A12 Dirty Dozen - Swiss Manual 36mm
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"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.
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.
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.
- Watch Model
H+M Hand Color
S Hand Color
- Thickness w/ Crystal
- A12 Dirty Dozen
- Made in Switzerland
Guaranteed waterproof 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
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
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.
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.