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C5 | Tradition Black USA Quartz

Regular price $ 0 $ 209

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.

C3 | Tradition Black


The Vaer C3 is the retro-sized version of our USA quartz line. While the smallest and most comfortable version of our watch, it still offers the same durability of all Vaer models.

  • Ideal Wrist Size: 5.5" - 7.5"
  • Total Weight:
    46 grams
  • Water Resistance 10ATM

C5 | Tradition Black


The Vaer C5 is the regular sized version of our USA quartz line. Providing a happy medium in terms of fit, it’s the ideal size for men’s wrists larger than 7.0 inches.

  • Ideal Wrist Size: Over 7.0"
  • Total Weight:
    56 grams
  • Water Resistance 10ATM

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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.

"If you drew a three-way Venn diagram that compared
style, durability, and price, Vaer’s watches would be dead center."

- Huckberry

The Perfect Everyday Wristwatch

If you were leaving on a trip around the world, and could only take one watch - this would be it. Durable and elegant, accurate and affordable, the C5 has everything you need, and nothing you don't. Best of all, it's a great conversation starter - thanks to its unique characteristic of full American assembly.  


Water Resistance Rating

Love the water? The Vaer C5 is perfectly suited for swimming, surfing and diving.


Domed Crystal

All Vaer watches feature a scratch resistant domed sapphire crystal.


Assembly and Movement

The C5 represents a new era in American watch making.

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 C5 quartz are the best set-it-and-forget option for outdoor use.  

2x Easy Change Straps

Endless Customization with Additional Straps

The C5 collection offers a range of customization, not only offering the widest 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

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 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

  • Watch Model
    Dial Color
    H+M Hand Color
    S Hand Color
    Case Material
    Sapphire Crystal
    Case Weight
    Weight inc. Strap
    Water Resistance
    Battery Life
    Timing Tolerance
    Strap Size
  • C5 Tradition Black
    Brushed Steel
    316L Steel
    Single Domed
    54 grams
    64 grams
    10ATM (100m)
    Ameriquartz 6130 HT
    40 Months
    -10/+20 sec/month
    C3 SuperLuminova
  • 20mm

Core Features

  • Assembled and Tested in America
    Guaranteed waterproof warranty
    Movement Made in USA with Global Materials
    24-month warranty
    Polished highlight chamfering on case
    Satin brushed stainless steel case
    Hacking seconds
    Vaer engraving on crown, caseback
    Screw-in crown and caseback
    7 Layer Old Radium Super-LumiNova
    Single-domed sapphire crystal
    Standard Quick Release 20mm Silicone Strap
    Free second strap (Nylon or Horween Leather)
    Optional Made in USA Horween leather strap
    Signed certificate from assembly technician
    Premium watch giftbox with Vaer logo
    Cross-compatible with all Vaer 20mm straps

Diver Tropic Strap - Black

Comfortable & waterproof

Nylon Strap - Khaki

Rugged & waterproof

Lined Horween - Tan

Beautiful & USA-made

Nylon Strap - Black

Rugged & waterproof

Steel Bracelet - 40mm

Timeless & Indestructible

Lined Horween - Black

Beautiful & USA-Made

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 C5 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.

C5 | Tradition Black USA Quartz

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