Overseas Dual Time

I tried posting this earlier but am not sure if I succeeded... I'm new to this forum (and indeed to fora in general) so please be gentle!

I am also new to VC and am considering buying an Overseas Dual Time. Personally I prefer the look of the Chronograph but as I travel, I find the dual time feature useful. I am a little concerned about some of the reports of the movement not winding and would welcome feedback. I am also a little disapointed to learn that the movement is JLC and not in-house VC and would, again, welcome comments...

Finally, my entry into the world of VC will represent a significant investment for me and I would appreciate help on which country is best to buy VC and how much I should expect to pay.

Jonathan

Welcome to the Lounge Jonathan. The Overseas Dual Time seems to
10/14/2007 - 17:03

be a favorite here on the forum as there have recently been many questions on this timepiece.

Generally it seems that the owners of this model are quite satisfied with it and that the winding problems were more related to the way the watch was to be put on a winder than as an issue with the watch.

As to where to buy the watch basically the watch has the same list price everywhere but with such a weak US$ the prices in the US seem to be quite attractive especially for Europeans!

Here are some past threads which may interest you:

reliability:

http://www.thehourlounge.com/index.php?module=Thread&action=view&threadid=4235&id=4235

inhouse vs outsource movement:

http://www.thehourlounge.com/index.php?module=Thread&action=view&threadid=4197&id=4197

Re: Welcome to the Lounge Jonathan. The Overseas Dual Time seems to
10/15/2007 - 23:12

Thanks. These threads are very useful. Any comments from other members greatly received!

Jonathan

I do want to give you one caution.
10/16/2007 - 03:29

The Overseas dual time has two hour hands, a small one on a subdial and a large one in the center. When you travel and change time zones, you can make one of the hour hands "jump" in one-hour increments to reflect the correct time in your time zone. The other hand remains set to your "home" time. On the Overseas, the jumping hour hand is the small one. Thus, if you travel, you will have to read the local time from the subdial. I felt that it would be more convenient to read the local time on the larger central dial, and accordingly ended up buying a different dual-time watch (with some regret, as I like my single-time zone Overseas).

Re: I do want to give you one caution.
10/16/2007 - 12:58

Thanks for this, that's a good point. I could probably live with it as I could use the downtime on the plane to set the main hand to local time and leave the small hand on home time. I'm sure the novelty would soon wear off though!

What about the occasional time-zones that are +/- 30 minutes?

Jonathan