A12 | Dirty Dozen Swiss Automatic

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A special edition homage to a military timekeeping icon. Combining the prestige of European luxury with the everyday utility at the heart of our brand.

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A special edition homage to a military timekeeping icon. Combining the prestige of European luxury with the everyday utility at the heart of our brand. Our decision to pursue Swiss manufacturing for the A12 was motivated by our goal to create a respectful homage to the Swiss Made "Dirty Dozen" military watches of World War II. Functional, attractive and historically relevant, the Vaer Dirty Dozen represents not only a continued investment in timeless, durable design but also our deep respect for the history of horology.

Like it's 12 military forbearers, which wore the marking W.W.W. for Waterproof Wrist Watch, the A12 Dirty Dozen is perfectly suited for underwater activity. The caseback and crown use a threaded screw-down design that maintains an airtight seal, making the watch functionally waterproof. Importantly, unlike most ocean-rated watches, our Swiss Made Automatic is also incredibly slim and comfortable on the wrist, boasting a 40mm diameter and a sub-10mm thickness, which is rare on watches with a locking crown function.

To further enhance the value and "ocean-to-office" functionality of the watch, every A12 comes standard with two interchangeable straps. Our Vaer strap options include a range of both ocean-ready options designed for water based activities and our premium Horween leather straps which are tanned in Chicago and handmade in the USA from heavy native steer hides.

In addition to Made in USA leather straps, every Vaer A12 is hand-assembled and tested in Basel, Switzerland. We’re committed to Swiss Assembly for the A12 model, not only because it improves product quality, but because it adds a strong sense of place and personality to our brand.

Made in Switzerland
Durable 316L Stainless Steel Case
Ocean Ready 10 ATM - 100m or 328ft
Swiss Made ETA 2895 Automatic Movement
Elabore Grade
Locking Screw-Down Crown w/ Vaer Engraving
Domed Sapphire Crystal w/ Internal AR
Sapphire Exhibition Caseback with AR
7 Layer BGW9 Superlume Hands and Dial
Two Interchangeable Straps

Case Diameter - 40mm
Lug Height - 48mm
Lug Width - 20mm
Crown - 3mmx6mm
Case Thickness - 9.8mm

Shipping & Returns

It’s important to us that you’re fully satisfied with your purchase. If you receive your watch, and for some reason you’re not in love with it, you can send it on back! Products can be returned for a full refund within 30 day from receiving our watch, as long as your product is in unused/unworn condition. We stand behind and products, which is Vaer offers a warranty of 2 years from purchase. If you experience any issues due to defects in materials and workmanship, we’ll either repair or replace your watch. Your watch is meant to be taken in the water and used in daily life, so if your watch for some reason fails in the water, you can reach out to us, and we’ll make it right.
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Michael f.
United States United States
Best value automatic on the market

I purchased your A12 Automatic after being impressed with the quartz field watch I ordered first. The quality of the A12 is equal or better than watches I own that cost 5x as much AND I prefer your clean simple, designs. Thanks for producing these watches and keeping them so affordable!

Robert R.
United States United States
A12 Dirty Dozen

This watch is absolutely beautiful. You can not beat the price point for what you get. If your looking for a dirty dozen watch look no further. I currently have mine on the red nato strap. Getting lots of compliments.

United States United States
Beautiful watch!

Ordered the A7 Heritage/date with the ETA 2824. Watch is more beautiful than pictures can show. The Horween strap is also wonderful. The movement has been +10 seconds/day for me, which isn’t the best i’ve had, but also not bad at all. The rotor seems to be slightly loose as i can hear some vertical rattle, but it’s not too bad. AR coated sapphire glass is fantastic. Watch feels a little bit thicker than 9mm. Feels a little more like 11mm watches, but it’s a still wears really comfortably. Customer service has been FANTASTIC for the small team Vaer is. All in all, I’m quite satisfied with the purchase.

David J.
United States United States
Better than expected

Participated in the pre purchase of the Dirty Dozen. The wait Was worth it. Very nice watch. Have not taken off since received. Good quality, not as small as specs. Really better looking in person than pictures. Very nice

Peter G.
United States United States
Just plain awesome!

I've been looking for this exact watch for years. Something with a beautiful crystal, proven Swiss automatic movement, simple yet elegant face and a screw down crown. Sure, there are some big name brands that are similar for 5x (8x?) the price... but maybe it's just me, I don't like just over-paying to get a name. Then comes the Dirty Dozen, wow. Hit all the checkboxes, delivered as promised, looks fantastic. and feels worthy of a much higher price point (not going to argue about it.) Bravo Vaer for delivering on this one.... not sure I'll take it off.

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