British watches
by W. T. Author

Limited edition handmade timepieces. Watch our video "The making of Nº 1934"

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First edition classic watch

Nº 1905

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Second edition trench watch

Nº 1914

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Third edition cushion case watch

Nº 1929

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Fourth edition dress watch

Nº 1934

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Fifth edition pilot watch

Nº 1940

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Chapter 5 : Nº 1940

The story continues with our pilot watch collection

Assembled in Britain in limited numbers

Discover our series of handmade watches

Our limited edition British watches can be purchased through our website including the special #1, #13 and final editions of each collection. Prices start at £350 and come with free worldwide shipping.

Our workshop is based in the Shropshire countryside where we receive each tailor-made component from every corner of the globe (from USA to South America, the Far East to Switzerland and of course, Great Britain). We assemble our British watches and fit precision movements, tested above and beyond the usual quality standards. We make and fit our straps from beautiful Italian leather or raw Buffalo hides onto the handmade watches, where it will sit in our bespoke packaging with signed book and limited edition numbered screen print.

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Built in Britain

Handmade watch straps

Launched alongside our British watches, our handmade straps use a variety of fine Italian leather and Argentinian buffalo hides. We service each watch throughout it’s life and fit new straps for you when a replacement is required.

Manufactured by W. T. Author in Britain, the rich colour of these double shoulders is applied during the tanning process and goes completely through the handmade watch strap. The result is a glazed leather with exquisite beauty, that will uniquely mould itself to your wrist over time. The handmade watch straps have been designed and manufactured to fit 22 & 24mm lugs and are embossed with the W. T. Author ‘A’ trademark. They are completed with buckles to compliment the design.

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Our story

Handmade watches

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The founders

An interview with the Authors

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Our history

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At 13:00 Friday 13th September 2013 we launched a collection of independent British watches, the likes of which had never been seen before. Browse through our rich history of handmade watches and discover where we have been, where we are now and where we are going …

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In the press

Around the world

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News & reviews

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As far as “old school” homages go, this is an excellent example in my estimation, and it certainly makes me curious about the next edition that they will be producing.

Wristwatch ReviewPatrick Kansa

It's the sort of watch you'd hope to find on the wrist of a Victorian engineer. The shapely lugs are brazed into the case, which - viewed side-on - resembles the cooling ribs of an engine block.

Top Gear MagazineDan Read

W. T. Author watches are gorgeous. The throwback features like a ribbed case, wire lugs, tapered crown and riveted leather strap make us feel connected to a past we only ever hear about in stories.

Cool MaterialBen Dahl

Of all the current projects we’ve seen, the one that’s interesting us the most is startup watch maker W. T. Author. It’s at the beginning of (what it hopes will be) a 13-year project.

Mr. HydeJonny Pile

W.T. Author are for the true adventurer – high-grade leather straps combined with unusual yet easy-on-the-eye faces make them an obvious choice. Not to mention their supreme quality too.

The Gentleman's JournalHugh Francis Anderson

The drive towards buying British products is at an all-time high, and you have a thriving market for British timepieces ... W. T. Author are among the names with an interesting story behind them.

Sport MagazineMatt Thomas

The No.1929 Black Edition will be produced in stainless steel 42mm and will be limited to only 100 pieces. So if you want one of these you will have to move quickly before its too late.

Menswear StyleLarry Lomotey

A watch (or ‘timepiece’ if you’re feeling fancy) is an essential part of any man’s ensemble ... I'm not here to judge but I am here to advise - get a proper watch, such as W. T. Author’s range.

IndividualismNas Abraham

We’ve found a wonderful new watchmaker and they go by the name of W.T Author watches and, as you can patently see from the watch above, they’re all sorts of awesome.

The CoolectorLeo Davie

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Visit our showrooms

We welcome you to try on our watches at the following shows across the country:

Nov 30 - Dec 3
Country Living Christmas Fair 2017
Harrogate, UK
Dec 9 - 10
Renegade 2017
London, UK
May 30 - Jun 2
The Royal Bath & West Show 2018
Shepton Mallet, UK
Jun 15 - 17
Eroica Festival 2018
Friden, UK
Jul 14 - 15
Flying Legends 2018
Duxford, UK
Jul 20 - 22
Silverstone Classic 2018
Towcester, UK
Sep 22 - 23
Battle of Britain Air Show 2018
Duxford, UK
Oct 29 - Nov 4
Spirit of Christmas 2018
London, UK
Nov 7 - 11
Country Living Christmas Fair 2018
London, UK
Nov 22 - 25
Country Living Christmas Fair 2018
Glasgow, UK

Nov 30 - Dec 3

Country Living Christmas Fair 2017

Harrogate, UK

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Dec 9 - 10

Renegade 2017

London, UK

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May 30 - Jun 2

The Royal Bath & West Show 2018

Shepton Mallet, UK

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Jun 15 - 17

Eroica Festival 2018

Friden, UK

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Jul 14 - 15

Flying Legends 2018

Duxford, UK

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Jul 20 - 22

Silverstone Classic 2018

Towcester, UK

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Sep 22 - 23

Battle of Britain Air Show 2018

Duxford, UK

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Oct 29 - Nov 4

Spirit of Christmas 2017

London, UK

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Nov 7 - 11

Country Living Christmas Fair 2017

London, UK

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Nov 22 - 25

Country Living Christmas Fair 2017

Glasgow, UK

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W. T. Author service centre

Watch servicing

At W. T. Author, every one of our handmade watches that comes to us is returned to its best possible performance and appearance before we return back to you. Our commitment to premium service and expertise ensures you a first-class experience.

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