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WRUK : Watch of the Year 2021

“First place and our award for Watch of the year 2021 goes to the WT Author No. 1953. It’s entirely bespoke and British-built, which we believe justifies its asking price. There’s nothing else quite like it on the market, and the fact it comes from a tiny brand adds to the appeal. We hope the new WT Author 1973 model is just as good: hopefully, we’ll get our hands on one in 2021.”

Wristwatch Review UK, 28 Dec. 2021


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In Review : WT Author 1953

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We’ve reviewed (and written about) a number of watches from WT Author (you can see those here), but with today’s review, we’re leaving behind the trench watch aesthetics of the prior models, and are getting into something a bit more modern – and dressy – with the WT Author 1953.

The Wristwatch Review, 01 Sep. 2021


WATCH MAGAZINE

DESIGN BRANDING ENTREPENURSHIP

“Sam is one half of WT AUTHOR, a British watch brand with story, originality and character. This is the first time I have had the opportunity to sit down with Sam and hear all the stories of that journey in such detail. There is everything from Kickstarter campaigns to the growing pains of entrepreneurship. They have lived it all and Sam shared it all!”

Crown Unfiltered, 11 Aug. 2021


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WT Author Nº 1953 Black Review

“The finishing on the WT Author Nº 1953 is exceptional. Every angle, every facet has been polished or brushed to perfection. It looks and feels every bit as good as watches costing five times as much. I love the quirky design, which rather than a circle, reminds me of a flower.

Wristwatch Review UK, 14 Jul. 2021


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WT AUTHOR Nº 1968 PHANTOM AUTOMATIC DRIVING WATCH

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“The watch is undoubtedly gorgeous to look at, bathed in a mix of polished and brushed metals with a two-tone yellow and racing green colour scheme across the bezel. Each gift box includes both a leather strap and a metal bracelet (depending on your preference).

Your Average Guy, 02 Jul. 2021


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WT Author Nº 1953 White Automatic Watch Review

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“Without a doubt, the Nº 1953’s most striking feature is its dual-tone case. The 316L stainless steel has a satin grey finish on the bottom half, which is certainly serviceable enough. But the top half is rose gold in color, and the bezel sits on the bottom half like an inverted crown.

Watch Review Blog, 02 Jul. 2021


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WT AUTHOR Nº 1968 PHANTOM AUTOMATIC

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“Many micro brands play it safe. They start with a conservative dress piece, then maybe introduce a Sub-style diver or Flieger-inspired pilots’ watch, and only then do they let the creative juices flow. Others, like WT Author, come barreling right out of the gates with their own unique vision and just roll from there. Clearly, it worked.

The Time Bum, 02 Jul. 2021


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British watch & clock makers

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We’re the official Trade Body representing Britain’s watch and clock makers. WT Author is the independent microbrand that designs and builds limited edition watches from our workshop in Shropshire.”

BWCM, 01 Jul. 2021


Watch magazine

Limited Edition Watches Built by WT Author

The new mechanical tool watch collection built by WT Author. We assemble bespoke products full of character, meaning & originality. Named after the year the iconic G10 NATO strap was issued by the British Ministry of Defence, the Nº 1973 watch introduces the renowned diving aesthetic to our growing collection of timepieces that so far includes examples of military, aviation and racing stories to name a few!”

Kickstarter, 26 Apr. 2021


Watch magazine

BUILT-TO-ORDER VINTAGE-INSPIRED DEEP DIVER WATCH

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“Kickstarter has still been an absolute boon for small-time creators looking to connect directly with passionate customers and patrons. If anything, it’s helped the independent watchmaker reach a larger audience without having to jump through the hoops that the luxury watchmaking industry has set up precisely to keep outsiders out. Just ask UK-based independent watch-design and watchmaking studio WT Author, who is taking to Kickstarter to release its 8th watch since the company’s inception in 2013.

Yanko Design, 20 Apr. 2021


Watch magazine

ABTW : WT AUTHOR’S Nº 1973 DIVERS

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“Based in the heart of Shropshire, UK, WT Author is a contemporary company that builds every watch to order in its workshop. Each new series from the company, including the Nº 1973, indicates an impressive level of rumination on aspects such as design and components.”

A Blog To Watch, 13 Apr. 2021


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WT AUTHOR N° 1973 AUTOMATIC

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“The English microbrand WT Author is introducing an automatic diver. The N ° 1973 takes its name from the NATO strap that we use today all over the world for any sports model. In 1973, the British Ministry of Defense created the G10 strap , what today we only improperly call the “NATO Strap”.” 

Crown At 4, 11 Apr. 2021


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Now Funding: WT Author Nº 1973

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“It’s been many a month since we’ve had WT Author on our pages. When they were starting up, we actually went through a number of their watches (190519141929) before we took a break. Well, as you can tell from that lineup, they’ve been bringing their watch design through the decades, and time marches ever forward. Now, they’ve launched the latest – the WT Author 1973 – on Kickstarter.

The Wristwatch Review, 08 Apr. 2021


Watch magazine

WT AUTHOR THE Nº 1973

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“Sam Holland and Jon Shakespeare are passionately dedicated to creating watches in their Shropshire workshop near Birmingham, and they do it in an artisanal way, doing things the old way. Jon is the “watchmaker” and Sam the “creative”. After 45 models and 7 watch collections, they are ready to present the new Nº 1973, available in 100 pieces for each color: black, blue, green, orange and yellow.” 

Watchtrotter, 02 Apr. 2021


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Diving-inspired N° 1973 watch

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“We hadn’t heard of WT Author until now, but it’s a British watchmaker based in Shropshire that makes some lovely adventure-inspired watches. The brand is about to announce a new design, called the Nº 1973, which has a dive-watch styling and launches on Kickstarter.”

Adventure 52, 30 Mar. 2021


Watch magazine

Introducing the WT Author Nº 1973

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“We do our best to feature British Brands at WRUK, so we were excited to hear about the WT Author Nº 1973 – handmade here in the UK. The Nº 1973 comes to Kickstarter and is available as a limited run of 100 pieces in five colours: blue, green, black, orange and yellow. Powered by a Miyota movement, it will retail at £500.” 

Wristwatch Review, 26 Mar. 2021


Watch magazine

Nº 1940 Battle of Britain Pilot Watches

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“The brand’s signature silhouette references aircraft gauges of the era. Each watch is beautifully finished with a 22 mm handmade leather strap. Using matt surfaces, the black pilots’ watch measures 45 mm across, 50 mm high including the lugs with an overall case depth of 12.5 mm. The dials feature indices taking influence directly from 1940’s aircraft panels and are enhanced with Author’s distinctive hour markers.”

Watch U Seek, 10 Jul. 2018


Watch magazine

5 thoughtful Christmas gift ideas for men

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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.” 

Country Living, 24 Nov. 2016


Watch magazine

WT Author White Cushion

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“The 42mm case in 316L steel is notched all around, and that gives it a very vintage look, a little rough and sporty.
It is powered by a Ronda quartz movement, a good Swiss brand, and is covered by a sapphire crystal guaranteed for 2 years.”

La Petite Trotteuse, 04 Aug. 2016


Watch magazine

the 30 best summer buys for men

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“Invest in a good watch. WT Author styles are designed and built in the heart of the British countryside and inspired by the history of watch design.” 

The Guardian, 30 May. 2016


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hands-on with the WT Author Nº 1905

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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 Wristwatch Review, 08 Apr. 2016


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WWR : WT Author Nº 1929 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.

The Wristwatch Review, 12 Jan. 2016


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Top Gear : WT AUTHOR N° 1929

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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.” 

Top Gear, 01 Jan. 2016


Watch magazine

5 affordable watches you will want to buy this christmas

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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.” 

The Gentleman’s Journal, 03 Dec. 2015


Watch magazine

Authors of their own destiny

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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.” 

WatchPro, 30 Oct. 2015


Watch magazine

WT AUTHOR Nº 1914

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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.” 

Sport Magazine, 29 Oct. 2015


Watch magazine

WT AUTHOR LAUNCHES THIRD COLLECTION

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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.” 

Menswear Style, 17 Sep. 2015


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WT Author reveals third chapter, the Nº 1929 watch

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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.” 

WatchPro, 16 Sep. 2015


Watch magazine

WT Author Nº 1929

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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.” 

Watch U Seek, 28 Aug. 2015


Watch magazine

Samuel L Jackson’s guide to Father’s Day gifts

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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, 18 Jun. 2015


Watch magazine

WT Author’s Superb WW1 Watch Collection

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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. Nods toward the era include a fat leather strap, while the dial incorporates bold number markings familiar to watches of trench troops.”  

Shortlist, 24 Feb. 2015


Watch magazine

WT Author limited edition 1914

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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 U Seek, 15 Oct. 2014


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