I just became a VC owner...

and a contributor to this forum. I purchased yesterday a QdI in the Geneva store. I also changed the regular black shiny strap for grey ones that they had on a limited editium Tantalum/Palladium (beautiful by the way...). This took some fine negotiation skills, but I think the watch looks much better like this.

Here are some poor pictures I took with a phone:

I just became a VC owner...

I just became a VC owner...

I just became a VC owner...

Also, I have been a silent reader of this forum and wished to thank you for your guidance both on the watch and on the brand.

Cheers,

David
07/28/2010 - 19:17
07/29/2010 - 12:54
07/29/2010 - 14:11
JB
07/29/2010 - 17:05
07/30/2010 - 06:09
08/03/2010 - 14:12
Re: I just became a VC owner...
07/28/2010 - 19:42
Congrats again! Still love the wrist shot the most of your three photos. Jason
Congratulations on your first VC!
07/28/2010 - 19:57
Of course you know that you are now obliged to post better photos togther with your owner's report... Seriously, the Qdi should prove to be a very versatile watch and a great choice for a first VC!  I agree with you on the strap color.  Very nice indeed. Wear it in the best of health and may it time only happy moments! Best wishes, Kazumi
Re: Congratulations on your first VC!
07/28/2010 - 21:33
I congratulate you. Now the time will always work for you and bring more happy moments :)
As requested, some slightly better pictures:
07/29/2010 - 00:54
Enjoy, David
Congratulation on your new VC!
07/29/2010 - 07:24
This watch doesn't scream "Look at me!" but it's a VC...I like that idea. It's all about understated elegance. I just wish they had another design for the lugs... Anyway, enjoy your new watch to the fullest!
Darth Vader's watch. Realy really cool wear it in the best of
07/29/2010 - 11:32
health
or the Dark Knight's! Bad ass watch, you are obviously a man of taste
07/29/2010 - 12:30
Thanks, but...
07/29/2010 - 12:53
although I'm happy with the man of taste comment, I'm not so sure I like the idea of Darth Vader's watch, although I agree that it would look weird on Yoda... It sort of feels strange to discuss SW references on a VC forum... I was expecting references to Dickens, Proust, or maybe Steinbeck...  Although Proust is definitely the most likely candidate to have a character owning a VC watch. I could very well see Charles Swann looking at his VC during lunch with Mademoiselle de Crécy.  Cheers, David
would make sense but doubt he would have a QDI :-) what I find
07/29/2010 - 14:15
absolutely fantastic with your watch is that it has the best of both worlds: traditional high horology, attendtion to details but extremely modern.
Perhaps...
07/29/2010 - 18:15
Perhaps Donatien Alphonse François de Sade is a more suitable character to own such an erotic watch .  Compliments on your first pics; the lighting of the last two shots gives the watch a sense of depth and warmth that has escaped most portraits of the QdI.
Now...
07/29/2010 - 20:35
this is a reference I can identify with! Cheers, David
Congrats! the QDI is my favorite VC, looks like we have the same
07/29/2010 - 11:15
tastes as I put a grey strap on mine just about a month ago Enjoy it and may it time only happy moments. Are you in Geneva?
Yes, I am.
07/29/2010 - 12:54
You can PM me if you ever want to grab a cup of coffee. Cheers, David
mail sent (nt)
07/29/2010 - 14:11
e
Beautiful watch, congratulations!
07/29/2010 - 12:05
I like how the hands change appearance depending on the way the light strikes it. Wear it in the best of health
Congratulation, very good start.... (nt)
07/29/2010 - 13:18
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that's an awsome watch and the strap looks fantastic. Welcome to the
07/29/2010 - 16:57
Lounge
Your grey gator strap makes it for me ;-) [nt]
07/29/2010 - 17:23
Miki
Re: I just became a VC owner...
07/29/2010 - 17:05
Congratulations! an excellent choice indeed. Wear it in good health. JB
Very ni-i-i-i-i-i-ce!!! Excellent choice, watch & strap!.....
07/29/2010 - 17:51
  May you wear it in good health.  Nicholas
Beautiful, one of my favorites...
07/29/2010 - 19:08
Enjoy in great health! Best, Mike
Congratulations on your first VC!
07/29/2010 - 23:30
The watch looks stunning on your wrist! The grey strap really makes the watch sings! Sincerely, Matthew
A wonderful feeling to receive so many rapturous endorsements.
07/29/2010 - 23:43
I am so pleased for you. With all good wishes, Tony
Congratulations David!
07/30/2010 - 06:09
Your first VC looks fabulous, and I think you made the smart and stylish decision to go with the grey strap. Welcome to the Lounge, I'm sure you'll find us Loungers and passion for VC quite contagious - I sure have! Best Regards, Dan
Wellcome David to a lot of new friends!
07/31/2010 - 01:05
A very good choice. I'm actually renewing my Vacheron Constantin collection. Selling out many jewels, that I had for too (?) many years. Alex once thaught me, that you have to change and sell some and buy some new. I'm actually on the hunt for a MODERN VC for once Of course I save some of my art deco VC's for ever, they will be inherited sooner or later but never leave this family,  I hope. As always it's the hunt that is the most thrilling part,  as you all know when you got it on your wrist, it lose some of it's magic...why I don't know. Anyhow David, my congratulations to a very beautiful watch and a good decision Cheers Doc
Welll, thank you!
08/03/2010 - 14:12

This is truly a place were you feel welcome! Thank you all for the kind messages. David