The Nº 1929 Blue Quartz

5.00 out of 5
(4 customer reviews)


The gent’s wrist 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 gent’s wrist watch limited to 125 items

The gent’s wrist watch, Nº 1929 Blue, limited to only 125 serial numbered items. Built in Britain with British and imported parts under a 2 year limited warranty. Each silver-tone 316L grade stainless steel head measures 42 mm width x 49 mm length x 10.5 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 3 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 gent’s wrist watch drawing inspiration from Art Deco

Launched Wednesday, 2nd September 2015 & built in Britain. Nº 1929 gent’s wrist watch by WT Author is set fifteen years after Author’s second collection. It draws inspiration from the period leading up to the Wall Street Crash. This was a time in history when Western society was seemingly nearer to the final triumph over poverty than ever before. Because of the ever evolving aesthetic to Author’s signature silhouette, we are referencing the cushion case watch. The brazed lugs take on a more contemporary look with our modified 20mm handmade leather strap. 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 gent’s wrist watch referencing 1920s era watches

The gent’s wrist watch measures 42 mm across, 49 mm high including the lugs with an overall case depth of 10.5 mm. The dials utilise polished numbers taking influence directly from 1920s era cushion watches. They are finished with a beautifully etched guilloché centre pattern. The minute track is enhanced with Author’s unique “tuning fork” indices. Traditionally formed custom-made hands complete the dial. The wrist watches for men have been modernised with the beautiful “casino chip” enamel screw down case back. They are completed with a signature red aluminium crown embossed with the brand’s iconic trademark.

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 8 – 9 ounce double shoulders goes completely through the leather. Finished to an incredibly high standard the result is a naturally beautiful strap with a coarse grain. The strap has been designed and manufactured to fit a 24 mm lug width with an overall thickness of 3 – 4 mm and is embossed with the WT Author ‘A’ trademark. Rounded strap edges and burnished using our own organic wax each strap is completed with a polished full buckle.

Further reading in the press

watchuseek | The Wrist Watch Review | WatchPro 1 | Menswear Style | WatchPro 2 | TopGear | The Wrist Watch Review | The Guardian | CountryLiving 

gents wrist watch no 1929 blue wt author

Additional information


WT Author






42 mm


Swiss made quartz Ronda 513s caliber movement


10.5 mm

Water Resistancy

10 ATM

Case Material

Stainless steel

Strap Type

Handmade raw leather strap

Strap Colour



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4 reviews for The Nº 1929 Blue Quartz

  1. 5 out of 5


    After two amazing pieces of art, WT Author made me wonder if the third would be in the same style with just a twist. But they came up with something extraordinary totally different and very tasteful. The inner carvings are lovely and somewhat change with the light during the day, I noticed mine weren’t deep enough, but a very fast fix by Jon and Sam (and the mail man) made it possible I had my watch re done and back within a week. Great job guys and let’s wait i great anticipation what you will have for us next year!

  2. 5 out of 5


    Bought as Christmas present for my husband. I was so pleased with it that I couldn’t wait to give it to him. Looks stunning and is a truly beautiful timepiece. He loves it!

  3. 5 out of 5

    b.pearce.j (verified owner)

    The Blue 1929 watch, is one of the most beautiful and subtle watches I have had the privilege to own. When I first opened it, I thought the guilloche pattern on the dial was too subtle. However after looking at it in much better light, it is definitely noticeable. I had to put the watch strap on the very last notch, as my wrist is so skinny. Plus the photos make it look like the dial pops just a little more than it does, but that’s more of a nit pick and good photography on WT Author’s part. Overall, it is a fantastic watch.

  4. 5 out of 5


    A great watch for wearing at formal occasions, an elegant design and looks very different from a mass market watch. I love the blue face, it’s subtle but still manages to stand out. It’s my watch of choice for going out and about to dressed up events.

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