The Nº 1929 Blue Quartz

5.00 out of 5
(7 customer reviews)


The Nº 1929 blue quartz gent’s wrist watch, limited to only 125 serial numbers. Built-to-order in 10 working days by our workshop in Shropshire, UK. Free worldwide shipping.

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We are proud to present our third collection – the Nº 1929 gent’s wrist watch.

The Nº 1929 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.

The Nº 1929 is a quartz wristwatch with a stop second device and serial numbered back. Each 316L stainless steel watch head measures 42 mm width x 49 mm length x 10.5 mm depth (including lugs) and is tested to 10 ATM (100m / 325ft) water resistance.

Utlising a beautiful combination of meticulously polished and carefully brushed surfaces, it has been elevated further with the use of a delicately polished fluted bezel. The machined crown features a bold, deep red anodised finish, consistent with all of our past collections. The bespoke watch head is finished with an unapologetically raw buffalo hide handmade strap in deep tan with a polished gold-tone full buckle. It is riveted directly onto the watch head.

Every watch is built to order with British and imported parts in our UK workshop located in Shropshire. Each watch is guaranteed against any defects in material or workmanship that may occur under normal use for a period of 24 months from the date of purchase. Learn more.

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Featuring a deep blue finish applied to a beautiful guilloché dial that brings a striking contrast against the two-tone polished gold-tone indices. Bespoke, labelled hour markers are carefully placed on the dial with a contrasting minute track.


Founded in Waldenburgertal, the company headquarters are now in Lausen. The group has five international subsidiaries.

The caliber Nº 513S is analogue quartz movement, assembled in Switzerland. It is produced in-house by high-speed automatic assembly lines and undergoes strict quality checks.

The component includes repairable metal clockwork with a very powerful stepper motor and fixed pulse.

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It has been designed to fit perfectly on the wrist within a robust and solid watch head that has been assembled to be put through its paces. The result is a timepiece with a 42 mm diameter, a length of 49 mm (lug-to-lug), all contained within a depth of 10.5 mm (including lugs).

We effortlessly combine beautifully brushed and highly polished surfaces that meet to create a clean aesthetic with incredibly strong properties. The highly polished watch bezel brings a dynamic style whilst offering a fantastically machined aesthetic.

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The intricately machined screw down back includes deep, tooled recesses with enamel infill to reflect our established signature “poker chip” aesthetic influenced from our previous watch collections. The component creates a powerful seal that ensures water resistance tested to 100m / 10 ATM.

The stable construction with precisely defined architecture has been designed and machined to be as beautiful as every other component on the watch. The back is finished with our intricately printed mark and serial code to indicate its allotted number in the limited edition collection.


The crown is placed at the 3 o’clock position with lugs that fall tightly underneath the top component of the watch head, avoiding any discomfort to your wrist.


The sapphire coating offers significantly more scratch resistance vs. traditional glass, plastic or acrylic crystal as well as being extremely strong.


The watch dial is where we can be the most expressive. The Nº 1929 watch comes in four different colour options: Blue, Black, Cream and White. Each one carries a specific correlation of meticulously designed hour, minute and second indices. The hour markers utilise a correlation of our applied, signature “tuning fork” indices placed securely to the dial to compliment the labelled WT Author mark at the 12 position.


The highly distinctive minute, hour and second hands utilise gold-tone finishes. The bold forms have been designed to be easily read and visible against the dial.


Each unapologetically raw leather watch strap has been handmade in Britain using oil tanned dyed through buffalo hide. The rich colour, treated with waxes and oils offers a distressed effect which lightens in colour when folded or turned. The natural grain is left intact to show all the growth marks and unique character, giving a distinctive look with this mellow feeling skin. The strap has been designed and manufactured to fit a 20 mm lug width with an overall thickness of 3 mm and is embossed with the WT Author ‘A’ trademark. Each strap is completed with a brushed stainless steel buckle and finished with rounded, burnished strap edges.


Our packaging has been engineered to be 100% reusable and recyclable, as well as providing a lightweight solution to reduce wasteful distribution. We endeavour to use recycled stock at every possible opportunity. The inherent beauty of this repurposed material is adorned by our own exclusive artwork.

Every watch comes accompanied by the following items:

  • Signed and numbered screen print (limited edition screen print with signature and corresponding number to match the watch’s serial code).
  • Chapter 3 taken from The Book of WT Author (the Nº 1929’s story visualised within a beautifully formatted booklet).

Learn more about our environmental commitments here.

Additional information


Swiss made caliber Nº 513S quartz movement by Ronda. Powerful stepper motor. Fixed motor pulse.




42 mm

Case Material

Type 316L stainless steel stainless steel


10.5 mm


49 mm

Lug width

22 mm


Limited to 125 serial numbers only

Water Resistance

10 ATM / 100 m


Screw down


Sapphire coated crystal front


Anodised aluminium

Strap Type

Handmade buffalo leather strap

Strap Colour



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14 day returns policy for returning non-faulty products. Full details are available at

7 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!

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  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!

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  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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  5. 5 out of 5

    Chris Mckellick (verified owner)

    Chris Mckellick recommends WT Author.

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  6. 5 out of 5

    Mark Harvey (verified owner)

    Have a blue 1929 – great workmanship and terrific customer experience.

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  7. 5 out of 5

    Duncan Trigg (verified owner)

    Hi great service. I have two of there watches. Both pre owned. Sent for new battery and straps. I wanted straps to start afresh Quick turnaround. Love the style.

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