C5 | Heritage Black USA Quartz

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The Vaer C5 is our best-selling watch model, combining best-in-class durability with timeless design and functionality. Representing the purest vision of our brand mission, the C5 is the ultimate utilitarian wristwatch.

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The Vaer C5 is our best-selling watch model, combining best-in-class durability with timeless design and functionality. Representing the purest vision of our brand mission, the C5 is the ultimate utilitarian wristwatch - offering extreme timekeeping accuracy, impressive scratch and water resistance, easy interchangeability, and the distinctive characteristic of full United States assembly.

The C5 model is perfectly suited for underwater activity. The case back 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 USA Custom Built quartz 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 C5 comes standard with two interchangeable bands. Our Vaer band options include a range of both ocean-ready bands 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 C5 is hand-assembled and tested in America. US-based sourcing for the C5 line increases our cost of goods nearly 30%. We’re committed to American Assembly for the C5 model, not only because it improves product quality, but because it adds a strong sense of place and personality to our brand.

Assembled in USA
Durable 316L Stainless Steel Case
Ocean Ready 10 ATM - 100m or 328ft
Swiss Made Ronda 715 Quartz
Locking Screw-Down Crown w/ Vaer Engraving
Domed Sapphire Crystal w/ Internal AR
7 Layer BGW9 Superlume Hands and Dial
Two Interchangeable Single Pass Straps

Case Diameter - 40mm
Lug Height - 48mm
Lug Width - 20mm
Crown - 3mmx6mm
Case Thickness - 9.4mm
Dial - Black w/ 7 Layers BGW9 Superlume-

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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Erik S.
United States United States
Time to write this...

I don't write many reviews; probably less than 10 in my whole life. I'm like Ron Swanson, where my recommendation is a personal guarantee of my experience. I've had the C5 field black quartz watch for maybe two years now before the site was updated and they had automatic watches. During this time small independent businesses need the respect and reviews they deserve, whether good or bad. I live in Colorado and see myself as a somewhat active person. I'm outside regularly for fun with lots of hobbies and I hit the gym roughly 4 days a week. I'm the beginning I was cycling this watch with about two others. I wore the nato strap mostly and shuffled in the leather strap for going out. I did this for a while and really enjoyed this watch with the leather strap specifically and got many compliments. Aside from others I enjoyed this watch myself significantly. Then when the silicon straps came out a little bit ago the game was changed. Silicon straps are much more comfortable on the wrist for everyday wear to the majority of people. Plus their straps have many "latching holes" which offer more adjustability even furthering specific comfort. What about the durability of the watch? Day in and day out its been strapped on my wrist. I boat with this watch. I hang out in rivers with this watch. Used it in a chemical lab daily as I'm a chemist. I've gotten rained on, snowed on, been in blistering heat, fully submerged this watch, been rammed by some testy goats I was trying to help, and sported it out on the town for some inebriated shenanigans where who knows what happened to it happened. As soon as the silicon band came out this watch became my only watch. I literally have only worn a dress watch three other times since having it. I try and keep my possessions in as good a shape as possible so that helps, but I could probably sell this watch to someone as if I've only had it for a month. I'm OCD and every once and a while sync my watch with an atomic clock and it holds very well. There's no need to worry about the accuracy. With all of this said of course I've only had the watch for about two years, and I only have sample size of one watch, but my watch has performed above my expectations enduring, at times, some strenuous conditions. Early on I even had some questions about the single pass leather strap and the owner responded promptly and was as helpful as you could hope. Other people's watches mileage might differ but hopefully I can come back here in another 5 years and write an even better review. If you're on the verge of pulling the trigger on this watch just do it. I was you two years ago and I pity you for not having it for as long as I have.

Roy E.
United States United States
Hank in Vermont

Love the watch Minimalist look which I really like Don’t even feel like you have a watch on

Chris V.
United States United States
C5 Field Watch

First time buyer. So far so good. The CEO was kind enough to respond to an early email about when I could expect the watch. He won me over with that. Probably the only issue is that the silicon band that the watch comes with has caused my wrist to break out in a rash so I had to switch to the leather band. I had this problem with a Shinola rubber band. I thought this one may be different. I already placed an order for the nylon strap as I want to be able to exercise and get the watch wet. Other than that all good but it’s really no fault to Vaer. Look forward to watching the company evolve and hopefully pick up some more watches down the road.

Lyle V.
United States United States
Field Watch

This watch was exactly what I have been looking for. Everyday wear and waterproof! From work to the river with no worries. I look forward to more great products from Vaer. Lyle

Pete S.
United States United States
Love this watch

Great watch, looks great, I'm a science teacher and I get my hands dirty a lot but I can confidently keep this watch on. The crown popped out after a few months on my original but Vaer was really responsive, the exchange process was easy and they included a new band with no charge. Highly recommend.

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Quick Release Strap

Quick Release Strap

Classic-style two piece watch strap

Our Quick Release Straps are fixed to the watch with a quick release spring bar (no tools necessary). Two piece straps allow a closer fit to the wrist, and generally a more comfortable experience. If you’re not sure which to choose, this is probably the best option. Available in Nylon, Silicone, and Horween Leather.

160mm to 220mm
6.2 inches to 8.6 inches

Quick Release Strap
Single Pass Strap

Single Pass Strap

Military-style one piece watch strap

Our single pass straps are made from a single piece of material, so they easily slide in and out of the watch. Because the straps slide under both spring bars, this is the most durable solution - if a spring bar ever fails, the watch will still be connected to the watch by the second spring bar. Available in Nylon and Horween Leather.

150mm to 230mm
5.8 inches to 9 inches

Single Pass Strap

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