winding direction of Overseas chronograph

Would someone please advise me on the winding direction of the Overseas chronograph. Somehow I think it is unidirectional.  What is worrying is that it has been stopping on my wrist and within a few hours of removing it from an auomatic winder. Everything ws fine until about a week ago.


I don't have an Overseas but have noticed with certain automatic
08/24/2007 - 22:51

watches that they tend not to wind well on winders and stop functionniing once on the wrist. Have youtried winding in manually before wearing it to see if it stops or non?

the Overseas chronograph winds clock wise and I agree with Space Ace
08/24/2007 - 23:42

on the winders.

Re: winding direction of Overseas chronograph
08/25/2007 - 23:29

I have had similar problems with my Overseas starting shortly after buying it on a cruise to the Carribean. It started by losing 2 minutes/day. I returned it to the store where I purchased it and it was sent to the Miami Service center for repair. It was returned to me after 8 months (they were waiting on a gasket from Switzerland). After being in my posession for 2 months, the watch would stop 5 minutes after coming off my wrist. When I couldn't get Miami to return my calls, I went directly to Geneva. They put me in touch with New York. I sent the watch to New York for repair, and after a "complete movement overhaul (which took another 6 months), it was returned to me. This time it took only 2 months before it stopped completely even while on my wrist. I returned it again to New York and received a phone call that THEY had no idea why the watch stopped, and they were sending it back to Switzerland. In the meantime, I have written to corporate offices in Geneva and received NO reply (I guess they don't care about their customers or their reputation). The watch was just returned to me after another 6 months (I have worn the watch about 6 months out of the 3 years since I purchased it) and when I opened the watch, the bracelet is broken and once again I am without my Overseas chronograph and it will be back for repair for the 4th time.

that's a terrible experience. Who did you address your letter to in
08/26/2007 - 01:14


Re: that's a terrible experience. Who did you address your letter to i
08/26/2007 - 05:47

Letters were addressed to Ms. Esther Jiroud in the customer service dept and also to Mr. Juan Carlos Torres, the CEO. Ms Jiroud is the person who put me in touch with New York, though neither of them ever answered my letters (one was sent to them on each return of my watch to NY).

Re: Re: winding direction of Overseas chronograph
08/27/2007 - 10:47

I had a similar experience with my Dual Time, stopping overnight etc when I first got it the end of May this year. My AD sent it to New York, I had it back in about 4 weeks. It loses some of its power even on a winder, and has stopped if left there for over a week or so. I check it every 3-4 days when not being worn. But it should run fine on the winder (Orbita), afterall my Pateks, Rolex and AP live happily running for weeks on the Orbita winders.

Re: Re: Re: winding direction of Overseas chronograph
08/27/2007 - 15:58

I wonder how many other people have had this problem. When they sent my watch back to switzerland, they had to put a whole new movement in it. I have not had it long enough to know if the new movement has the same problem, but it raises the question of whether the entire series is defective if it's not holding its power on the winder or on the wrist. After all, what good is a 42 hour power reserve, if the effective power reserve is zero?

Re: Re: Re: Re: winding direction of Overseas chronograph
08/27/2007 - 17:19

I am now quite worried about my watch after reading your posts. The way mine behaves (on winder, on wrist, etc.) is really worrying and very different from how my other automatic watches behave (from VC or other brands).

Well, hopefully yours will be fine after going through so much trouble over such a long period of time. My nighmare may just have begun...

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: winding direction of Overseas chronograph
08/27/2007 - 20:42

I would definetely recommend you send it to the NY service center. There is obviously a problem with your Overseas also. Perhaps if they get enough of them back, VC will realize that this is NOT an isolated instance, but is a real problem with this movement.

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: winding direction of Overseas chronograph
08/28/2007 - 03:22

I spoke to Gerhardt, head technician at VC in New York today about these overseas and winders. He said to set the winder for 1100 turns counter clockwise for dualtime model and 1000 turns clockwise for chronograph.  As  my  Belino's highest setting is 950 turns I'll set it for that and see what  happens.