Fountain Pens and Mechanical Watches
I didn’t plan on becoming a fountain pen collector. I really didn’t. I’ve always had at least one fountain pen since 1976, but I’ve never had more than four at once. Suddenly in late 2010, I started to acquire more of them. I don’t recall what triggered that new-found interest, but it was certainly helped along by The Fountain Pen Network (FPN), an on-line forum for fountain pen enthusiasts. I now have a collection of about twenty pens.
One thing leads to another, and an FPN post advertising a mechanical hand-wound Russian chronograph watch got me curious about another tool from a bygone era. I didn’t buy that watch, but I did find a similar one a few months later, and have picked up a few more since then. Many of these watches require service, and I’ve found working on them as enjoyable as wearing them.
My Fountain Pen Collection
- My Fountain Pen Collection
- Side by Side: Pelikan M605 vs. Sheaffer No Nonsense
- The Making of a Lamy Frankenpen
Pens, Ink, and Paper
- A Comparison of Fountain Pens, Inks, and Papers
- Comparing Pelikan 4001 Blue-Black and Pelikan Edelstein Tanzanite
- Does the Demise of Cursive Writing Really Matter?
My Watch Collection
- An Overview of My Watch Collection
- Black Lagoon: An Homage to the Tudor Heritage Black Bay
- Pilot Berkut 3133 Chronograph
- Sekonda 2612.1 Alarm
- Strela Civil 3133 Chronograph
- Strela Cosmos 3133 Chronograph
- Sturmanskie 3133 Chronograph
- Velocimaster V-33: An Omega Speedmaster X-33 Homage
- Vortix Adventurer
- Vortix Evolution
- Vortix Oceanographer
- Vostok Generalskie 2414A