- Ryan Torres & Reagan Cook, Vaer Co-Founders
"Our goal was to create a respectful and accurate homage to the under-appreciated military watches of the Korean War."
The Return of a Timekeeping Icon
The C3 Korean Field is a limited edition timepiece, that serves as a tasteful and durable homage to the military watches of the Korean War. The C3 Korean Field offers collector-oriented features, such as a compact 36mm case, an American built movement, and a uniquely decorated caseback, while still providing the core value of a modern field watch: to survive and thrive in the most extreme outdoor conditions.
Water Resistance Rating
Love the water? The Vaer C3 is perfectly suited for swimming, surfing and diving.
All Vaer watches feature a scratch resistant domed sapphire crystal.
Movement & Assembly
The C3 is assembled and tested in America, and includes a signed certificate from the technician.
Inspired by History
An unforgettable design and feature set
In 2019, when we released our first collection of mechanical watches we led the line with our A12 Dirty Dozen - an homage to the iconic field watches of WWII. While it was a huge success, with a starting price of $899 it was much more expensive than most "set-it-and-forget-it" field watches. Our goal with the C3 Korean Field is to bridge that gap - offering an equally durable wristwatch with a similarly compelling (if often overlooked) historical reference at a much more accessible price-point.
Built for the Field
10ATM tested with a locking crown
Vaer has always been an ocean-based brand. Headquartered half a mile from the Pacific coastline, we view water resistance not merely as a hypothetical "nice-to-have," but as a functional everyday necessity. While all Vaer watches are guaranteed waterproof, the C3 is particularly well suited to extended ocean adventures, boating trips, and overland backpacking due to the extreme accuracy of quartz powered watches. While the Vaer mechanical A5 and A7 collections offer elevated technical craftsmanship, the C3 quartz are the best set-it-and-forget option for outdoor use.
Assembled in USA
Reverence for American craft & military history
The C3 Korean Field is powered by our best-selling FTS Ameriquartz 6130 HT quartz movement, which offers both higher torque and longer battery life than the comparable Swiss quartz Ronda 713 movement. Every watch is hand-assembled and water-tested in the United States. As a subtle reference to the watch's historical connection to the Korean War, the caseback on this model features a unique engraving. Replacing the Vaer logo at the center is an etching of the Korean Peninsula which serves as a reminder of the sacrifice and commitment of thousands of allied soldiers who served in the conflict, and the countless casualties resulting from the war. Encircling the engraving are the watch's technical specifications, stylized to match the lettering of the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C..
- Watch Model
H+M Hand Color
S Hand Color
Weight inc. Strap
- C3 Korean Field
Ameriquartz 6130 HT
- Assembled and Tested in America
Guaranteed waterproof warranty
Ameriquartz 6130 High Torque
- Movement Made in USA with Global Materials
Polished highlight chamfering on case & lugs
Satin brushed stainless steel case
Vaer engraving on crown, caseback
Screw-in crown and caseback
7 Layer C1 Super-LumiNova Hands & Numerals
Single-domed sapphire crystal
Standard Quick Release 20mm Silicone Strap
Optional Made in USA Horween leather strap
Signed certificate from assembly technician
Premium watch giftbox with embossed Vaer logo
Cross-compatible with all Vaer 20mm straps
Built to Last a Lifetime
Vaer is a small self-funded company, and we’ve spent countless hours designing and building the C5 watch. We hope you love it as much as we do. But if for some reason there's a problem or it's not a fit, you can get in touch with us, and as the founders we'll do everything we can to ensure you have a positive experience with our brand.
For Purchases in America
Due to batch assembly and demand, most watches ship in 7 days.
Full Refund within 30 Days
We think you'll love this watch. If not, we make it easy to exchange.
2 Year Complete Coverage
All Vaer watches are sold with a 24 month guaranteed warranty.
$ 449C3 | Design Navy USA Quartz