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Montblanc Pavarotti Vs. Borghese?

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#1 GTD


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 06:41

Hey guys,
Trying to pull the trigger on one of these pens... any recommendations on which one will hold its value? Thanks.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 07:41

In my opinion that should not be near the top of your list of priorities when choosing a pen. Pens generally are bad investments. MB currently hold their value better than average, but less so if used.

Is this to just sit in the box on a dark shelf? Then but the one you can get the bigger discount on. If you are going to use the pen, which look do you prefer?

I do not find either to be my particular taste, but if put to a choice then the Borghese as I find it the more appealing of the two.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:18

I prefer the Borhgese, but the Pavarotti would look less out of place for use in an office environment.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:32

If you like both of them, then buy the one which you like better. Whether they might or might not hold their value isn't a good reason for buying one. It's realistic to assume that neither of them will ever be worth as much as the price you pay for them now.  :(


Some pen users don't like metal grips because they are slippery when writing. Both of these pens have metal grips. If I was considering spending that much money on a pen, neither of these would make my top 20 list.  :mellow:


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 10:20

I personally feel the Borghese is a more refined pen. Great materials in the craftsmanship, and while not 100% my taste I would take it over the Pavarotti any day.

I agree with Zaddick that long-term value shouldn't influence your choice. That being said and if I must speculate, the Borghese appears to be better equipped for that characteristic.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 12:55

I like the Borghese. But then my collection is based on which pen I reach for first when I've got the money in my pocket. If you want a steady return on investment, call a financial advisor.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 19:35

Thanks for all the comments! I think I am going to go with the Borghese as it fits more my style. The red in the Pavarotti is not really appealing to me haha.
Thanks again for the inputs & recommendations. Have a great Sunday.

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