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A3 Atlas Black - USA Auto 36mm

Regular price $ 639

The A3 is the 36mm version of our best-selling collection of USA assembled automatic watches. Blending rugged durability with retro-inspired sizing and unrivaled on-wrist comfort.

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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.

"Vaer is guiding people toward an enthusiast design language in a way we haven't seen before."

- Hodinkee

American Exceptionalism

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.


Domed Crystal

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.

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. 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.

Premium Finishing

15x Layers of Heavy Painted C1 Superluminova

The A3 Atlas boasts a full range of luxury details and refinements from the sapphire exhibition caseback, high polish case details, raised indices, and powerful C1 Swiss superlume.

Technical Specifications


A3 Atlas Black



Case Material

316L Stainless Steel

Case Dimensions

36mm x 42mm x 9.4mm


Single Domed Sapphire w/ internal AR coating

Case Back

Etched Steel


Miyota 9015

Water Resistance


Case Weight

48 grams


Screw down

Time Reserve

42 hours

Hour + Minute Color

Brushed Steel

Second Hand Color



15 Layer C1 Super-LumiNova Hands & Numerals

Timing Tolerance

-5/+15 sec / day


FKM Tactical Strap (Standard), Nylon, Bracelet, Leather (Optional)

Strap Size

20mm (Compatible with all Vaer straps)

Bracelet Details

Dive Clasp, 4 Micro Adjustments, Solid end links, 18mm Taper


24 Months (Waterproof Guarantee)


$599 - $659


United States of America

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.  

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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