While I love using fountain pens in my Midori and Rhodia journal, when it comes to my monthly calendar, I don't want to use fountain pens. There is a drying time associated with fountain pen ink and I usually write quickly as events and deadlines come up.
What drew me to this pen was that it was a fine-tipped ballpoint. It's the perfect size for filling in my monthly calendar. I can easily fit 3-4 things per day depending on how in depth I want to write.
Aesthetics also played apart in purchasing this pen because it looks cool. I l how the brass looks with the leather Midori. I also quite like the bullet shape of it when it's folded up. It's very compact and can be stored at the top of the midori through a pen loop (also Midori brand).
I even purchased one for my boyfriend and he loves it. It looks really slick in a breast pocket and he's already gotten compliments on it at work.