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  1. M'Bob

    M'Bob Aug 4, 2016

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    I know there are a lot of watch and pen guys out there, so here's another chance at lengthy pontification: what would be your call as to the pen equivalent of the Speedmaster? If we use the criteria of design, history, reliability, and functionality, my vote is the Parker Jotter: created in 1954, a timeless design, a joy to use, almost never breaks, and present day refills go right into the very first model. What say you?
     
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  2. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Aug 4, 2016

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    For me, Fisher Space Pen.. i know it's not all that elegant, but it is a very simple writing instrument that "just works" (tm).

    http://www.spacepen.ca/StoreBox/

    I *always* have one in my pocket.
     
  3. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Aug 4, 2016

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    I used to as well until it leaked all over my shirt once...never again...
     
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  4. WatchVaultNYC

    WatchVaultNYC Aug 4, 2016

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    Rotring technical pens.

    Hundred year history. Well respected but affordable, choice of no-nonsense engineers, hundreds of variants.

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  5. M'Bob

    M'Bob Aug 4, 2016

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    My number two, for sure. No leaks yet...
     
  6. M'Bob

    M'Bob Aug 4, 2016

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    Good for daily writing? Have heard about them for years, but never tried one.
     
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  7. Taddyangle

    Taddyangle Convicted Invicta Wearer Aug 4, 2016

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    These pens were hand crafted using wood from Naval ships.

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  8. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Aug 4, 2016

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    So now we have a "What pen = what watch?" topic, eh?
     
  9. Speedmasterfan88

    Speedmasterfan88 Aug 4, 2016

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    Funny you mentioned the Fisher Space Pen. Found one under the seat of my daily driver shortly after I purchased the car. Nice little pens and interresting History, fitting the Speedmaster Space theme well.

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  10. M'Bob

    M'Bob Aug 4, 2016

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    Very cool. Parker made a fountain pen from the re-claimed brass off of the RMS Queen Elizabeth, in a similar vein.
     
  11. M'Bob

    M'Bob Aug 4, 2016

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    Dennis, if you were a flower, what flower would you be?
     
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  12. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Aug 4, 2016

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    A Venus Fly Trap.
     
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  13. tyrantlizardrex

    tyrantlizardrex C is NOT for "Lizard". Aug 4, 2016

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    I love the idea of nice pens... But I lose (people steal) whatever I'm writing with.

    Big fan of these:

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    Which are at the $5 Casio equivalency point on the pen/watch scale. :whistling:
     
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  14. WatchVaultNYC

    WatchVaultNYC Aug 4, 2016

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    STABILO BOSS FTW!

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  15. WatchVaultNYC

    WatchVaultNYC Aug 4, 2016

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    Not the Rapidograph, which is their technical pen. Better used for engineering and art drawings because of the various fixed line widths. There are calligraphy pens, probably not for daily writing. Ball point pens probably nothing spectacular.
     
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  16. duc

    duc Aug 4, 2016

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    I actually broke down and bought one of these a few years ago. I carried it for awhile; until I misplaced it for a few days. Now I can't bring myself to carry it. I suppose that disqualifies is, since I have no problem wearing the Speedy, but I really like this pen. The photo is not mine.

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  17. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Married to MacGyverette! Aug 4, 2016

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    Ditto! :thumbsup:

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  18. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Aug 4, 2016

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    Pens and watches... It's a guy thing. Pens = Gateway Drug for me. Led me into MB Time Walker and perdition. ::popcorn::
     
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  19. rennfahrer

    rennfahrer Aug 4, 2016

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    Although I'm a collector primarily of vintage Montblanc models from the 30s and 40s, the submission of the Space Pen by Fisher is spot on. I think MB would do, too because: their pen designs continue in timeless legacy; the company notices and responds to its clients; it introduces new LE models based on its historical archives.
     
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  20. al128

    al128 unsolicited co-moderation giverer Aug 4, 2016

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    I stopped spending ANY money on pens and shades years ago.

    I'm too stupid to not lose them in the first weeks...
     
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