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    Hi everyone, Iíve just bought a MB JFK for $200 and at that price I expected it to have a few damages. The nib and piston still work superbly but it seems then previous owner has tried to remove an engraving, unsuccessfully. Does anyone have any advice on to get restored or fixed?


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    Default Re: Montblanc jfk question

    At that price... a trip to the boutique is in order. They can get it taken care of.


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    Default Re: Montblanc jfk question

    Quote Originally Posted by lsmith42 View Post
    At that price... a trip to the boutique is in order. They can get it taken care of.
    At that price I would agree that you get it fixed by Montblanc. If the engraving is on the cap then it will probably need a new cap.
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    Default Re: Montblanc jfk question

    The last MB I bought with a personalisation had it done on the clip, the MB boutique replaced the clip and did so whilst I waited, wasn't expensive either.

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    Default Re: Montblanc jfk question

    Hm okay, do you know how much it will cost at a boutique to get it replaced?


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    Default Re: Montblanc jfk question

    Is the engraving on the clip?

    I was charged £25, I had just spent a load of money so I don't know if that was a favour or not.
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    Default Re: Montblanc jfk question

    Quote Originally Posted by penmainiac View Post
    Hm okay, do you know how much it will cost at a boutique to get it replaced?

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    Ask either the boutique or Montblanc. Of course your pen is a LE version so having a spare clip knocking around at a boutique is probably less likely so it will probably have to go to Texas at least maybe even Hamburg.
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    Default Re: Montblanc jfk question

    Whoops looks like the picture I originally tried to post did not work, the engraving was not on the clip and its really a mess, Iíll probably have to get a new cap. Here is the terrible state of the pen


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    Default Re: Montblanc jfk question

    Ouch. Why would anyone make such a mess of a cap like that? I don't like personalisation on my pens but it couldn't have looked worse than that.

    That would need a new cap and Montblanc Hamburg may be the only place to get one. However, you might be on slightly dodgy ground because, technically, the cap still "works" as a cap and they used to only replace parts that need replacing in order for normal function. i.e. If it was cracked then they would absolutely replace it. Just being mangled might not be a 100% valid reason for them to offer a replacement. (Bear that in mind before you ask.)

    If it was me I wouldn't have bought the pen but if I was stuck with it I would buy a new cap.
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    Default Re: Montblanc jfk question

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    Ouch. Why would anyone make such a mess of a cap like that? I don't like personalisation on my pens but it couldn't have looked worse than that.
    Maybe the personalization was evidential?

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    Default Re: Montblanc jfk question

    Quote Originally Posted by Wile E Coyote View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    Ouch. Why would anyone make such a mess of a cap like that? I don't like personalisation on my pens but it couldn't have looked worse than that.
    Maybe the personalization was evidential?
    Could have been An Ex husband/wife/partner/ etc. maybe?
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    Default Re: Montblanc jfk question

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wile E Coyote View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    Ouch. Why would anyone make such a mess of a cap like that? I don't like personalisation on my pens but it couldn't have looked worse than that.
    Maybe the personalization was evidential?
    Could have been An Ex husband/wife/partner/ etc. maybe?
    I considered that, but why ruin the value before selling? If it were to spite your ex, you would probably just completely destroy it. If you paid $0, then the $200 is pure profit and there's no tracing it.

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