Collectibles: Pens & Watches

Lots of crossover.  As one who is a collector of pens I do have an inadvertent watch collection of sorts as well.  A number of my pen-collecting friends are more deliberate. Can Writing Instruments Be As Collectible And Enthusiast-Infused As Watches? Thrill of the chase. Intellectual satisfaction. Investment. Brain blip. There are nearly as many … Continue reading Collectibles: Pens & Watches

Another “Best Pens” list

My personal favorites of those they list are the Conway Stewart 100 for a higher price pen, the Pilot Capless in the midrange, and the Kaweco Sport at the lower price range.  Each of those come in a variety of colors and materials that don't impact performance. (I'm not familiar with Monaggio.) The article includes … Continue reading Another “Best Pens” list

Formerly of Visconti, Dante Del Vecchio

I like Del Vecchio's Visconti pens, as evidenced by the number I have in my collection.  While I don't own any Pineider pens (yet), I saw a number of attractive ones at the Washington DC Fountain Pen Supershow held after this article was published. Dante Del Vecchio, Rock Star Of Pens These days, Del Vecchio … Continue reading Formerly of Visconti, Dante Del Vecchio

“Best Pens” as seen by…

I've never heard of their #6.  The others are all decent buys. The best fountain pens 2018: bring some timeless style to your desk Add some grown-up glamour to your desktop or pencil case with our pick of the best fountain pens and cartridge pens ...The Swiss-made Caran d’Ache Ecridor takes our top spot for … Continue reading “Best Pens” as seen by…

“Bold”? yes, Daily Users? Maybe Not.

Priced from $5,700 to over $48,000, these fountain pens are not for most.  For more information on each, read the article via the link on the bottom of the page. Best of the Best: 3 Pens That Made Their Mark These writing instruments are the boldest and most meticulously crafted we saw all year. Just … Continue reading “Bold”? yes, Daily Users? Maybe Not.

Classic in Metal Stripes

One of my favorite pens for its size, weight, filling system, reliability and writing characteristics.  I've already ordered one of these. Pelikan Debuts The M815 Metal Striped Fountain Pen: New Look, New Materials ...Pelikan - which is celebrating 180 years in 2018 - is introducing a new special edition Souverän pen in a signature striped pattern … Continue reading Classic in Metal Stripes

C d’A Homage to Watchmaking

Watch collecting makes fountain pen collecting seem like an inexpensive hobby.  Glad I don't cross over into watches. Caran d'Ache creates the ultimate pen for watch lovers ...As Maison Caran d’Ache is not only Swiss but also Genevoise, the love for all things horological is almost in its bloodstream. The designers of the new 1010 … Continue reading C d’A Homage to Watchmaking