Do not buy Schofield brand watch straps

Jul 26, 2020,17:26 PM

Went kayaking. Strap broke while rowing- not even wet.
Spent next hour back paddling and diving.
I thought I had unclasped the watch by accident or the pin came out. No it was just a cheaply glued watch strap.

So Much for Giles Ellis and his “thoughtful design”.

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That's very unfortunate

 By: cazalea : July 26th, 2020-18:02
Did you ask him to fix it ? I have had 6, or maybe 7 straps come part like that doing all sorts of things or perhaps nothing physical at all. From name brands and no name. All adhesives have a limit. Even through-stitching is no guarantee. You’re very luc... 

+1! [nt]

 By: amanico : July 26th, 2020-20:52


 By: eklektik : July 29th, 2020-00:38
Watch + Activity = NATO It is a no brainer for me, you will never lose it again! Best, E.

Your Hydronaut looks no worse for it...

 By: jporos : July 26th, 2020-19:43
great watch, very lucky you found it. Maybe a rubber strap is more appropriate?

Yes I suppose you are right.

 By: EinPa : July 28th, 2020-17:36
I won this watch in a fishing tournament so it has sentimental value. It’s a strangely designed watch.

Wow! You're very lucky...

 By: batholith : July 26th, 2020-20:47
That said, this can and does happen with many straps depending on their age. Even stitching weakens and rots. Not defending this brand of strap, I have no experience or knowledge of it, but I've had it happen before with straps that had been worn for a co... 

I will never buy Schofield

 By: Weems@8 : July 26th, 2020-23:41
Thank you for warning. I like genuine straps from the factory. But i want to customize a watch i not have, my watches i have are with the original straps. When i have my Baumatic, i go to replace the strap by a grey croko leather strap. I try to get a Bau...