Classic watches
by W. T. Author

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Chapter 1: Nº 1905

Classic watches

Set in 1905 (location unknown), our debut collection of limited edition classic watches is available with the first chapter of W. T. Author’s book and comes accompanied by a signed limited edition screen print with corresponding number.

A hugely successful crowdfunding campaign which ran from Friday 13th September 2013 introduced our debut classic watches ‘No. 1905’. Securing over £10,000 this assisted us to kickstart the manufacture of each bespoke component, and the exclusive items that come with each watch.

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The turn of the 20th century

First edition

‘No. 1905’ British classic watches for men 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. Taking inspiration from traditional aesthetics of the pocket watch, it reflects pioneering achievements of the era with signature shoulders brazed directly into the bespoke case, allowing a raw cut hand-made leather strap to be fitted.

Classic Watches 'No. 1905' White Jacket Wristshot Built in Britain by W. T. Author

Only 125 pieces

Original design

Swiss made movement

Free worldwide shipping

Classic Watches 'No. 1905' Blue Wristshot Beach Built in Britain by W. T. Author

The watch case


The classic watches measure 46mm across, 52mm high including the lugs, with a case depth of 11mm. The dial utilises numbers taken directly from 1900′s pocket watches and is enhanced with Author’s unique hour markers. Traditionally formed custom-made hands complete the dial.

The 'A' trademark

Our signature style

The classic watches have been modernised with a beautiful enamel screw down case back, the signature red aluminium crown embossed with W. T. Author’s ‘A’ trademark and a Swiss made Ronda 513S Quartz movement. The collection has been designed and built in Britain exclusively by W. T. Author and is strictly limited to 125 limited edition pieces.

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Natural leather straps

Handmade in Britain

Each natural leather watch strap has been handmade in Britain using Argentinian-sourced buffalo hide. The rich colour of these 9 to 10 ounce double shoulders, which is applied during the tanning process, goes completely through the leather. The result is a glazed leather with exquisite beauty, that will uniquely mould itself to your wrist over time. The strap has been designed and manufactured to fit a 24mm lug width with an overall thickness of 4 – 5mm and is embossed with W. T. Author’s ‘A’ trademark. It is completed with a stainless steel roller buckle.

We believe our products should be accessed at the same price wherever you are in the world so every piece comes with free global shipping as standard.