Watches and pens

I love pens for the same reasons why I love watches. They are precision instruments, design objects, everyday companions 鈱氾笍馃枈
 

Is there any pen lover here on Watchcrunch? Do you pair your watches and your pens? And do you think the two passions can be combined? I know I do combine the two, and they are more similar than one might think.

I鈥檓 an artist and I have always loved all kinda of pens but I 聽have to say I never got into the luxurt pen game, more high end pens from the technical side. Mostly Japanese drawing pens. I鈥檓 scared to go down this road. Buuuut

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I guess sometimes I do.聽

I don't like using pens. 聽I have made my life almost entirely paper-free (I keep a notebook at the office still, but only use it a couple of times a month).

I like a nice pen (I own a Waterman Perspective like the one below) but I don't feel the same connection as I do to watches. Like @jason_recliner above I very rarely use one nowadays.聽

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When I passed the 11+ back in 1980 a German relative gave me a black and gold Montblanc fountain pen. 聽My family (working class council estate) had no idea what the hell she had given me and its worth (couldn't look it up on the internet then), nor did I. 馃榾

God! I wish had kept it, probably be worth something now.

Indie guy who makes both :)

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I have thrown some pen/watch combo shots on here and will do so again.聽

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I agree with you. 聽My fascination with each waxes and wanes. A year ago I was acquiring more pens. 聽Today, I am awash in watches. (I like the sound of that, I have to use it for something.) I am really only interested in fountain pens. 聽That excludes many fine writing instruments.

Unlike watches, I have found that there is a natural limit to my collecting of pens. Tools need to be used. Watches can wait a month to wound and worn. An inked pen is more finicky. 聽It wants to be used everyday or it may protest and not write smoothly.

As if I did not already appear to be a backwards looking eccentric, I do not use blue or black ink in any of my pens. I only use shades of brown (think: Havane by Waterman). That way everyone knows that the signature is mine. I can not take notes on a computer. It has to be a legal pad with brown ink.

Does this work? 馃槈

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I love my Parker pens. They make a nice present, too.

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i really enjoy writing with a fountain pen. It slows my thinking down thus help with my thinking. I likes modern design from lamy and yet to try any italian celluilod pens which everyone raves about. I like them as nice utility function and cost a lot less than watches. Picture here is a lamy aion that fits my writing as a glove with a matching green strap Mido world timer. Muji notepad works well with fp ink and doesnt cost much at all.

is that a parker sonnet in your cartier photo?

I have a Montblanc, but as an engineer I鈥檓 usually found with a mechanical pencil and graph paper. In my spare time I鈥檓 usually found playing with spray cans. So, to answer the original question, no crossover as pens do nothing for me.

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I didn't think about it until you asked the question, but I suppose my aesthetic choices are similar for both pens and watches. 聽And my favorite watch rolls are called "parchment" and have a lovely script on them. 聽I still write on paper for work often and it's always more fun with a good pen

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I like a nice pen (I own a Waterman Perspective like the one below) but I don't feel the same connection as I do to watches. Like @jason_recliner above I very rarely use one nowadays.聽

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Pens require indeed a bit more effort to feel a connection with, as we play an active part in the relationship, a bit like manual wind watches. Waterman makes nice things :)

tuanvinh2000
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i really enjoy writing with a fountain pen. It slows my thinking down thus help with my thinking. I likes modern design from lamy and yet to try any italian celluilod pens which everyone raves about. I like them as nice utility function and cost a lot less than watches. Picture here is a lamy aion that fits my writing as a glove with a matching green strap Mido world timer. Muji notepad works well with fp ink and doesnt cost much at all.

Nice! Lamy is a great workhorse, and a gateway drug for pens! Like Seiko for watches.聽
I personally love Italian luxury pens. Italian pens are the Swiss watches type. Sure, the German can make a more pragmatic product, and the Japanese offer better value, but the Italian approach to pens (like the Swiss approach to watches) is, in my opinion, more romantic.聽

Besides, if you鈥檙e interested in celluloid you can find something in the entry level collections of Montegrappa, Visconti, or Aurora for less than the cost of a Seiko :)聽

tuanvinh2000

is that a parker sonnet in your cartier photo?

It is! It goes well with the Tank 馃槉

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I didn't think about it until you asked the question, but I suppose my aesthetic choices are similar for both pens and watches. 聽And my favorite watch rolls are called "parchment" and have a lovely script on them. 聽I still write on paper for work often and it's always more fun with a good pen

Stunning duo! Love both聽