Thanks for the reply Alex.
I owned the old style Overseas a few years back and sold it. It broke my heart when I ended up wearing a Submariner. The Rolex felt so Cheap and Poorly Designed compared to the VC. I always regretted it. I saw this watch on Ebay and was able to reel it in at $8750.00 I am no expert but I assume these watches aren't going for much under that range although I really wanted to pay 8500.00 The bright spot is that in the end I own the updated version which looks much more contemporary. I am selling my Planet Ocean and Submariner in order to finance this wonderful timepiece. Now I am forced to buy some sort of cheap watch to wear on "off" days!!
QUESTION: Where Can I find the manufacturing date by using the serial number? I know it was purchased at Gray & Sons here in Florida.
BTW: If anyone has sent in an Overseas for full service please tell me what the cost was and the lead time. Any Suggestions For Buying A $100-$200.00 "Beater Watch"?