The watch strap

Experts traditionally know that watch straps of ostrich leather are the best. Ostrich leather combines exceptional flexibility and style with the magic of the unusual, because this leather features an exclusive texture.
Did you know that our watch straps are especially tanned in olive oil with the purpose of preventing an allergic reaction? No allergens are applied; the cleansing process is purely biological.

In addition, we install special pins on our watch straps, to enable you to easily change your various Schaftenaar watch straps yourself. This helps you to adjust the style of the strap of your Schaftenaar watch to suit your clothing or the occasion and at the same time extend the durability of your watch straps.

Our leather watch straps are handmade and thoroughly checked on finishing and quality. If the watch strap meets our high standards, it will receive our Schaftenaar mark on the inner side of the strap.

The movement as the heart and soul, a look behind the clock face…

Ruby bearings are used in the movement mechanism in order to limit wear and tear to a minimum, providing the Schaftenaar watch with a guaranteed long lifespan. When fully wound – this watch does not contain batteries – the movement offers a power reserve of a minimum of 40 hours (depending on the model). We have so much more to tell you about these timepieces, but we will suffice with a technical summary of some relevant facts per model below.

You as an expert will agree: the movement simply is of pure Swiss top manufacture.
SPECIFICATIONS

Traveller (42mm)

  • Movement Soprod C120
  • Hours, minutes and seconds hands
  • 2nd Time Zone at 6 o'clock
  • Dragging day-night disc at 8 o'clock
  • Big date at 12
  • Incabloc shock-absorber
  • 25 Ruby bearings
  • 28800 Vibrations per hour
  • Power reserve 42 hours
  • Automatic
  • Quick correction of date, simple 2nd time resetting
  • Difference 4 seconds per day
  • Strap width 22 mm
Specifications

Journey (40mm)

  • Movement Schild S280
  • Hours, minutes and seconds hands
  • Incabloc shock-absorber
  • 26 ruby bearings
  • 28800 Vibrations per hour
  • Power reserve 40 hours
  • Automatic
  • Date at 3
  • Quick correction of date
  • Difference 4 sec per day
  • Strap width 20 mm
SPECIFICATIONS

Lady-S (35mm)

  • Movement Schild S280
  • Hour, minutes and seconds hands
  • Incabloc shock-absorber
  • 26 ruby bearings
  • 28800 Vibrations per hour
  • Power reserve 40 hours
  • Automatic
  • Quick correction of date
  • Difference 4 sec per day
  • Strap width 18 mm

The dial determines the face of the watch

You can choose between two watch models: the 'Journey' and the 'Traveller', both available in three popular, carefully chosen colours: 'Steamy White', 'Night Sky Black' and 'Deep Ocean Blue'. The hour- and minute indication are made of chrome. The watch dial is Schaftenaar's own design: classic with a 'thirties' touch, especially the finishing touch of the fine details is of great quality. The watch dial suits casual as well as representative clothing.
Should you decide you wish to have a Schaftenaar Watch before the official introduction, we will create a special first edition, just for you, which will have your initials and your own unique first edition number engraved into the movement. These will be visible on the bottom of your watch. How subtle, how beautiful…

The watch dial will also be marked with a special first edition characteristic, the owners of the Schaftenaar Watch will recognise this!

All hands on deck

So small and fragile, but so vital to the image of the watch are the hands.
The hands are die-cut from metal, fine polished and equipped with recesses for luminous paint, a feature which enables you to tell the time in the dark. Subsequently the hands are folded to create a facet, which does not only look beautiful, but also offers additional sturdiness to the hands. The bore in the dial is drilled and polished in order to guarantee a good grip of the hand on the axle.

Classic case for proven technique

Obviously the robust watch case has a 'thirties' look, just like the watch dial and hands.

The shape and the subtle lines were specifically designed for this, the combination of high-gloss and matted treatment of the exterior strengthens this image.
The steel has already been slightly bent before it is shaped into a watch case and has a high hardness. The case has a finish which keeps it beautiful for a very long time and meets high standards to prevent allergies.