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Dating Montblanc 149s


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#501 sanfong

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 13:26

Is the chart applicable to 146 too?



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Posted 20 June 2018 - 14:17

Not really, although it can provide some very rough guidance. They stopped making 146 pens in the 1960s, and the nibs are quite different.

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 06:11

Is the chart applicable to 146 too?

 
Here you are.
I started it a year or so ago. I think the information is now solid enough to share :) :
https://docs.google....dit?usp=sharing

Edited by neugeekig, 23 June 2018 - 09:01.


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Posted 27 June 2018 - 16:33

 
Here you are.
I started it a year or so ago. I think the information is now solid enough to share :) :
https://docs.google....dit?usp=sharing

Deserves a separate pinned post
Thanks for this!
My 146 does not have the holes to its left and right, and it has the long window and G engraving. I thought it was one of the older versions but wasnt sure. Now that your chart shows the same I am more confident.

Edited by siamackz, 28 June 2018 - 00:39.


#505 carlos.q

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 19:15

Here you are.
I started it a year or so ago. I think the information is now solid enough to share :) :
https://docs.google....dit?usp=sharing


This is great! But I would suggest you start a new thread: "Dating Montblanc 146s"... ;)

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 05:28

 
Here you are.
I started it a year or so ago. I think the information is now solid enough to share :) :
https://docs.google....dit?usp=sharing

 

This chart is so useful. It should be pinned!



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Posted 28 June 2018 - 09:09

What is the difference between Early Plastic and Plastic? How to differentiate them? My 146 falls in either 95 or 96... I couldn't nailed the year.



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Posted 28 June 2018 - 19:21

Deserves a separate pinned post
Thanks for this!
My 146 does not have the holes to its left and right, and it has the long window and G engraving. I thought it was one of the older versions but wasnt sure. Now that your chart shows the same I am more confident.

 

 

This is great! But I would suggest you start a new thread: "Dating Montblanc 146s"... ;)

 

 

done :) 

http://www.fountainp...nc-146-legrand/

 

 

What is the difference between Early Plastic and Plastic? How to differentiate them? My 146 falls in either 95 or 96... I couldn't nailed the year.

 

I'll try to find an image this weekend to explain it :)



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Posted 21 July 2018 - 20:52

What does the “especially flexible” mean on chart?

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 20:53

Is that meaning the nib is flexible?

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 20:53

Thanks, guys!

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 18:20

Apologies for zombying this thread, but I'm looking into buying a used 149 and this is super, super helpful. Thanks.

 

Kai (sunnerd) and I have teamed up! We've consolidated his images and my chart, as follows:

MB149Dating-2.jpg



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Posted 07 October 2018 - 13:07

Is there a reason Montblanc 149 PT is always $30-$40 dollars more expensive than Montblanc 149 GT version in all popular shops like Appleboom? Ditto, $146 PT > $146 GT. Are there any quality or nib life differences between PT and GT?



#514 BillH

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Posted 07 October 2018 - 14:02

Is there a reason Montblanc 149 PT is always $30-$40 dollars more expensive than Montblanc 149 GT version in all popular shops like Appleboom? Ditto, $146 PT > $146 GT. Are there any quality or nib life differences between PT and GT?

 

 

My understanding is that when the Platinum version was introduced platinum value was substantially higher than gold.  That changed during the recession and now gold trades higher than platinum.  But MB has not reflected this in their pricing, because, well, Montblanc.


Edited by BillH, 07 October 2018 - 14:03.

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 08:17

 

 

My understanding is that when the Platinum version was introduced platinum value was substantially higher than gold.  That changed during the recession and now gold trades higher than platinum.  But MB has not reflected this in their pricing, because, well, Montblanc.

 

 

Must be it. Thank you. For some reason, I never liked the look or feel or even the color of gold for jewelry. But it simply is beatiful on large black fountain pens when used sparingly. Especially nibs. Nibs are a religion.



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Posted 08 October 2018 - 10:43

It would be very helpful not to mix 146 and 149 postings. Please make a dating Montblanc 146 posting. Thank you.

No idea how easy/difficult it would be to separate the recent 146 messages and make a new thread out of it.

Edited by mke, 08 October 2018 - 10:44.


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 18:09

I have not been able to read every page but can someone tell me about this particular feed? Looks like an early plastic BUT there is what seems to be an A on two different spots on the feed.

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 18:59

Hello Ray. It is indeed an early plastic feed, from about 1992 to 1996 when MB switched to the next version. The letters are lilely just to inform which machine in a factory made the feed. I have not seen any other attributes or meaning ascribed to such letters on the feed.

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 19:07

Thank you! This will be my first. It will be on the way to me this weekend. I prefer the early 80s or before but I am pleased just to have a 149 finally.



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Posted 10 October 2018 - 19:13

They are great pens. I have several and have one constantly inked.






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