I. Getting Started

What does the name Vaer mean?

We came up with the name Vaer in 2016, when we launched the company. The word Vaer is our invention, but it is inspired by a long list of other languages. Reagan and Ryan came up with the name for th…

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Can I swim with my Vaer watch?

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 sayin…

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Are Vaer watches Made in USA?

Many Vaer Watches have over 60% USA origin, including assembly, movements and straps. However, this is not enough to qualify for the term "Made in USA". Currently, Vaer watches are assembled in the U…

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Are Vaer watches any good?

Vaer watches have a strong reputation for reliable quality, impressive value, and responsive service and support. Is a Vaer watch better than a Rolex? How much better is it than a Timex? Should you b…

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What is a sapphire crystal in watches?

Sapphire crystal is a premium type of glass used in watches and other consumer products due to its powerful scratch resistance. All Vaer watches use a sapphire crystal for the main dial display, and…

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Quartz vs. Automatic Watches - What's the difference?

Quartz watches are battery-powered, automatic watches are battery-free and use kinetic energy to keep time. Since as early as 2000 BC, humans have built and used a variety of tools in order to keep t…

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Where are Vaer watches assembled?

Vaer is headquartered in Venice, California. Our watches are assembled around the world, but our base of USA assembly is in Scottsdale, Arizona. American assembly is a big part of our brand and curre…

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Where can I find a list of Vaer watch reviews?

We believe that the more you learn about our brand, the more likely you will be to purchase a watch. If you're looking for feedback on the build quality and customer experience of our watches and str…

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How do you install a single-pass Nato-style watch strap?

Stuck with extra fabric at the end of your single-pass Vaer strap? Simply tuck the extra-length back in the keeper loops. Here at Vaer, we love the form and function of Nato-style watch straps (we ca…

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Can you manually wind an automatic movement?

Nearly all automatic movements also have a manual winding function - including all Vaer automatic models. Both our USA assembled automatics (powered by the Japanese Miyota 9015/9039) and our Swiss ma…

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How do I change the time?

The crown on the right side of your watch is the mechanism that allows you to change the time on your watch. However, the crown needs to be unscrewed before the time can be changed.. Your watch is eq…

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What is a quartz watch & How does a quartz watch work?

The term quartz refers to a watch with a quartz movement. Here at Vaer, we love quartz watches because they're affordable, accurate, and easy to care for. Using the term quartz to describe a watch re…

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What is an automatic watch?

An automatic watch is another name for "self-winding" mechanical watch which is powered by kinetic energy rather than batteries. While automatic movements are technically more dated technology than q…

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What is Horween leather?

Horween is the name of a famous leather tannery in Chicago, Illinois. Vaer has used Horween leather as its premium leather option since 2018. Great leather comes from great hides, and our Horween str…

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How do I change Vaer's quick release watch straps?

Our quick-release straps can be changed in seconds by engaging the small pins on the back of the watch strap. All Vaer watches come pre-installed on an ocean-ready quick-release strap. As our most co…

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Why is Vaer's roulette date wheel only red on every 4th day?

The D5 Tropic's date wheel is a fun detail that calls attention to Vaer's consistent use of tetradic design. While it's not immediately obvious, many aspects of Vaer's brand design revolve around the…

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What are the differences between each watch collection?

We have 11 different watch collections with a huge variety of features, so we know things can get a bit confusing. If you want to dig into the nitty-gritty details, below is a detailed comparison cha…

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