Question about a QDI in Stainless

Hi folks. Seeking a little wisdom.  This shop, which is pretty reputable in past experience, but not super VC knowledgeable, is listing a Stainless Steel QDI. But... the strap is black rubber. I was not aware of this variant and have not found any info on it. They don't mention another strap with it. I have emailed them asking for information. VCs website only shows the black dial QDI in SS with the brown leather, so I am confused what exactly this is. If anyone more knowledgeable than I is willing to take a look, I would appreciate your input.

Question about a QDI in Stainless

A guess
08/09/2016 - 15:01

The watch is pre-owned, so maybe they put it on a rubber strap from an older QDI model?

The original owner must have bought it on impulse and decided to sell pretty quickly.

This is my thought, as well
08/09/2016 - 15:13

If it has the original strap and papers as well, I will have some more confidence. They boast that it was "the first one in the US".  Interesting. 

Rubber may be included
08/09/2016 - 15:33

On another forum, a QDI owner told me that VC stuck an extra strap (rubber) in the box. The Quai de l`Ile I looked at in the NYC boutique was shown with a gorgeous gater strap, and the employé de bureau didn't mention a second one. Of course I was looking at the new Overseas as well, and she may have forgotten that QDIs have an extra strap. (...or the guy on the other VC forum was full of beans...)

I deleted the link to
08/09/2016 - 15:34

seller website as with forum guidelines we don't put liks to seller sites.


I uploaded the photo in your original post

Thanks. Sorry about that. {NT}
08/09/2016 - 18:31
QDI comes with 2 straps, croc and rubber
08/09/2016 - 15:35


Thanks Alex
08/09/2016 - 16:26

I went to VC's website and it just listed the brown alligator strap, so I didn't think about it coming with two straps.

I went and saw it - It does indeed seem to be right
08/09/2016 - 18:34

They have both straps and box and papers.  Very nice watch on the wrist. I went and saw it - It does indeed seem to be right


Brown Face?
08/09/2016 - 23:11

Is it the light or is the background color for the hour markers in brown? Looks good!


That's probably why I like the black dial version a tiny bit more than the white dial
08/10/2016 - 04:42

Under different lighting and reflections, the black can look grey and now even a brownish tone.

Yes, very different looks under different light
08/10/2016 - 14:07

To the eye, in the store, it looked more black than this. I was surprised to see how brown it looked. I think you could accessorize it with black or brown (as indeed VC has done with the leather (brown) and rubber (black) straps. 

Any update on the 10th THL purchase?
08/10/2016 - 11:19

I've been dithering on different choices from the new Overseas (original plan) to a Condition 0 1921 to the QDL--either with the group purchase or from the NYC VC store. The 1921 deal may take weeks, and involve a trade of my AP, but it would be nice if possible. However, the other two options are equally attractive. So....just wondering if there's any update on the subscription and/or group purchase for a THL QDL...

I ask for a bit of patience
08/10/2016 - 11:38


Have an 8-week Hold
08/10/2016 - 23:38

Now I've got to wait 8-weeks anyway; so while not one of my virtures, I'll pretend it is...


Re: Question about a QDI in Stainless
08/11/2016 - 07:55

 Question about a QDI in Stainless

Re: Re: Question about a QDI in Stainless
08/11/2016 - 07:58

The watch comes with this extra box besides the bigger outdoor box in which there is a second strap (rubber in this case ), flash usb owners manual and Geneve Seal 

Without these I would walk away  Question about a QDI in Stainless

Thank you
08/11/2016 - 13:29

While they do have all of the parts, I think I will pass and wait to see what Alex and VC have up their sleeves for the 10th Anniversay Hour Lounge watch.  Then, to see if I have a little watch budget at the right time. I think your suggestion was a good one - I would not buy if not "complete."

Re: Thank you
08/12/2016 - 16:54

It's my pleasure guys ,thanks for your feedbacks as well 

I thought I would like to share "night view" of the watch  too 

USB Owners Manual also includes a detailed history of the brand .I honestly wouldn't expect something such a high tech item from a traditonal brand 

 Thank you Thank you

Thanks for showing us the gear
08/11/2016 - 14:18

I didn't realize that the manual is now in a flash drive! What a great idea. Extra band and the Poinçon de Genève! They did not show me that at the NYC Boutique, but they have a great cup of coffee!