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A12 | Dirty Dozen

Regular price $ 0 $ 989

A special edition homage to a military timekeeping icon. Combining the prestige of European luxury with the everyday utility at the heart of our brand. Our second iteration of the A12, this new version boasts an WW2-accurate 36mm case and hand wound ETA 7001 Swiss Movement.

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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.

"Our goal for the A12 Dirty Dozen was to create the most historically accurate WW2 Field Watch homage ever made, while still maintaining the durability and utilitarian spirit of the original timepieces."

- Ryan Torres & Reagan Cook

A Timekeeping Icon Returns

What makes the A12 special? In our opinion it's the unique blend of Swiss finishing and precision, with the specs and functionality required for years of outdoor use. Simultaneously traditional and modern, elegant and rugged, simple and complex - this watch is a historically informed, everyday field watch, with the specs and credentials to put most $2000 watches to shame.


Water Resistance Rating

The 1940s originals were marked W.W.W. for Waterproof Wrist Watch - our version maintains the same guarantee.


Domed Crystal

The A12 feature a scratch resistant domed sapphire crystal and an exhibition caseback.


Assembly and Testing

The A12 is assembled and tested in Switzerland, and is powered by a decorated ETA 7001 movement.

Inspired by History

An homage to the most iconic military field watches ever made.

The twelve military field watches commissioned at the onset of WW2, commonly known as “The Dirty Dozen”, are among the most collectible, and historically relevant timepieces ever made. In 2019, we brought the iconic design back to life in a limited release, and funded the campaign in less than a week. Now, we’re excited to announce the return of our most iconic model, a true-to-form 36mm, hand-wound, Swiss Made field watch, powered by a beautifully decorated ETA 7001 movement.

Built for the Field

10ATM with sapphire crystal and caseback

Building on the success of our original A12 Dirty Dozen release, this second iteration further incorporates the design and specs of the original 1940s models. The A12 combines collector-oriented features, such as a compact 36mm case, and manual Swiss movement, while still providing the core value of a modern field watch: to survive and thrive in the most extreme outdoor conditions.

Swiss Precision

A beautiful showcase for our first hand-wound movement.

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 a range of USA assembled models, our premier offerings leverage the experience of Swiss technicians. The A12 line is powered by the thin, and beautifully decorated hand-wound ETA-7001 movement, a popular choice among Swiss Made watches in the $1000 - $4000 range.

Technical Specifications

  • Watch Model
    Case Diameter
    Dial Color
    H+M Hand Color
    S Hand Color
    Case Material
    Case Back
    Sapphire Crystal
    Case Thickness
  • Thickness w/ Crystal
    Case Weight
    Water Resistance
    Power Reserve
    Strap Size
  • A12 Dirty Dozen
    316L Steel
    Sapphire Exhibition
    Single Domed
  • 10.2mm
    48 grams
    10ATM (100m)
    ETA 7001
    42 Hours
    C1 SuperLuminova

Core Features

  • Made in Switzerland
    Guaranteed waterproof warranty
    24-month warranty
    Polished highlight chamfering on case & lugs
    Satin brushed stainless steel case
    Vaer engraving on crown, movement
    Swiss ETA 7001 Hand Wound, Non-Hacking
    21,600 Beat Rate
    Push-Pull Crown
    Parashock anti-shock system
    Single Domed sapphire w/ internal AR
    Standard 20mm Silicone Strap
  • Optional USA Made leather straps
  • Optional Stainless Steel Bracelet
  • 22 turns to fully wind
    Watch giftbox with embossed Vaer logo
    Cross-compatible with all Vaer 20mm straps

Silicone Strap - Black

Comfortable & waterproof daily strap

Nylon Strap - Khaki

Rugged & waterproof strap

Lined Horween - Tan

Beautiful & luxurious

USA Made - Alligator

Timeless & Unparalleled

Steel Bracelet

Rugged & Indestructible

Lined Horween - Black

Beautiful & luxurious

Built to Last a Lifetime

Vaer is a small self-funded company, and we’ve spent countless hours designing and building the A12 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.

A12 | Dirty Dozen
Silicone - Black / Premium Steel Bracelet - $ 989
  • Silicone - Black / Lined Horween Leather - Tan - $ 989
  • Silicone - Black / Nylon - Khaki - $ 899
  • Silicone - Black / Single Pass - Khaki - $ 899
  • Silicone - Black / Lined Horween Leather - Black - $ 989
  • Silicone - Black / Premium Steel Bracelet - $ 989
  • Silicone - Black / Quick Release - Alligator Strap - Sold out

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