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C3 Korean Field - 36mm USA Quartz

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The C3 Korean Field is a limited edition timepiece that serves as a tasteful and durable homage to the military watches of the 1950s Korean War. Featuring a compact 36mm case, an American built movement, and a uniquely decorated caseback, this is a rare and fitting tribute to a historic military wristwatch.

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"Our goal was to create a respectful and accurate homage to the under-appreciated military watches of the Korean War."

- Ryan Torres & Reagan Cook, Vaer Co-Founders

An Iconic Military Timekeeper

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.


Domed Crystal

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Field is to bridge that gap - offering an equally durable wristwatch with a similarly compelling (if often overlooked) historical reference at a much more accessible price-point.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..

Technical Specifications


C3 Korean Field



Case Material

316L Stainless Steel

Case Dimensions

36mm x 42mm x 8.4mm


Single Domed Sapphire w/ internal AR coating

Case Back

Etched Steel


Ameriquartz 6130 HT

Water Resistance


Case Weight

38 grams


Screw down

Battery Life

40 Months

Hour + Minute Color

Brushed Steel

Second Hand Color



15 Layer C1 Super-LumiNova Hands & Numerals

Timing Tolerance

-10/+20 sec / month


Silicone Tactical Strap (Standard), Nylon, Bracelet, Leather (Optional)

Strap Size

20mm (Compatible with all Vaer straps)

Bracelet Details

Dive Clasp, 4 Micro Adjustments, Solid end links, 18mm Taper


24 Months (Waterproof Guarantee)


$239 - $299


United States of America

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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.  

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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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