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#1 VaN GoGh

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 15:33

Hi Guys,

Yesterday was my birthday and I finally decided to buy this diamond for myself as a birthday/christmas present. So I went to the pen shop around 12 pm. and picked up the pen on the table and start to talk with the dealer. He was so nice to me altough I was there for the 3rd time to see the pen. I asked him for another free ink which he accepted. So I took my new Extra and leave the shop. Now I took some pictures which I would like to share with you. :clap1: Please suggest some inks maybe green will be nice to me for the first shot :roflmho:

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 14:19

Nice pen. Hope you love it. Diamine makes several really nice green inks that might work well with that pen, maybe their Green Black, Dalamere or Woodland Green.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 17:42

Wow, what a beauty! :drool:
Can you get Standardgraph inks where you live? It looks like their Reed Green would be a close to perfect match for the green details on your pen.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 18:54

That is a lovely pen. Personally, I would choose a nice, rich, black ink for the first time around, probably Aurora. I realize that's not very original, but it is very black and that's what counts.

Also: a like the strategy you used with the seller. As a variation, next time try offering to pay for the ink and see if he'll throw in a nice pen.

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#5 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 20:35

Lovely extra :thumbup: You will love the way it writes ;) I enjoy mine a lot and look for another 1930 extra in second hand.
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#6 VaN GoGh

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:32

Wow, what a beauty! :drool:
Can you get Standardgraph inks where you live? It looks like their Reed Green would be a close to perfect match for the green details on your pen.


Thnx

I can get MB inks , Pelikan edelstein , Caran Dache , Waterman , J Herbin, also I can find Diamine from another city but they dont have all the greens. My options for Diamine are Ultra Green, Green Black , Emerald , Teal.

I also search the colour that you recommend I really like the colour so maybe I can find it in the future

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#7 VaN GoGh

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:44

Lovely extra :thumbup: You will love the way it writes ;) I enjoy mine a lot and look for another 1930 extra in second hand.


Thank you Georges,

I read your review and saw the pictures before I bought mine and that's one of the things what encourges me to buy the pen :D :thumbup:

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:04

and for diamine,you don't say it in your list but can you have the sherwood green?it's a nice green.If not the simple and classical MB irish green,easy to find and nice.

the pen is splendid i love it!!Do you want to sell it to me?lol
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#9 VaN GoGh

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 13:42

and for diamine,you don't say it in your list but can you have the sherwood green?it's a nice green.If not the simple and classical MB irish green,easy to find and nice.

the pen is splendid i love it!!Do you want to sell it to me?lol



thanks you :D yes the pen is gorgeous I think I'm gonna use it for a long time but if I change my mind one day you'll be in the first line in my selling list :thumbup:

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 18:56

thank you very much...it's the color i want...yours is really the one that i want ;)
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:16

thank you very much...it's the color i want...yours is really the one that i want ;)


Let me tell you the story...before the extra I was planning to buy Omas Paragon in the first place then I find Mogdalini then I see Miya Turqoise. After all one day I decided to go to a watch dealer who sells montblanc pens and montegrappa pens. I didnt know what I was gonna find there. I entered the store and there were about 5 montegrappa pens left. At that moment I saw the extra ( I saw this pen at novelli site a long time ago but it was expensive ). The dealer told me that they will stop selling Montegrappa and continue with MB. Thats why they have 5 pens. So I asked him to grab the extra and the yellow duetto miya. From that moment I was very impressed by the extra. The colours, the feeling of touch to celluloid, the nib :puddle:
So I make some researchs on FPN the owner reviews and I decided to get it as a birhtday present to myself :clap1:

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:42

Very nice! you will never regret owning this stunning pen.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 13:47

it's clear that it is a very nice pen....who can say he don't love this pen?
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:13

I would like to see your review of this pen after six - twelve months. It looks like a very nice pen I would consider in the future. Your review would be of value.

Thanks for this writeup!

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 19:40

I owe a Bamboo Black too, and love it. It is beautiful, has a fantastic nib and a great design.
The only thing I do not like about this pen is that it takes forever to unscrew the cap!! Impossible to use in meetings...

Otherwise, I am sure you will enjoy it!

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 20:25

Gorgeous pen. Congrats !!