Pricing of Overseas...

If VC was to place their inhouse calibre 2450 into the Overseas, would it be likely that the price would go up drastically or would it hopefully stay relatively close the price it is currently at? I am just wondering what the experts predict would happen to the price if this change was implemented?

Best,

Mike

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I would guess that there would be a price increase but not a
02/11/2008 - 19:23

drastic one as I doubt they could get away increasing prices over 10-15%. Furthermore the Overseas being the brand's sporty entery level model it cater's to a younger crowd who may not have the financial means to pay much more and a drastic price increase would certainly close many doors.

Finally the OS being a "sports" watch it just wouldn't make sense being overly expensive!

Thanks Alex...
02/11/2008 - 20:20

I am very glad to hear that you feel the price increase would be minimal. I am a younger guy and a drastic increase would kill my chances of owning my dream watch. As soon as VC will hopefully come out with this piece I will be one of the first to  buy one!

Best,

Mike

Why wait Mike?
02/11/2008 - 20:49

You can own an excellent Vacheron Constantin watch with an excellent movement made by JLC (right?) and finished by VC...

The only thing I have waited for to be introduced in an OS line was a rubber strap. Now I am considering the purchase of either a Dual Time or a Chronograph (US Limited Edition is my favorite). Which one would you like to get? 

Re: Why wait Mike?
02/11/2008 - 23:20

Hi Radek,

Every OS model I have seen is incredible looking and a real gem. However, I cannot afford them all unfortunately, so the one I would choose would be the simple time and date model in stainless steel with black dial. It has the beauty of the OS with a simple and clean dial. I have a dual time JLC Master Hometime, so that need is taken care of. I do agree that the JLC cal. 899 is a very nice movement. I am a fan of JLC and admire them a lot, but VC is in a slightly higher league. I would love to have a beautiful and durable watch from VC, with one of my favorite movements produced in it being the cal. 2450. In my opinion, it is a great combination to have with a sapphire caseback to admire the hand craftsmanship through.

I agree that the US LE is fantastic! Have you bought one yet?

Best,

Mike

Hi Mike,
02/11/2008 - 23:58
Being a JLC fan how do you like the new Master Compressor Extreme Lab? I'm curious of your opinion. I haven't bought my Overseas yet. I will get one with a leather/rubber strap for sure once it gets official. My AD hasn't heard anything yet (sometimes I get a feeling I could teach my VC AD a thing or two on VC ;-)))
Re: Hi Mike,
02/13/2008 - 00:59

Hi Radek,

I definitely feel that the JLC Extreme Lab is a groundbreaking watch. It is amazing for a complete movement to be able to work completely independent of any lubricants. As far as innovation goes JLC is probably at the top in my opinion. The only thing about the piece that I am not completely in awe of is the non traditional appearance. This piece is designed for the future with ulta modern materials being utilized much like a Richard Mille piece. I personally am a traditionalist and love the old world fine finishing that is on a movement such as the VC calibre 2450. As a result, the appearance of the Extreme Lab does not appeal to me as much. However, I do tip my hat JLC for being the first to come out with a piece like this. Only time will truely tell how oil independent this movement is however.

What do you think of the Extreme Lab?

I certainly agree with you that many of the AD's do not have much knowledge of their products. They are just purely sales people who do not seem to take much love or passion in what they are selling. Every once in a blue moon I will find a sales person who actually has a good bit of knowledge. It is refreshing to find someone like this, but it does not happen often.

Best,

Mike

Re: Re: Hi Mike,
02/13/2008 - 12:36

Mike,

I guess Extreme Lab would be on my top priority list had it not been worth a fortune... That is the very first watch I could cheat VC with. That is probably because I do not have a true sports watch in my VC collection yet. As you might know I do not own non-VC watches and am not planning on getting any. Talk about brand loyalty...

I do like Extreme Lab's modern design, physique and the innovations of course. I share your opinion as to JLC being the most innovative manufacture on the market. But I also get a feeling they are trying to do too much in too many areas at the same time to make up for the lost time... 

Re: Re: Re: Hi Mike,
02/13/2008 - 19:03

Hi Radek,

I do agree that JLC has done many different things in the past few years. I think this confuses a lot of people on the brands direction. Personally, I think this shows the great development and production capacity that JLC possesses. They are a very diverse manufacturer who can take many different avenues at the same time. Most manufacturers cannot do this even if they wanted to. I believe this to be a plus for watch consumers because the number of options that are available from JLC are vast. What do you think about this Radek?

Best,

Mike

I only partly agree Mike
02/13/2008 - 20:20

I agree that the JLC's capacity of a great development is unquestionable. They have shown and proved it in the course of a few past years. I believe JLC's 'awakening' happened around 2002. Since then the range of the products has grown immensely and that is a big plus after years of stagnation.

Product range isn't everything though. Appropriate communication shold also be there... We are not discussing design and tastes because this is totally personal and subjective.

Technically JLC is nowadays one of the most advanced watch manufacturers. 

Sorry Radek...
02/13/2008 - 23:22

I did not mean to sound like product range is everything. To me, great design and great quality, with a good value are at the top of my list. I just felt that a good selection was also a nice attribute for a watch manufacturer to offer.

Best,

Mike