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#1 rlraymondluo

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 23:25

Hello fpn,

So I've finally saved up enough money to get a new fountain pen, and I've narrowed down my choice to one of two pens: The Parker Duofold and the Parker Premier. Both of the pens appeal to me equally, though on different levels. The duofold is to me a nice classic timeless design, whereas the Premier is a very masculine and well-built modern design. Furthermore, I like the light-weight duofold for good ergonomics, but also like the Premier for a durable finish.

 

So I really am stumped, so I just wanted to get some opinions from you guys.


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 23:40

I've grown very fond of two contemporary Duofolds (a beautiful gold-trimmed black, and a 20-year-old Black-and-Pearl, both of them Centennials) so my vote would go there. They're handsome classics, and to my hand they offer just the right heft. I do admire the Premier, and if you're seeking an implement which (at least to my eye) offers a more contemporary look, still sophisticated, that's your guy.


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 01:45

I am partial to and own several 1990's Duofolds. So, I would recommend a 1990's Duofold.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 06:08

I would recommend the Premier just to be a bit different because everyone goes for the Duofold.



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 12:45

I have a Premier cisele sterling on my desk at all times as I love the weight of it and am fortunate to have an excellent medium oblique italic nib fitted. I'm never tempted to press hard when using it as I find the heft alone applies all the pressure required. My 1989 duofold centennial is in the case and comes out probably a lot less often than its superbly smooth nib deserves. As to the early duofolds, the flat tops and the streamlined, I find them to be very beautiful though they tend to come out of the display case only on the now relatively rare occasions I use my writing slope owing to their comparative fragility and quite high value. If I were you I think I might focus my attention on finding the nib that best suited my taste as I find that a nib that is a joy to use tends to make me a fan of whatever pen it is attached to! My tuppence worth!

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 16:15

I prefer the Premier.  One of the reasons is due to the long nib on the Duofold.  Not really a fan of long nibs.  I'm actually in the marker for a Premier right now.  I will be choosing between the Monochrome Black, or the Titanium.

 

I'm leaning towards the Titanium.



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 16:35

I'd go for the duofold,very nice pen,very old and one of the nicest nibs i know even nicer than some mb's limited edition(for me)


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 14:46

In December I ended up getting my Titanium Parker Premier.  I absolutely love it to death.  I also looked at the Duofolds while I was at the shop, and they were pretty awesome as well.  I was initially turned off by them due to the long nib, and my experience with other long nibbed pens.  However, the Duofold was extremely comfortable.

 

That day I had my eyes set on the Titanium Premier, so I bought that one.  Maybe in the future sometime I will get my Duofold as well.



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 17:40

I like both pens equally. It comes down to classic or contemporary. If the budget allows you can apply Peter's second law: "When given a choice... Take both.

If the budget only allows one then go with the Duofold. You will receive more comments and compliments.

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 11:32

I may be wrong, but it looks as if the Premiers all have metal sections. If they do, that makes them unusable for me. I have a 1992 Duofold International and really like it. So, try both and buy the one that feels right in you hand.

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 17:06

Hello fpn,
So I've finally saved up enough money to get a new fountain pen, and I've narrowed down my choice to one of two pens: The Parker Duofold and the Parker Premier. Both of the pens appeal to me equally, though on different levels. The duofold is to me a nice classic timeless design, whereas the Premier is a very masculine and well-built modern design. Furthermore, I like the light-weight duofold for good ergonomics, but also like the Premier for a durable finish.
 
So I really am stumped, so I just wanted to get some opinions from you guys.


I think you summed it up well. It really comes down to personal preference. Personally I'd go for the Duofold as I've liked them since I was a kid but have never actually owned one.
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Posted 18 January 2014 - 19:49

Duofold - classic shapes are eternal...



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 19:40

Duofold all the way. Centennial, 90's black and marble. There is nothing more beautiful than that one. Fit a medium oblique nib and off you go.



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Posted 07 March 2014 - 03:19

Which do you mean, original Parker 75 based premier?

 

If so, great choice, great pen, but so is the Duofold.

 

Or the later model Premier - in which case dodgy quality control and much less attractive pens.


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 07:55

I've just received a Parker Premier Black from a client cleaning his desk from the "no more in use pens" ....

 

After having it flushed, I dipped it and ..... Here is the picture.

 

Yesterday morning, I was still wondering which one would be my next pen ....

 

http://www.fountainp...t-fountain-pen/

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#16 The Blue Knight

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 08:42

I've just received a Parker Premier Black from a client cleaning his desk from the "no more in use pens" ....

 

After having it flushed, I dipped it and ..... Here is the picture.

 

Yesterday morning, I was still wondering which one would be my next pen ....

 

http://www.fountainp...t-fountain-pen/

 

A very handsome pen indeed, What is weight like?



#17 richardandtracy

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 09:30

I love Duofolds, having a P&B in each of the 2 sizes & a BI on each.

 

The design of the Premier is a complete turn off for me. Looks like an expensive IM, which in turn looks & feels like a cheap & cheerful Chinese pen with an expensive pen price tag.

 

Now, you may like flashy Chinese looking pens at Parker pen prices. If so, get one.

Personally, I prefer Chinese looking pens at Chinese pen prices. Though, I really wouldn't object to Parker pens at Chinese pen prices, but can't have everything! :unsure:

 

Regards,

 

Richard.



#18 Thier.

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 11:04

 

A very handsome pen indeed, What is weight like?

42 grams, it's still rather light for such a very well manufactured men ...



#19 Thier.

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 22:38

I' ve now a second premier : the brown Luxury version ..... Splendid ....

http://www.fountainp...-pen/?p=3344846

#20 mitto

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 14:14

Provided with the opportunity , I would buy both. Hard for me to leave one on the cost of the other.
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