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Poll: Like I said, which pen give the most bang for the buck? (75 member(s) have cast votes)

Like I said, which pen give the most bang for the buck?

  1. Montegrappa Extra (1 votes [1.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.33%

  2. Montblanc 146 (4 votes [5.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.33%

  3. Montblanc 149 (3 votes [4.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.00%

  4. Pelikan M800's (incl. LE) (23 votes [30.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.67%

  5. Visconti Wall Street LE's (2 votes [2.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.67%

  6. Omas Paragons (incl. celluloid) (9 votes [12.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.00%

  7. Waterman Exceptions (4 votes [5.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.33%

  8. Waterman Edsons (2 votes [2.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.67%

  9. Parker Duofold Centennials (6 votes [8.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.00%

  10. Conway Stewart Churchills (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. Conway Stewart 100's (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  12. Dupont Orpheo/Olympios (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  13. Danitrio Tamenuri ED (2 votes [2.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.67%

  14. Nakaya Whatever (5 votes [6.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.67%

  15. Sheaffer Legacy (14 votes [18.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.67%

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#1 eric.zamir

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 22:30

In the sense that one feels their money was well spent - esthetics, workmanship, writing qualities, ergonomics, customer service.
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#2 handlebar

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 23:12

For me,Omas all the way.

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#3 vacuumkid3

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 23:14

If these are just expensive fountain pens, then my answer would be: "I have no earthly clue." If it is ANY fountain pen, I will go with a Lamy Safari. That is the SMOOTHEST fountain pen I have writen with. I have a medium nib on it, though I'd like a fine. I hear they are toothy, though...

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#4 alvarez57

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 00:48

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I will agree here with KCat, Pelikans are very, very reliable in my experience and I have NOT payed big bucks for them ( I own 4). smile.gif

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#5 davidmigl

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 01:50

To be purely pedantic, wouldn't something like a $5 Hero 329 be the best "value?"
Look at it this way: for $5, you get a pen that writes. What's a $200 Pelikan going to do, write literally forty times better?

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But realistically, the best "values" would probably be the lower-end models that write really well, like the Safari, Phileas, M200, etc.

But this poll seems to indicate an approximately $200 or so price range. I don't own any pens in that range, so i can't comment.

#6 goodguy

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 01:54

I second the Omas Paragon,it is simply a fantastic pen for a resonable price (old style).Mine cost 160$ and it is the best writer ever.
Respect to all

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 02:17

I voted for the Pelikan, being one of the cheeper ones. Although I think that most of the pens listed are worth their high price tags.

#8 Ray-Vigo

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 03:13

Bang for the buck: Waterman Phileas. The quality is good, but the price is rock bottom for a decent pen. You get a reliable and solid writer with a good convertor or cartridge capability, but you pay little.

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#9 Titivillus

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 03:14

QUOTE (eric.zamir @ Feb 20 2007, 05:30 PM)
In the sense that one feels their money was well spent - esthetics, workmanship, writing qualities, ergonomics, customer service.

This might be one poll that would have better created as a thread. ohmy.gif

Actually I think that something similar to this is already in writing instrument's forum. biggrin.gif

#10 alvarez57

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 03:19

QUOTE (davidmigl @ Feb 21 2007, 01:50 AM)
To be purely pedantic, wouldn't something like a $5 Hero 329 be the best "value?"
Look at it this way: for $5, you get a pen that writes. What's a $200 Pelikan going to do, write literally forty times better?

[/pedantry]

But realistically, the best "values" would probably be the lower-end models that write really well, like the Safari, Phileas, M200, etc.

But this poll seems to indicate an approximately $200 or so price range. I don't own any pens in that range, so i can't comment.

David:
Not necessarily you have to pay more than $200 to own a good pen. Omas, granted, they're way beyond that price (that's why I haven't bought any lately, being my cut-off line 200$). I got a Platinum President, which is a moderately-sized pen for much less than $200 and I like how ět writes, so the same with the Marlen Basilea and a whole bunch of other pens I've bought, all of'em gold-nibbed.
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#11 southpaw

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 03:26

Considering that the Legacy can be purchased for much less than any of the others (often for less than $100), the wonderful inlaid nibs, and the range of nibs available (F, M, B, S, others?) it's hard to beat, imho!
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#12 two2tone

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 06:06

For me the best value was the Waterman Phileas for $9.95 as a kit with cartridges, converter and bottle of ink. Best writing and "feel good" pen was the Waterman Carene on sale for $112.50.



#13 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 07:20

Hard to tell for me.
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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Posted 21 February 2007 - 11:20

None of the above if purchased new.

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 12:26

Of these upper end pens, the Sheaffer Legacy series is right in there, in my opinion, garnering 4 and 5 scores in each of your categories. I've handled and toyed with the idea of buying most of the pens on the list, but life seemed to get in the way, most of the time...

It is gonna be VERY interesting to see how this one plays out, since it is a real run-off between the high end stuff.





#16 ChickenGod

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 05:19

No one mentioned the Parker "51"?

#17 goodguy

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 10:20

QUOTE (ChickenGod @ Feb 22 2007, 05:19 AM)
No one mentioned the Parker "51"?

I think Eric wanted to know only from a list of new pens and not vintage pens.

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#18 sleek_lover

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 11:51

QUOTE (ChickenGod @ Feb 21 2007, 09:19 PM)
No one mentioned the Parker "51"?

Last year, during the NCAA playoffs, somebody on another pensite did a March Madness Pen Thing, similar to the Bassetball March Madness.

The initial round was nominations for the 64 first round slots, a random draw for pairings and voting from there. Mix of vintage and modern. Really quite fun. Problem is, I don't fully recollect which pen won...memory serves that it was the 51 in a landslide over ???.

Anybody else remember the site and the outcome..?

#19 Bill

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 01:46

QUOTE (paircon01 @ Feb 23 2007, 06:51 AM)
Last year, during the NCAA playoffs, somebody on another pensite did a March Madness Pen Thing, similar to the Bassetball March Madness.

...I don't fully recollect which pen won...memory serves that it was the 51 in a landslide over ???.

Anybody else remember the site and the outcome..?

The "51" defeated the M800 in the final.

I believe there were posts on FPN that linked to it.

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#20 Nihontochicken

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 04:10

For me, most bang FOR THE BUCK is my older Hero 616. Not my smoothest writer, but reasonably so, guts like a 51 (I added the Aero-style bleeder hole in the breather tube), and flows like a fire hose, never skips or starts hard (which is why my Hero 329 lost out).
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