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#271 English John

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 07:21


I will definitely order one of the 2 pens.... So please notify us when they are available... even do pre-orders?



I am going to run a pre-order for the initial 300 pens. I am going to have the thread organizing the pre-sale up for the weekend in the US time zones.

Look for more information soon!


Will these be available for sale to Europe ?

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 07:28

Will these be available for sale to Europe ?


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Posted 23 April 2010 - 09:48

I will be happy to ship to europe as well. I think speedy has a friend in Europe doing distribution there (which would mean cheaper shipping for you guys), but if there is no problem with regional fiefdoms, I'll ship to Canada/Europe. I need to check, but I think shipping will be similar to the cost for US shipping.
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Posted 23 April 2010 - 14:29

mahkie is a nice young friend from America who now live in Taiwan, he is giving me suggestion on marketing and helping me organizing twitter...
such a nice your fellow long times ago already planning to do some international sales that are pen related from Taiwan. To appreciate his ambition so I let him has the first priority to sell the first 300 pilot run pens, even before I start to sell the Diamond. Hope you guys all support his work, thank.Posted Image

My distribution in Europe has not been decided yet. If anyone is interested in organize/collect orders in your local area amount your friend, group... ; in this way at least the shipping cost can be minimized, then place order from me, pls let me by email at speedy@twsbi.com

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 14:33

Any chance on getting one in time to show it off at the Chicago Pen Show?

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 16:23

I have started the presale here in the Marketplace. Let me know what you guys think!

PS: You should follow us on Twitter! (see my sig :))


Any chance on getting one in time to show it off at the Chicago Pen Show?

Pam


There are some pre-production models floating around (I have one), but the Chicago pen show is pretty soon. I don't think it would be very likely.

Edited by mahkie, 23 April 2010 - 16:26.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 16:47

I would follow you on twitter... but I don't tweet.

Yes, I got on the pre-sale list in the other thread. Looks fine. However, in all my excitement, I totally missed the part about the timeline. It was there, I just didn't see it at first.

Woo Hoo! We are one step closer!

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#278 Spitzner

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 18:15

Yes, the Chicago show is only a week away so I figured it wouldn't be possible. :crybaby:

Too bad. I was going to make a myself a badge that said "Have you seen my TWSBI?" to wear on Sunday (the public day). :bunny01:

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 23:17

Yes, the Chicago show is only a week away so I figured it wouldn't be possible. :crybaby:

Too bad. I was going to make a myself a badge that said "Have you seen my TWSBI?" to wear on Sunday (the public day). :bunny01:

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mahkie,

it is Saturday here, too late for me to do so; office is closed.
Will we be in time to send Spitzner your Diamond pen by FedEx? pls try to arrange.
I'll pass you a new one when we meet next week.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 00:11


Yes, the Chicago show is only a week away so I figured it wouldn't be possible. :crybaby:

Too bad. I was going to make a myself a badge that said "Have you seen my TWSBI?" to wear on Sunday (the public day). :bunny01:

Pam


mahkie,

it is Saturday here, too late for me to do so; office is closed.
Will we be in time to send Spitzner your Diamond pen by FedEx? pls try to arrange.
I'll pass you a new one when we meet next week.

speedy


Yeah, i'll try to mail it out Monday morning in a rush mail envelope
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 02:13

How big are the pens actually? Is it possible to see them in pictures together with other pens (like Pelikan or so) for comparison? Thanks.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 10:10

How big are the pens actually? Is it possible to see them in pictures together with other pens (like Pelikan or so) for comparison? Thanks.


I have a picture comparing it to my Lamy and my Pilot M90

As far as compared to Pelikan, it's closest in size to the m800.
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 22:12

Is the picture posted somewhere? I would be interested on seeing it.

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 03:19

Is the picture posted somewhere? I would be interested on seeing it.


look at my posted threads. I posted a brief review of a prerelease model and included those pictures. I'd post it in this thread but I haven't had time to search my computer and post it. Taking these orders is swamping me!
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Posted 25 April 2010 - 03:46

There is a picture in the TWSBI forums with the Diamond between two Pelikans. I think between a M800 and an M600. I'll look for it tomorrow. And if I remember correctly the size is in-between the two. The caption isn't in english though, you'll have to know what you are looking at/for.

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 08:58

There's a comparison photo in Mahkie's review.

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 00:24

I organized first twsbi penpal meeting in Shanghai yesterday (2010/04/25), friends took some photos below. Lot of fun!Posted Image

http://www.penbbs.co...%FD%CE%C4%CC%C3

guess which one is mePosted Image

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 15:27

I organized first twsbi penpal meeting in Shanghai yesterday (2010/04/25), friends took some photos below. Lot of fun!Posted Image

http://www.penbbs.co...%FD%CE%C4%CC%C3

guess which one is mePosted Image


Speedy, we can't see that unless we are logged in, and I can't register. I can't figure out the security questions. I don't know Waterman's 中文名字, and the question about Pelikan I tried to answer 德國 or just Germany with no luck.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 15:46

Oh, recently the Chinese fountain pen forum close the visitor viewing due to too many registering machine trying to put junk into the forum, so one must register then login. sorry for the inconvenient.

I will help you register next time we meet.
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#290 mahkie

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 17:32

Ok, I finally got a question I knew all the characters for, and remembered to use simplified characters lol

Here's some of the photos!

Here is the chrome-trimmed demonstrator that we are selling in the pre-sale:
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This is the gold (TiNitride) trimmed version that will be produced:
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Closeup of the red Twsbi logo (on the gold trimmed model). I think the red cap looks awesome, and very distinctive:
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Action shot!:
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 18:12

Nice. I like the gold. :thumbup:
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 19:13

I prefer the silver -- gather it protects you from werewolves, lawyers and the like...
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 21:02

Silver definitely...
...now is the only thing that is real...

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 22:19

I didn't realize that the initial run had a different trim. I think I like the looks of the chrome better. But maybe I will have to get a gold one later as well.

Thanks for doing this! It has been exciting to watch and now its like waiting for Christmas/Birthday/etc... to get the Diamond.
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Posted 30 April 2010 - 21:41

If you're going to be at the Chicago Pen Show on Sunday and would like to test-drive the TWSBI, look for me! Thanks to Speedy and Mahkie's generosity, I'll have one there! :cloud9:

Look for a short older woman wearing a "Have you seen my TWSBI?" badge!

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 21:45

I'm so excited I can't even type straight! :embarrassed_smile:

I meant to say IF YOU would like to test-drive the TWSBI.....

Anyway, look for me.

Pam

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 21:11

is there a final release date for this pen ?

#298 speedy

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 05:24

I'm so excited I can't even type straight! :embarrassed_smile:

I meant to say IF YOU would like to test-drive the TWSBI.....

Anyway, look for me.

Pam

you got the pen on time? that's great!
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 17:10

Any chance that they will be out before the Raleigh Pen Show in June? I thought about getting one and then having it custom ground to a stub or cursive italic. :)

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 08:06

is there a final release date for this pen ?


around end of June
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