what do you think of the blue dialed Overseas chrono on strap?

The Overseas chronograph with blue dial launched over a year ago is now available on a blue strap (croc and rubber)

blue croc strap

what do you think of the blue dialed Overseas chrono on strap?

what do you think of the blue dialed Overseas chrono on strap?


blue rubber strap

what do you think of the blue dialed Overseas chrono on strap?

I like it. It looks great. But I think a huge part of the appeal of
11/06/2013 - 15:36
The OS series in general, at least to me, is the metal bracelet itself. It is probably one of the few watches where the bracelet design and construction is so awesome that it is as important as the case / dial as well. IMHO.
+1, still nice to have the choice[nt]
11/09/2013 - 13:41
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I agree, nice to have a choice, but still prefer the metal bracelet.
11/12/2013 - 17:01
I think I'd use the metal bracelet 75% of the time.  BR, Dan
It looks fantastic
11/06/2013 - 15:51
But it creates the same problem as I have with my Overseas:  I love all three options -- the croc strap, the rubber strap and the bracelet -- almost equally.  So, one really needs to have all three options and then change it up every once in a while.  Ok, maybe this is not such a problem.  surprise These new blue straps really do look amazing on the blue Overseas.  Best, Robert
It's a winner! Has VC given some thought to
11/06/2013 - 16:47
the repeated process of changing straps between these options, and the possibilities of stripping or losing screws?  Some type of "kit" available with new watch and as an accessory, with spare screws, loctite, correct size screwdriver, polish cloth, in addition to that nifty magnifying glass enlightened
funny you mention this as
11/06/2013 - 17:01
we were having an internal discussion on this at lunch wink
Yay!
11/06/2013 - 17:12
And perhaps a separate kit for those who already own the Overseas...please? yes
Re: funny you mention this as
11/06/2013 - 17:48
That would be a great idea for OS owners! Don't forget to include an instruction sheet for those with 2 left hands, or in my case, 2 right hands! blush Joseph
Yeah, more swag!!
11/06/2013 - 19:11
nt
Re: what do you think of the blue dialed Overseas chrono on strap?
11/06/2013 - 18:07
I think the blue looks amazing, but then again dark blue has alwasy been a favrotie color of mine. The blue leather is a for sure, but id probably have to see the blue rubber in person. I agree you need to have all three sraps with the OS. I have the rubber for summer, steel rest of the year ,and leather for formal occasions. A self changing kit would be HUGELY appreciated. As long as it works for us current owners and isnt launched with the new models only.
Two questions
11/06/2013 - 18:58
Alex, What is the lining of the croc strap? Something like the NYC boutique blue perp chrono strap, or croc lining like the new straps, or just plain? I assume the deployant of the braclet gets used here? I second the votes for a quick change kit for us existing owners Thanks PS - different subject Is a gray strap available for the new platinum patrimony trad gray dial piece? And with a croc back?
The strap has a blue leather lining and a grey strap can be
11/06/2013 - 21:51
ordered for the Patrimony Trad
Thanks Alex
11/07/2013 - 05:46
Nt
I think a rubber strap on the Overseas is the most comfortable strap
11/06/2013 - 21:02
option I have ever worn on any watch. Even my QdI on rubber doesn't come close in terms of comfort. Having said that, I have to admit the blue rubber strap is the most appealing and tempting in this configuration. I don't know about others but I feel the the leather band on Overseas wears a bit stiff and is not suited for all occasions. It is a sports watch after all and destined for rugged use in some extreme situations. You wouldn't take your OS outfitted with leather shoes swimming, now would you? Anyway, the rubber strap is a winner here. Great choice. Makes me wonder, Alex, if this is exact same blue rubber strap that comes on the OS Greek Isles limited edition?
Re: I think a rubber strap on the Overseas is the most comfortable strap
11/06/2013 - 21:16
No not swimming, but for wearing to a formal gather. Tuxedo, nice suit etc.  Peronsally I think the OS is more of a leisure watch then sport watch able to move slightly towards casual or formal depending on the strap.
Hi Radek, all very good points and I think the rubber is very sharp
11/07/2013 - 02:15
Looking. It is just so hard to give up the bracelet, a true Classic in the world of sport watches. Hope you are well sir. Best, Tim
+1
11/07/2013 - 16:09
I agree with you Radek, the rubber strap on the Overseas is phenomenal.  It is so supple and comfortable to wear, and yet it is refined enough looking that it can be worn as easily as a metal bracelet for business and in other circumstances. I have tried several rubber straps on other watches (JLCs, APs, etc.), but the VC rubber strap is by far the best. And nothing beats it during the hot, humid months of summer. The problem for me is that the rubber strap competes for attention with the beautiful bracelet on the Overseas. And I don't really like doing the actual strap change process too often.  I think I know the solution for this "great" dilemma, but it involves rationalizing the addition of a second Overseas to my small collection.  indecision The bracelet is a bit less comfortable than the rubber strap (partly due to fit and partly due to weight), but it is so damn beautiful that I have to wear it on the Overseas a lot of the time, too. The croc leather strap is very attractive on the Overseas, but it is clearly my least favorite of the three options. 
Re: what do you think of the blue dialed Overseas chrono on strap?
02/24/2014 - 21:25
Hi, I bought a VC overseas Chronograph, with the metal bracelet, does anyone know if I can change the bracelet for the crocodile strap? I have the blue dial version and want to get the blue strap like in the first picture. For some places I would want the metal but for daily use I'd probably rather use the leather. TIA!