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Originally Posted by PartagasIV View Post

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.

It would certainly do so, IMO engraving a Reverso is something special, perhaps more so than engraving the caseback of any other watch.

Some ideas for art deco style monograms...



It's a little difficult to find art deco fonts that are not cheesy (e.g. reminiscent of the movie Chicago) or actually mislabeled art nouveau.
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Originally Posted by PartagasIV View Post

I have seen 'art Deco' Cartier jewelry and a lot of Lucite, but would you mind posting an example of an Art Deco Jaeger monogram style? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I'm admitting my complete ignorance.
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 musicboohoo[1].gif
Stitch, thank you also.
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.

not miring at all.

apropos gave some nice ideas there that convey the general idea.

here is a link to a google search for "art deco font." there is some cool stuff in there. im sure this engraver can copy whatever font you ask for, and probably even incorporate a diamond shape if you like.
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Originally Posted by PartagasIV View Post

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 musicboohoo[1].gif
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. wink.gif

 

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! 

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

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. wink.gif

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! 

yup this is part of the reverso mystique for me. so many people trading watches, getting a new this and selling that. put your initials on a reverso and it becomes more personal and something you likely will not willingly part with for a very long time. As much as Patek drives this point home with its advertisements, the "taking care of it for the next generation" applies very well to a monogram'd reverso.
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

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. wink.gif

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! 

Do it. We can be Reverso internet e-buddies. I'll get one if you get one. nod[1].gif

There is some pretty amazing stuff on that site:

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Wearing this one today.

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

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.

this
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No miring of the thread at all...in fact I think you brought attention to a great tradition involving the Reverso.  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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!

and this
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Do it. We can be Reverso internet e-buddies. I'll get one if you get one. nod[1].gif
There is some pretty amazing stuff on that site: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

super impressive. i have long considered putting an engraving on mine on the back plate. i just cant figure out what i would want. its very nice to hear about people actually having engravings done on their reversos.
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Wearing this one today. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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lovely as ever.
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Originally Posted by oisin View Post

put your initials on a reverso and it becomes more personal and something you likely will not willingly part with for a very long time.

Lol your ability to part with it likely won't have as much to do with willingness as finding someone with the same initials and a wad of cash!
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That one was my favorite on that site. Almost makes me wish my Reverso had a solid back (I have the Grande GMT). If I get a 1931 tribute Reverso, I will certainly consider this.
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Love it! Like the red backing on the strap too


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Big Ingenieur DFB limited edition, my daily wearer.
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Early 70's vintage Omega Seamaster Cosmic. Was my grandfather's.

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Speedy for the playoffs today (old pic tho). Go SKINS.

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Originally Posted by apropos View Post


Do it. We can be Reverso internet e-buddies. I'll get one if you get one. nod[1].gif
 

 

Great offer!  A Reverso internet e-buddy sounds fun.  Wish I could take you up on it immediately, but I have to wait a while as I think my wife might be rather annoyed if I bought another watch so soon after she bought me an AP RO.  However, we'ved looked at Reversos before and I know she thinks the Reverso is a super cool design & she loves the idea of me having the back engraved and personalized.  So it won't be a tough to get her on board!  It gives me time to figure out what I would want to put on the back. 

 

Anyone have an idea of what Mr. Randell's engravings start at?  I know the more intricate and time consuming the more it costs, just curious.

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A strap change.

 

 

 

A wrist shot.

 

 

And a new pickup.

 

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I am sure to the Panny WIS types those watches are totally different but to me they look the same. Nice though.
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elisiX - good swap, i like the lighter band a lot more. great watch. i really wanted that one badly.
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