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Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by rsitter, Oct 6, 2013.
I got a blue jotter to give as a gift but ended up also buying 3 for myself.
yeah...ive been writing with my SS Jotter a lot recently..light, fast, durable.
Stupid question: What does SS stand for? Stainless steel?
yeah sorry.. been posting here too long.
Off the top of my head, the Parker Rialto/Place Vendome is a capped pen that takes Parker Jotter ballpoint refills. Also the morern Parker "Big Red" has a screw cap.
I have a couple of Space Pen knockoffs that resemble the chrome Fisher bullet pens but take Jotter refills rather than Fisher refills. Very handy for pocket carry, and no ink blobbing.
A lot of metal pens used for advertising will take Parker refills. Sometimes such pens are sold in bulk on ebay. Some are clock others have caps it varies.
I use several different Parker click models. I am not a fan of the ordinary jotter I like skinnier pens. The Parker Classic is a slimmer push button pen. It is also slightly longer than the jotter. I carry compact Parker jotters in several pockets. They are 4.5 inches long and thinner than a regular jotter. Unfortunately they only were sold with plastic barrels but the plastic barrels are fairly strong. I also use the cap actuated models. (Parker 45, 51, 61, 75 and the Falcon) Some of these are sought by collectors so often expensive but the 45 is pretty inexpensive.
Ballograf makes pens that use Parker refills. They also have a pocket pen that uses a special mini Parker refill. Unfortunately they stopped making mini black refills for it they only sell blue so I stopped using it but I did like it.
I have a Minim pen made in Argentina which looks a lot like the jotter one the outside but the interior, including the threads, is more like the classic. It is all metal and only 4.5 inches long but uses mini refills. The mini refills are not the same size as Ballograf unfortunately. I actually had to rig my own refills for it.
Oh, wow. I have had several over the years, and usually end up giving them away (willingly). I prefer unusual ones, with plastic lower bodies. I'm on the hunt for my next one.
My most recent was a vintage model (brass threads) with red plastic lower body, bought off that auction site for less than $10. One of my coworkers fell in love with it (nostalgia hit hard) and she owns it now. (And this thread has motivated me to go through my pen collection to see if I have any rattling around.)
I've never found the magic combination of pen body (US? France? UK?) and refill that makes for super-smooth clicky action. That's my pet peeve -- when it doesn't click perfectly smoothly and reliably.
I also have two of these here. And I must say, the SS version feels a bit slippery. The plastic body gives a better grip feeling.
The regular jotter is too fat unless you have larger hands. The metal classic is more streamlined and thus better. They also sell the classic in black and gray among other colors and the finish on these is a epoxy coating so not slippery.
I've just seen on the Parker UK website the Jotter and several other models have had a design refresh. A new clip and new finishes and it seems the plastic models are no longer.
How do the new pens look?
Metallic. Can see them properly on Parkers website. I quite like the look, they look a bit more premium in the photos at least, not seen them in person.
My favorite pen is a vintage Parker. Although not a Jotter, it's an International Flighter. It is just smooth and reliable.
Ducky, they look good! I wonder if it has plastic clicky parts?
I think the internals will always be plastic now. Did any ever gave metal clicky parts?
For the new ones on the UK website the colored body is listed as "red chrome" etc.
Does anyone know how durable they are? Will the color come off or wear down by the tip?
I think the old ones had metal clicky parts. I could be wrong about that.
Well here it is. I've splashed out on a new 2016 Parker Jotter in red.......these don't seem to be widely available yet but this one came from Executive Pens Direct in the UK.
I don't see a picture.