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Cross At0086-74Ms Chrome Century Or Waterman Hemisphere Deluxe Silk Black Ct

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#1 sarvesh

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 08:04

Dear Friends

 

Kindly help in choosing one pen from below mentioned 2 fountain pens. Please note that its an appreciation award program hence I am not aware of Nib type etc. I have the option to see the pic and model name and that's all.

 

 

A) CROSS AT0086-74MS Chrome Century Fountain Pen
B.)  WATERMAN Hemisphere Deluxe Silk Black CT-Fountain Pen
 
Kindly suggest which one I should choose.
 
Thanks
Sarvesh Shekhar.

 

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#2 SoulSamurai

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 13:34

The Waterman looks more comfortable to my eyes: I prefer a plastic grip to a metal one, and the Cross looks too skinny to be comfortable to me. I also prefer the Waterman's aesthetics.

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 13:46

As a 'noobie' I made a major mistake buying my first pen on Ebay.....a Chrome Waterman Graduate. After a month of doing nothing but polishing off the finger print smudges, I re-sold it.

I advise against chrome.

Try the Cross in non chrome...and don't buy Waterman or anyone's Chrome pens.

 

Ps....I like the gun metal tarnish of a silver pen.....that way I don't get the question is that Chrome?

The one time I took my P-75 out after polishing... :doh:

Often use of a silver pen will keep it spiffy enough, with out polish....IMO. :)


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Posted 19 June 2019 - 16:30

When in doubt, go for the Waterman

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 17:18

The Waterman looks more comfortable to my eyes: I prefer a plastic grip to a metal one, and the Cross looks too skinny to be comfortable to me. I also prefer the Waterman's aesthetics.

 

Thank you for your guidance. Your views were my first impression. 

 

As a 'noobie' I made a major mistake buying my first pen on Ebay.....a Chrome Waterman Graduate. After a month of doing nothing but polishing off the finger print smudges, I re-sold it.

I advise against chrome.

Try the Cross in non chrome...and don't buy Waterman or anyone's Chrome pens.

 

Ps....I like the gun metal tarnish of a silver pen.....that way I don't get the question is that Chrome?

The one time I took my P-75 out after polishing... :doh:

Often use of a silver pen will keep it spiffy enough, with out polish....IMO. :)

 

Ok, so I am taking it as "No Chrome". Frankly that's a very practical point. Thanks for your input.

 

 

When in doubt, go for the Waterman

Noted, Waterman is my order now. Thanks.



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Posted 19 June 2019 - 18:54

Both pens are pretty thin in the grip section, but that Waterman would be my choice between the two.



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Posted 19 June 2019 - 19:43

Agreed, I like my thin cross pen, but the waterman wins.


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Posted 19 June 2019 - 19:47

My Cross Century 2 gets more use than my Waterman ones,

 

The Waterman pens dry out really quicky. I had a Hemisphere in my desk at work. It had to be coaxed back to write after being laid up over the week-end. The Cross is more resistant.

 

In addition, the Cross is guaranteed for life - so if it breaks, you can send it back to Cross and they'll fix it for the cost of the postage.

 

Buy a convertor for the Cross, and you've got yourself a nice writer for life.

 

I've had mine for nigh on twenty years, and it is still writing. 



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Posted 19 June 2019 - 20:28

It's good to know that I am not the only person who found Waterman pens dry out too fast. 

 

I have never minded using Cross chromed pens.  The Century from the 80s or the Century 2 or even the Townsend in chrome was a decent writer and I never noticed the smudges or even paid attention to them.  Further, the pens were well designed so that they weren't too heavy, even though I have small hands.  Not even the Townsend was too heavy.  Posted. 


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Posted 20 June 2019 - 07:51

Both pens are pretty thin in the grip section, but that Waterman would be my choice between the two.

Thanks you for the help. One thing I am not very comfortable is the thin section. 

 

 

Agreed, I like my thin cross pen, but the waterman wins.

Thanks.



#11 sarvesh

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 07:53

My Cross Century 2 gets more use than my Waterman ones,

 

The Waterman pens dry out really quicky. I had a Hemisphere in my desk at work. It had to be coaxed back to write after being laid up over the week-end. The Cross is more resistant.

 

In addition, the Cross is guaranteed for life - so if it breaks, you can send it back to Cross and they'll fix it for the cost of the postage.

 

Buy a convertor for the Cross, and you've got yourself a nice writer for life.

 

I've had mine for nigh on twenty years, and it is still writing. 

 

Thanks for your help. Point raised by you is utmost important.

 

 

It's good to know that I am not the only person who found Waterman pens dry out too fast. 

 

I have never minded using Cross chromed pens.  The Century from the 80s or the Century 2 or even the Townsend in chrome was a decent writer and I never noticed the smudges or even paid attention to them.  Further, the pens were well designed so that they weren't too heavy, even though I have small hands.  Not even the Townsend was too heavy.  Posted. 

Thanks for your feedback. 



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Posted 28 June 2019 - 19:05

I have both - good pens

 

Between the choices offered I would go for Waterman because of plastic grip and the reason that spares may be available if needed

 

Cross may have an edge in build quality and nib though but the metal grip will tire you after some writing

 

If youy were to looik at Century II with plastic grip then def Cross


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Posted 28 June 2019 - 21:26

Another factor to take into account: Cross caps are notoriously hard to get off.  Waterman's caps are easier to get off, but the plastic within the cap wears down relatively quickly and so loosens up over time quite a lot.

 

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