CHAPTER 8

Nº 1973 Orange Automatic Watch
Pre-order Deposit

£425 £50


Pre-order deposits for the Nº 1973 orange dive watches and save £75 off RRP (pay £425 instead of £500) until Thursday, 31 December 2020. Every £50 deposit receives a download link to digital copies of watch sketches and technical drawings.  Every item comes with an original sketch, technical drawing print and photograph of its assembly.

Limited to only 100 items with free worldwide shipping. Citizen / Miyota 8217 automatic calibre housed in a Grade 316L stainless steel watch, measuring 45 mm width x 49.5 mm length x 12.5 mm depth. Tested to 20 ATM (200 M / 650 FT) water resistance. Sapphire crystal lens, signature red crown and serial numbered enamel case back. Two interchangeable thick nylon NATO straps with stainless steel buckle and keepers in black and orange. The dive watches are built in Britain with British and imported parts with a 2 year limited warranty. Pre-orders close Wednesday, 1 September 2021 where the new collection will be made available at the RRP (remaining balance required by Wednesday, 1 September 2021). Nº 1973 dive watches will be built from September 2021 with an expected delivery for October / November 2021.

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Nº 1973 Orange Dive Watches


Launched Monday, 9 November 2020, Nº 1973 dive watches are 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 dive watches 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).

The Dive Watches Specs

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 dive watches 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 dive watches 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.

The Dive Watches Straps

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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We believe that our products should be available at the same price wherever you are in the world so we offer free international shipping.

Links

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Reviews of the Dive Watches


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Came across WTAuthor at Duxford this September whilst perusing the many exhibitor stalls. At a glance I thought it was just another peddler of watches as I walked past. What made me stop was that I didn’t recognise the Brand and when I saw the prices I was I intrigued as opposed to put off.There was no hard sell and Sam introduced himself and the story and concept behind the watches. The more I listened the more I felt that was looking at a product that represented or reflected on my personality.It was unique, a limited edition offering, built to order with a fascinating storyboard of period designs and a British company. I loved the presentation, the styling, the build quality and I felt Sam was offering a genuine product backed by a design team that believed in their product.Sam seemed genuinely interested in spending time answering all my questions knowing there probably wouldn’t be sale there and then which reassured me further. It was like to talking to a friend than a sales person.The result was a decision to purchase a 1940 automatic movement online a few weeks later. I keep in touch with Sam via WT Arthur’s FB Page and love the personal touch.The watch was delivered beautifully presented with a hand written note which made me feel very valued as a customer which at this time further reinforces the values and customer service of this company.Thank you for a great watch and great service to date.
M A.
M A.
11:42 15 Oct 19
Have a blue 1929 - great workmanship and terrific customer experience.
Mark H.
Mark H.
11:33 17 Jan 19
Dont know why i love this brand so much but i do. My watch is fantastic to the extent i would buy another even though i love the one ive got. Great story,effort and passion put into this company.
Deva 2.
Deva 2.
20:03 19 Sep 18
I got the 1940 green face model as a birthday gift from my wife, it's an absolutely stunning watch. Ive been wearing it for a few weeks now and it has really settled on the wrist well, the strap is so comfortable.I love the packaging that the watch came in with all the extra items in the box, WTAuthor really do go that extra mile. Can't wait to own another.
mach M.
mach M.
20:32 30 May 18
Great watches, great people, great story. Get yourself a quality, unique British built timepiece before they run out! #wtauthor
Lee W.
Lee W.
18:26 15 Dec 17
Received my 1929 as a gift. Fantastic watch, with style and quality. Very happy.
Adam H.
Adam H.
16:06 23 Sep 17
I purchased the Nº 1934 green dress watch as a gift to myself as I've never really owned a time piece that had much more purpose than simply telling the time. W. T. Author's watches are more than just a timepiece, they have a history and a story to tell with each model.After months of looking through the range on the W.T. Author website, I finally decided to go with the Nº 1934 as soon as it was released in September 2016 and purchased #08 of 25 which gave it even more personal value to me.The full service from Jon and Sam has been exceptional from first contacting the guys, through purchasing to after care service. The watch arrives in a beautifully presented box and you get a real sense for how much pride they have taken in designing, building and sending the watch.I'm sure I'll be buying a few more products from W. T. Author in the very near future!
Andrew S.
Andrew S.
16:26 18 Aug 17
I consider myself a bit of a watch-a-holic. Not collecting the - so to say - top-end makes, but searching for breathtaking timepieces at a reasonable price. For me W.T Author clearly stands out. Jon and Sam tell and amazing story by releasing only thirteen models in thirteen years covering the history of the wristwatch, one out of each decade starting with 1905.Every model has its own remarkable look and feel, but still they all stay within the brand WT Author. The signature on the 12, the red crown, the missing numbers on the dial.The make is very high quality, all models feel very solid and sturdy. The straps are made of very strong leather and give the pieces an adventurous and original look. The battery life is very long, actually my 1905 is still running on the same power as it did when it first arrived, where the 1914 needed to have it's battery changed only once.And they are clearly full of surprises, creating the first automatic with 1929 black and adding a very limited (and sold out) 25 pieces green version with the 1934. Can't wait what they come up with in the 1940 model.This brand is much more than just a wristwatch making company! They are true storytellers with a sharp eye on high quality of details and a tremendous vision on how a beautiful time piece has to be made.Owning every model, I can say I love to wear them all and no matter which one is on my wrist, I always get compliments about it. Giving me the wonderful opportunity to re-tell the story of W.T. Author.
Nils V.
Nils V.
15:23 18 Aug 17
I've had my 1905 edition watch now over a year. It's getting better with age! Such a talking piece around any table and looks superb. The packaging and detail that goes into the watch are second go none. I want another already! Keep it up 🙂
Graham K.
Graham K.
08:46 04 Jun 17
My Dad is in love with his new 1905 tan watch, bought for his recent 60th birthday. Not only did he love the style but he was impressed that the straps are hand made, with a good amount of British quality craftsmanship that you'd hope for from any top end watch company. Service was second to none and watch despatched within a day of ordering, what more could I ask for, thank you to the guys at W.T.Author, I am one happy customer and so is my Pops!
Sarah S.
Sarah S.
08:20 24 Jun 15
The guys at WT Author helped me select the PERFECT gift for a recent birthday. Their service was fast (and their postage was free!) but most importantly it was personal, knowing that any question I had was answered quickly! Would 100% recommend for a gift that is really special!
Bad Day M.
Bad Day M.
10:48 16 Jun 15

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Additional information

Brand

WT Author

Gender

Male

Color

Orange

Movement

Citizen / Miyota Calibre 8217 Automatic

Width

45 mm

Depth

12.5 mm

Water Resistancy

20 ATM

Case Material

Silver-tone stainless steel

Strap Type

Nylon NATO Strap

Strap Colour

Black / Orange

Shipping

Free worldwide shipping

Guarantee

Read our full guarantee at http://wtauthor.com/our-guarantee/

Returns

14 day returns policy for returning non-faulty products. Full details are available at http://wtauthor.com/customer-care/

Age Group

Adult

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