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Budget Max:$200, Goal: Replace Prof. Business Pen, Recommendations?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Soph, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. Soph

    Soph Well-Known Member

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    Budget Max:$200, Goal: Replace Prof. Business Pen, Recommendations?


    I would just like the most bang for my buck.
    I have recently displaced my MontBlanc, and might as well use this as an opportunity to upgrade and get a better pen at a much better value.

    Thank you in advance for any insights/recommendations.

    Soph
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  2. AlexHoogeveen

    AlexHoogeveen Well-Known Member

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    What do you think about Lalex?

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  3. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    How often do you "displace" expensive pens? I'm asking because when I came to the conclusion that I simply cannot keep a nice pen more than 3 months, I decided to stick to cheap Pilot V5... and sometimes indulge in a Sanford Uni-Ball (my favorite [​IMG]) [​IMG]
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  4. coachvu

    coachvu Well-Known Member

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    I'd go with an Aurora. Great quality and well within your budget.
     
  5. sgtech

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    My current "working" pen, i.e. used for the bulk of my work writing, is a Waterman Expert II rollerball. Waterman makes great rollerball refills, but a great thing about Waterman rollerball pens is that they take Pilot G2 gel refills without modification, giving you a $1 refill that glides well, is available in any grocery store, and is archival-quality ink.

    Charles
     
  6. Soph

    Soph Well-Known Member

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    My current "working" pen, i.e. used for the bulk of my work writing, is a Waterman Expert II rollerball. Waterman makes great rollerball refills, but a great thing about Waterman rollerball pens is that they take Pilot G2 gel refills without modification, giving you a $1 refill that glides well, is available in any grocery store, and is archival-quality ink.

    Charles



    Nice tip, Waterman is getting alot of press.[​IMG]
     
  7. JR_Rider

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  8. LabelKing

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    I think a Pelikan M400 is a good value.
     
  9. WatchGuy

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    I'm a big fan of Graf Von Faber-Castell. They have models that come in all types of colors of woods or in silver or gold (not sure what the actual metal is). They are very high quality and heavy.

    I have this one which is dark brown grenadilla wood:

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