Will post a lot more later but initial impressions are great. The most noticeable difference is the weight - with the Overseas I can always feel myself lugging it around but the full titanium makes an enormous difference - hardly know it's there. I think I might have to make this my No 1 daily.
11/19/2012 - 06:43
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11/20/2012 - 03:57
told you you wouldn't stop at one VC ;-) can't wait for your
11/19/2012 - 10:10
write up and photos
Re: told you you wouldn't stop at one VC ;-) can't wait for your
11/19/2012 - 10:43
Thanks Alex. Yes........my 2nd (and last for a while LOL) VC has arrived and forms a nice companion for my Overseas Dual Time. I now have the two VC’s in the current range that are “must haves” from my point of view. I’ve looked far and wide and there’s currently only one more “must have” to round out the collection – trouble is it's a six figure job , so that's in the distant future. I've attached 3 shots of my watch - one semi professional looking one of the face and then two one handed quickies on the wrist and in front of The Hour Lounge page. I've actually put quite a bit of work into a write up on the QDI for a non-watch forum but not sure if I'll bother finishing it or not. My goal was to try and bring together all the best basic info and pics , intended for someone who's not familiar with VC or the QDI. Now that I read over it though it's probably just a whole lot of info that everyone here has seen dozens of times before and it's probably a bit OTT for a non VC lover LOL. Anyway - very happy with the watch. Unfortunately the magnifier that comes with the QDI isn't much use - it loses focus just as things are getting interesting. I'll have to buy myself something more powerful.
11/19/2012 - 12:03
It is one of the watches from VC where they take a walk on the wild side. It is an impressive watch and I hope you will enjoy it. Very modern and an example of that VC has a more or less complete catalog by now with all imaginable and unimaginable types of watches. Cheers Kent
Gorgeous watch Brent.
11/19/2012 - 16:42
Congratulations! Wear it in good health. I know what you mean about titanium. I have an Omega Seamaster Chrono in titanium. Huge difference! Best, Joseph
Re: congratulations! here's an older brother says hi...
11/20/2012 - 01:12
Thanks everyone and yes Radek , those are both lovely. You know - it's amazing after spening months of looking at these lovely, huge high resolution shots of a watch , how tiny they look when you take the watch out of the box, especially with the ridiculous amount of minute detail in the QDI which is not apparent to the naked eye.
11/19/2012 - 16:46
a question for you all re a flaw
11/20/2012 - 01:42
I have a question here ...................I've just noticed at least 3 reasonably serious "dings" in the bezel on closer inspection. Nothing happened during transport , so it was sold like that. I have no experience with titanium and whether things can be "polished out" but anyway , I don't want to make a mountain out of a molehill, so my question is this. .... what would you do in this situation?? The watch was purchased from a prominent jeweller in the USA who is an AD for Vacheron Constantin and the watch was described as LNIB / never worn..........as new condition with 23 months on the warranty. I got a great price as you'd expect , but I'm still a bit disappointed.
Re: a question for you all re a flaw
11/20/2012 - 01:48
.............not actually the bezel , but you know what I mean.........
Those "shoulders" are interchangeable. But there should not be any...
11/20/2012 - 03:57
dings there. If its an authoized dealer, you should be able to get it repaired or replaced under warranty. But it should not have been there in the first place, not in a LNIB and never worn. JB
And more!!!! the strap
11/20/2012 - 17:06
Cripes.................just noticed that the rubber strap looked lopsided in its fit (top and bottom) and have discovered that one side of the strap (top and bottom) is able to be moved up and down with some ease and obviously there is no hold between the screw and pin I assume. I asked for the original leather to be replaced with rubber and they've done a terrible job by the looks. Actually on one end I can see two distinct pieces of metal (screw and pin) sitting side by side at the edge of the strap. Not going to attempt to fix it myself .......................not even sure if I'd trust the local jeweller. Looks like this mob in the USA need a talking to but not sure how easy this is going to be from the other side of the world.
Do you have the proper strap?
11/20/2012 - 17:36
I see what you mean, the strap doesn't fit the case! Does it have Vacheron Constantin marked on it?
Re: Do you have the proper strap?
11/21/2012 - 00:43
YEs - definitely a VC strap and marked as such. The width of the strap looks okay to me - just doesn't seem to have been fitted properly. Hopefully the pin/screws aren't damaged because of this. I'm thinking maybe I might try and get something done about it through an AD out here and get them to liase with Richemont and the US jeweller. Anyway - time to type up an email to the AD I bought it from.................
Re: And more!!!! the strap
11/20/2012 - 18:53
Brent, The original photos you posted of the case "dings" show a leather strap. Now this one shows a rubber strap (??) Who changed the straps? It looks like the rubber strap is about 1mm short on the width. but it looks like there are two pins there, although that could just be the lighting.
Re: Re: And more!!!! the strap
11/20/2012 - 23:54
The strap was changed by the AD for a few reasons - firstly because of the potential Customs issues with the alligator leather and secondly because I'm not sure I like the shiny leather anyway. The leather strap is on the way via regular post. The photos I used to highlight the dings were from a set I asked the AD to prepare before the watch was shipped.. Given that I was buying a brand new watch I didn't think to look for tiny dings at that stage but it's a good thing I asked for the photos to be done as there's no doubt about me ever causing the damage LOL. Cheers, Brent