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December 20, 2005

Space–Age Pen Watch

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So last Friday I was just sitting here, doing something close to nothing, when I happened on Shawn Lea's post about Cartier's fountain pen watch (below).

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Shawn wrote:

    The perfect tool.

    It cures both my pen and my watch obsession.

    The Cartier fountain pen watch.

    Black lacquer, platinum finish, Cartier quartz movement, 18k white gold nib.

    But there's always a catch, isn't there?

    In this case, the price... $1,915.

I like and admire Shawn Lea so I decided see if I couldn't assuage her pen watch yearning just a tad.

I told my crack research team to drop everything else and spend the weekend or even longer — as long as it took — and bring back another, less costly, iteration of this tool.

And I'll be darned if they didn't return wearily triumphant late last night, after countless hours of searching and sifting, with a pen watch that, though it may not possess certain qualities of the Cartier, has some of its own that the pricier model can only dream about.

Behold, at the top of this post, a picture of the remarkable Space–Age Pen Watch.

From the website:

    Featuring a sealed and pressurized ink cartridge, this ballpoint pen writes smoothly at any angle, in extreme cold or heat, over grease and underwater.

    Adding further function is a quartz-movement watch at the end.

    Approx. 5 1/2"L.

I'll bet the Cartier can't write over grease and underwater.

And I'll venture a guess that it doesn't do too well in extreme heat or cold either.

But the best part is the price: a most affordable $35.99 here.

For the quants among you, that's precisely 1.88% of the price of the fancier version.

Heck, it costs less than the sales tax on the Cartier — why dither a femtosecond longer?

[via Shawn Lea and Red Ferret]

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I ordered mine! Give my regards to the crackpot research team. They did a bang-up job, as usual. ;)

Posted by: Shawn Lea | Dec 20, 2005 1:45:08 PM

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