A Vacheron Constantin Overseas homage?

Hello, chaps. A question for all of you. I'm looking for something that looks EXACTLY like the Overseas with the blue dial. Not the Nautilus, not the Royal Oak. This one. I'm simply never going to be able to afford it but I still want one. 

Is there really an alternative out there that ticks all the boxes out there? 

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Depending on your price range, I would look into Rolex DateJust, or Longines Conquest. They both have blue dials, with Date complications at 3:00

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I think finding something that looks exactly like the Overseas may be a bridge too far. While it’s a beautiful watch as a full package, you should try to identify the specific design elements that resonate with you… the shade of blue on the watch dial, the case shape, etc. The one element that seems super distinctive to me is the bezel design… something which still be difficult to match exactly. I’ve come across a Raymond Weil watch with some similar characteristics but of course much of the other element are also complete different. The bezel again being thing I’ve keyed onto but the bracelet it also fairly similar as well. Good luck!

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That's one of the greatest, most desirable styles IMO.San Martin doesn't offer a copy? Other than them, I don't know the other brands.  Review Ali Babab offerings.

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I'm going to say something deeply unpopular in the enthusiast community:  Dude, just get a Chinese rep of the VC Overseas.

I got one a while ago, and it was by far my favorite replica watch of the 30+ I bought last year to hand out as stocking stuffers.  Had a Miyota movement inside, so you know it's going to last forever, and easily serviced, etc., etc.  Gave it to my uncle-in-law.  He doesn't wear watches, but loves it.  

Nobody's going to be fooled that it's real.  And if you're not ever going to buy the real thing, VC isn't losing a single dime of revenue, so you ain't hurting them.  And it doesn't even tarnish VC's brand, because it's not like it's close enough to the genuine article to fool folks and therefore diminish VC's finishing and craftsmanship.

Hell, who knows?  Maybe after owning the rep for a while, you'll decide you really do want the real thing and start saving up for it.  What most people don't realize is that fakes sometimes help the real manufacturers, as the fakes keep the brand top of mind for aspirants.  

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I think what you are looking for is https://www.baume-et-mercier.com/us/en/collections/riviera-men/watch-riviera-10620-date.html The Riviera line has a few that might do the job. 

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The Tissot PRX offers a similar design language. 
 

Or, there's the Girard Perregaux Laureato, which is not affordable but can be purchased pre-owned for less than half of a VC Overseas. 

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There's also the Tag Heuer Link Calibre 5 with a funky bracelet

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The Tudor Royal offers a wild bezel

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+1 for the PRX, best automatic movement and integrated bracelet for the price 

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WatchSam

Depending on your price range, I would look into Rolex DateJust, or Longines Conquest. They both have blue dials, with Date complications at 3:00

True true but they still are their own thing. 

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bevelwerks

I think finding something that looks exactly like the Overseas may be a bridge too far. While it’s a beautiful watch as a full package, you should try to identify the specific design elements that resonate with you… the shade of blue on the watch dial, the case shape, etc. The one element that seems super distinctive to me is the bezel design… something which still be difficult to match exactly. I’ve come across a Raymond Weil watch with some similar characteristics but of course much of the other element are also complete different. The bezel again being thing I’ve keyed onto but the bracelet it also fairly similar as well. Good luck!

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Exactly what I feared. Maybe the Girard-Perregaux Laureato? But it does look more like the Royal Oak. 

That Raymond Weil is quite a looker!

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jason_recliner

That's one of the greatest, most desirable styles IMO.San Martin doesn't offer a copy? Other than them, I don't know the other brands.  Review Ali Babab offerings.

Yep. I don't think there is a single one that looks exactly the same. 

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HotWatchChick69

I'm going to say something deeply unpopular in the enthusiast community:  Dude, just get a Chinese rep of the VC Overseas.

I got one a while ago, and it was by far my favorite replica watch of the 30+ I bought last year to hand out as stocking stuffers.  Had a Miyota movement inside, so you know it's going to last forever, and easily serviced, etc., etc.  Gave it to my uncle-in-law.  He doesn't wear watches, but loves it.  

Nobody's going to be fooled that it's real.  And if you're not ever going to buy the real thing, VC isn't losing a single dime of revenue, so you ain't hurting them.  And it doesn't even tarnish VC's brand, because it's not like it's close enough to the genuine article to fool folks and therefore diminish VC's finishing and craftsmanship.

Hell, who knows?  Maybe after owning the rep for a while, you'll decide you really do want the real thing and start saving up for it.  What most people don't realize is that fakes sometimes help the real manufacturers, as the fakes keep the brand top of mind for aspirants.  

I know what you mean.

The best argument against who over priced and over hyped these watches are is the fact that a Chinese rando can copy almost to perfection your 35,000 dollar watch. Absurd. Brands are lying to us. 

I genuinely thought about the replica. I give two shits about impressing people. Nobody cares. But I just love the look of that thing. Because literally nothing looks like it. Nothing. Not even the Nautilus or the Royal Oak. 

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watchdawg

I think what you are looking for is https://www.baume-et-mercier.com/us/en/collections/riviera-men/watch-riviera-10620-date.html The Riviera line has a few that might do the job. 

Ooooo… This is nice. I'm not a fan of the screws and the pattern but niiiiceeee. 

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Very very pretty. It looks a little bit more like a Datejust but it's extremely nice. I would actually pick this up over the Datejust. LOL. 

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celinesimon
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The Tissot PRX offers a similar design language. 
 

Or, there's the Girard Perregaux Laureato, which is not affordable but can be purchased pre-owned for less than half of a VC Overseas. 

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There's also the Tag Heuer Link Calibre 5 with a funky bracelet

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The Tudor Royal offers a wild bezel

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Excellent options. My favorite is the PRX. The bracelet looks nice.