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Tool Watches

Nº 1981 Black

Tool watches limited to only 50 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

The first flight of the single-seat, twin-engine Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk took place on Thursday, 18 June 1981.

Case

Satin Stainless Steel

Power Reserve

Miyota Nº 9015 Automatic
42 hours

Strap

Fluoroelastomer (FKM) Strap

Water Resistant

100m or 10 ATM

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Our Craftsmanship

Movements

Pioneering Watch Calibres

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

The Miyota calibre Nº 9015 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.

Materials

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 tool watches 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

Case

NO-1981

Nº 1981 Black [Stealth]

Limited to 50 serial numbers only

13.4mm

Type 316L stainless steel

Black

100m or 10ATM

Solid K9 Sapphire

Screw down exhibition

Signature red, anodised aluminium

Dial

Black

Satin

Signature red labelled trademark. Grey hour markers & minute track

Polished stainless steel hour / minute hands.

Movement

Nº 9015

Automatic

42 hours

Hours, minutes, central seconds

28,800

-10/+20 seconds per month

Parashock anti-shock

Strap

Fluoroelastomer (FKM) Strap 22mm

Fluoroelastomer (FKM) Strap fastened directly onto the case

Polished silver-tone stainless steel

Black or Orange

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The Presentation

Packaging

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.

Artefacts

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

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

The exclusive artwork is a sketch detailing the tool watch design.

Artefact 2: Chapter 9 from the Book of WT Author

The story of the ‘Final Countdown’ visualised within a beautifully formatted book that includes stunning photography of the full watch chapter. 

Artefact 3 : Numbered & Signed Blueprints

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

Artefact 4 : Set Of Watch Assembly Photographs

Professionally produced photographs capturing the ‘Final Countdown’ watch build process.

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What Our Followers Say

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

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 30, 2023

Can’t believe only 50 of these will exist in the world!! Hurry up and get one before its too late, you’ll regret it if you miss out. I’m happy I’ve ordered one and it feels exclusive knowing how limited it is.

Joe Ramone

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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.

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“If you want to be sporting a timepiece as unique as you are, you owe it to yourself to check out all the new options from microbrand WT Author.”
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“The new ‘FINAL COUNTDOWN’ Nº 1980-1989 Collection features 10 different iterations that each relate to military equipment or armaments. From the ocean depths to high-soaring contrails, each unique example is decidedly utilitarian with a clear nod to the 1980s.”
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"The watches aren’t for the minimalist at heart, or for the Apple Watch-wearing, step-counting, heart-rate-checking kind. They’re designed with an attitude that goes beyond what a minimal watch or a smartwatch can offer.”
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“Now releasing their take on the tool watch on Kickstarter as well as exploring unknown territory in the world of NFTs, WT Author have never been afraid to take risks in both their bold designs and in their strategy.”
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“WT Author shares their expertise and proves their knowledge through the ‘10 Rules Of Watch Design,’ showing how comfortable they are with the unique ideas they have for their products. Moreover, every watch comes accompanied by sentimental ideas they have for their products.”
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The Making of Nº 1981 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 1981 Black

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