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C5 Tactical Field - 40mm USA Quartz

Regular price $ 0 $ 299

Introducing the C5 Tactical Field. This military-inspired PVD black tool watch carries over our best-in-class features - locking crown, sapphire crystal, USA assembly, plus the addition of 25 layers of C3 Super-LumiNova for our strongest lume performance yet. Includes a standard Quick Release FKM Tropic Strap & a second interchangeable strap of your choice.

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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.

"If you drew a three-way Venn diagram that compared
style, durability, and price, Vaer’s watches would be dead center."

- Huckberry

The Perfect Everyday Wristwatch

If you were leaving on a trip around the world, and could only take one watch - this would be it. Durable and elegant, accurate and affordable, the C5 has everything you need, and nothing you don't. Best of all, it's a great conversation starter - thanks to its unique characteristic of full American assembly.  


Water Resistance Rating

Love the water? The Vaer C5 is perfectly suited for swimming, surfing and diving.


Domed Crystal

All Vaer watches feature a scratch resistant domed sapphire crystal.


Assembly and Testing

The C5 is assembled and tested in America, and includes a signed certificate from the technician.

Guaranteed Waterproof

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 C5 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 C5 quartz is the best set-it-and-forget option for outdoor use.  

2x Easy Change Straps

Endless Customization with Additional Straps

The C5 collection offers a range of customization, not only offering the widest range of dial designs, but also a full lineup of our 20mm interchangeable straps. The C5 Tactical comes standard with our premium FKM Tropic Strap , and your choice of a custom second strap, which will include options such as our USA made Horween Leather straps and a range of ocean-ready nylon designs. To add even more functionality to your watch, you can also bundle a 3rd strap of your choice, from our full range of color combinations.

Assembled in USA

An investment in American craftsmanship

Your daily wristwatch is an incredibly important and personal object, and we think you should have a choice of where it's put together. While we do offer the choice of Swiss and Asian assembly, our core offering is USA assembly by our team of technicians. The C5 line is powered by a Swiss made Ronda quartz movement.

Complete Peace of Mind

Built for the adventures of everyday life

While big name watches have their time and place, for most men wearing $10k around on your wrist is more trouble than it's worth. We built our field watches to serve as a sensible alternative - a watch you can wear with pride based on it's durability, aesthetics as well as a stellar track-record of after-purchase service and support.

Technical Specifications


C5 Tactical Field


Black (Green Tinted Numerals)

Case Material

316L Stainless Steel

Case Dimensions

40mm x 48mm x 9.4mm


Single Domed Sapphire w/ internal AR coating

Case Back

Etched Steel


Swiss Made Ronda 715

Water Resistance


Case Weight

54 grams


Screw down

Battery Life

40 Months

Hour + Minute Color


Second Hand Color



C3 SuperLuminova

Timing Tolerance

-10/+20 sec / month


FKM Tropic Strap (Standard), Nylon, Leather (Optional)

Strap Size

20mm (Compatible with all Vaer straps)

Case Coating

Heavy Coated Black PVD


24 Months (Waterproof Guarantee)


$299 - $399


United States of America

Videos About this Watch

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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.  

Free Shipping

For Purchases in America

Due to batch assembly and demand, most watches ship in 7 days.

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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