The Nº 1905 White Quartz

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The classic men’s watch, limited to only 125 serial numbered items. Built in Britain with British and imported parts, each stainless steel head is fitted with a Swiss quartz Ronda caliber movement and handmade leather strap. Free worldwide shipping and 0% finance available at checkout.


The classic watches for men limited to 125 items

The classic watches for men, Nº 1905 White, limited to only 125 serial numbered items. Built in Britain with British and imported parts under a 2 year limited warranty. Each 316L grade stainless steel head measures 46 mm width x 52 mm length x 11 mm depth. It is fitted with a Swiss made quartz Ronda 513S caliber movement, finished with a sapphire-coated scratch resistant lens, signature red crown, enamel case back and raw handmade Argentinian leather strap. Each watch is accompanied by a book containing chapter 1 of our story, signed screenprint and wax sealed in 100% recyclable packaging. We believe that the watch should be available at the same price wherever you are in the world so we offer free international shipping with 0% finance available at checkout. See how it works here. As this item is made by hand, please allow up to 10 working days to receive shipping details.

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The classic watches for men drawing inspiration from the turn of the 20th century

Launched Friday 13th September 2013 the 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. It looks at the traditional aesthetics of pocket watches, reflecting pioneering achievements of the era with signature shoulders brazed directly into the bespoke case. This allows the raw cut handmade leather strap to be fitted. We build the product using tailor-made components from every corner of the globe (from USA to South America, Asia to Switzerland and of course, UK).

The classic watches for men referencing 1900s pocket watches

The classic watches for men measure 46 mm wide, 52 mm high (including the lugs) with a case depth of 11 mm. The dial utilises numbers taken directly from 1900s pocket watches and is enhanced with WT Author’s unique hour markers, keeping within the brand’s aesthetic. Traditionally formed custom-made hands complete the dial. The watch has been modernised with a beautiful enamel screw down case back and the signature red aluminium crown embossed with the ‘A’ trademark. It is finished with a Swiss made quartz Ronda 513S caliber movement.

The watch strap made by hand in the UK

Each raw leather watch strap is made by hand in UK using Argentinian-sourced buffalo hide. The rich colour of these 9 – 10 ounce double shoulders goes through the leather completely, resulting in a glazed finish with exquisite beauty that will uniquely mould itself to your wrist over time. The strap has been designed and made to fit a 24 mm lug width with an overall thickness of 4 – 5 mm, embossed with the WT Author trademark. It is completed with a chrome stainless steel roller buckle.

Further reading in the press

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Additional information


WT Author










Swiss made quartz Ronda 513s caliber movement

Water Resistancy

10 ATM

Case Material

Stainless steel

Strap Type

Handmade raw leather strap

Strap Colour



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1 review for The Nº 1905 White Quartz

  1. 5 out of 5

    Joe Adams

    The watch functions and looks perfect. Really striking – I get comments all the time about how it looks – classic but modern and something slightly different. Also WT Author has fantastic customer service – absolutely top of class! Can’t recommend enough.

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