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#1 ashnicholls

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 19:04

I have finally taken the plunge and brought a Le Grand - Gold - OM

I have sent the pen away as it was purchased as a B to OM and also have the clip engraved.

So just staring at my bottle of Royal Blue waiting at the moment.....

#2 Lorna Reed

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 19:33

Congratulations. :clap1:
Hope you enjoy it for many years to come.
Whatever is true,whatever is noble,whatever is right,whatever is pure,whatever is lovely,whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.
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#3 alanpoon88

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 19:38

Congrats!
Pictures Pictures!!
Regards,
Alan


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Hitchcock, PoA Tate 4810, Starwalker Ceramic LE, Boheme Plat Big Size, Boheme Morron,
WE Hemingway, Wilde, Dumas, Dostoevsky, Proust, Schiller, Dickens, Fitzgerald, Verne, Kafka, Cervantes, Woolf, Faulkner, Shaw, Mann, Twain, Collodi

#4 ashnicholls

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 20:01

Congrats!
Pictures Pictures!!


Of the bottle? I only have the bottle, have to wait 6 months for the pen.

#5 BrandonA

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 20:12

Six months for a nib change? Where are you based and who did you give the pen to to get it changed.

That sort of wait would be agony for me.

My Collection:
Montblanc Writers Edition: Hemingway, Christie, Wilde, Voltaire, Dumas, Dostoevsky, Poe, Proust, Schiller, Dickens, Fitzgerald (set), Verne, Kafka, Cervantes, Woolf, Faulkner, Shaw, Mann, Twain, Collodi, Swift, Balzac & Defoe
Montblanc Einstein (3,000) FP
Montblanc Heritage 1912 Resin FP
Montblanc Starwalker Resin: FP/BP/MP. Montblanc Traveller FP.
Play WE game. or POA game.


#6 ashnicholls

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 20:13

Sorry, weeks not months!!!

#7 BrandonA

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:42

Sorry, weeks not months!!!


That sounds more like the service turnaround that I'm used to. 6 weeks is still a long time when you want to start using a lovely new pen.

Enjoy the pen when it arrives!

My Collection:
Montblanc Writers Edition: Hemingway, Christie, Wilde, Voltaire, Dumas, Dostoevsky, Poe, Proust, Schiller, Dickens, Fitzgerald (set), Verne, Kafka, Cervantes, Woolf, Faulkner, Shaw, Mann, Twain, Collodi, Swift, Balzac & Defoe
Montblanc Einstein (3,000) FP
Montblanc Heritage 1912 Resin FP
Montblanc Starwalker Resin: FP/BP/MP. Montblanc Traveller FP.
Play WE game. or POA game.


#8 leod

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 18:23

use that royal blue on other pens while waiting...
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing

#9 ashnicholls

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 20:06

Yes been using it on my dip pen. Can't wait to put it in the MB though.

#10 ashnicholls

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 19:27

Just collected it!!!!

Looks beautiful. Is it right though that on the cap wring after Montblanc Meisterstuck it says Pix instead of 146?

Also when the cap is on should there be any play in the cap?

Pics to follow shortly.

#11 fpupulin

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 00:04

Just collected it!!!!

Looks beautiful. Is it right though that on the cap wring after Montblanc Meisterstuck it says Pix instead of 146?

Also when the cap is on should there be any play in the cap?

Pics to follow shortly.


Yes, the current model of 146 has "Pix" instead of "146" on the cap ring; and yes, the current model suffers of some "loose cap syndrome". But it is a really beautiful, elegant, solid pen, it isn't? Enjoy it for years to come!

#12 ashnicholls

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:03

It is amazing. Haven't put it down yet, it doesn't feel like a fountain pen it's that smooth.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:47

Congrats!
A turnaround time of less than 4 weeks is short!
My preferred supplier (no affiliation just a very happy customer):
Appelboom

#14 Chi Town

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 13:30

Congratulations!!

Mike

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#15 Ghost Plane

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 13:32

Now you know what all the fuss is about. :bunny01:

#16 leod

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 14:18

that's too bad for you, more MB purchases will come out of it :roflmho:
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing

#17 ashnicholls

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 10:44

Yes already looking

#18 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 21:19

congrats :thumbup:
Pens are like watches , once you start a collection, you can hardly go back. And pens like all fine luxury items do improve with time
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#19 ashnicholls

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 13:26

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#20 ashnicholls

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 23:27

that's too bad for you, more MB purchases will come out of it roflmho.gif

 

.... Just brought a 1980 149 to keep it company.



#21 Blade Runner

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 01:50

Now you are in trouble.  :lol:



#22 christianch

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 02:24

Gorgeous pen :) Congrats 



#23 lowfiwhiteguy

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 00:33

I just bought a 1990 149 to keep my M800 Pelikan company. No holds barred, I've tuned up and lubed the piston, polished it up to a glassy sheen and it's going on a holiday to John Sorowka to be turned into an immaculate 0.8mm stub tomorrow. All for less than 2/3rds the price of a new one. I was never keen on the 149.... Until I got this one. Now it's an item of lust.