Your thoughts....................

Probably the wrong place to ask thisYour thoughts.................... but I was wondering:

I currently have 2 VCs, the Malte Chrono in RG and the OS Chrono in RG on a bracelet (which has become my favorite watch...I just love itYour thoughts....................)!

I also have a RG Lange Timezone which I enjoy and use a lot because I travel a fair amount for my's also in RG.

Lately I've been thinking that I know I don't love the Lange (although I do like it) and I've been looking at the OS Dual Time and considering selling the LangeYour thoughts.................... and buying that one in YG on a strap. I like YG although I only have two other YG watches, a Breitling Cosmo and a Zenith GT Flyback and that VC is certainly temptingYour thoughts.....................

What are your thoughts? Too many OS or would you do it?

Thanks in advance.

Best regards,

My two groszy worth (for all it's worth ;-)...
11/21/2009 - 18:02
Hi Tommy, It is nice to be able to have this kind of deliberation going on, especially when you want to trade in the watch you like but do not love - most of us have been down that road before (what an exciting and thrilling state of mind to be in!) I say you do what your heart tells you! It's always the best way to be... I am sure if you're tempted by the watch just go for it. It is a great timepiece with a different movement, different complications as well as made out of different metal from the one OS you already have. So that differentiation factor plays in favor of the purchase. I'd considered the OS Dual Time myself before my all-time favorite OS the US limited edition Chrono came along. I do not necessarily find YG attractive, but hey that is just me. If I were to make that decision, I would certainly consider other options i.e. SS/Ti OS models (they are very masculine, stealthy - definitely man-oriented pieces IMO) or wait for next year's SIHH novelties' uncovering. Maybe, just maybe VC will decide to introduce new metals to the OS line, like full titanium or tantalum? Who knows... Anyway, if you travel a lot, here's a good tip to use your chrono VC to time the second time zone on your OS. Once you adjust the time on your watch to the local time, make sure what time difference there is between your local geographical position and let's say your home base. Say the time difference is 6 hours ahead. Start running your chrono at 6 am or 6 pm. If you keep on running the chrono function it will indicate your actual home time. 12-hour totalizer plus the 30-minute totalizer do that just fine, don't you think? The only drawback to this solution is that the watch won't tell if it's night or day but hey you can just tell by looking out the window, right. I have to tell you, once I made that revelation on my OS I decided never to buy a dual time watch for myself since the OS is my weekender/vacationer. It would have to be an exceptional design to make me reconsider...    Anyway, good luck on your hunt and decision!  
Radek; thanks for your thoughts..........
11/21/2009 - 19:29
and for the tip!  I'd never considered you think it could have a negative impact on the chrono function running it for that long? Best regards, Tom
Tom, the possibility of a quicker wear of movement because of chrono
11/21/2009 - 21:58
function running for long periods of time has been widely discussed here on previous occasions. As usual, with this kind of a problem, there are two opposite opinions. I tend lean to the belief that no great damage is done to the movement by chrono using. After all, it is there to be used, right?!
Radek, that's pretty much what I think too........
11/22/2009 - 02:30
but I don't have any technical knowledge to back it up so I wasn't sure! Best, Tom
Re: Radek, that's pretty much what I think too........
11/22/2009 - 05:55
Hi Tom, While there is debate about whether one should constantly run a chrono, I believe it is easier to do so for a chronograph with a vertical clutch (our OS chronos, with the F.P. movement, use a vertical clutch design). A vertical clutch design means the chronograph wheel is always rotating anyway, the clutch mechanism is used to engage the chronograph's seconds hand.  So its not like the wear and tear will be significantly more than not running the chrono function.  Also, you won't really be running it 24/7 for 4-5 years before servicing the watch. I would never consider this for one of VC's dress chronos that utilize a Lemania based ebauche.  It'll be interesting to see what the new VC chrnograph movement will be like when it finally comes out. I do the same thing that Radek does with my OS Chrono, but in reverse (my home time never changes and the location I am travelling in is indicated by the 12 hour totalizer). I do this because I generally don't like the look of most dual time watches.  I don't think its that easy to read [then again I have a tough time quickly reading the Dual Time Regulator as well :-( ].  Using the Chronograph function to read a second time zone isn't better than on a dual time watch, but it relieves me of the desire or thought to buy a dual time watch. Just my 0.1364 RMB (2 cents US at current exchange rates).  :-) BR, Dan
Thanks Dan..............
11/22/2009 - 14:58

It's good to hear a second opinion about running the chrono like that and I'm going to try it...that way I also won't be stuck with only one watch to travel with and maybe that's more my issue as I think about it.  I feel backed into a corner with only one watch to wear on trips. I hope all is well with you's a cold morning in NJ.......are you here or in China?  I hope you business is good as well...very important to future VCs!!!

Best regards,


Unfortunately I'll be spending Turkey Day in China :-(
11/22/2009 - 17:07
It's definitely NOT the same as spending it in NJ I think I'm still a little too thick-headed this weekend , why would this way of using your OS chronograph let you travel with more than one watch? What movement is in your Malte chrono?  Do you know if its based on a Piguet or Lemania ebauche?  (I'm guessing Lemania, but don't really know). Thanks for the good wishes, Daisy has put an embargo on any new watches until 2011 (I still have time to work on her and if I can get business going up to another level, the banker may change her mind ) BR, Dan
Tom, forget the question - I just read your reply to Cisco...
11/22/2009 - 17:38
and now get it.    BR, Dan
well you would have 2 OS models but with different complications and
11/21/2009 - 19:04
different metals so not sure that would mean too many OSs, if you like the case shape then why not take the plunge. Like Radek I'm not a huge fan of yellow gold other than in dress watches but that's just a question of taste and if YG puts a smile on your face then go for it The only thing is that the Lange TZ is a world time and not a dual time so you won't be getting the same functions with the Overseas but if all you need is knowing a second time zone then the OS is your watch. Keep us posted on your choice.
Thanks Alex..............
11/21/2009 - 19:34
that's kind of how I feel.  I'm going to see if I can find it in that combo to check it out in the metal.  The world time function is a consideration...........hmmmm!  Got to think..........It's just a tough decison  and I worry about regrets! Fun problem to have! Best regards, Tom
Re: Your thoughts....................
11/21/2009 - 20:40
Hi Tom, You might want to consider the Tonneau or Royal Eagle Dual Time Zone in RG. Each very lovely. I have one and like it quite a lot. It might be nice to have a different-shaped case too. Just my 2 cents. Joseph
Thank you Joseph....................
11/21/2009 - 22:09
it's an you have a picture? Thanks. Tom
Here you go Tom...
11/22/2009 - 04:24
11/22/2009 - 07:11
Thank you Joseph.......that is gorgeous! Best, Tom
Re: Your thoughts....................
11/22/2009 - 14:09
The lange is a fantastic watch with an incredible finish, but it is very classical. Modern  with dual or world time... not so many choices. I like the Harry Winston dual time, a beautiful watch but it is just too big for me. Then come the Royal Oak in rose gold or the  Overseas. The Royal Oak is a nice watch especially in the simple version or chronograph but the dual time dial just doesn't fit to the watch imho, can't say why. The Overseas is very nice with that dial, I would go for it. Just my 2 cents Francois
Thanks Francois................
11/22/2009 - 15:04
for your 2 cents.........every 2 cents matters when trying to decide about what to do with a very expensive decision.  I went back and looked at the Lange and I just don't know if I could let it go.  I think I'm going to try what Radek and Dan suggested with the chrono and use the totalizer as a second time zone and see where I come out with that. meanwhile I'll see if I can find the DT at an AD and see what I think.  It's a process and it's all good! Best regards, Tom