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Montblanc Meisterstück Classique Ballpoint Pen

Montblanc Meisterstück Classique Ballpoint Pen

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guys your buying MBs for the star.. that is it.... in my personal opinion. these pens are not special, their refills are not particularly good either. it's a show off piece. unless your in sales or collect pens (or bit of both like me) Cross (>$30) , Visconti (who has a drop right now) or for some fun Retro 51s are cheaper pens and have a better feel to me among plenty of other brands.. if you dont like the refill.. just buy a different refill. if it does does not feel right in terms of weight, size, mechanism, etc.., then flip it. if doesn't seem worth the money.. then it's almost certainly not, at least for you... $200-2000 pens are not worth the money unless you collect or sale or some other reason, but in terms of just writing utility.. a pilot g2 or uniball elite will get the job done. i only use my MB to see if the ink is flowing well, so my guest can sign contracts while i use something else.
I bought the platinum at the last drop not too long ago. This is $25 cheaper. That sucks for me, but good for those that join this drop.
Grandnaguszek
I agree.. i dont like it... but oh well...
I love when MB uses the marketing phrase "precious resin", when in reality, is just "proprietary mix of plastic".
What refills does this pen take? Are MB ballpoint and rollerball (which would be my preference) refills the exact same form factor?
Is this the current Montblanc (smaller sized BP) 10883 ? With a broad point refill?
BillyChiu.com
Yep from my research so far this is the smallest ballpoint of the 3 with the Le Grand being the fattest. I'll let you all know what I think of it when it arrives. I had an opp to buy this duty free 15 yrs ago for AUD $165 and been kicking myself ever since as I went into TAFT in Melbourne to try it and from memory liked the writing experience. But alas on my misely salary at the time it was a bit rich for me. I also picked up the brown Visconti ballpoint in the recent MD drop so will try to give you my impressions of how both perform. I'm pretty much writing in my notebook for my job everyday averaging four to five A5 pages a day both sides. So hoping one or both will become my EDC!
EVILDAIFU
Thank you. I look forward to reading your thoughts when you receive this MontBlanc.
Massdrop, can you please answer the following questions? It will help people make up their minds for a purchase. 1) Does the pen come with Montblanc Warranty? 2) Is this a genuine Montblanc ballpoint pen or a knock off? 3) Did you secure these items from an Authorized Dealer?
It's unusual to see a Montblanc being sold at a 'discount'. Nonetheless I owned a fountain Montblanc for EDC and was not impressed. Keep in mind that my job involves writing and signing off on things for probably 3-4 hours per day, so I had intended to use it heavily. It certainly got lots of looks and admiration, but it was not practical for use in a professional setting. Despite care, the piano finish began scratching severely in 2-3 weeks. After about a month ink flow became inconsistent, so I sent it in for warranty repair. A few weeks after it was returned, the problem cropped up again. I eventually sold the pen for parts on eBay. I write on lots of low-quality paper (photo copies, newspaper, whatever I can find), so that is probably the reason it failed so completely. But do note that this is more a piece of jewellery than a rugged writing instrument. I now own a Lamy 2000, which is designed for heavy use and is a tool. It hasn't skipped a beat. The Montblanc felt like a toy in comparison.
Bombenhagel
I only use my MBs for contract signatures, basically I only use them to see if they are working so someone can sign off on everything. The rest of my paperwork I use Cross, Retro 51, Visconti, etc.. You are really just paying for that little white star.. but in my line of work.. stupid shit like MBs are appreciated and can spark up a chat.. basically try to have a pen for every buyer... well that's my excuse.. and my other excuse is that they hold their value like great watches.. so if when i get one i dont like or seems redundant, can flip it for gain or minimal loss.
I received this as a gift. It remains the most underwhelming pen in my collection. The pen has little weight, not much balance to speak of. If you close your eyes and pick it up, it feels like a plastic pen. Recently I fitted the pen with a Cross Rollerball refill. It is so smooth and writes so well that it has made me pick up this pen more.
As for “signing the most important documents “, I brought my favorite fountain pen to sign my home refinancing documents. They told me that they will reject the signature if it is not signed with a blue ballpoint pen. So I had to use the Paper Mate.
MrSharkbait
"As for “signing the most important documents “, I brought my favorite fountain pen to sign my home refinancing documents. They told me that they will reject the signature if it is not signed with a blue ballpoint pen. So I had to use the Paper Mate."
Hilarious! I did the same thing...
AtlantaTom
Paper Mate should capitalize on that with the marketing slogan "We sign more important documents in the world than Mont Blanc" haha
How can we be sure about the pen authenticity? Is it comeing from an AD of MB?
Anyone know where I can get replacement ink “cartridge” for this pen. The one that comes with it is a bit shit. Maybe some third party make a compatible?
WarmCat
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002IKK582/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
A step up in quality, and much less expensive than the OEM unit.
RayF
Thanks!
C'mon, MassDrop, get us some MB fountain pens! :)
I have purchased 4 pens and 2 other items and have had zero problems. Shipping was almost immediately and all Items were brand new. Warranty cards were sent in and Emails received from companies with congrats and instructions if ever needed.
Anyone trying to play up, or out right claim, that a Montblanc is a “Status Symbol” is either trying to sell you one, or trying to justify having purchased one themselves.
Pretty embarrassing either way ;- )
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You know, I would agree with you on the "I want to impress my budds in a business setting" but that's an awfully low bar, and a long time before MBs became a cliche. You don't think Bill Gates or Warren Buffett worries much about impressing people with the pen they carry, do?
Personally, I pity the poor fool who thinks a pen makes them appear to be anything other than they already are (or are not):
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I'm deadly serious :- )
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You've had the opportunity to ignore this or any other conversation all along--you don't need a button, just a little will power. If you don't agree with my points, make your own. But if you're suggesting "this pen sets you apart from the pack" as Dr.Ray was jabbering on about, then I suspect you've been drinking/sharing the same pitcher of Kool-Aid. Remember: "Manners maketh the man" not the pen in his pocket (or the marketing nonsense he falls for).
Ok, so these do not come with any warranty at all. Should this be an issue? I thought Massdrop dealth with the Suppliers/Manufacturers directly. Should't it be filled out by default?
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I assist customers who want to get their pen fixed. I direct them to the MB website. If I know they purchased the pen from me, I can and will personally handle the transaction with MB service if they so desire (at the expense of added extra time to ship back and forth) but MB service typically prefers to deal with the customer directly. I make no money by handling repair work unless I am physically repairing the pen myself.
Happy to hear it—I’ll continue to purchase through you, as I have in past.
A beautiful pen from one of the most recognizable pen brands in the world. Can’t go wrong. I have a few MBs in my collection and they are mosrly fountain pens but also have some MB ballpoints. I LOVE their broad replacement mines, get these and you have a pen for life.
Anybo else want a Mont Blanc pencil? A bit more partical than the ballpoint but not as cool as the fountain pen.
Galahad1
A pencil?!!! How much are you willing to spend on a damn Pencil? Get yourself a couple of nice Ticonderoga #2s for a buck or so, and spend the other $400 on a case of good whiskey (worked for Hemingway and Steinback--both were pencil-writers).
why BP and not FP? :(
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Precisely why I'd love to see an MB FP!
shadesdragon
Chances are, you probably will!
... this is a ball point pen.
What the hey is "precious resin" anyway? Plastic?
squawker
Yes. There is some dispute over why they started calling it that. There is some evidence it was a translation issue at first (you can translate the German word for proprietary as precious) but it has since grown to a marketing thing. As it is, plastic is a pretty broad category, and can include some very nice materials like celluloid, though as far as I know, MB normally is using some variation of oil plastics, though really nice ones (so they feel more in hand like say a nice Sailor pen than a Bic Crystal - which are also examples of the variety of plastic).
squawker
Means: we can charge more than if we called it Plastic.
No doubt the MB pens are considered a top range quality and prestige item but it is time they open up and really make their pens great like what "Volvo" is doing to their cars in safety. The rust oxidation issue does not after pens a quarter of its price though. Duke China pen is better to MB I think. Again, they must improve like Volvo.
willie2849
Yes, and include seatbelts and airbags too. Every Volvo comes with them!
I have several MB pens, problem is I find the only quality lacking aspect is the platinium coated clip is always oxidised or encrusted with spot rusts after a few years of using. Indeed it is also true the rest of the trim ascents are also prone to such feature.
I have this pen (with the gold furniture) and I'd like to try and reason with everyone (no mater how few) who are "Salivating like a Pavlov Dog" at the mere site of a MB on MD. Look, I have this pen (somebody gave it to me), and it's a nice pen, but aside from the snappy white bit at the top of the cap, there is nothing special about it--it's just a damn ballpoint! Save your money and buy yourself something else that's actually worth $240.
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Dont get the the aluminium one however. I've suffered a fair bit of pitting on the section part of mine. No idea what caused it but go for one of the less reactive metals would be my recommendation.
FullObeans
There are certain ink formulations out there that will eat your pens alive--or at least parts of them! Years ago I bought a bottle of Noodlers Baystate Blue ink. I loved the color and filled a Lamy Vista and Safari with it. A week later the nib fell off the Vista while was writing! The next week the other one fell off the Safari--the same way. The ink had "dissolved" the little ears on the section that hold the nib in place! I've since replaced the pens, and I still have the Baystate Blue ink--so far, it hasn't eaten through the bottle!
Will this pen come with warranty/authenticity card filled out?
Jezzah
sadly, it doesn't. I wonder...
Those in USA who don't care about the warranty can find this cheaper on here: https://www.jomashop.com/montblanc164.html and there's a $20 discount for first time buyers.
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They list watches they do not have, then nevver ship for months assuring you that they are sending your watch out "tomorrow." They sell horrendously used products as new. They mis-ship incorrect products,...
I tried to buy from them three times, got screwed three times, and I am forever reluctant to recommend them for anything, especially expensive items.
SkipPp
Thanks for the heads up. I did not have a problem with my purchase. Maybe I was just lucky, but I’ll follow your advice just to be safe!
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