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Old 27 August 2007, 08:52 PM   #1
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Who else here on TRF has/likes Montblanc Pens?

Bought a Montblanc Meiterstuck Ball point pen about 6 month ago. Love it. Have carried it with me continually for the last 6 months. Really suprised the ink has not run out yet, for as much as I use it.

What is funny, I hardly ever get comments from others about my Rolex watches, but I get several comments a week for the last 6 months on my Pen. The Balck and Gold is really classy.

One thing was I used to always loose pens, cheap pens that I used. Well, by having an expensive pen I never loose it as I make sure I always have it with me. Plan on getting another Montblanc pen and one or two of their mechanical pencils in the future.

I actually bought this Pen on board the Aircraft (United), from their ON Board Duty Free, while on a Flight to Thailand. Very good price on the Plane!
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Old 27 August 2007, 09:50 PM   #2
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I have the Starwalker. I like the rubbery feeling of the barrel. It is $360 on the outside but $280 in the .mil sector. They they had a 20% off sale. How could I refuse?
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Old 27 August 2007, 10:57 PM   #3
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I have two and absolutely love them. I use my rollerball (larger pen) on a daily basis. I use the fountain pen just enough to keep it from drying out. Here's a pic I took w/ my old SD.


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Old 27 August 2007, 11:05 PM   #4
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You know in a lot of ways, Pens are like Mechanical Watches. Back to the classic old days, when people used to write all the time. Just lke Watches are being replaced by digital watches, and people getting their time off their Mobile phones; not so many write any more today. We use email, blackberries, laptops, etc. instead.

Use to really be the art of penmanship. Writing letters to loved ones. Writing in a journal. Taking notes. One ofthe reasons I still use my Franklin Planner and Montblanc on a daily basis.
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Old 27 August 2007, 11:11 PM   #5
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Another thing I find interesting... People laugh when they see that I spent a few hundred $ on a pen. But what they don't realize is that In the same time I've owned my Montblancs they've burned trough HUNDREDS of their cheapo pens.

And the same goes for Rolex watches!
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Old 27 August 2007, 11:14 PM   #6
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Here's another pic of my pens with my first true love, my GMT-Master 16750! I still hate that I had to break it off w/ her...

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Old 28 August 2007, 12:06 AM   #7
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I do have the classic black Meisterstuck fountain pen, but to tell you the truth my favorite and every day pen is my Lapis Lazuli Duofold Centennial Parker...
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Old 28 August 2007, 12:07 AM   #8
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...and here is a picture

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Old 28 August 2007, 12:40 AM   #9
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I use a good ole Cross. Inexpensive enough so if I lose it, I'm not out much; however, expensive enough so that I try not to lose it. It rides in my wallet/checkbook that I carry daily and I always use it when signing receipts. I think I'm becoming more of a germophope the older I get.
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Old 28 August 2007, 12:49 AM   #10
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I miss pennmanship also. I used to draft in college, but started a healthy dislike when we transitioned to computers. CAD is fine, IMO, when manufacturing, but the older hand drawings seemed to have a warmer touch, even when it came to machine parts. Somehow. At least I came away with clean handwriting... Those pens are very sharp, BTW! My AD has a nice display, I'm afraid you're all gonna infect me with the MontBlanc disease!!!
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Old 28 August 2007, 01:00 AM   #11
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Sure..

When I was working and travelled to DC a lot for meetings, it was part of the uniform.

Black or navy wool suit, light color shirt, proper tie (here's where you could express yourself), Rolex and Mont Blanc pen in the pocket...

If you weren't in the proper uniform, nobody paid you the proper respect...
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Old 28 August 2007, 01:24 AM   #12
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I had 2 Mont Blancs......

One got stolen in the Indian Consulate in Hong Kong a few months ago.....

The other one I still have and I really like it.


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Old 28 August 2007, 08:11 AM   #13
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Old 28 August 2007, 08:54 AM   #14
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I'd love to try a 149 one day. My daily use pens are a Lamy 2000 fountain pen and a Lamy Dialog2 roller ball.
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Old 28 August 2007, 11:08 AM   #15
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Lately I have been using a cartier pen, but my favorite are still montblancs.
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Old 28 August 2007, 11:42 AM   #16
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I have sold EVERY montblanc because I have gone totatlly Wireless. It seems there are unecessary fees for paper transactions these days. Here are some of the pens I owned. I was soaked up in the hype of the Montblanc and was let down when I felt the weight. I ran across this Gothic Dragon Pen and fell in love. I sold it too.
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Old 28 August 2007, 12:38 PM   #17
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I would love to get a Montblanc, but I don't think that I would get any use out of it. The only time I write these days is short notes on what needs to be done at a client or balancing my checkbook.

Not to mention I'm a fine point person since my penmanship is so tiny, that I'm not sure a Montblanc would be a good fit.
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Old 28 August 2007, 01:14 PM   #18
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I have four Montblancs --- two fountain pens and two ball points. I used to love writing letters/notes with fountain pens. You can always tell the difference but expediency let me drift away. About a year ago I had my fountain pens cleaned @ Montblanc svc. ctr. and began using them again. Even a brief note has an air of respect and elegance that only a good "hand" can show. Your handwriting displays so much more emotion than an email. Of course, both have their place. Love fine pens.
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Old 28 August 2007, 01:26 PM   #19
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Meisterstuck Le Grande black/gold trim with broad refill.Ballpoint
Boheme black/gold trim with red crystal with medium refill.Ballpoint
Meisterstuck Le Grande black /gold trim rollerball

Looking at one of the Meisterstuck Classique ballpoints in ss steel,Ag or carbon steel.Soon ....

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Old 28 August 2007, 02:20 PM   #20
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I'm a Pelikan fan
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Old 28 August 2007, 02:43 PM   #21
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To quote our local pen expert,Mort ..." Mont Blanc is the Rolex of the pen world ... "

Also have a look at the Italian pens,the likes of Montegrappa,Stipula,Visconti,Aorora ...... magnificent !!!
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Old 28 August 2007, 10:32 PM   #22
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I'd love to try a 149 one day.
This will be my next MB. I have a coworker who uses a 149 on a daily basis... he's had it for more than a dozen years! It's a heck of a pen.
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Old 29 August 2007, 03:07 AM   #23
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Hmmm, I admit I don't know much about pens, but my in-laws just gifted my hubby with a Mont Blanc Anniversary Edition...

The one with a small diamond in the shape of the MB logo that 'floats' on the top of the cap. Quite neat. Pity he's not a pen guy either (it's now sitting in a drawer!)
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Old 29 August 2007, 03:22 AM   #24
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Hmmm, I admit I don't know much about pens, but my in-laws just gifted my hubby with a Mont Blanc Anniversary Edition...

The one with a small diamond in the shape of the MB logo that 'floats' on the top of the cap. Quite neat. Pity he's not a pen guy either (it's now sitting in a drawer!)
I'm sure he won't mind if you decide to use it!
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Old 29 August 2007, 03:25 AM   #25
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I'm sure he won't mind if you decide to use it!
He actually wouldn't mind I'm sure...but I'm bad - I already suggested we sell it and put the proceeds towards a Rolex (yes, for him this time!)
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Old 29 August 2007, 04:15 AM   #26
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I had a ballpoint Mont Blanc in High School. It left it in the sleeve pocket of a flight suit in the Army, and it never came back from the laundry.
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Old 30 August 2007, 12:05 PM   #27
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I'm considering a Montblanc, but I can't seem to decide on which one.

MEISTERSTÜCK PLATINUM or the STARWALKER COOL BLUE.

It will be the fine ballpoint version since my penmanship is too small for the fountain pen or rollerball.
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Old 30 August 2007, 02:16 PM   #28
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I'm considering a Montblanc, but I can't seem to decide on which one.

MEISTERSTÜCK PLATINUM or the STARWALKER COOL BLUE.

It will be the fine ballpoint version since my penmanship is too small for the fountain pen or rollerball.
Meisterstuck Le Grande or the thinner Classique,in plat or gold trim.Whichever,you prefer.Le Grande with broad refill and Classique with medium refill.
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Old 9 September 2007, 03:59 PM   #29
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Well, I ended up purchasing the Cool Blue Starwalker rollerball and it's quite a beauty. I'll take some photos later.

Can anyone recommend a good pen pouch? The Montblanc pouches are nice, but I don't feel like spending another $100 after spending $400.
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Old 9 September 2007, 04:09 PM   #30
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I will attest that the MB 149 is the best to get. If you have the change get a LeGrande thats like the Submariner IMHO of the pen world. The black resin classique is like a Rolex DJ IMHO
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