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Thoughts On Cartier?

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#21 Barkingpig

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 19:18

There are many that feel that way but also many like myself who much prefer a cartridge/converter system over most any other type of filling system.  In fact, my preferred filling system is by cartridge.

 

With my Aurora Africa's piston turning knob, simply fallen off when I recently went to fill the pen, I have joined the converter/cartridge preferred club.  

 

I actually consider the filling mechanism each time I receive a new ink & leave any cleaned piston filled pens in their empty state, while selecting a "CC" filling pen to fill.  Until I decide about the ink & it's properties, there is no reason to repeatedly flush a piston filling pen to clean an unknown ink until I am sure I want to continue it's use.  The filling system is merely one aspect of a pen's attributes & is of very little importance to me.  

 

S T Dupont's seem to have sold pretty well with their simplified filling systems & I would imagine their lack of piston filled pens has not kept many users from purchase.



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#22 mongrelnomad

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 10:54

... one of the most luxurious brands around!
 
 


Please clarify what you mean by this (increasingly) meaningless statement.
Too many pens; too little writing.

#23 truphae_inc

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 12:21

Please clarify what you mean by this (increasingly) meaningless statement.

 

They are big fans of including jewels (such as diamonds) and solid gold in their pens - some models in the $100K-$200K price range! 


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#24 Paisa95

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 17:33

Hello,
I have a couple of Cartier and, well, they are good writers but they lack of feedback. If you compare them against a Nakaya or a vintage Waterman, then you feel what is different. It’s luxury brand, prestige, but for a great writing sensation, I don’t find them any special.





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