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The two in my watchmaking toolbox...

Sharpy extra-fine black and 0.3mm pencil with soft, high deposit 2B lead.

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There is a "Watches and Pens" hashtag over on Instagram where these combined obsessions play out.

I'm guessing that Mont Blanc and Visconti are the Rolex of the Pen World. Christopher Ward came out as a disruptor selling automatic watches direct to the buyer at an affordable price.

I don't know of an equivalent pen company that has a similar business model to CW. In terms of affordability maybe Lamy fits in with fountain pens?

Here's an example of one of my #watchesandpens insta posts. It is indeed quite a rabbit hole to go down so be careful!

EDIT: I've just done a google search of British Pen Companies, there ain't no shortage of choice!


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RichM wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 7:53 am There is a "Watches and Pens" hashtag over on Instagram where these combined obsessions play out.
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Re: The Christopher Ward of Pens

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What about Ellington Pens? This is from their website. Sound familiar?

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The all-around 0.5mm pencil that clips onto the binding of my design sketchpad. HB lead can leave light marks, while a few heavy strokes can punch through the page...

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Re: The Christopher Ward of Pens

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i'm not into super expensive collectable pens (or fountain pens).

but my father-in-law makes pens on his lathe as a retirement business and we have quite the collection of interesting pens that he's made for us.

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RichM wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 8:14 am What about Ellington Pens? This is from their website. Sound familiar?


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