Classic Century Black & 23-Karat Gold Ballpoint PenClassic Century Black & 23-Karat Gold Ballpoint Pen

Classic Century Black & 23-Karat Gold Ballpoint Pen


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The sleek profile and patented twist-action barrel of the Classic Century sparked a design revolution. Generations later, passionate fans remain loyal, while trendsetters appreciate its authenticity. In handsome satin black accentuated by 23-karat gold plated appointments, cool comes full circle. Black medium ballpoint. 5.23” x 0.3”.
Product name:Classic Century Black & 23-Karat Gold Ballpoint PenProduct dimensions:0.3" H × 5.23" W × 0.3" LShipping dimensions:2.7" H × 6.8" W × 1.75" LShipping weight:0.45 lbs.UPC:073228025025

Appropriate for ages: 12 - adult


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pricey Writing Tool Wonderful pen but expensive. If you are prone to losing pens, do not splurge on this.
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Ballpoint Ever! I received this pen in 1985 as a Christmas gift from my boss. It is THE best ballpoint I have ever owned or used. I'm amazed that I've managed to keep up with it all these years, but when I get a good writing tool, I try to hang on to it. I've managed to keep this one for 32 years and it's as attractive and dependable as it was the day I got it.
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Black Cross Pen I bought this pen as a replacement for the same model that I had managed to loose after 25 years. It performs well and I have to watch to make sure I get it back. The old pen was beat up and scared but still performed well. The repair service is wonderful. I had returned the old pen for repair when to cap decided to fall off. It was returned in great shape with all of its well earned scars still intact. This is a great writing instrument.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A perfect gift I purchased this as a 5 year anniversary gift. What do you get the man that has everything? The perfect writing instrument. Flat black so very unassuming, engraved, so he knows it is his, and so does everyone else. He especially liked the weight of the pen. He thought it would be very lightweight, but when he took it out of the box, he said it felt good in his hand, sturdy and well balanced. He likes the medium point ball and the refills I included with the gift. I would definitely recommend this product.
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An old friend I've had one of these ball points for a good part of my adult life. They don't wear out but sometimes get lost and/or misappropriated.
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The One and Only This pen was purchased and given a gift and the recipient was thrilled. It arrived on time for the holidays too. She was especially pleased it was engraved with her name followed by the initials of her profession in a classic font. Everybody knows this pen has no equal in the world of elegant writing instruments. I know she appreciated the extra refills I included rather than have take the time out of her busy days to locate them herself. Possessing a Cross pen says a lot about the person who owns one. It is a symbol of high achievement, exquisite taste and trustworthy, long lasting relationships.
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Gift! I bought this as a gift for someone, and they really loved it! Its stylish and elegant, but not overly done. Very happy with this purchase.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect gift for fiance It was better than I had imagined - very classy and sleek. Hope he likes it as much as I do!
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NICE, THIN, ELEGANT It looks very good, really thin. I liked it because when you write with this pen it feels perfect in your hand. ink flaws smoothly, I love this ball point pen, I had this with me for more than a year, no complaint till now. just some wear and tear on the gold parts. other than that really good.
Date published: 2016-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect pen This is my first special pen and its working perfectly. The price is not that high so i recommend this pen
Date published: 2016-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My cross pen I like my cross pen. I had one years ago and lost it. I decided I would like to have another one.
Date published: 2016-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best there is The Century Classic is one of the finest writing instruments I own; I currently have 8 of them; 4 of those I received from my Father when he passed. I've been using them since the early 1980's and it's the only pen I will use. Is it durable? Absolutely! I can say that I've used it as a tool for other than writing a number of times and can't see any marks on it; most of all, it still writes flawlessly. The only thing I would hope for is for Cross to make it a rollerball without changing the case tip. I found that the Cross "Clicks" have the same feel as the Century Classic and they are rollerball without having to have that less than appealing tip that they use on the Century Classic.
Date published: 2015-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CROSS PENS ARE THE BEST! I have had several ballpoint pens for many years,truly the most wonderful pens I ever used!
Date published: 2015-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pen! I bought this pen as a gift for a friend who just graduated with his PhD in computer science. I had it engraved with his name and it looks great! My wife and I both own the same model of pen and cherish them. Finest writing instruments made!
Date published: 2015-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Century Classic Black Pen I have had a Century Classic Black pen & pencil set for about 10 years, & recently was sorry that I lost the pen. The replacement I purchased is a perfect match, & just as comfortable and smooth writing. I'd recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2015-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classy Gift A Cross pen is always such a classy gift. I purchased this pen for a long time friend who was moving away from our area. I wanted something memorable and permanent. An engraved cross pen was the perfect gift. It was beautifully gift wrapped and ready to present.
Date published: 2015-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good writing instrument When one considers durability, ink flow smoothness, and appearance Cross pens are vey difficult to beat. The century line comfort when writing is compromised by its thin barrel. On balance, though, I love this pen.
Date published: 2015-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Pen I Ever Owned I recieved this pen in a pen/pencil set in the mid 90's. I have been involved in law enforcement of one sort or another since 1994. In my field my equipment needs to be durable. Currently I am a Court Security Officer and use this pen with it's pencil brother everyday. It has perfomed flawlessly all this time. The weight and feel of the pen and it's mechanical operation are perfect. I have gone through countless refills and in my line of work I need my pen to work every time. I highly recommend this pen or any other Cross pen. They are highly durable, and functioning peices of art that will last a lifetime.
Date published: 2015-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS GIFTS I wanted to find something of a personal nature for family this upcoming Christmas,well worth the investment!
Date published: 2015-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All-Time Favorite This pen is my all-time favorite. I own several, and keep them in my desks, on my nightstand, etc. It has a classy appearance, but the reason I love it is the comfort of the satin finish, the smooth mechanism and the perfect size and weight.
Date published: 2014-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Graduation Gift! It is slim and classic and it looks great with golden engraving on it! and it writes smoothly. I gave it as a gift so I do not know about durability.
Date published: 2014-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classy pen Pen is beautiful for man or woman. Black slim line pen with medium point. Gold trim and clip. Had name engraved in gold--- classy!
Date published: 2014-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great graduation gift A timeless gift for graduation from medical school, engraved with "Dr." to mark the occasion. Easily fits in a pocket. Very well-made and special.
Date published: 2014-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handy for everyday use I've been using one for quite some time. I thought I lost it. This one is supposed to be a replacement. I was sold on this pen a long time ago.
Date published: 2014-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality and Durability I received a pair of gold Cross Classic Century engraved pens in 1987 for my first promotion at work and had both for 26 years. An unfortunate circumstance caused me to lose one of them last year. I wear pens in my uniform pocket every day and use them daily but stopped using the remaining one because I didn't want to lose it, due to its sentimental value. I recently ordered a pair of black classic century pens and had them engraved. They are just as smooth as my first pair, elegant and look great with my uniform. It is so nice to have quality writing instruments always available again. I know I won't work for another 26 years but I am sure the pens will still be writing.
Date published: 2014-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a gift that lasts I have this same pen that was given to me about 25 yrs. ago. It still works fine the finish has lasted better than expected and the engraving is still in very good shape. I use it just about everyday. I gave one to my son for Christmas in hopes he will have it for many years to come. A bit pricey but worth it in the long run.
Date published: 2014-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always durable, attractive, and high quality. Yes, AT Cross pens have been an important part of my life for many years, from pocket pens to desk set pens. With their unconditional guarantee I know I have a quality product that I can depend on. Keep up the good work!
Date published: 2013-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Love Cross I have been ordering personalized Cross Pens for 20 or 25 years and they have lasted all this time. I am proud to use my Cross Pen - a Cross Pen shows that you have taken the extra time to invest in a quality instrument. Also, it feels good in the hand. Ron W
Date published: 2013-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Long Time User The Classic Black is one of my favorite Cross Pens. Lost my last one so purchased this one to replace it. Black and Gold is a Rich and Sophistic combination. "Classic Pens" have the best feel and Cross is known for their quality. I also bought two of the "Sport Style" pens for me and my wife. I would like to see Cross bring these back, they are unique in style and the closest to the Classic models I have bought. I always give my relatives an engraved Cross pen when they graduate from college.
Date published: 2013-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A true classic I received this pen more than 20 years ago as a gift from a team of consultants I worked with, engraved with my name. Gorgeous to write with, lovely to hold, looks good anywhere - if ever I lost it I'd have to get another immediately! If you're looking for a Cross pen, and can't decide, get this one. This is the pen you want.
Date published: 2013-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic, Indeed For a "classic," this pen was certainly hard to find. I had looked for it (and would have preferred its stouter, black-and-gold cousin), but all I could find at three retail outlets were gaudy "bling' Cross pens. I eventually found it on line, thanks to an unsolicited catalog. The stouter version is apparently no longer made, although there are chrome-and-pastel versions aplenty. I wish Cross would keep a few more classic, understated pens available for folks who like a quality pen that does not aspire to be a fashion accessory.
Date published: 2013-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've been using this set for 24 years I've been using this set for 24 years. However I've had to replace the cap a couple of time because of pulling it out of my shirt pocket so many times.
Date published: 2012-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great graduation gift This has become my traditional graduation gift. It is always well received, especially as it is engraved.
Date published: 2012-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great little pen the gold trim really makes this pen look sharp. Effortless writing, good ink flow. Love it!
Date published: 2012-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Gift Have many cross pens, which I love and are very dependable. This is a graduation gift, which I had engraved.
Date published: 2012-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product but... I have used cross pens & pencils for over 20 yrs. and recomend them to everyone who uses a pen daily at work. When my truck was stolen last year all they took was my Cross pen! My wife replaced it soon after, but my new one has a loose pocket clip now, if I send it in for repair it cost almost as much as a new one
Date published: 2012-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gift for Boss The pen we ordered was for our boss, his 20th anniversary at our business. It was ordered online with engraving requested. We received it in a timely manner and exactly as ordered. Our boss was thrilled with the pen and I would recommend this product and this company to anybody. Thank you for making our boss very happy!
Date published: 2011-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sales Achievement Awards I wanted to acknowledge and reward some of our Sales Reps that had acheived a high level of Sales for the year and wanted something that was classy, and memorable, in both image and function. I decided on the Cross pen because I had received one about 15 years ago and I still use it, daily. My choice of the Black pen with the engraving gives the pen a rich look because the engraving is 'gold' lettering. When I presented the pens to the awardees, they were speechless; no one had ever given them anything like this. That is significant because these are +30 year 'veterans' of our industry, and they appreciate quality and value. Good Job, Cross. RAP, VP of Sales
Date published: 2011-10-27