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  1. Just before pressing the "buy now" button, I went thru the reviews and found that it is a PLASTIC pen!! Wouldn't mind paying 10, 15 or 20 dollars for a plastic pen, but $50? And, since when the iconic Century has been made out of cheap plastic? All the Century pens I own (made in USA) are metal. Why did Cross thought using plastic was a great idea? I really wanted to get back to the brand, but the more I try, the more disappointed I become. The Century Classic Black pen is just lovely looking. What a waste of design.
  2. Hello everyone. I have just obtained a Cross century fountain pen (first model) and I was wondering about something: the nib is just a bit bent downwards. I looked at the nib and it almost looks intentional? Was it customized to be this way? Thanks for any responses. Sorry if the pic is bad. Dont have a powerful camera.
  3. THEChris137

    Cross Century Classic

    Hello, First time here, so I hope I am posting in the right spot. I looked around and this seemed like a good place. I was recently given a Cross Century Classic fountain pen, like this one here: http://www.cross.com/classic-century-classic-black-fountain-pen.aspx I am wanting to get a bottle ink converter so I don't have to use the cartridges, but it seems that Cross doesn't make one that fits this pen, due to its slim size. Would anyone know of anyone else that would make a converter to fit this pen? Thanks so much for any thoughts, Chris
  4. gammada

    Is Just My Imagination?

    Sometime in 1986 or '87 my father gave me a Cross Century Classic set as a gift (black/ gold finish; fountain pen, ballpoint and mechanical pencil). Shortly thereafter, the fountain pen was damaged after falling from my shirt pocket and was never repaired (parts got lost along the way). As the years passed, I kept wanting to replace the pen with a similar one but for one reason or another, I never got to bought it back. Last week I finally went to a pen shop to look for it, but I came away empty handed and feeling sad for what was shown to me. A far cry from the great pen of my memories. The black finish had almost the same texture, but the pen felt noticeably lighter. Also, the blind cap was a gold-colored contraption about an inch in length, that look cheap and also made the pen IMHO, look like a pirated version of the original (mine had just a gold button up there). To make matters worst, I was told that Cross had moved their entire production to China, which kind of mooted the point of expending extra for the brand. I still own the pen and pencil, and they definitely feel much more solid and of better quality than the "new" fountain pen. Does anyone here has purchased this new version? How does it compare with a 30 year old model?

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