Vaer R1 Oceanracer Chronograph Review

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Vaer R1 Ocean Racer Chronograph

With retro still all the rage, Vaer has released a new line of retro watches called the R1 collection. Today I got my hands on one of those new models, the R1 Ocean Racer Chronograph. It uses a 42mm or 38mm Vaer lyre lug dive case, sapphire crystal, two dial options, and a mecha quartz movement. These watches are inspired by past chronographs from the late ’60s and early ’70s, primarily Heuer and Omega models, and these new models are affordable at $399 and feature It has a nice pop of color and looks vintage without looking dated. .

specification:

  • 42mm stainless steel case
  • Thickness without crystal 12.12mm
  • With crystal thickness 13.7mm
  • Lug to lug 48.5mm
  • Lug width 20mm
  • Bracelet weight 144g
  • 10 atm
  • screw-down crown
  • Glass: Double dome sapphire with AR coating
  • BGW9 and C3 Lume
  • Movement: VK63 Japanese Mecha Quartz Chronograph
  • Assembly: USA

Price $399

https://www.vaerwatches.com/collections/r1-chronograph

These new models are part of the entire R1 Series lineup. The first model in the series was released last year and is called the Racing Chronograph, and uses a blocky He TV-style case that we don’t think is used on other models. Last Tuesday (March 26th) they removed the OceanRacer and Rally models with two of their most popular cases, the field case and the dive case. Basically, all watches have the same functionality, same movement and chronograph layout, same 100m water resistance, but case design, size, sub-dial shape, etc. all look different.
Size-wise, these Vaer R1 Ocean Racer Chronographs and Racing Chronographs are 42mm (as shown) at 38mm, and the Field (Rally) model is 40mm, so all bases seem to be covered. The dive case itself is probably my favorite in the collection (and I’ve reviewed quite a few dive models and a GMT using this case), but I like the Rally model configuration, especially the tactical version. I have to say. .

R1 Rally and Ocean Racer Chronograph in Cream and Tactical Colors

The dive case is slightly thicker than the standard dive model due to the addition of a cutout to the case for the chrono pusher and the increased thickness of the caseback, mainly due to the movement and hands. Little has changed, except for The case is still largely brushed, with a slim high-polished chamfer on the top of the case that goes directly into the twist lugs.
The grip on the bezel is good as well, but since this isn’t a diver’s watch, there’s no ratcheting feature and it’s a 60-click unidirectional bezel. The insert is matte aluminum, which I think fits perfectly with the vintage theme. Ceramic would have looked out of place. Despite the ocean in the name, the Vaer Oceanracer Chronograph is not an underwater watch, so the pushers do not rotate, but the time-setting crown does.

The dial layout of the Vaer R1 Ocean Racer Chronograph is very simple in terms of layout. This is a very standard chronograph using the VK63 movement. So you can use the bottom subdial to track standard seconds and up to 60 seconds. The minutes are displayed using the chronograph second hand and the subdial at 9 o’clock. The subdial at 3 o’clock does double duty, as it is both a 24-hour display and a kind of AM/PM indicator with the colors used. The only thing missing from this dial would be a date, something you don’t often see on watches these days. I personally don’t have a problem with this, and it would probably clutter dial-up, but I know a lot of people want to put the date on their watches.

Vaer R1 Ocean Racer Chronograph

However, the color of the dial needs to be discussed. The pictures on Vaer’s website show a champagne/almost green tint, or almost a silver tint, as you can see in my picture. Trust me, what you see in my photos and videos is a faithful reproduction of what this piece will look like. Although we cannot speak about the all-cream dial reverse color model of this model, we can say that this model has a champagne color. I love this color because it’s perfect for a retro style. If you look closer, you’ll notice the matte black dial with radial pattern subdials. I also love the sandblasted matte texture on the applied indexes. For a watch that only costs $399, this dial shows a lot of attention to detail.

Vaer R1 Ocean Racer Chronograph

As always, the Vaer R1 Ocean Racer Chronograph comes with a choice of straps, like almost all Vaer watches. The default strap for this strap is a black waffle rubber strap. To keep the price down to $399, you’ll have to choose between a khaki strap or a single-pass NATO. Prices go up for bracelets and leather straps, with the most expensive Jubilee costing an additional $100.
Since this is a sample piece given to me, I was sent a Tropic rubber (not actually offered), an Oyster style bracelet, and a quick-release nylon khaki strap. The bracelet is nice and similar to what is offered on other Vaer watches, but I don’t think it fits this watch very well. I liked the tropical rubber better, but now I wish they had sent me the waffle strap. For reference, my wrist is 7.5 inches (19.05 cm).

I need to be real here. Priced at $399, assembled in the USA, and available in two dial colors and sizes, it’s hard to pick apart this Vaer R1 Oceanracer chronograph and find anything negative. The only thing I can say is that, in my opinion, this case style is starting to get used a lot. I know Vaer considers it a staple of their models, part of their core collection, but I also think he called Zodiac on this one, so it’s fair to say. I’m not sure how many people would want to own the same watch case in different models. The dials and complications may differ, but they are essentially the same watch. This may just be my opinion, but I’m way off base. Vaer seems to be doing very well, but what do I know?
I appreciate that Vaer continues to assemble their models in America, and that they are releasing these affordable models, some much more affordable than this one. I love. Despite this, the watch is still very well made and no corners were cut. You can see.
If you want to see more, be sure to visit. Var’s website.

Vaer R1 Ocean Racer Chronograph


Vaer R1 Ocean Racer Chronograph




Vaer R1 Ocean Racer Chronograph




Vaer R1 Ocean Racer Chronograph



Vaer R1 Ocean Racer Chronograph



Vaer R1 Ocean Racer Chronograph

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