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?