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Rotring 600 Fp Fact Sheet
Posted 18 January 2013 - 13:12
Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:06
This one is a Rotring 600 fountain pen with a B steel nib. Built to last ...
Hi, i have one,but in black with a F steel nib. great Pen
Posted 27 January 2013 - 17:05
Posted 27 January 2013 - 17:11
However, I sometimes have trouble getting the cap on the Rotring to seat correctly when closing the pen.
Is it the pen or is there a trick to doing it that I'm not getting?
Posted 29 January 2013 - 21:14
As regards the cap, depends if it's a series 1 (knurled grip, no bumps/pegs), series 2 (smooth grip, bumps to hold cap), or the transitional model (knurled grip AND bumps, don't have one of these yet!). With the series 1, apparently what does the gripping is the plastic inner cap hidden away at the end of the metal cap, which is supposed to fit snugly around the little ridge just above the nib. Except after a while, it doesn't! Hence the series 2 springy bumps, which fit with much more of a snap --- unless the little metal springy bit whose visible part is the two bumps breaks, then you're buggered!
I don't know about the cap posted, I never post mine. And since I always carry in a pen box, I'm not that bothered if the cap gets a bit looser.
Either series, if you don't have the hexagonal facets lined up, it's a sorry story. I don't know if a previous idiot owner trying to close it without it lined up might damage stuff, even german engineering isn't indestructible. Or if it was ever in the hands of a toddler..................
Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:11
I've tried the newer Newton as well (well, it's a lot cheaper), and although okayish, nowhere near as good as the sublime 600.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:39
Posted 04 February 2013 - 20:57
Writes like a dream anyway, so I'm a happy bunny!
Posted 04 February 2013 - 23:02
Posted 04 February 2013 - 23:43
Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:33
I actually love that you can swap out the L tech nibs quite easiy and use TWSBI nibs in them. I do wish they'd offer the pen with nib widths other than M...though it is a very good M (wet and smooth).
Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:36
BTW, Great pictures!
Posted 13 February 2013 - 22:04
I have one Rotring 600. It has one of the smoothest nibs I own. It's the black one. I bought it about 10 yrs. ago from Pendimonium. After reading this thread I had to ink it up again and it is grand. Why this old greybeard hasn't been using it for the last few years is a mystery. Perhaps it was the cap. The cap wouldn't stay on shortly after I got it so I send it in to be fixed. They did a good job but I still lacked confidence in the cap staying in place. I like to carry my pens so I guess it was relagated to to the unused catagory. My bad. A pen this smooth deserves a place in the rotation. After readinng this thread I've inked her up and she writes with buttery smoothness. Change isn't always for the better. If we could only keep improving things over time it would be nice,...but then where would nostalgia be?
I always have at least one rOtring 600 inked and in rotation. Back in the late 90's and early 00's I bought a bunch of rOtring 600s, 700s, and a few 900s. Back then the steel nibs were often under $30 on Ebay. I had at least one every variety. The ball points and pencils were tough but not as robust as the fountain pens. Unfortunately, last year I was robbed and lost most of them. I have a few left including a couple with 18K nibs.
BTW, Great pictures!
- Seán O'Faolain