but he is austrian.
i think as a foreigner he does ok typing in english.
Perhaps you should give the other guy the benefit of the doubt. There are so many inaccurate statements posted on the net. Unless the other guy really knows you, he might believe that you truly thought the Reverso was for women.
I've seen you post that the Reverso is for women on at least one other occasion and I never knew why you said that. I didn't know whether you truly believed it was for women, or whether you said it because you don't like the watch.
You guys should both give the other guy the benefit of the doubt and get over this. Now lets all get back to the original poster's question about which watch to choose.
JLC Reverso along with Cartier Tanks (vintage or Americaine) are excellent choices for normal folks who are not buying into the supersized diver watches that will rarely see rain, let alone deep water.
Here is a nice Tank for ya:
And if you want an understated Reverso, consider the 1931 tribute:
Of course, there are other great watches out there, but I think that these take the cake when it comes to timeless classics.
If you want to spice things up, consider Glashuette Original. Finish is pretty close to what Patek offers, but you pay a fraction of the price.
Of course, if you want to be a sleeper get Grand Seiko.
Personally, I would not want to touch any "tool" (as some people call them) watches if I had to wear one with a suit most of the time.
Do not worry, I am quite sure you look fine if you don't follow today's fad of gigantic watches. If anything, a smaller watch on a bigger wrist looks better than a big watch on a small wrist.
Also, when you work in any industry where you have direct relationships with clients based on fees, e.g. financial advisory, selling insurance, etc., it is best to have a watch you can tuck under a sleeve, as it is gaudy to flash an expensive piece of jewelry, so the clients do not have to say, "Ah, I see where my money goes!"