A3 Tradition - USA Auto 36mm
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"If you drew a three-way Venn diagram that compared
style, durability, and price, Vaer’s watches would be dead center."
What makes the A3 special? In our opinion it's the ability to maintain a perfect balance of competing ideas. Simultaneously traditional and modern, elegant and rugged, simple and complex - this watch is a humble, everyday-wearer, with the specs and credentials to put most $1000 watches to shame.
Water Resistance Rating
Love the water? The Vaer A3 is perfectly suited for swimming, surfing and diving.
The A3 feature a scratch resistant domed sapphire crystal and an exhibition caseback.
Assembly and Testing
The A3 is assembled and tested in America, and includes a signed certificate from the technician.
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. The mechanically powered A3 is perfectly suited to extended ocean adventures, boating trips, and if the need arises, extended stays on deserted tropical islands. With no batteries, the Vaer A3 will keep time for decades with proper care.
2x Easy Change Straps
Endless Customization with Additional Straps
The A3 collection offers a range of customization, not only offering a wide range of dial designs, but also a full lineup of our 20mm interchangeable straps. All A3 watches now come standard a comfortable and functional waterproof silicone strap, and your choice of a custom second strap, which will include options such as our USA made Horween Leathers 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 the 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 A3 line is powered by the ultra-thin Japanese made 9039 movement, though we are exploring the option of an American made movement in the future.
Our Strongest Lume... Ever
25x Layers of Heavy Painted Old Radium Superluminova
For lume lovers the A3 boasts our strongest lume performance to date, with 25x painted layers of Old Radium Superluminova compared to the standard 15x layers on other Vaer models. In addition to a powerful glow, the heavy lume paint gives the numerals and indexes a noticeably raised finished.
- Watch Model
H+M Hand Color
S Hand Color
- Thickness w/ Crystal
Weight inc. Strap
- A3 Tradition
-5/+15 sec / day
SuperLuminova Old Radium
- Assembled and Tested in America
Guaranteed waterproof warranty
Polished highlight chamfering on case & lugs
Satin brushed stainless steel case
Vaer engraving on crown, caseback and buckles
Japanese Miyota 9039 Automatic
28,800 Beat Rate
Parashock anti-shock system
Screw-in crown and caseback
25 Layers Super-LumiNova Hands & Numerals
Single-domed sapphire crystal w/ internal AR
Standard Quick Release 20mm Silicone Strap
Free second strap (Nylon or Horween Leather)
Optional Made in USA Horween leather strap
Signed certificate from assembly technician
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 A3 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.
For Purchases in America
Due to batch assembly and demand, most watches ship in 7 days.
Full Refund within 30 Days
We think you'll love this watch. If not, we make it easy to exchange.
2 Year Complete Coverage
All Vaer watches are sold with a 24 month guaranteed warranty.