Monday, November 4, 2013

A Bit of Shameless Self-Promotion

As many of you know, I do some work for different watch and pen companies.  I try very hard to keep that separate from what I write about here because it can leave the wrong impression.

So this is a ONE TIME use of the space here at Tempus Fugit for a bit of shameless self-promotion.

I am the owner of the Oberlin Pen Company -

The Oberlin Pen Company was the result of a lot of inspiration that I have received from many of the brands that I have written about.

From Beat Weinmann of ochs und junior I have come to appreciate the importance of transparency - of knowing exactly where the products come from that you buy - even the luxuries.  So to that end, I have partnered with the Edison Pen Company of Ohio to produce the first series of pens.  All of the pens are made in Ohio, with the fountain pens using high quality German nibs.

From Samuel Naldi of Edelberg, I have learned the importance of having an attractive product, and having a stylish presentation.

From Lisa Delane of Tigerlilly Skye, and Yasmina Pedrini of Frederique Constant/Alpina I have learned the importance of trying to give something back to a charitable cause not because you should, but because you want to.

And from my interactions with Jean Claude-Biver, I have learned the importance of sharing the story.

The Oberlin Pen Company is an experiment in communication. There will be no big budget, no paid advertising or product placement. Whether this venture will live or die will be completely up to those people who choose to support it.

So what's in it for you? A very cool limited edition. But there is more to it than that, because one of the guiding ideals of the Oberlin Pen Company is to try and do something good. So to that end, a percentage of every pen sold will be donated to charity.

If you are interested in learning more, or in purchasing one of these limited editions, please contact me directly. The price for the Roller Ball will be $200 US plus shipping. For the Fountain Pen it will be $250 US plus shipping.

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