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Montblanc 163 Rollerball

montblanc 163 rollerball fake

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#1 jporos

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 22:10

I would like to buy my wife a Montblanc 163 Rollerball. However, I have read here that this is one of the most faked Montblancs. Can someone tell me what to look for to tell an authentic 163 from a fake?



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#2 Studio97

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 01:18

Unless you are an expert at this, which I am not, look for any obvious issues after you are familiar with how it is supposed to look. Or buy from a trusted member of FPN. (I dropped the bay for anything). If I could afford another MB i would buy direct from MB.

I have one MB I bought second hand which I am 95 percent sure it is real. Still bothers me sometimes but its beautiful and functions well and I have less than $110 in it.

Edited by Studio97, 04 November 2017 - 01:21.


#3 meiers

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 01:07

Purchase from a reliable source. The market is awash in fakes.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 01:31

Thanks Studio 97 and Meiers. Maybe I should just abandon Montblanc as an option...

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 03:05

I have not used a current MB rollerball pen so I cannot comment on the quality of the current refills but I bought both a MB rollerball and ballpoint in the 90's and found I much preferred writing with the ballpoint when not using the fountain pen. I guess what I'm suggesting is that you go to a MB boutique and write with one to see how it feels.



#6 meiers

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 04:31

I have not used a current MB rollerball pen so I cannot comment on the quality of the current refills but I bought both a MB rollerball and ballpoint in the 90's and found I much preferred writing with the ballpoint when not using the fountain pen. I guess what I'm suggesting is that you go to a MB boutique and write with one to see how it feels.


Yes!!!

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 04:32

Thanks Studio 97 and Meiers. Maybe I should just abandon Montblanc as an option...


There are lots of alternatives.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 09:06

I would like to buy my wife a Montblanc 163 Rollerball. However, I have read here that this is one of the most faked Montblancs. Can someone tell me what to look for to tell an authentic 163 from a fake?


I would buy from a Montblanc boutique / authorized dealer.

#9 Matlock

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 10:40

Thanks Studio 97 and Meiers. Maybe I should just abandon Montblanc as an option...

 

I bought a MB 163, for work, in 1992. Still going strong and an excellent pen. I no longer buy anything new from MB owing to their extortionate prices and suspect service policy, but if you can get one from a reputable dealer, go for it.


Peter


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Posted 25 March 2018 - 21:14

Can anyone tell me if a Mont Blanc Le Grand, bought on ebay. Everything looks good except the Le Grand refill doesn't fit. It takes the rollerball refill like a glove. Seller said I was pitting a 14X refill in a 16X pen. Could that be true? I have never heard of two refill sizes for a Le Grand. I guess it could be but I think I now own a great fake. 







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