would it be fair to equate them as the "Rolex" of fountain pens?
This one is special to me for 2 reasons:
1. I received it as a graduation gift 24 years ago - and I haven't lost or broken it yet!!!
2. I can't get a good photo of it, but on the rim of the clip, it is engraved W. Germany (not Germany), :-)
My love of fountain pens came from a rather ingnominious beginning. As a high school freshman, I bought a Schaeffer fountain pen with disposable ink cartridges. I found out that by flicking it properly - it shoots the ink out in some nice size droplets. I got pretty good with my aim,