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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.
Trying to win again ? Agreed, you win, I do not know any history.

Just voicing how I perceive your posts. You can call my perceptions and opinions wrong and inaccurate because I am new.
 

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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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both would look better on darker straps IMO - like a shiny small-scale alligator strap. Or maybe dark navy...........
 

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Not to belabor the fact, but it’s also true that we are all nerds. We are all here specifically to nerd out on things. Some of us happen to be stylish only by happy coincidence.
Obviously. We are talking to other enthusiasts on a menswear forum. Steve McQueen wouldn’t be here.

I think at this point I’ve made myself clear and the only one who misunderstands me is doing so on purpose or out of a painful lack of self awareness. This will be my last post on this topic.

I take issue with his repeated attempts to define virtue objectively based on his exact subjective preferences or qualities. I don’t take any issue with nerds looking to learn more about style (for fucks sake, I’ve been posting here almost 15 years) nor do I take issue with people who go about it in other ways.
 

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Trying to win again ? Agreed, you win, I do not know any history.

Just voicing how I perceive your posts. You can call my perceptions and opinions wrong and inaccurate because I am new.
My point is that people not knowing about something, but acting as if they do, are destructive to conversation.

both would look better on darker straps IMO - like a shiny small-scale alligator strap. Or maybe dark navy...........
I’m looking at green straps for mine. My wife likes the grey because she can wear it with either black or earthier toned outfits.
 

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I take issue with his repeated attempts to define virtue objectively based on his exact subjective preferences or qualities. I don’t take any issue with nerds looking to learn more about style (for fucks sake, I’ve been posting here almost 15 years) nor do I take issue with people who go about it in other ways.
Yet, you are perfectly fine declaring that Kris Kross has effortless style without substantiation or validation or more generally that style does not benefit from effort or education. It’s all there in your original post.

Of course, I seek to define aesthetic and stylistic virtue. That goes to the very foundation of why we’re all here. But certain folks would rather be the ones dictating the narrative.

Am I wrong? Then why are you in “The Watch Appreciation Thread” without anything to say or share about watches?
 
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I’ve been wearing my Submariner a lot these days and thus decided to throw my Tudor on a nato so as to create more difference (in feel, appearance...) between the two watches. I know I could simply decide to part with either the Tudor or the Sub and swap out bands on the watch I keep, but I really love having both in my collection.
 

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I’m looking at green straps for mine. My wife likes the grey because she can wear it with either black or earthier toned outfits.
Think of it this way.......the right combo should be able to stand on its own legs and will match anything you wear. For example, your wife's watch on a black alligator strap will always match whatever she wears.

This is route I went with my RG Tank.......I considered many options before landing on shiny black alligator (matte did not look as good as I thought). And it matches anything I could think of in terms of clothing choices.

Keep up posted!
 

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Maybe not Steve McQueen, but nearly definitely someone like Quentin Tarantino. It takes a certain personality type to be able to obsess about something beyond there point at which most reasonable people are more than satisfied. I’m definitely like that. I’ve been sharpening knives lately, and I’m blessed and cursed with obsessiveness mixed with 20/15 vision up close. It means that I can see flaws in an edge that most would need a loupe to see. Result are some very sharp knives and maybe some nights with a bit of sleep deprivation.
100%

Maybe there are some folks out there who are so naturally talented at knife sharpening that there is not one bit of information or discussion that could make them better at it. But why assume that? Particularly if we are in the midst of discussing knife sharpening? Better to proceed on the assumption that learning and discussing is worthwhile regardless of perceived talent level.
 

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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). thanks
I do like the strap on that Cartier. Wear it causally and swap it out for black for evenings.
 

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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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Love that Patek, just wish the case wasn’t so over polished.
 

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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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I get buying a his and hers set of watches. It's not my thing, but I understand it. I don't know, to me a complimentary pair doesn't really mean much. No one looking at that pair would think you bought them to commemorate anything unless you actually told them. They are simply two white metal watches with white dials. You could buy two random watches, and have the same effect. Still both are nice very nice watches to celebrate your anniversary.

I know someone questioned the diamonds, and yes you lose a bit of purity of the Tanks lines. Still I think the diamonds work pretty well on the Tank (far better than on a lot of other ladies watches).

Not a fan of the straps on either of them...yes, earthy and neutral, but a bit bland and I don't think either color does much for them. I like the idea someone mentioned about green or navy straps. Years ago a friend had a white gold tank on a dark green strap and it looked great.
 

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