Overseas Chronograph 49140 vs. 49150

After a long and torturous search, I recently purchased a steel Overseas Chronograph 49140 for my 50th birthday. This is my second VC and I couldn't be more pleased so far. I chose this version over the 49150, A-P Royal Oak, Rolex Daytona and several other recent vintage chronographs for its looks and comfort. At 40 mm, the size suited me better than the newer version (I just wish the 49140 had the cool VC Maltese Cross designed bracelet, alas...)

I was hoping this community could chime in on the Overseas Chronograph, and I wanted to share my photo. And what is it about the Overseas Chronograph has made it maligned by some in the watch community? Does the 49150 have that much over the 49140? 

Thanks! David

Overseas Chronograph 49140 vs. 49150.

Re: Overseas Chronograph
10/03/2015 - 17:37

Thanks for sharing a wrist shot, perhaps you will have time to get out "in the wild" with this watch and return with more!  The perference of old vs new style will evolve with the 3rd generation OS soon to be launched.  I hope for something in the 38-40mm size range, and as thin as possible while retaining 15 ATM WR.  Not sure if this is the right time to bring an in-house movement to the model range if it drives the cost up such that the OS is no longer attainable as VC's "gateway drug".

Re: Re: Overseas Chronograph
10/04/2015 - 10:44
I agree with you. Developing the new generation of Overseas, I would say, is definitely not an easy task. Especially when the current models are already great in terms of size, design and functionality. While housing in-house movements is every manufacture's dream, I also have a little concern about the premium that one has to pay for.
Re: Re: Overseas Chronograph
10/08/2015 - 19:00

Thank you! I am quite pleased and got over the fact that it has a Piguet movement pretty quickly. I look forward to the 3G as well. Inhouse will probably bring quite a price jump.

As for it being my gateway drug...I still have my vintage gold watch right now on a bench in Geneva being serviced...due back home next Spring. Can't wait for my OS to meet its grandfather!

Dean, do you read minds?
10/03/2015 - 19:42

Exactly my thoughts (more inclined to 38, actually) yes

Welcome David from my side and Congratulations on your terrific watch.

 

Regards,

 

roberto

Re: Dean, do you read minds?
10/04/2015 - 18:46

Nothing magic, just a recollection that hammer pants eventually faded as a trend...

 

I think both are great watches and the choicer is a matter of pure taste but all I can
10/07/2015 - 13:08

say is happy belated 50th smiley

Re: I think both are great watches and the choicer is a matter of pure taste but all I can
10/08/2015 - 18:54

Merci beaucoup! More high quality photos forthcoming.