Originally Posted by PartagasIV
And Dino, thank you for your feedback. Sage advice as always. I'm only clinging to the diamond-style monogram as all my father's shirts (hand-me-downs) were embroidered with that (we share a name), so there is some sentimental value but I'm not sold. Just know that I don't want my dog's portrait for eternity on my Reverso to display when I'm not playing polo
I don't meant to mire the thread, I just value the opinions and feedback here. Getting this done, to me, would make the watch 'my own,' and hopefully pass it down the same way I was given a Calatrava from my grandfather.
Just wanted to clarify. I actually like the diamond-style monogram, just wanted to make sure you knew what your actual initials look like in that monogram style. One example the Reverso on yellow strap with initials ARH looked really nice in that monogram. It was the other set of intials that I thought were a bit tough to read. However, as its a style your father used (hence you already know how your initials will look in that style), family tradition is as good a reason as any to choose a particular monogram style. Also thanks for assuring us you will not be putting "Spot's" portrait on the back of your fine Reverso.
No miring of the thread at all...in fact I think you brought attention to a great tradition involving the Reverso. We spend a lot of time on this site discussing various strap options. In all honesty, if you pick a strap and you don' like it, your out some $$ but its quick and easy to fix. Choosing an engraving that you will enjoy for the rest of your life and pass on to future generations, well thats a far more important issue as its not a quick, easy fix if you change your mind later. So I'm really glad you brought up this topic. I actually spent a bit of time going through various options on Mr. Randell's site and contemplated what I would do if I made a Reverso my next watch. The possibilities are impressive!