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This is nice.
that is a great looking watch. and if you need more conservative, just throw a black strap on it.
Rooster, that is a beautiful watch. Unfortunately, I am looking for something that can be work for dress and casual purposes. I would also note that I am fairly young (early thirties) and my work environment is not conservative. It's a mix of people that dress in suits and those that wear polos with khakis
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Prestigetime says the above watch is a ladies watch!?!?!
Thanks for your thoughts and other suggestions are welcome in this price point.
first link does not work for me.
the MB is cool. Reverso is already in the game, so I'm out. nvm.
Edited by fritzl - 8/15/12 at 4:27am
$4K might not get you a Patek, but you can probably find a good vintage AP or VC in that price range.
Are you aware of the term describing avid watch collectors WIS - Watch Idiot Savant? I think your collector friend fits this description well, minus the "watch" and the "savant". His statement to you is categorically false and fails to account for:
1. The fact that JLC markets the watch for men (in the larger sizes).
2. Many men wear them.
3. Perhaps most importantly, the history of the piece. Do either of you know the Reverso's origins???? It was designed in the 1930s for polo players so that they could wear their timepieces without risk of them getting smashed. Polo, at that time, was most certainly a men's-only sport, so the watch was designed with guys (and might I add, guys who ride around on horses swinging sticks) in mind.
While the Reverso, even in its larger iterations, is on the smaller side for a gents piece by today's standards (as far as current trends are concerned, at least) the same could easily be said for the Rolex Datejust, which plenty of men certainly continue to buy. While women are increasingly buying watches initially intended for men, in keeping with the "large watch" trend, that does not, in any way, make them "women's watches".
You know, it would be a lot easier to respond to your insults if you could phrase them in proper English. Just saying...