S3 | Standard Issue Field 36mm

Regular price $ 149

An introduction to Vaer durability in a streamlined design, but in 36mm. The S3 combines value and functionality, offering dive-level water resistance and a timeless, minimalist aesthetic. This is our option for smaller wrists or a more retro look. For a more contemporary size, click here.

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Product Specifications

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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



Essentially Unbeatable

What's the best possible watch you could make for under $150? That was guiding question in creating the Vaer S3. Are there cheaper alternatives out there? Sure - do those cheaper options feature an award-winning case design, and a guaranteed waterproof warranty? Definitely not. While this may be the introductory Vaer watch, it's also the best value, with design and durability that punches far above the price point.


10ATM

Water Resistance Rating

Love the water? The Vaer S3 is perfectly suited for swimming, surfing and diving.

Sapphire

Glass Crystal

The S3 feature a scratch resistant domed sapphire crystal and an exhibition caseback.

7x

Layers

C1 SuperLuminova

The S3 features best-in-class lume paint that maintains a visible glow well into the night.


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 S3 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 S3 quartz is the best set-it-and-forget option for outdoor use.

2x Easy Change Straps

Endless Customization with Additional Straps

One of the unique features of S3 collection is a standard set of 2 nylon single pass straps, which are based on the top selling combinations of our other lines. However all Vaer straps are fully compatible with the S3 - 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.

** Horween leather straps sold separately

Built to Last

Bringing an end to planned obsolescence

Your daily wristwatch is an incredibly important and personal object. Regardless of price point, we're dedicated to the idea that watches should grow more valuable over time as they collect memories, and confront new challenges. The Vaer S3 is powered by a battery that will keep accurate time for 3-5 years. After this period, the battery can be easily replaced either by a local watch shop, by our team of technicians in Los Angeles (via mail), or if you have the tools, at home on your workbench.


Technical Specifications


  • Watch Model
    Diameter
    Dial Color
    H+M Hand Color
    S Hand Color
    Case Material
    Sapphire Crystal
    Thickness
    Lug-to-Lug
    Case Weight
    Water Resistance
    Movement
    Battery Life
    Timing Tolerance
    Lume
    Strap Size
  • S3 Field Black
    36mm
    Black
    Tan
    Tan
    316L Steel
    Flat
    8.4mm
    42mm
    46 grams
    10ATM (100m)
    Miyota 2035
    40 Months
    -20/+20 sec/month
    SuperLuminova C3
    20mm

Core Features


  • Guaranteed waterproof warranty
    Japanese Miyota Quartz Mvmt.
    24-month warranty
    Polished highlight chamfering on case & lugs
    Satin brushed stainless steel case
    Hacking seconds
    Vaer engraving on crown, caseback and strap buckles
    Screw-in crown and caseback
    5 Layer C3 Super-LumiNova Hands & Numerals
    Flat sapphire crystal
  • Interior Anti-reflective coating
    Standard Quick Release 20mm Silicone Strap
  • Oversized Gaskets on Crown & Caseback
    Free second strap (Nylon or Horween Leather)
    Premium watch giftbox with embossed Vaer logo
    Cross-compatible with all Vaer 20mm straps

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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