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British Microbrand Watches

Nº 1905 Black

British microbrand watches limited to only 125 serial numbers (request number at checkout).

Designed and assembled in-house by WT Author.

Built in 10 working days and shipped from our UK workshop with free worldwide shipping.

Key Details

Available Variants

Drawing inspiration from the time when the first wristwatches were introduced by Louis Cartier.

british microbrand watches wt author no 1905 black hero front wires


Polished Stainless Steel

Power Reserve

Nº 513S Ronda Quartz
24 months


Water Buffalo Leather

Water Resistant

100m or 10 ATM

British Microbrand Watches

Our Craftsmanship


Pioneering Watch Calibres

British microbrand watches assembled around a highly-reliable movement to give you the ability to maintain the watch with us directly or with another service.

The Ronda Nº 513S calibre is an analogue quartz movement, assembled in Switzerland.

It is produced in-house by high-speed automatic assembly lines and undergoes strict quality checks to ensure long-lasting design.

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


Type 316L Stainless Steel

With its extra-low carbon content and added Molybdenum, type 316L stainless steel is incredibly strong and extremely resistant to corrosion from seawater or acidic liquids.

It’s also magnetic resistant, unlike the general-use stainless steel grade of 201 or 304L.

We select 316L as the choice of material to provide affordable, unique British microbrand watches without ever having to compromise on quality.

Every watch is built with British and imported parts and assembled in our workshop.

British Microbrand Watches

Technical Specifications



Nº 1905 Black

Limited to 125 serial numbers only

Type 316L stainless steel
100m or 10ATM
Screw down seal with enamel “poker ship” detailing. Etched serial number.
Signature red, anodised aluminium




Signature red labelled trademark. Gloss white painted “tuning fork” hour markers & minute track.
Polished stainless steel hour / minute hands. Signature red second hand.


Nº 513S
24 months
Hours, minutes, central seconds
-10/+20 seconds per month



Water buffalo veg-tan leather, riveted directly onto the case
Polished silver-tone stainless steel


British Microbrand Watches

The Presentation


Recyclable, Renewable, Reusable, Biodegradable & Sustainable

The innovative cardboard packaging has been engineered as a lightweight solution to reduce wasteful distribution.

With a recycling rate of over 80%, corrugated cardboard has the best UK recyclability record of any packaging material, saving an area the size of Greater London from landfill every 4 months.

We endeavour to use recycled stock at every possible opportunity.

Our well-designed ‘right sized’ solution provides maximum protection with minimal use of material to eliminate waste, as well as reducing storage & transportation costs.

The inherent beauty of this repurposed material is adorned by our own exclusive artwork.


The Story of WT Author
Artefact 1: Numbered & Signed Screenprint

A signed and numbered limited edition screen print, pressed on the finest certified ethically-sourced stock.

The exclusive artwork is inspired by graphic design from the turn of the 20th century.

Artefact 2: Chapter 1 from the Book of WT Author

The story of the Nº 1905 visualised within a beautifully formatted book that includes stunning photography of the full watch chapter. 

British Microbrand Watches

What Our Followers Say

When it comes to our watches, we always want to hear what our followers think.

November 7, 2022

Beautiful Watch. I love every detail. It’s clear that a lot of care went into making this watch.

Mandip Purewal

British Microbrand Watches

What the Press says

“We come barreling right out of the gates with our own unique vision” and roll from there…

We’ve been featured in some of the world’s top publications, and they just can’t get enough of us.

Watch U Seek
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“WT Author have just gone live on for the promotion and funding of their Nº 1905 watch. The launch was timed for exactly 13:00 GMT today. The watch represents the first in a series of Swiss movement watches, hand-finished in Britain. The Nº 1905 will be the first of thirteen designs to be released over thirteen years.”
The Wristwatch Review
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“WT Author is one of those brands that I’ve been pleasantly surprised to run across. They have been creating watches unlike what we had seen prior (at least in the modern era of watches), and they have an overarching plan (and timeline) for how their total collection will play out.”
The Times
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“New British brand WT Author’s debut timepiece, No. 1905, £350, is inspired by the earliest wristwatch designs.”
Gadget Flow
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“With Father’s Day just around the corner, have we got THE perfect gift choice for you… The first series of limited edition watches by WT Author. Every component has been designed and hand-finished exclusively by WT Author in Britain, and fitted with a Swiss made movement.”
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“Inspired by the turn of the 20th century, WT Author has created a beautiful set of limited edition watches, aptly titled the Nº 1905 Wristwatch. Available in 4 different colors (including black, blue, cream and white) these timepieces come equipped with Swiss made 513S Calibre movement, hand-made leather straps, and a sapphire coated mineral lens to stand the test of time.”
The Telegraph
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“Say hello to the rather lovely Nº 1905, the first of 13 limited-edition watches to be released by WT Author over the next 13 years.”
The Awesomer
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“Hand-built in very limited quantities, these substantial watches from WT Author feature a Swiss-made analog movement set into a stainless steel case, accented by a distinctive red crown and a handmade leather strap.”
Top Gear
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“It’s sort of the watch you’d hope to find on the wrist of a Victorian engineer. The indices have a classical, almost mathematic feel. There’s a big red crown, which is actually shaped like a crown.”
Watch Pro
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“WT Author Nº 1905 watch collection rated as ‘Highly Commended’ and nominated in the ‘Rising Star of the Year’. ”
The Coolector
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“Watches are a passion of ours here at The Coolector and we particularly favour a good old throwback timepiece that harks back to a simpler time of watchmaking whereby quality spoke for itself and there wasn’t a reliance on clever marketing ploys. Well, we’ve found a wonderful new watchmaker that falls into this bracket and they go by the name of WT Author watches and, as you can patently see from the watch above, they’re all sorts of awesome.”
Cool Material
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“The WT Author Nº 1905 watches are gorgeous. The throwback features like a ribbed case, wire lugs, tapered crown and riveted leather strap make us feel connected to a past we only ever hear about in stories.”
Watch Pro
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“Watch brand WT Author has launched with its Nº 1905 collection. The brand is actively using crowd funding for part of the manufacture and as a promotional tool.”
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“Starting off as casual meetings in local coffee shops discussing our love of fine watches, it soon dawned on both of us exactly how our passion for design could be directed into creating our very own collection. Our ultimate goal would be to create a unique group of watches that could span every style and innovation over the last 13 decades of wristwatch design.”

British Microbrand Watches

The Making of Nº 1905 Black

We’re excited to share our passion for horology with you through our fun, informative and engaging videos. 

Together, we’ll unravel the intricate artistry and precision engineering that goes into creating these marvelous masterpieces.

Nº 1905 Black


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