a really nice rundown. schofieldwatchcompany.com
- Brand & Model: Schofield Telemark
- Price: ~$4,265 in the US (£3,600 for those needing to deal with VAT)
- Who we think it might be for: You’ve been holding out for a white dial from the brand
- Would I buy one for myself based on what I’ve seen? All signs point to yes!
- If I could make one design suggestion, it would be: With a white dial, I’d be curious to see what some translucent case finishes could do for a fun(ky) presentation
- What spoke to me the most about this watch: Everything – something about the Schofield aesthetic clicks with me
Features, per Schofield
- Fully numerated submarine dial
- The word ‘Schofield’ replaces 9 minute marks on the chapter ring
- The hour markers in the chapter ring are black anodised appliqués filled with Super-LumiNova C5
- Date disk reprinted for horizontal readability at 4:30
- All the parts of the hands and the windows line up when overlapping
- The second hand tapers towards the tip and the counterpoise
- The second hand counterpoise is filled with lume
- The case has a nail rebate for pulling out the crown
- The crown also has a groove for your nails to grip to pull out
- The case has a slight radius on the outer edge of the bezel
- The box is Osmo ash, the queen of English timbers
Tech Specs from Schofield
- Case – Vapour-blasted stainless steel
- Dimensions – 44mm diameter base, 42mm bezel, 15.1mm high
- Weight – 134 grams with strap
- Colour – Silver
- Crown – Push in, machine finish stainless steel, engraved
- Dial – White, luminescent applied markers Super-LumiNova C5
- Hands – Laddered baton, Super-LumiNova C3
- Movement – ETA 2824-2
- Power reserve – 38 hours
- Functions – Hours, minutes and seconds and date
- Case back – Stainless steel, engraved with Jomfruland lighthouse
- Crystal – Sapphire
- Water resistance – 200m
- Strap – Your choice
- Strap bars – Stainless, vapour-blasted
- Buckle – Brushed stainless steel, engraved
- Serialisation – Sequential numbering
- Warranty – 2 years
- Box – Osmo ash
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