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C3 Design Navy - 36mm USA Quartz

Regular price $ 219

The Vaer C3 is the 36mm version of our best-selling watch model, combining best-in-class durability with timeless design and functionality. Representing the purest vision of our brand mission, the C3 is the ultimate utilitarian wristwatch.

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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.

"The C3 Design Navy is rare combination of minimalist design, Ocean-Grade specs and American-based sourcing."

- Reagan Cook and Ryan Torres, Vaer Co-Founders

Slim Profile, Epic Durability

The C3 is the 36mm version of our best-selling watch model, combining best-in-class durability with timeless design and functionality. Offering a minimalist retro-sized case, the C3 is the pinnacle of everyday comfort and function. We've kept 20mm lugs, allowing cross-compatibility with all Vaer straps.


Water Resistance Rating

Love the water? The Vaer C3 is perfectly suited for swimming, surfing and diving.


Domed Crystal

All Vaer watches feature a scratch resistant domed sapphire crystal.


Assembly and Testing

The C3 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. While all Vaer watches are guaranteed waterproof, the C5 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 C3 and C5 quartz models are the best set-it-and-forget option for outdoor use.  

2x Easy Change Straps

Endless Customization with Additional Straps

The C3 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 C3 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 USA

Our most American watch ever - USA movement & assembly

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 C3 line is currently powered by an FTS Ameriquartz 6130 HT quartz movement, which offers both a higher torque and longer battery life than the comparable Swiss quartz Ronda 713 movement.

Technical Specifications


C3 Design



Case Material

316L Stainless Steel

Case Dimensions

36mm x 42mm x 8.4mm


Single Domed Sapphire w/ internal AR coating

Case Back

Etched Steel


Ameriquartz 6130 HT

Water Resistance


Case Weight

38 grams


Screw down

Battery Life

40 Months

Hour + Minute Color

Brushed Steel

Second Hand Color



15 Layer C1 Super-LumiNova Hands & Numerals

Timing Tolerance

-10/+20 sec / month


Silicone 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)


$219 - $309


United States of America

Silicone Strap - Navy

Comfortable & waterproof

Nylon Strap - Khaki

Rugged & waterproof

Lined Horween - Tan

Beautiful & USA-made

Nylon Strap - Black

Rugged & waterproof

Steel Bracelet - 36mm

Timeless & Indestructible

Unlined Horween - Tan

Affordable & Hand-crafted

Add Value with a Custom 3rd Strap

What's the easiest way to add value to a watch? In our opinion, it's switching up the strap style. Personalize your watch beyond our standard 2 strap offering by bundling extra straps for only $20 each.

Quick Release Silicone - Sand


Single Pass Nylon Strap - Red


Quick Release Silicone - Khaki


Single Pass Nylon Strap - Khaki


Built to Last a Lifetime

Vaer is a small self-funded company, and we’ve spent countless hours designing and building the C3 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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