FREE Specialty Nib Grind with any Purchase
Please allow an additional 3-4 weeks for delivery on specialty grinds
The Esterbrook Estie Accutron is a new limited edition for 2021, done in collaboration with the famed watchmaker, and using McKenzie Penworks Diamondcast technique.
To illuminate the magnificent colors of the Accutron, the Diamondcast material for these writing instruments was developed in collaboration with McKenzie Penworks and gleams with colors of green and gold. Available in the oversize, this is the first Esterbrook pen to carry the 18k gold nib, and is limited to just 100 pieces worldwide.
Because this nib only comes in Medium, we are offering a FREE specialty nib grind from Mark Bacas! He has offered either a Cursive Smooth Italic, or a Hybrid nib grind. Here are some details about the grinds:
- Medium - Ships immediately with the stock 18k gold nib
- Cursive Smooth Italic - This will essentially be a very usable 0.5mm Stub nib, where the downstrokes will be thicker, and the side strokes will be thinner. What sets this apart from other Italic nibs is the smoothness, which is created by slight bevels on the edge of the nib.
Hybrid - This is basically an architect nib, which has the opposite effect of the Italic. It will provide a thinner downstroke, and a thicker side stroke. This nib is also smoothed out so that it doesn't create a harsh side-to-side stroke, and is excellent for daily use.
*PLEASE NOTE: Because these nibs will be customized to your specification, we are unable to offer returns on any nib except the factory Medium.
New York, NY (August 24, 2021) – To celebrate Accutron’s most recent 60th Anniversary, the brand collaborated with a true ‘American Original,” Esterbrook Pens, once one of the largest pen manufacturers in the United States. Proudly used by U.S. Presidents, Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy when signing legislation, Charles Schulz when creating his famous Peanuts comics, as well as other various Disney artists, Esterbrook Pens is a company that shares the same vision and passion for innovation as Accutron. A year later, these two brands continue their partnership with a new Accutron by Esterbrook Special Edition pen series.
In 1960, Accutron launched and revolutionized the timekeeping industry with the introduction of the first truly electronic timepiece utilizing a tuning fork for accuracy. The following year, in 1961, President Kennedy, with a stroke of his Esterbrook pen, wrote the historic speech, later presented before a joint session of Congress, setting the United States on a course to the moon. Thereafter, Accutron technology was used by NASA on dozens of missions.
These two forward-thinking brands have come together more than a century after their founding to showcase their rich American heritage and innovative expertise. The new Accutron by Esterbrook Special Edition pen series includes three models --- the Accutron Regular Estie Roller Ball Pen priced at $350, the Accutron Regular Fountain Pen with gold plated steel nib for $395 and the Accutron Oversize Estie Pen with an 18kt gold nib for $750. Incorporating the brand’s iconic green hue, the new pens feature a tie-dye design of light green and blue colors. Available now for purchase at select Accutron retailers.
Offering the world’s first fully electronic watch in 1960, Accutron changed the way the world told time with the most accurate timekeeping mechanism ever created and the first personal timekeeping advancement seen in 300 years. Ruling the watch world for more than a decade, its foundational technology later became an integral component of America’s space program and The Accutron logo became a symbol to the consumer of timekeeping accuracy. Now sixty years later, Accutron returns and brings the same drive for technological advancement and design with the first-ever watches powered by electrostatic energy along with the reimagination of the brand’s most iconic historical timepieces.
The Esterbrook Pen Company, a true American Original, is writing its next chapter.
As Americana and nostalgia for the past have come into favor, iconic American brands are being reborn in the cities where they first achieved fame. For one hundred years Esterbrook was the pride of Camden, NJ. Today, it’s been moved 120 miles north to Kenro headquarters in Mineola, NY, where its storied past will forever be a part of its promising future.
To that end, our first offering is the Esterbrook Estie.
The Estie is a tribute to Richard Esterbrook and the much-loved brand he built.
The pen’s classic style harkens to the 1930’s, a time when fountain pens were an integral part of how Americans communicated. As a celebration of the interchangeable nib system of the Esterbrooks of the 1930’s, the Estie comes with a modern nib, but can be adapted using our specially engineered MV Nib Adaptor to use your Estie with the full range of vintage Esterbrook nibs. Old meets new. Esterbrook endures.