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My Opinion Of Midsize Tribute



dmvara

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I really wish that Montblanc would have come out with a black resin midsize tribute pen. I am scratching my head as to why they only made a white lacquer one. I also like the geometric midsize pen they released, but it's a bit flashy and would have snatched one up in a heart beat if it had been sterling silver instead. I really like the midsize because for me the legrand can be a bit weighty at times for lengthy writing and the classique just doesn't cut it for me. It's just too small, but that is just my opinion. I did ask the montblanc sales manager if they would be releasing more in the midsize and she was pretty confident they would for the solitaire lineup, but who knows. So I will just stick with my legrand for now and wait and see. I might see if I can find a used geometric somewhere because the price point is a bit much for my taste since I am not totally enthralled by the color of the pen.

I can honestly say that Montblanc will miss a huge marketing opportunity if they don't bring out more midsize pens because I think there are many people like myself who fall in between the legrand and the classique as far as taste and preference is concerned. :yikes:

 

How does everyone else feel? :rolleyes:

 

David

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Based on historical models, the mid-sized pen is the 146 or Legrand. The 144/Classique is the small size, and the 149 is the large sized pen.

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Try a 145. You won't find one in a boutique anymore. I'd post a link to some examples on eBay, but [expletive deleted].

 

Fred

 

P.S. A 145 is also known as a "Chopin."

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Try a 145. You won't find one in a boutique anymore. I'd post a link to some examples on eBay, but [expletive deleted].

 

Fred

Thanks for the help! I appreciate it :)

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Try a 145. You won't find one in a boutique anymore. I'd post a link to some examples on eBay, but [expletive deleted].

 

Fred

 

P.S. A 145 is also known as a "Chopin."

I have probably missed something in this post but the 145 is still available in boutiques in the UK and is still listed by Montblanc in both standard and red gold.

I thoght the Chopin was a SE. or is that what you are referring to?

Peter

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It surprises me that the 145 is still stocked. My understanding is that it was a resin cartridge/converter pen shaped like a smaller 147 with more girth than a resin 144. I assumed (a risky thing to do) based on MB's numbering scheme that it held a No. 5 nib. I never owned one.

 

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It surprises me that the 145 is still stocked. My understanding is that it was a resin cartridge/converter pen shaped like a smaller 147 with more girth than a resin 144. I assumed (a risky thing to do) based on MB's numbering scheme that it held a No. 5 nib. I never owned one.

 

Fred

The whole Classique (145 FP,163 RB,164 BP,165 Pencil) range is still available and one of Montblanc's best sellers. and if you have the odd £1020 to spare the 90 year 145 SE is still in the catalogue.

I have a 145 and a 144 and the former is a much more substantial pen

Peter

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Okay. Some confusion is that in the USA, the Classique name was given to the 144.

 

Fred

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Okay. Some confusion is that in the USA, the Classique name was given to the 144.

 

Fred

As it was in Europe. The 144 evolved into the 145. Both were Classiques.

Peter

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The 144 evolved into the 145. Both were Classiques.

 

Now that answers my confusion. Thanks! Montblanc took a lesson from auto manufacturers that transfer car model names to bigger (and more expensive) cars.

 

Fred

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Now that answers my confusion. Thanks! Montblanc took a lesson from auto manufacturers that transfer car model names to bigger (and more expensive) cars.

 

Fred

Quite correct. However they did cure the main fault with 144, they abolished the gold plated ring on the nib section. The plating was always affected by ink and became badly corroded or fell off in bits. The 145 now matches the 146/7 and 149.

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