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Cushion Watch

Nº 1929 Black

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Cushion watch case limited to only 100 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 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.


Satin Stainless Steel
with Polished Bezel

Power Reserve

Miyota Nº 9015 Automatic
42 hours


Water Buffalo Leather

Water Resistant

100m or 10 ATM

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Our Craftsmanship


Pioneering Watch Calibres

Each cushion watch case is assembled around a highly-reliable movement to give you the ability to maintain the watch with us directly or with another service.

The Miyota Nº 9015 calibre is an analogue automatic movement, assembled in Japan.

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 cushion watch case without ever having to compromise on quality.

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

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Technical Specifications



Nº 1929 Black

Limited to 100 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 silver painted “tuning fork” hour markers & minute track.

Polished stainless steel hour / minute hands. Signature red second hand.


Nº 9015


42 hours

Hours, minutes, central seconds


-10/+20 seconds per month

Parashock anti-shock



Water buffalo oil-tan leather,
riveted directly onto the case

Polished gold-tone or silver-tone stainless steel


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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 Wall Street Crash.

Artefact 2: Chapter 3 from the Book of WT Author

The story of the Nº 1929 visualised within a beautifully formatted book that includes stunning photography of the full watch chapter. 

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What Our Followers Say

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

May 4, 2021

We can’t praise WT Author enough, the quality of the watches, the compassion and love they put into each order to make it special! We chose a 1929 automatic in black for my son’s 21st Birthday and they were able to deliver the limited edition number 21, to make it an even more special present. Big thank you to Sam and Jon, as well as the rest of the team!

Sue Massingham

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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.

Country Living
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“Expertly crafted by hand, this luxuriously stylish and practical piece by WT Author is unlike any other watch on the market. The perfect choice for a man who appreciates the finer things in life.”
The Wristwatch Review
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“Often, when I talk about new brands that we have been building a relationship with, I talk about looking forward to what will be coming next – or, for those that have been around awhile, seeing how their lineup has changed over time. With WT Author, that concept of change and evolution is actually baked into their principles a bit more than most.”
Top Gear
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“The third limited-edition from this British independent – the plan is to release one model a year for 13 years. This one features a cushion case and a Citizen automatic movement. Comes in various colours, on various straps.”
Watch Pro
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“Jon Shakespeare and Sam Holland launched their own high concept watch brand three years ago with the aim of fast-tracking a 130-year ‘history’ through the 20th Century and beyond with 13 annually released watches. For the release of their third chapter, the 1929, WatchPro editor James Buttery charts their progress.”
Menswear Style
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“A good watch should be timeless and effortless. I truly appreciate distinguished timepieces. WT Author has been on my list for some time and with the launch of their third collection my list has just got a little longer. WT Author’s new collection ‘Nº 1929’ features British luxury cushion watches for men in the brand’s signature four colourways.”
Watch Pro
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“Each year 500 pieces of the new model are produced in four different colours while the watches are presented with a new chapter from the ‘story’ of the fictional WT Author character. The latest watch, the 1929, is inspired by the Wall Street Crash of that year and the black model uses an automatic Miyota 9015 movement for the first time.”
Watch U Seek
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“Launching Wednesday September 2, 2015, ‘Nº 1929’ the latest British luxury watch for men from independent British brand WT Author, will be made available for general sale through the WT Author Watch Store. The straps on each WT Author watch is hand-made in Britain using Argentinian-sourced buffalo hide embossed with the WT Author ‘A’ trademark.”

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The Making of Nº 1929 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 1929 Black


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