VC Overseas for Overseas Adventures?

I am considering buying a VC Overseas. Have previously owned Rolex, Omega, UN, Panerai. Like the VC overseas as seems to be simple yet rugged.

How so far do those of you who own the Overseas like the watch? Ruggedness? Reliability? Comfort?

How is the Lum? Is the Crystal Anti-Reflective?

Looking for just one good comfortable and durable watch to take on my travels and adventures overseas. Will be doing a lot of trekking and swimming with it. How do you like the 42mm size, seems because of the thinness and no bezel it wears smaller? (used to Rolex 40mm).

Thanks for the input.

the watch which inspired the Overseas was made for
09/23/2007 - 19:11

overseas travels! Launched in 1933 this steel watch had a screwed back and bezzel for water reststance

I don't have an Overseas so can't comment on ruggedness however I think that it is a watch made for a rather active lifestyle. Swimming or doing sports with the watch is fine. I would advise against trecking, biking or anyother activity which could bang your watch, not because it could not bear it but rather it would be a shame to bang up a watch in this price range

How works the winding?
09/23/2007 - 20:55

in term of water resistance (in comparison with the Oyster)

its automatic with a screwed crown and pushers not unlike the Rolex
09/23/2007 - 23:17

Oyster models

Do you have pictures
09/24/2007 - 10:50

describing the mecanism?

I will see if I cqn find something but its a pretty straight forward
09/25/2007 - 00:09

system of insulating capsules and locks like about every wwatch being able to withstand depths

Re: Do you have pictures
09/25/2007 - 11:38

The Overseas On-line catalog, from VC's web site has a good pic of the screw in crown of the OS Models.