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boxster9

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409 posts

80 months

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I have recently been looking at Mont Blanc Pens, I know a lot of watch fans also collect pens. I was looking at the Starwalker line and thinking of getting one. Are discounts possible on these pens at AD's as with watches? Any thoughts/recommendations?

R.P.M

1,393 posts

101 months

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boxster9 said:
I have recently been looking at Mont Blanc Pens, I know a lot of watch fans also collect pens. I was looking at the Starwalker line and thinking of getting one. Are discounts possible on these pens at AD's as with watches? Any thoughts/recommendations?
It may get a bit of stick round these parts for such an obvious choice. However I was bought one recentley and absolutely love it. I'm not sure about discount though as it was a present from my wife, google is your friend.

Hoover.

5,147 posts

122 months

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I bought some nice Parkers Sonnet instead of Mont Blanc's as everyone I worked with had Mont Blanc.. oddly mine got more comments as they were dif from the the the expensive "Bic" range lol

The Leaper

1,938 posts

86 months

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I have a S.T Dupont Montparnasse fountain pen with a tortoise shell lacquer body...very nice! Been using it daily for about 15 years. Don't think it is availble any more though! Often gets comments.

R.

Tazza

139 posts

117 months

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Any number of more interesting / better options, but in the end, go for what you want and like.

Consider:

Sailor
Conway Stewart
Pelikan

I'd also prefer a good Parker Duofold, Waterman, Cross.


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Dusty964

6,015 posts

70 months

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I would have a look at the Dunhill range.

Lovely


RobCh

108 posts

59 months

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If It's a fountain pen you're after and you're going to be writing with it, as opposed to just having it around, then go to a pen shop and try as many different makes and types as you can. If you will use it for a particular paper, such as a notebook, take that with you. How each pen feels in the hand and how the nib works on paper will suit you better in some cases than in others. Even inks differ in quality. In terms of brands, Montblanc are fine, a recognised top maker, but possibly a bit "me too". Not really collectable IMO unless you fancy one of their annual limited editions. Have a look at Andy's pens for some less common options www.andys-pens.co.uk

Edited by RobCh on Monday 16th July 17:30

LukeBird

17,079 posts

89 months

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I bought one earlier this year from the Champs-Élysées boutique, cracking buying experience and I tried several (4 I think) before I decided on the one I liked most.
I bought a ballpoint Starwalker in Resin & Platinum and rather like it! smile

kmpowell

870 posts

108 months

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With every tom dick and harry having a Mont Blanc pen, I decided to go a bit left-field and get one of these: http://www.cartier.co.uk/show-me/accessories/st150...

A very good weight, although, it is slim, so if you have big hands it may look a bit too slender for you.

sparkyhx

2,181 posts

84 months

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lots of alternatives - its a bit of a 'ROLEX' choice - good but a little unimaginative. I cant' count the number of meeting's where MBs, are rolled out like some badge of mediocrity.

look at thefountainpenforum TFPF. reviews on every pen and ink you can think of

stiglet

919 posts

114 months

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Some good advice here.

In a way the choice of fountain pen is even more personal/subjective than a watch.

All watches display the time with little input from the wearer whereas a given fountain pen may perform well for one writer but not another.

I have a few including MB /Cross/ Sheaffer and several Parkers including a Parker 51 with an italic nib , which is my fav.......but that's just me wink

a340driver

97 posts

35 months

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sparkyhx said:
I cant' count the number of meeting's where MBs, are rolled out like some badge of mediocrity.
What sort of hell are you living in Mr Perfect?


boxster9

Original Poster:

409 posts

80 months

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Thanks or the useful info. Have had a browse of some of the dunhill pens which do look nice. So are discounts possible ?

NDA

10,990 posts

105 months

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a340driver said:
sparkyhx said:
I cant' count the number of meeting's where MBs, are rolled out like some badge of mediocrity.
What sort of hell are you living in Mr Perfect?
He's right though. They're a bit of a bland choice. I have two. Never use them. smile

I have some old Parkers which are rather nice to write with..... Also the first decent pen I bought, a Duofold Centennial, which I use daily.

WCZ

2,040 posts

74 months

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a340driver said:
What sort of hell are you living in Mr Perfect?
haha!

his post made me think of the film American Psycho

sparkyhx

2,181 posts

84 months

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a340driver said:
sparkyhx said:
I cant' count the number of meeting's where MBs, are rolled out like some badge of mediocrity.
What sort of hell are you living in Mr Perfect?
I have a job where lots of people with medium/high disposable income. Lots of Omega, Breitling, Tag, Rolex watches and loads of MB's

I have about 15 pens, none of them MB's. I use 4 on a regular dailyish basis each with a different colour of ink, hence 4. The 4 get swapped in an out with the rest of the collection. the best writing one I have is a Parker Duofold International, followed closely by a Laban, and then a £5 chinese jobbie. The rest are cheap chinese, Visconti, Pelikan, Faber-Castell, another couple of cheaper parkers, Marlen

I'm currently going thru a fine nib phase with a couple of TWSBI demonstrators, one in Orange with Orange ink and another Green one with .....yes, green ink.


bobbybee

417 posts

34 months

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I've always liked the feel and glide of a Cross pen. just my 2 cents
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