The Rolex Forums   The Rolex Watch


Go Back   Rolex Forums - Rolex Watch Forum > Miscellaneous Forums > Pens & Writing Instruments

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 29 May 2019, 07:49 AM   #1
2020 HARRODS SGE Pledge Member
Frosty's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Real Name: Larry
Location: So Cal
Watch: Rolex GMT 1675
Posts: 5,064
Icon17 An Aternative Cartridge for the MB Le Grand RB

I like the Montblanc Le Grande Rollerball, but, I have mixed feelings about the cartridge.

When they work, they work fine. Finding one that works can be an adventure in itself. I have never had this problem with the smaller Rollerball Cartridges.

I got four at a jewelry store, and when I got home the only one that worked was the one I tried the store.

I called MontBlanc and they sent me replacements.This time. I used one and put the rest in a heavy duty, sealed Ziplok bag, put in a box in the closet.

I just opened the plastic bag to get a new cartridge out of the bag, only one of the three work. I expect a little more for what these cartridges cost!

I decided to get creative. My back-up pen is a Tactile Turn Copper Mover. It uses a Pilot G2, which is nice to write with.

I tried the G2 in the tip of the pen. The tip of the cartridge extended far enough out of the pen to be usable for writing. It needed a back spacer to hold its position in the pen. I tried the spring from the Mover and it worked. I was able to write using the G2 cartridge in the Montblanc.

When, I took it apart, the spring stayed in the main body of the Montblanc. I used my EDC tool, a re-shaped paper clip, to pull it out. The spring can be ordered from Tactile Turn.
“Anyone can be sarcastic; it takes intelligence to solve a problem!”
Frosty is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

*Banners Of The Month*
This space is provided to horological resources.

Copyright ©2004-2020, The Rolex Forums. All Rights Reserved.


Rolex is a registered trademark of ROLEX USA. The Rolex Forums is not affiliated with ROLEX USA in any way.