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    One Too Many Joel Shapiro's Avatar
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    Classic ballpoint pens for everyday use

    I'm looking around for a nice classic ballpoint pen to use on a daily basis. I know about the Montblanc but can't stomach the price. Are there any other recommendations out there? I'm looking for something currently in production but with a long pedigree. Thanks.

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    "A List" Customer J.W.'s Avatar
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    Pakers come to mind. And to me, the steel Lamys are a classic, too.

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    Incurably Addicted Edward's Avatar
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    Hard to beat the Parker Jotter for both quality and price if it's a ballpoint you want.
    If in doubt - overdress.

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    One Too Many Joel Shapiro's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward View Post
    Hard to beat the Parker Jotter for both quality and price if it's a ballpoint you want.
    Thanks -- you just saved me $341.50!

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    One of the Regulars Chaps's Avatar
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    Check out Retro51 pens.

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    Cross still makes very good BPs. Also, Pelikan produces BPs, and if they are anywhere close to their Fountain Pens in quality they will be superb.

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    I have used Parker jotters for probably 40 years, along with Cross and both are excellent. I like the larger capacity of the Parker refill and the way I work using a pen in and out of pocket constantly, the click mechanism is prefered. I have never had a Parker click pin fail.

    Recently wanting something a little more classy I have picked a Pelikan and a Platinum 3776 model, bot nice but think I prefer the Pelikan.

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