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#21 max dog

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 08:39

Well if you encounter the dreaded nib wobble, send it to Cross and they will replace it with a new Century II.  Not the same pen, but you won't have to throw it out.  Their life time warranty goes a long way.  

 

My first classic century was completely clogged with dried ink.  It was listed in ebay as new, but I think it sat in a drawer for a couple of decades with the original cartridge left in it with the ink turned to powder.  It took almost a week of soaking in an ammonia/water bath before I was able to unclog it. It is now a wet smooth writer.  I've had it for some 5 years so far and no nib wobble.


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#22 asincrono

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 10:54

Well if you encounter the dreaded nib wobble, send it to Cross and they will replace it with a new Century II.  Not the same pen, but you won't have to throw it out.  Their life time warranty goes a long way.  

 

My first classic century was completely clogged with dried ink.  It was listed in ebay as new, but I think it sat in a drawer for a couple of decades with the original cartridge left in it with the ink turned to powder.  It took almost a week of soaking in an ammonia/water bath before I was able to unclog it. It is now a wet smooth writer.  I've had it for some 5 years so far and no nib wobble.

I wonder. If you send your 14k nib, gold filed, Century Classic, what would they send you back. ¿A Century II with gold nib or the steel one?



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Posted 02 July 2016 - 11:19

They would send back a comparable one, ie 18k nib as they dont do 14k any more. Cross are very good with their warranty as I can vouch for based on my experience many times with them.

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 11:22

Of course if you attempt to dis- assemble the nib that would void the warranty.

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 17:40

The way I read the warranty with my 14K gold filled Century with 14K nib, the nib was not covered by the warranty, and it stated that explicitly.  Does Cross just cave in and warrant the nib anyway?


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Posted 06 July 2016 - 08:26

Of course if you attempt to dis- assemble the nib that would void the warranty.

I didn't attempt to disassemble de nib, It just came loose. Every time I capped the pen, with each click It came a bit more out, sliding off the feeder.

 

Anyway It's working just fine right now. If it breaks I will contact Cross



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Posted 18 July 2016 - 15:57

To the original poster-

 

If you are using the Cross ink cartridges, then stop using them and try a different ink.

 

I have one of those Cross Century pens with similar flow problems which went away once I started using Montblanc inks.



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Posted 23 August 2016 - 15:37

Sorry I don't know the correct terminology, but looking at your photo - how were you able to dismantle the part of the nib section which screws into the barrel? 

 

I have two of those pens and I'l trying to switch over the coloured metal bands :)

 







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