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#1 speedy

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 08:52

After the discussion of version 1
http://www.fountainp...bi-diamond-850/

We made design reversion 2.0 as below, the main changes are

1. Ink window moved to grip zone, and be covered by cap when not in use
2. Cap middle ring shaped to smooth fit with barrel when caped
3. Clip shape changed to original diamond pen design
4. Cap crown thickness reduced

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 09:15

Want! :puddle:

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 09:31

Well folks, looks like we got us the makings of another gorgeous pen here.....

#4 Gojira

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 09:31

Ooooooooh....

Any ideas on when this will be going into production? I want one right now!

#5 orangos

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 11:19

Very nice -- looks like another TWSBI to add to the wishlist :thumbup:
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#6 Pen Is Mightier

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 12:06

I really like the changes you made from the original design. The changes make the pen look more streamlined and less clunky. Plus the pinstripe look is really classy on this pen!
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Posted 08 December 2011 - 12:13

Looks good Speedy. I think you must really look forward to going to work each day, inventing new pen designs and the other cool stuff you work with.

Is the pen heavy?
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Posted 08 December 2011 - 13:14

Another winner-- thanks Speedy
Rhodium trim only please

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 13:42

I like this one very much. Heck, I liked version 1, but agree that this is better.
I came here for the pictures and stayed for the conversation.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 14:23

Heavens to Murgatroyd, that's a gorgeous looking thing! :notworthy1:

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 14:37

It is stunning.
Keep the nib plain (not engraved), it looks perfect with the elegant line of the pen.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 15:41

Me too. I love the gunmetal/blued one.


Or maybe it's the black on and it's just the photo. :hmm1:

On faceboook one definitely looks blued.

Edited by RGH, 08 December 2011 - 15:42.


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Posted 08 December 2011 - 16:53

They look great! It's great that you both share conceptual pictures, and that you ask for feedback from the community of people that will likely be your largest customer base!

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 16:54

After the discussion of version 1
http://www.fountainp...bi-diamond-850/

We made design reversion 2.0 as below, the main changes are

1. Ink window moved to grip zone, and be covered by cap when not in use
2. Cap middle ring shaped to smooth fit with barrel when caped
3. Clip shape changed to original diamond pen design
4. Cap crown thickness reduced


1. Hidden window is a very good idea. Adds sophistication to the pen.
2. Good.
3. Very nice. I like it a lot.
4. Better, but still a little bit heavy looking

I will definitively buy a metal TWSBI, but I find this prototype to lack the Diamond look. Doesn't fit in the Diamond collection. It doesn't have the same facets on the body and the cap ring (where you used to engrave TWSBI) is totally different. The strips are also atypical of the original design. The cap top isn't a clear dome with the TWSBI logo. The lines on the piston screw are too thin and too close to each other.

#15 VillersCotterets

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 17:00

You could do a quick survey, here on FPN, by comparing the 850 shape against a 540 with metal textures applies on the 3D model.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 17:17

It is stunning.
Keep the nib plain (not engraved), it looks perfect with the elegant line of the pen.


I agree . . . the plain nib really completes a very classic look. Nicely done. I guess I'll have to add another TWSBI to the pen case when this becomes available . . .
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Posted 08 December 2011 - 17:19

Simply gorgeous.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 17:45

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 17:55

Yes! Bring it on.
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Posted 08 December 2011 - 18:05

After the discussion of version 1
http://www.fountainp...bi-diamond-850/

We made design reversion 2.0 as below, the main changes are

1. Ink window moved to grip zone, and be covered by cap when not in use
2. Cap middle ring shaped to smooth fit with barrel when caped
3. Clip shape changed to original diamond pen design
4. Cap crown thickness reduced



1. Good choice.
2. Good idea but I think the new rounded design takes away from the clean lines of the rest of the pen.
3. Very nice clip redesign.
4. Disagree on this change - If the crown is going to be the same material/color as the piston end, then the crown should stay thicker to maintain the visual balance of the pen.

I agree with the plain unengraved nib idea. Maybe just a very light etching or very light sandblasting of the logo and the nib size would be enough?

And finally, IMHO your chrome and red logo is a MUST HAVE! It looks gorgeous on the 540, and on the ink bottle. It has become synonymous with your products and your brand and should display on everything you make.

Cheers Speedy! Keep up the good work!

Edited by dex138, 08 December 2011 - 18:06.


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Posted 08 December 2011 - 18:20


It is stunning.
Keep the nib plain (not engraved), it looks perfect with the elegant line of the pen.


I agree . . . the plain nib really completes a very classic look. Nicely done. I guess I'll have to add another TWSBI to the pen case when this becomes available . . .


In theory, but in reality might look unfinished and cheap to many customers.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 18:47

Put me down for at least 1 of each! Great looking pens!

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 19:15

What happened to this design?

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#24 StephY

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 20:15

Hmm, the last picture reminds me of a Visconti Opera Guilloche.

I like it! :thumbup:

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 20:22

it does looks like a VS opera but I like it, no red background on the cap makes it better looking to me.

is this a piston filler?
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Posted 08 December 2011 - 20:24

In theory, but in reality might look unfinished and cheap to many customers.


I'm not sure. Detroit certainly slaps more chrome (-covered plastic) on cars than foreign makes and many believe that looks cheap.

My humble opinion - any kind of visible ornamentation would clash with the rest of the pen's classic elegance. It's a black Savile Row tuxedo. It doesn't need anything else. Well, maybe 'clash' is too harsh (a boutonnier wouldn't spoil the tux), but I do like the look of the unengraved nib.
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Posted 09 December 2011 - 01:33

Looks stunning!

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 03:34

I like it. Much improved over version 1.0. :thumbup:

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 03:42

I like it a lot, it may be the first one I own, can you show it against a known pen or provide dimensions? I'm one of those few that prefer a nice size pen, for me it makes it easier for long writing sessions. Very handome design and still reminds me of my Visconti Opera Master.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 03:52

Along with everyone else - use the same style cap/jewel on this as the 540. That jewel is something to keep!

Even if you smooth out the cap ring, still give it a visual style completely compatible with the 540.

Facets like the 540 rather than the striations of the new design.

And I for one, only want a plain nib on a wet noodle. Some nice engraving makes it special.
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