The Archive of British Made Watches

Welcome to our digital collection of British made watches.

Browse through our rich history and discover where we have been, where we are now and where we are going…

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The Nº 1905 Origin


The Nº 1905 British made watches draw inspiration from the turn of the 20th Century: a time when the first wristwatches for men were introduced by Louis Cartier and Edmond Jaegar.

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The Nº 1914 Military


The Nº 1914 British military watches draw inspiration from World War One: an era where intensified warfare made digging about in one’s pocket for a watch far too time-consuming.

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The Nº 1929 Art Deco


Set fifteen years after our second collection, the Nº 1929 leather watches draws inspiration from the period leading up to the crash at the London Stock Exchange.

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The Nº 1934 Classic


Set five years after our third collection,  the Nº 1934 dress watches celebrate the beginning of widespread access to literature from the period leading up to the paperback publishing revolution. 

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The Nº 1940 Pilot


The Nº 1940 pilot watch marks the Battle of Britain – the military campaign of the Second World War when the Royal Air Force defended the United Kingdom against the German Air Force attacks from the end of June 1940.

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The Nº 1953 Dress


The Nº 1953 classic men’s watches are set thirteen years after WT Author’s fifth collection. It marks the coronation of Elizabeth II on 2 June 1953 at Westminster Abbey, London. 

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The Nº 1968 Racer


The Nº 1968 automotive watches are set fifteen years after WT Author’s sixth collection. It marks the 1968 season of World Championship motor racing.

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THE Nº 1973 Diver


The Nº 1973 is set five years after WT Author’s seventh collection. It marks the 1973 debut of the NATO strap in the British Ministry of Defence Standard.

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