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DS4 Meridian - Solar 38mm

Regular price $ 259

Our Standard Issue collection is an introduction to Vaer durability in a streamlined design. The DS4 combines value and functionality, offering dive-level water resistance and the perpetual power of a solar quartz movement in a compact, retro-inspired 38mm size for smaller to average wrist sizes. Includes one Quick Release FKM Tropic and one Quick Release Nylon Khaki strap.

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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.

"Vaer is guiding people toward an enthusiast design language in a way we haven't seen before."

- Hodinkee

Perpetual Accuracy,
For All Conditions

The Vaer DS4 Solar Diver combines everything we’ve learned in the past 5 years into a single all-purpose tool watch - blending the top grade specs of our popular mechanical Dive Watches with the affordability and utility of our quartz models.


Water Resistance Rating

All Vaer watches are ocean-ready. The DS4 goes to the limits of real-world depth exposure.



The DS4 features a scratch resistant flat top crystal, and a deep-etched caseback.



Swiss SuperLume

The DS4 features best-in-class lume paint that maintains a visible glow well into the night..

Guaranteed Waterproof Warranty

20ATM 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 the locking 10ATM rating on most of our watch line-up covers 95% of in-water use cases, our Diver models go a step above. At 20ATM this watch will cover all real-world depth exposures, while maintaining a slim and elegant case profile and a comfortable on-wrist experience in all conditions, including over and under a wetsuit.

2x Easy Change Straps Included

Endless Customization with Extra Straps

One of the unique features of DS4 collection is that you get 2 straps with your watch - Our FKM Tropic and Quick Release Nylon Khaki straps. Additionally, all Vaer straps are fully compatible with the DS4 - allowing a huge amount of customization by adding a 3rd or 4th strap. Pairing the watch with our USA made Horween Leathers straps, or our range of ocean-ready nylon and silicone designs help keep the watch feeling new, even with years of everyday use.

Powered by Light

Forget battery changes - the DS4 is powered by the sun

The Vaer DS4 Diver balances the accuracy of quartz with the perpetual power of an automatic. Utilizing a small solar cell hidden beneath the dial, 6 hours of sunlight will keep the watch going for 6 months in darkness. Stuck in the office? Regular exposure to a light source as weak as a fluorescent lamp will also keep the watch going for months on end - that said, we firmly believe this watch is best enjoyed in it's natural environment - the great outdoors.

Technical Specifications


DS4 Meridian Solar Diver


Transparent Black Dial with Raised Indices

Case Material

316L Stainless Steel

Case Dimensions

38mm x 45mm x 10.6mm (12.7mm w/ crystal)


Flat Sapphire w/ internal AR coating

Case Back

Deep Etched Steel


Epson VS-22 Solar

Water Resistance


Case Weight

59 grams


Screw down

Power Reserve

6 Months

Time to Charge

6 Hours of Direct Sunlight


Anodized Aluminum 120 Click Uni-Directional Bezel


15 Layer C1 Super-LumiNova Hands & Numerals

Timekeeping Accuracy

-30/+30 sec / month

Included Straps

FKM Tropic Strap, Quick Release Nylon Khaki

Strap Size

20mm (Compatible with all Vaer straps)

Optional Bracelet

Standard, Dive Clasp, 4 Micro Adj, Cotter Pins, Solid end links, 18mm Taper


24 Months (Waterproof Guarantee)


$259 - $309


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Standard Case Diameter


Compact sizing ideal for active wear
Best for Wrists Measuring 6.25" - 7.5"

Shown on 6.75" wrist

Large Case Diameter


For those who prefer a larger wrist presence
Best for Wrists Measuring 6.75" - 9.0"

Shown on 6.75" wrist

Videos About this Watch

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The Ultimate Outdoors Watch

Vaer is a small self-funded company, and we’ve spent countless hours designing and building this 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.

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Easy Returns

Full Refund within 30 Days

We think you'll love this watch. If not, we make it easy to exchange.

Full Warranty

2 Year Complete Coverage

All Vaer watches are sold with a 24 month guaranteed warranty.

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