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C5 | Heritage Black Single Pass

587 Reviews
The one that started it all. Our original, and most popular wristwatch. The C5 combines value and functionality, with the distinction of full American assembly and testing. We've upgraded the dial lume to 7 layers of BGW9 Superlume + added a domed sapphire crystal with AR. All watch orders are on 10-14 day back order - order now to grab a spot on the delivery list.
Single Pass Nylon Strap - Khaki
Single Pass Nylon Strap - Black
First Strap
Single Pass Nylon Strap - Black
Single Pass Nylon Strap - Khaki
Single Pass Nylon Strap - Olive
Single Pass Nylon Strap - Sand
Single Pass Nylon Strap - Red
Second Strap
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The Vaer C5 is our best-selling watch model, combining best-in-class durability with timeless design and functionality. Representing the purest vision of our brand mission, the C5 is the ultimate utilitarian wristwatch - offering extreme timekeeping accuracy, impressive scratch and water resistance, easy interchangeability, and the distinctive characteristic of full United States assembly.

The C5 model is perfectly suited for underwater activity. The case back and crown use a threaded screw-down design that maintains an airtight seal, making the watch functionally waterproof. Importantly, unlike most ocean-rated watches, our USA Custom Built quartz is also incredibly slim and comfortable on the wrist, boasting a 40mm diameter and a sub-10mm thickness, which is rare on watches with a locking crown function.

To further enhance the value and "ocean-to-office" functionality of the watch, every C5 comes standard with two interchangeable bands. Our Vaer band options include a range of both ocean-ready bands designed for water-based activities and our premium Horween leather straps which are tanned in Chicago and handmade in the USA from heavy native steer hides.

In addition to Made in USA leather straps, every Vaer C5 is hand-assembled and tested in America. US-based sourcing for the C5 line increases our cost of goods nearly 30%. We’re committed to American Assembly for the C5 model, not only because it improves product quality, but because it adds a strong sense of place and personality to our brand.

Assembled in USA
Durable 316L Stainless Steel Case
Ocean Ready 10 ATM - 100m or 328ft
Swiss Made Ronda 715 Quartz
Locking Screw-Down Crown w/ Vaer Engraving
Domed Sapphire Crystal w/ Internal AR
7 Layer BGW9 Superlume Hands and Dial
Two Interchangeable Single Pass Straps

Case Diameter - 40mm
Lug Height - 48mm
Lug Width - 20mm
Crown - 3mmx6mm
Case Thickness - 9.4mm
Dial - Black w/ 7 Layers BGW9 Superlume 
Hour & Minute - White w/ BGW9 Superlume
Second Hand - Red

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.
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Assembled in America

Our company is strongly committed to supporting craftsmanship and local manufacturing in the United States. Every Vaer watch is hand-assembled and pressure tested in Los Angeles by our team of skilled technicians. The 18 individual components of the Classic Watch include a 316L stainless steel case, a scratchproof sapphire crystal, miniature gaskets and spacers, custom curved springbars and a durable Swiss quartz movement.

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Guaranteed Waterproof

Most watches use 3ATM (30 meter) as a base water resistance. Because the rating is at static pressure, you could breach a 3ATM watch while washing your hands. Our goal was to build a watch you could dive with and this meant achieving a 10ATM (100 meter) rating. We achieved this by using an extra-thick sapphire crystal, a rotating caseback, and a threaded screwdown crown.

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Interchangeable Straps

Every Vaer watch comes standard with two interchangeable straps. Our standard strap is made from a dense nylon weave that is comfortable, waterproof, and strong enough to withstand 350 pounds of tension. The strap features 13 laser cut holes, spaced 5mm apart and spanning a range between 155mm and 215mm. We also offer a Horween leather strap, tanned in Chicago and made in the USA.

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11/25/2019
chris p.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

I really love this watch!

Just received my Heritage dark with one piece nylon straps - really pleased with it. Great quality watch with nice packaging. Took about 6 weeks to arrive, but this was as specified on the website as a pre-order, so no complaints there. I did mail Vaer to check progress and got a prompt and friendly reply. The watch fits well and looks good on the wrist. It's comfortable and well finished too. Overall very pleased!

JK
11/23/2019
Jim K.
United States United States

Touchstone to the Present

I wore my VAER watch on a recent hike on the 300-mile Lake Superior Hiking Trail. The trail follows Lake Superior’s Arrowhead shoreline on the East while meandering through its Coastal Forests on the West.  My VAER balked at thunderstorms, rainy campgrounds, muddy river washings and the many daily drinking water stops where both hands were in creeks and rivers filtering water into my Nalgene. My VAER Classic proved to be necessary gear on the trail yet remains to be stylish and sophisticated back home. I love wearing it. A side note:  My Rolex and other watches have been in my safe since acquiring my VAER.  An easy “Five Stars”! Jim K in beautiful Alaska.

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11/21/2019
Anonymous
United States United States

Great Timepiece

Love the simplicity/versatility/durability of this watch. Can be dressed up with the leather strap, or beat up with the Nyron strap. It’s been with me to the Canadian Rockies, Iceland, Swiss Alps, and many places in between! Highly recommend Vaer

JT
11/09/2019
Jeffrey T.
United States United States

Great Customer Service

I ordered a 1st generation field watch and had several issues with it. Each time Ryan and Regan worked hard to solve the problem and make me a satisfied customer. I received a new 2nd generation field watch and I can tell you that this company has greatly improved and their second offerings have lots of refinements. I’m satisfied with their efforts and I’m happy to be a part of this American watch company’s path to a bright and promising future.

PG
11/06/2019
Paul G.
United States United States

Best all weather watch - ever

The Field Hunter was advertised as a "real" waterproof watch with comfort and style. Those expectations were exceeded which is mainly due to comfort and truly waterproof. The simple nylon band and how it's married to the watch is very nice and I hardly notice it's there - that's comfort. Style is great. Truly waterproof proven by snorkeling for a couple of days in the Gulf of Mexico with no issues. Unlike my former watch which was "water resistant" to 100m, but quit working after the same type of water activity. Yea Vaer!



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Quick Release Straps

A classic-style two piece watch strap

Our Quick release straps are made from two separate pieces of strap material, each fixed to the watch with a quick release spring bar (no tools necessary). Two piece straps allow the watch to wear much lower, as there is no strap material between the watch and your wrist. Most watches on the market are worn with these types of two piece straps, so if you’re not sure which to choose, this is probably the route you’ll be most comfortable with. Available in Nylon, Silicone, and Horween Leather.

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Single Pass Straps

A military style one piece watch strap

Our single pass straps are made from a single piece of strap material, so they easily slide in and out of the watch spring bars. Because the straps slide under both spring bars, this is the most durable solution - if a spring bar ever fails, the watch will still be connected to the watch by the second spring bar. Available in Nylon and Horween Leather.”