What a fine companion the Blacklamp has become, lightweight and discreet. The resonant click of the pawl when it’s time for winding. The surprise of the glowing ring when you enter somewhere dark. The tactility of the Morta case and the wonder of the exhibition case back.
 
SCHOFIELD BLACKLAMP
What a fine companion the Blacklamp has become, lightweight and discreet. The resonant click of the pawl when it’s time for winding. The surprise of the glowing ring when you enter somewhere dark. The tactility of the Morta case and the wonder of the exhibition case back.
 
SCHOFIELD FOUNTAIN PEN
The subtly curved acrylic body tapers to a shallow cusp at either end. Engraved on the barrel SCHOFIELD, MADE IN SUSSEX & ENGLAND. The cap is chased with two wide and one narrow sterling silver bands. The apical cusp in silver adds weight and severity to the cap and balances the barrel end. The clip is beryllium-bronze, silver-plated, black enamel filled and secured under a cabochon of black onyx. The clip is the same design as the Blacklamp and Beater minute hands and hangs sartorially like a neck tie, perfectly reaching the waist. Reminiscent of Yves Saint Laurent with his Deco obsession. This pen was designed to be written with everyday, to give all the pleasure you expect from an expensive pen but without the ostentatiousness so commonly found. The Schofield pen, ink and box will retail for £690.00 inclusive of VAT.

 Please email us if you would like to reserve a pen before the official launch on the 16th of October (Blacks Club, Soho, London).  The pen will be available to purchase on the evening and at SalonQP (6th,7th,8th of November, Saatchi Gallery, London) as well as on our website after the 16th of October. 

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SCHOFIELD FOUNTAIN PEN

The subtly curved acrylic body tapers to a shallow cusp at either end. Engraved on the barrel SCHOFIELD, MADE IN SUSSEX & ENGLAND. The cap is chased with two wide and one narrow sterling silver bands. The apical cusp in silver adds weight and severity to the cap and balances the barrel end. The clip is beryllium-bronze, silver-plated, black enamel filled and secured under a cabochon of black onyx. The clip is the same design as the Blacklamp and Beater minute hands and hangs sartorially like a neck tie, perfectly reaching the waist. Reminiscent of Yves Saint Laurent with his Deco obsession. This pen was designed to be written with everyday, to give all the pleasure you expect from an expensive pen but without the ostentatiousness so commonly found. The Schofield pen, ink and box will retail for £690.00 inclusive of VAT.

 Please email us if you would like to reserve a pen before the official launch on the 16th of October (Blacks Club, Soho, London).  The pen will be available to purchase on the evening and at SalonQP (6th,7th,8th of November, Saatchi Gallery, London) as well as on our website after the 16th of October. 

Schofield Direct (shortly) (UK)

THE SCHOFIELD COMP SLIP EXPLAINED
The Schofield compliment slip uses artwork that was developed for SalonQP 2012 and the launch of our Travel Wallet. Inspired by the Automatic Tide Marker Station situated at Irvine Harbour on the Clyde coast in Scotland where the River Irvine meets the sea. The Automatic Tide Marker Station is now a Grade B Listed Building and is probably unique in maritime history. Invented and patented by Martin Boyd the Irvine Harbourmaster in 1905 and opened in 1906, the device was designed to automatically signal the depth of water within harbours, docks, piers, navigable channels or the like. 
 
Boyd’s system used a chamber which was open to the sea and contained a float which was free to rise and fall with the tide. A rope attached to the float ran over a pulley and through a duct into a tower, where a system of levers and pulleys was used to raise and lower a number of black balls suspended on a mast mounted on the roof, thereby providing a daytime signal to craft approaching the harbour. At night, four gas lights mounted in the seaward windows of the tower would provide the same signal, as the pulley system obscured or revealed the lights in response to rise and fall of the tide. The more balls or lights visible, the deeper the water over the harbour mouth bar. The image above represents the black indicator balls looking back out to sea.
 
“Fair winds and a Following Sea” is an old sailors wish or farewell, pertinent to the Travel Wallet and to any of our products leaving Schofield HQ. The lights are navigation lights signalling a vessel engaged in pilotage duty.
 
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THE SCHOFIELD COMP SLIP EXPLAINED

The Schofield compliment slip uses artwork that was developed for SalonQP 2012 and the launch of our Travel Wallet. Inspired by the Automatic Tide Marker Station situated at Irvine Harbour on the Clyde coast in Scotland where the River Irvine meets the sea. The Automatic Tide Marker Station is now a Grade B Listed Building and is probably unique in maritime history. Invented and patented by Martin Boyd the Irvine Harbourmaster in 1905 and opened in 1906, the device was designed to automatically signal the depth of water within harbours, docks, piers, navigable channels or the like. 
 
Boyd’s system used a chamber which was open to the sea and contained a float which was free to rise and fall with the tide. A rope attached to the float ran over a pulley and through a duct into a tower, where a system of levers and pulleys was used to raise and lower a number of black balls suspended on a mast mounted on the roof, thereby providing a daytime signal to craft approaching the harbour. At night, four gas lights mounted in the seaward windows of the tower would provide the same signal, as the pulley system obscured or revealed the lights in response to rise and fall of the tide. The more balls or lights visible, the deeper the water over the harbour mouth bar. The image above represents the black indicator balls looking back out to sea.
 
“Fair winds and a Following Sea” is an old sailors wish or farewell, pertinent to the Travel Wallet and to any of our products leaving Schofield HQ. The lights are navigation lights signalling a vessel engaged in pilotage duty.
 
For Xbudi_’s weekly Head to Head Copycat on Instagram: Watches and Cars. Slash zero and P Zero… Schofield won that one hands down :-)

For Xbudi_’s weekly Head to Head Copycat on Instagram: Watches and Cars. Slash zero and P Zero… Schofield won that one hands down :-)

BLACKLAMP CARBON AND BLACK TWEED
Thanks Mr J for your Blacklamp on black tweed, our newest strap goes down a storm with those that like dark and moody.
Schofield Straps

BLACKLAMP CARBON AND BLACK TWEED

Thanks Mr J for your Blacklamp on black tweed, our newest strap goes down a storm with those that like dark and moody.

Schofield Straps

PENDANT TUBE PRECISION
The pendant tube is a little tube fitted to the watch case that both seats the crown and through which the crown stem passes. Watch makers excel at working to high tolerances and this precision component is testament to that. The pendant tube for the Blacklamp has been designed for the double o-ring pull-out crown, that manually winds the watch and is critical to mechanical longevity and water resistance.
 
SCHOFIELD BLACKLAMP

PENDANT TUBE PRECISION

The pendant tube is a little tube fitted to the watch case that both seats the crown and through which the crown stem passes. Watch makers excel at working to high tolerances and this precision component is testament to that. The pendant tube for the Blacklamp has been designed for the double o-ring pull-out crown, that manually winds the watch and is critical to mechanical longevity and water resistance.
 

SCHOFIELD BLACKLAMP

CENTRE CAP
All Schofield watches have a consistent detail seldom found on other watches, the centre cap, a black disk that sits atop the uppermost hand. This small detail makes a feature of the centre of the watch and covers the cannon pinion and hand collets. 

CENTRE CAP

All Schofield watches have a consistent detail seldom found on other watches, the centre cap, a black disk that sits atop the uppermost hand. This small detail makes a feature of the centre of the watch and covers the cannon pinion and hand collets. 

GLOWING GAS & MOONGLOW SWARF
This photograph of the Titanium Blacklamp crown was taken with a 60 second exposure, on a bed of Moonglow swarf. It clearly shows the Tritium gas insert at the crown’s centre.

GLOWING GAS & MOONGLOW SWARF

This photograph of the Titanium Blacklamp crown was taken with a 60 second exposure, on a bed of Moonglow swarf. It clearly shows the Tritium gas insert at the crown’s centre.

"Hi Guys. The watch has arrived and wow, stunning can’t stop looking at it, surpassed all my expectations.
Pass my thanks on to the team, fantastic job."
WHITLEY BAY
St Mary’s lighthouse on St Mary’s Island (also known as Bait Island) in Whitley Bay.
Built by Mr. J. Livingstone Miller of Tynemouth in 1897-1898 to a cost of £8000. Three quarters of a million bricks were used in the construction of the tower, and it is 120ft (36.6 metres) from base to vane. The two lighthouse keepers’ houses were built of Heworth stone, and the lighthouse of brick covered in cement, with a novelty for that day and age - a covered passage for the keepers to pass from their cottages to the tower “in comfort and security however furiously the elements may rage outside”, to quote a newspaper from that time.
On 31st August 1898 the lighthouse was illuminated for the first time.

WHITLEY BAY

St Mary’s lighthouse on St Mary’s Island (also known as Bait Island) in Whitley Bay.

Built by Mr. J. Livingstone Miller of Tynemouth in 1897-1898 to a cost of £8000. Three quarters of a million bricks were used in the construction of the tower, and it is 120ft (36.6 metres) from base to vane. The two lighthouse keepers’ houses were built of Heworth stone, and the lighthouse of brick covered in cement, with a novelty for that day and age - a covered passage for the keepers to pass from their cottages to the tower “in comfort and security however furiously the elements may rage outside”, to quote a newspaper from that time.

On 31st August 1898 the lighthouse was illuminated for the first time.

BELLE TOUT AT BEACHY HEAD
…Of the gray choughs, and ever restless daws, 
With clamour, not unlike the chiding hounds, 
While the lone shepherd, and his baying dog, 
Drive to thy turfy crest his bleating flock. 
The high meridian of the day is past, 
And Ocean now, reflecting the calm Heaven, 
Is of cerulean hue; and murmurs low 
The tide of ebb, upon the level sands. 
The sloop, her angular canvas shifting still, 
Catches the light and variable airs 
That but a little crisp the summer sea. 
Dimpling its tranquil surface….

An excerpt of a poem entitled ‘Beachy Head’ by Charlotte Smith 1749-1806 (before the lighthouse was ever built)

BELLE TOUT AT BEACHY HEAD

…Of the gray choughs, and ever restless daws, 
With clamour, not unlike the chiding hounds, 
While the lone shepherd, and his baying dog, 
Drive to thy turfy crest his bleating flock. 
The high meridian of the day is past, 
And Ocean now, reflecting the calm Heaven, 
Is of cerulean hue; and murmurs low 
The tide of ebb, upon the level sands. 
The sloop, her angular canvas shifting still, 
Catches the light and variable airs 
That but a little crisp the summer sea. 
Dimpling its tranquil surface….
An excerpt of a poem entitled ‘Beachy Head’ by Charlotte Smith 1749-1806 (before the lighthouse was ever built)
THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN
A gem of a thing, the Blacklamp crown is machined from titanium, finished with a polished face, bead-blasted sides and back. The face is engraved with the Unicode map symbol for a lighthouse, filled with black ceramic. The icon’s central dot has been replaced with a tritium gas insert. The radioactive gas is incapsulated within a glass vial, encased in a nickel silver cylinder with a sapphire glass window. This self-glowing device is machined and fitted into the centre of the crown emitting a dull glow for 11 years. Your own little lighthouse.

THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN

A gem of a thing, the Blacklamp crown is machined from titanium, finished with a polished face, bead-blasted sides and back. The face is engraved with the Unicode map symbol for a lighthouse, filled with black ceramic. The icon’s central dot has been replaced with a tritium gas insert. The radioactive gas is incapsulated within a glass vial, encased in a nickel silver cylinder with a sapphire glass window. This self-glowing device is machined and fitted into the centre of the crown emitting a dull glow for 11 years. Your own little lighthouse.

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