Updated by Vaer Watches
You can absolutely swim, surf, snorkel, scuba do anything else in-water with your Vaer watch.
If you didn't know it already - ALL Vaer watches include a waterproof warranty. Which is our way of saying, if you can flood it, we'll replace it (as long as your crown is sealed and your within your 2 year warranty).
If you do take your watch in the ocean we recommend rinsing the straps and watch case in freshwater after ocean use to remove any build-ups of salt. This is especially important with our Dive watches, which will experience a tightened or even jammed bezel action after extended salt exposure. To resolve this issue, simply soak your watch in warm freshwater.
- Ryan Torres, Vaer Co-Founder
What about Vaer straps?
While all of our watches are suited for in-water use, we do not recommend using any of our leather straps in the water. While leather is water-resistant, extended submersion can warp and damage the product - and we always recommend you switch to your Vaer ocean-ready straps for water-based activities (that's why we include 2x straps 😎 ).
- Reagan Cook
Why is Vaer so confident in its water resistance?
Vaer Watches are rated to 10ATM or 100 meters of water-resistance, but that's just the start of the story.
1) Unlike a lot of brands, we individually pressure test our watches - meaning all watches we sell have passed an initial waterproof verification.
2) Our watches have a caseback and crown that use a threaded screw-down design to maintain an airtight seal.
IMPORTANT! - Do not expose your watch to water or steam if the crown is not secure. Our waterproof warranty does not cover flooding from misuse if the crown is unlocked.