There’s no denying that the fancy and cheap Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chrono replica watch is a stunning sports watch. Its somewhat angular and lug-less case, gear-like bezel, and beautifully integrated bracelet make the Overseas well worthy of comparison against the likes of the Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak and the Patek Philippe Nautilus.
Now I’m always a sucker for a bright blue dial, and I love a good clean and legible chronograph, so the chance to wear this polished Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chrono replica watch offered me hands-on time that I couldn’t possibly turn down. I’d been hearing a handful of gripes and groans over some of Vacheron Constantin’s design decisions, but as with countless times before, I couldn’t help but wonder how valid the criticisms would prove after a proper week of wrist time.
42.5mm stainless steel case of the classic Vacheron Constantin Mens Replica, 13.7 mm thick, soft iron casing ring ensuring anti-magnetic protection, screwed-down crown and quarter-turn screw-lock push-pieces. Transparent sapphire crystal caseback. Water-resistant to approximately 150 meters.
Experience has proven that one challenge of this configuration is the risk of scratching the case during installation. As delicate as one can be, the battle of sharp edge versus sharp edge can be tricky at the best of times. In addition, the fact that the strap only attaches to roughly half an inch of the case is a little disconcerting at first. However I have to consider the fact that Vacheron Constantin required years to develop this quick-change system. I still have to wonder about the durability of the strap attachment bits. Only time will tell how well this system will last after years of wear.
One of the greatest elements that the impressive and appreciated Vacheron Constantin replica watch brought to the table with this new Overseas is the clever new quick-change strap system. Every Overseas is sold with a steel bracelet, a soft rubber strap, and a leather strap. Of the many “quick change” bracelet-to-strap setups I’ve seen, this is the easiest. A small tab on the backside of the strap simply needs to be pulled back to release the strap from the case, and because the latching mechanism of the strap is spring loaded, you just slide the strap into place until you hear it click.