Deep Dive Watches by WT Author

The Nº 1973 deep dive watches, limited to only 100 serial numbers depending on variant. Built-to-order in 10 working days by our workshop in Shropshire, UK. Free worldwide shipping.

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Set in 1973, our eighth collection of limited edition deep dive watches is available with the eighth chapter of WT Author’s book and comes accompanied by a signed limited edition screen print with corresponding number.

The Inspiration Behind our Deep Dive Watches

Launching Tuesday, 6 April 2021, Nº 1973 divers watch 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. Our signature silhouette adopts a 4 o’clock crown position and fully functional rotating bezel referencing a divers watch from the time. Each watch is finished beautifully with two 22 mm thick nylon NATO straps in black and orange.

We build our products using tailor-made components from every corner of the globe (from USA to South America, Asia to Switzerland and of course, UK).

Utilising a combination of silver-tone and black matt surfaces, the watch measures 45 mm across, 49.5 mm high including the lugs with an overall case depth of 12.5 mm. The dial utilises colour and details taking influence directly from a 1970’s divers watch and is enhanced with Author’s unique shape. Each finished product houses a bespoke dial design that brings matt textures, combined with traditionally formed custom-made hands. The divers watch has been modernised with a bespoke “casino chip” screw down back, signature red aluminium crown embossed with our brand’s iconic trademark and Citizen / Miyota 8217 automatic calibre.

Both black and orange Nº 1973 thick nylon NATO straps have been designed and manufactured to fit a 22 mm lug width. Each strap is completed with a matt stainless steel buckle and finished with matt stainless steel keepers.

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The Nº 1905 OriginAL

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. 


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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