How to retrofit your Gucci Pen to accept a Cross refill
Do you have a vintage Gucci Gold on Sterling Silver Ballpoint pen and can't find a replacement ink refill for it? This tweak might just revive your old favorite again!
I have found that you may use a Cross format C1 refill in your Gucci pen, but you will need to make a few modifications to the original design.
- The hole in the Gucci pen tip is slightly smaller than the diameter of the Cross refill. You will need to enlarge the hole, using a file tool until you are able to slide the Cross refill freely through the hole.
- Next, you will want to pull the empty Gucci refill out of the threaded metal plug on the end.
- Remove the threaded plastic plug off the new Cross refill. You will find that it is a little bit shorter than the original Gucci refill. This is where some Cotton Ball material will come in handy to bridge the gap in the plug. Roll up a small ball of it and push it up into the metal plug, followed with the Cross refill. Do this until you get a right fit when the pen it put back together.
- If you find the Cross refill being too loose and not being gripped by the threaded plug, use some Scotch Tape to increase the diameter of the refill and produce a more snug fit.
I hope you will get this tweak to work and be able to enjoy your Favorite Gucci pen for many more years to come!