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Are There (At Least) Currently Two Different Models Of Pelikan M800 ?


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#1 Patrick L

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:00

Are there currently two(at least) different models of Pelikan M800 ?


Completely black model.
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Black but with a small transparent window model
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There's unfortunately no M800 Pelikan where I live, so I don't really understand what's the current situation.

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Edited by Patrick L, 08 January 2013 - 12:04.


#2 hari317

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:55

both the models you show are same. perhaps the top one is filled with ink. the window can still be clearly distinguished. HTH.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:59

As far as I know, the solid black models all have an ink window. Probably the one in the first picture is filled with a dark ink, but at least to my eye there is a clear line some way above the threads indicating the end of the transparent window.
The striated models obviously do not have an ink window.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 13:00

Based on what I was seeing on the photos, I thought that they were actually two different models.Thanks Hari !
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 14:06

I agree with Hari. I own the black M800, and the only time I see the greenish transparent ink window is during cleaning & flushing. Otherwise, it's dark because of the loaded ink, which is usually a blue-black ink.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 14:30

I agree with Hari. I own the black M800, and the only time I see the greenish transparent ink window is during cleaning & flushing. Otherwise, it's dark because of the loaded ink, which is usually a blue-black ink.

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Thanks for your e reply Pete. Actually, you should also see the ink window when there's little ink inside the pen ? Is it not the raison d'etre of the window ?
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 15:49

They are the same. My W. Germany M800 filled with black ink.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 16:08

side-by-side comparison (2 Pelikan Black M800s, the left one filled with a black ink)
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 19:18

The striated models obviously do not have an ink window.


They do have an ink window... but the stripes come over it. You can still see the ink level between the stripes.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 19:38

Current model ink window is dark green (Therefore difficult to take the picture with ink window that can be seen)

Old model ink window is lighter green.

Pelikan website inorder to illustrate that there is a ink window. Show a lighter green ink window.

Now is quite dark green.

Edited by printhardcopy, 08 January 2013 - 19:40.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 21:29

The striated models obviously do not have an ink window.


They do have an ink window... but the stripes come over it. You can still see the ink level between the stripes.


Certainly you can see the ink level between the stripes. But since I have to hold the pen against a source of light to appreciate that I do not consider this an ink window in the common sense.
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