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    Default Re: Montblanc 149 Worth the price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    - Yes, get a used 149, and put the matter to rest. They keep their value, so you can always sell it and get something else, or like it and keep it forever.
    there it is. that is smart Fred.
    This. Spend the cash you've saved up since last January and just get one.

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    The problem with a used one is determining which is real and which is a knock off.

    I like the look but personally, I'd go with Yard-O-Led for that kind of money.
    It's no problem to determine an authentic used 149. As long as you ensure you get the correct nib and the correct internal piston you're there.
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    Default Re: Montblanc 149 Worth the price?

    Depends on who you ask in regards to "worth it".

    For me, I don't want a Modern 149/146. Only reason I got the 149 I have currently is because it had a bit of a springy 14K bi-color nib from the early 90s. The ones after that are "boring" to me.

    Far as a fake 149, the obvious tell is that a 149 is never going to need to fill by removing the barrel. And I've not seen evidence of a fake 149 with an integrated piston filler.

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    Default Re: Montblanc 149 Worth the price?

    Itís worth every penny. Iíd like to see a matte black 149

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    Default Re: Montblanc 149 Worth the price?

    I like the size of the 146, but if you really want a Meisterstuck, buy one second hand. I got a nice 146 for about $250 on Ebay. It did not come with papers, but it's a pen...not a thoroughbred dog.

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    Default Re: Montblanc 149 Worth the price?

    If it is something that youíd like than it is just the thing for you. I would echo that looking on the secondary market is the best place to check. To dig a little deeper are you looking for the name recognition or the size and quality of the pen? If itís the latter there are other pens that could fit the bill for less.

    Really it comes down to personal choice. Iíve owned two 149s, four different legrande sized and five of the writers. They all had something that made me want them so they were perfect for me at the time.


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