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Some of you are overcomplicating @UnFacconable's point. Consider the following statements:

"Patek is one of the best watch brands in the world for the following reasons."

"Patek is the best watch brand in the world for the following reasons and anyone who believes otherwise is ignorant and knows nothing about watches."

Statement #1 is something on which most people can agree and a useful jumping-off point for discussion. Statement #2 is opinion masquerading as absolute fact with an undertone of condescension.
You guys don’t like it when I argue or get wordy, but then you sloppily paraphrase me like this, it gets passed down as the truth, and I have to spend the rest of internet eternity answering to it. So, I call something like this out for purposefully misrepresenting me or not understanding my comments, and I get in trouble for that too.

There is no win here.

As I’ve pointed out, if anyone really is reading thoughtfully: I’m not the one trying to play gatekeeper.

Moreover, @UnFacconable ‘s commentary about me disrupted what had been a friendly discussion about watch pairings. It came out of nowhere. He had nothing to say about the topic we were discussing, except that we are “nerds” for discussing it. He merely manifested to joust with me. And yet—of course—I’m the one always trying to make things about me, right?
 
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So, we’ve delved deeply into the idea of a two-watch collection. Of course, happy to continue down that path, but what about my other question about his and hers watches?

What is your notion of an ideal pair of watches for a couple? The only caveat is that it not be a literally matching pair (e.g. two Datejusts or two Reversos).

To start off, here are our 10-year anniversary watches:

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You guys don’t like it when I argue or get wordy, but then you sloppily paraphrase me like this, it gets passed down as the truth, and I have to spend the rest of internet eternity answering to it. So, I call something like this out for purposefully misrepresenting me or not understanding my comments, and I get in trouble for that too.

There is no win here.
Your style of posting is not polite discussion, trying to be helpful or sharing opinion. You come across as combative, not open to opinions that differ from yours and generally condescending. Your posts do appear as if your motivation is to win vs enlightening people to think a different way.

You true personality might be different, but this is my perception of you based on how you post.
 

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Your style of posting is not polite discussion, trying to be helpful or sharing opinion. You come across as combative, not open to opinions that differ from yours and generally condescending. Your posts do appear as if your motivation is to win vs enlightening people to think a different way.

You true personality might be different, but this is my perception of you based on how you post.
You’ve been around for, what, five months? To whom am I being impolite that has not been so to me? Are you in love with everyone else’s personality here? Why is mine yours or anyone else’s fixation?

Since you are relatively new here, I’d suggest you zoom-in on some of the folks to whom you think I’m being “impolite”. How many are here to talk about watches versus how many seem to have no reason to be in this thread other than to joust with me?
 

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The pairing is classic and hard to fault, although some of the details don’t work for me. I think the ice on the Tank really distracts from what is a flawless and iconic case design. Also, I’m sure there is a reason you went for a brown strap with your white gold Calatrava — what was it? For me it is aesthetically and conceptually incongruous. I guess for your particular lifestyle black would have been too formal? What about navy? I think you had a dark green strap on your Tank which I rather liked.
 

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You’ve been around for, what, five months? To whom am I being impolite that has not been so to me? Are you in love with everyone else’s personality here? Why is mine yours or anyone else’s fixation?

Since you are relatively new here, I’d suggest you zoom-in on some of folks to whom you think I’m being “impolite”. How many are here to talk about watches versus how many seem to have no reason to be in this thread other than to joust with me?
As someone new, who does not know you or anyone else, my perceptions of you and your posts might be of interest or maybe not. You could say since I am new, I have a less biased opinion.

I am not trying to pick a fight. Just voicing my perceptions of you since you wrote you feel you are being misrepresented.
 

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The pairing is classic and hard to fault, although some of the details don’t work for me. I think the ice on the Tank really distracts from what is a flawless and iconic case design. Also, I’m sure there is a reason you went for a brown strap with your white gold Calatrava — what was it? For me it is aesthetically and conceptually incongruous. I guess for your particular lifestyle black would have been too formal? What about navy? I think you had a dark green strap on your Tank which I rather liked.
Interesting point about the diamonds on the Tank. On the one hand, I totally agree: the Tank (and maybe particularly the Louis Cartier) is best known for its form and so anything it’s a shame to detract from it in any way. I guess for our celebratory purposes, the diamonds felt appropriate. Also, I do think they integrate very well into the Tank’s branchards.

The strap on the Patek is sort of mushroomy, brownish grey. Funny you mention green—just last night I was playing around with configurators to order a green strap.
 

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As someone new, who does not know you or anyone else, my perceptions of you and your posts might be of interest or maybe not. You could say since I am new, I have a less biased opinion.

I am not trying to pick a fight. Just voicing my perceptions of you since you wrote you feel you are being misrepresented.
Seems you don’t have any knowledge of any history here—so it is odd that you think you know how it would be appropriate for me to behave toward certain people.
 

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well then in that case.....

JLC has some diamond bezeled reversos. Not sure if they’re mechanical or quartz. Another option.
She already had a Reverso. Also, to make the pair “even”, the Cartier felt like a better thematic match (i.e. the Tank is as iconic a women’s watch as the Calatrava is a men’s watch).
 
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