Dear Ma’am / Sir,
I purchased a Rotring Initial (F) pen, last year, from Amazon.com (https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/review/B0002T40OQ/R3HSC9W41I1XKZ/) and got it delivered to a friend who was coming to India, from the USA.
I could not get a Rotring converter so I went to William Penn and got myself a $ 11 Visconti converter!
Having owned Parkers (cheap ones and a Sterling 75 for 20 odd years till my Super Boss stole it) till now, I wanted change.
This Rotring is hardly that change!
This purchase was inspired by the legendary Rotring 600 that belonged to my Uncle! The ‘clack’ of its cap! Pure music!
I treat it with due respect, often rudely refusing strangers this pen and take the pains to take off my bag from the back and offer them a ball point pen.
However, it seems, this pen shall be relegated to the drawer because I just can’t carry it in my pocket without constantly adjusting it so that it doesn’t slip out of its cap; and, it still does!
Just a gentle tap is enough to get it off!
Normal bodily movements dislodge it from the cap, staining clothes!
Disappointed and disgusted at this ‘German’ quality!
UPDATE : It does not even stay in the cap! Watch the disgusting video! I am so sad about this “German Engineering”!
Do I buy the Mercedes l, next year?