Esterbrook x Accutron Fountain Pen Review
Powered by the movement of your wrist, a rotor spins electrostatic generators, which in turn charge a capacitor, which then go on to power the watch.
Specs: Description: A brushed green metal pen from two brands, both prominent in the 1960s, both of which who are back in action again. Nib: Medium Gold Tone Schmidt Nib Filling Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter Weight: 36.3g capped, 18.7g uncapped Measurements: 5.875″ capped, 5.125″ uncapped Color Options: Brushed Green Metal
Powered by the movement of your wrist, a rotor spins electrostatic generators, which in turn charge a capacitor, which then go on to power the watch. If you’re interested in learning more about the Accutron, you can read my lengthy review of the watch over at Worn and Wound. Today, we’re talking about the Esterbrook fountain pen that’s been decked out to match the Accutron, and boy did they do a good job. Let’s take a closer look at this stunning brushed green fountain pen that honors both of these prominent mid-century brands.
Based on the Esterbrook Camden, the Accutron is similar in size and shape, but stands all on its own. The body and cap are rendered in a rich green metal that’s treated with a brushed pattern throughout. If you’re a watch fan, you’ve probably seen an original Accutron Spaceview model in your travels. This open-faced demonstrator watch showed off the mix of mechanical and electronic tech inside, surrounded by a signature green chapter ring. Complementing the new Accutron watch, this same brushed green finish can be seen on the watch.
All of the branding is on the cap. Instead of an Esterbrook logo on the finial, you’ll see an Accutron tuning fork engraved into a gold-tone plate. Just above the bottom of the cap, there’s the Accutron logo printed in gold. A polished gold-tone metal spring clip secures the pen to your pocket or bag. The pen is a pretty standard shape and size, fitting nicely in my hands. One thing worth noting is that the cap doesn’t post securely. This is due to the spring loaded mechanism inside the cap that doesn’t quite fit over the tail of the pen. The star of the show is the finish. It’s intriguing to look at, feels great in hand, and it’s an excellent tribute to the Accutron design language.
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