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Trench Style Watch

Nº 1914 Black

Trench style watch 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 World War One: an era where warfare made digging about in one’s pocket far too time-consuming.

Case

Polished Stainless Steel

Power Reserve

Nº 513S Ronda Quartz
24 months

Strap

Handmade
Water Buffalo Leather

Water Resistant

100m or 10 ATM

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Our Craftsmanship

Movements

Pioneering Watch Calibres

Every trench style watch is 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.

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 an affordable, unique trench style watch 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-1914-K

Nº 1914 Black

Limited to 125 serial numbers only

46mm

10mm

Type 316L stainless steel

Black

100m or 10ATM
Sapphire-coated
Screw down seal with enamel “poker ship” detailing. Etched serial number.
Signature red, anodised aluminium

Dial

Black

Satin

Signature red labelled trademark. Gloss yellow painted “tuning fork” hour markers & white minute track.

Polished stainless steel hour / minute hands with gloss yellow infill. Signature red second hand.

Movement

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

Strap

24mm

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

Matt stainless steel

Tan

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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 screen print, pressed on the finest certified ethically-sourced stock.

The exclusive artwork is inspired by graphic design from the turn of World War One.

Artefact 2: Chapter 2 from the Book of WT Author

The story of the Nº 1914 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.

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 19, 2015

I’ve been eyeing this watch for a while now and finally decided to treat myself. So glad I did! The watch looks even better in person and the attention to detail is impressive.

Sam Brown

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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.

The Gentleman's Journal
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“Another British brand, with timepieces reminiscent of early 20th century military watches, WT Author are for the true adventurer – high-grade leather straps combined with unusual yet easy-on-the-eye faces make them an obvious choice. Not to mention their supreme quality too.”
Sport Magazine
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“We Brits take a certain pride in our homemade watches. And we are not the only ones. WT Author are among the names with an interesting story behind them.”
Shortlist
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“Put down that plain-ass sweater. It’s time to get your dad something that makes him feel like what he is: the coolest motherf*cker you know. WT Author : this limited-edition 1914 model is inspired by First World War-era wristwatches, and is available in four colours.”
Shortlist
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“The latest series, Nº 1914, winds forward to the designs of World War One: “an era where intensified warfare made digging about in one’s pocket for a watch far too time-consuming, and so the trench wristwatch was introduced”, explains the site. Each watch in the new collection features a 46mm case, a brazed lug standing proud of the casement. "
Watch U Seek
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“British watchmaker WT Author launched its first watch, the Nº 1905, exactly one year ago in 2013 via a hugely successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. One year on and they have just introduced the even more ambitious World War I inspired 1914.”
Watch Pro
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“The 46mm Nº 1914, which follows last year’s inaugural 1905 watch design, draws its inspiration from the First World War and subsequent designs will seek to use design to evoke eras throughout modern history.”
The Coolector
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“When it comes to watchmaking, releasing a pre-planned series of watches over a number of years may seem like an ambitious project but this is something that WT Author have taken well and truly in their stride and their latest in the series is called the Nº 1914 and boasts a WWI theme that will appeal to those watch aficionados who like their timepieces to have a military flavour.”
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The Making of Nº 1914 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.

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