VC Overseas or Breguet Marine

New to the forum.

I have to decide betweeen a used overseas chrono or a Breguet marine big date blue dial.

Having never owned either I would appreciate any feedback on both.

VC Overseas or Breguet MarineVC Overseas or Breguet Marine
Hi and welcome to the Lounge. Both are great watches and will
03/05/2013 - 10:54
depend what you are looking for: time only or chronograph? Rubber strap or steel bracelet? Blue dial or silver dial? Both are based on a Piguet ebauche finished and assembled inhouse and both are tried and tested movements. My personnal taste would take me more towards the OS just because it is a more sports looking watch and the steel bracelet is superb) I love Breguet but am not a huge fan of the way their classic elements (Breguet hands, guillochage) have been reinterpreted to make a sports watch. The best would be for you to try both and get the one which puts the biggest smile on your face. Keep us posted
Both look really nice
03/05/2013 - 11:19
I agree with Alex that the Breguet doesn't look sporty (I know we are talking "luxury sport watches" wink) If the blue dial is a big attraction for you, you might want to consider the blue dial version of the OS chronograph? Best Regards, Dan
Other than what Alex and Dan have said it's also a matter of size;-)
03/05/2013 - 12:42
OS is 42 mm in diameter while Breguet is 39 mm. It is a significant difference. My wife wears Breguet Marine ona a rubber strap so I have a pretty good comparison. My preference is Overseas by a mile since it is more sporty and reflects my personality a whole lot better than Breguet. Still BM is a fantastic timepiece.  
Re: VC Overseas or Breguet Marine
03/05/2013 - 13:24
Hello, I owe a OS steel very much the same as the piece you are going to purchase. Both are fantastic watches. Personnaly I would chose the OS  for the following reasons : more sporty look, larger size, chronograph, unbeatable original steel bracelet, extremely sofisticated and exquisite dial. In term of precision and reliability both masterpieces are equal I think as their movment have the same ADN.
Re: VC Overseas or Breguet Marine
03/05/2013 - 15:08
Finally decided on the OS. It was a hard decision as I really like exhibition case backs, however I can look at my  IWC Portuguese 7 day. I will post pictures when it arrives .
Well done! Please, share the scans as well as your impressions (nt)
03/05/2013 - 15:20
Well, that was a quick decision
03/05/2013 - 16:21
Can't wait to see it!  Robert
Re: VC Overseas or Breguet Marine
03/11/2013 - 23:19
Both watches arrive for me to try. The Breguet was too small for me and the OS looked the winner, however after trying this JLC I changed my mine. Hopefully I will secure a OS in the future. Many thanks for the feedback. Graham