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#1 novelli

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 17:55

Omas has just produced another beautiful edition in celluloid, this time using the 360 shape, in the arco brown and wild celluloid.

Limited to:
36 fountain pens and 36 roller in arco brown celluloid with yellow gold trim

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36 fountain pens in arco brown celluloid with rose gold trim

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36 fountain pens in arco brown celluloid with HT trim

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136 fountain pens in wild celluloid

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36 roller in wild celluloid

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The shape is the typical triangular by Omas\The nib is 18kt coming in EF – F – M – B – BB – STUB

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 18:53

In person the Wild celluloid is absolutely striking.   :wub:



#3 raging.dragon

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 22:02

It'll be the Arco with Gold trim and a stub nib for me.

 

In person the Wild celluloid is absolutely striking.   :wub:

 

I'm not sure why, but I've never liked the Wild celluloid, nor the similar "reversed cracked ice" vintage celluloids.



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 17:09

I do not understand why they are called vintage when:

 

1) they are missing the Omas greek key pattern

 

2) they have solid metal in the section like the modern Paragon

 

In my opinion this is really a pity as I would have really loved a real vintage 360 arco brown (I already have an old 360 wild).



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 09:39

I would love to own an Arco.  I have an Arco Paragon and it is lovely.  I already own a 360 smokey grey demonstrator, and don't need 2.  I have too many pens as is.  And I won't give up my current 360 for this one, no matter how beautiful it is.



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 15:13

It can be considered vintage because some of the Omas pens I have--they are old!--have the three bands across the barrel in place of the greek key motif. 

 

I would personally go for the rose gold arco 360 (stub!). I have a Ti 360 and it fits my writing very well. The only pity is that despite the size of the 360, the ink volume is relatively small. 

 

Quoted at some other sources at $1500 MSRP, this is hardly a cheap pen--even by Omas's standards--by a long shot. Prices for Omas have been creeping upwards with all these new 'vintage'; where is that company that makes good writing pens for $150 or less (think Extras--and sell lots of them!)? 


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Posted 10 June 2014 - 17:16

I do not understand why they are called vintage when:

 

1) they are missing the Omas greek key pattern

 

2) they have solid metal in the section like the modern Paragon

 

In my opinion this is really a pity as I would have really loved a real vintage 360 arco brown (I already have an old 360 wild).

Dear Mr. Piovan,
Some years ago Omas discontinued the old style Arte Italiana, 360 and Ogiva series, introducing new designs. After a while they realized that Omas has 2 souls, new and old, so they decided to re produce some of the old lines in small lots. To not make confusion between the New Arte Italiana and the old, the new 360 and the old (and so on), they decided to call "vintage" all these pens coming with old style, no matter if they have the greek, the rings or not.
I hope it helps.
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Posted 11 June 2014 - 02:03

I do not understand why they are called vintage when:

 

1) they are missing the Omas greek key pattern

 

2) they have solid metal in the section like the modern Paragon

 

In my opinion this is really a pity as I would have really loved a real vintage 360 arco brown (I already have an old 360 wild).

 

The new partailly metal section is better because it prevents ink tintage.

The Greek key band looks great on paragons. But I'm not so sure for the 360 model.



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 03:56

 

The new partailly metal section is better because it prevents ink tintage.

The Greek key band looks great on paragons. But I'm not so sure for the 360 model.

 

Prior to the vintage LE's, the 360 has been made with a few different cap band designs:

  • Most 360's had a greek key band
  • Triple cap bands can be seen on the 360 MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), a 75th anniversary owner's club pen based on the 360 MoMA, and the 360 Lucens
  • A single band covering the edge of the cap was used on the Burking and exotic 360's
  • The Imagination and PC pens don't have cap bands at all

I prefer the single and triple bands over the greek key.



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 14:40

Dear Mr. Piovan,
Some years ago Omas discontinued the old style Arte Italiana, 360 and Ogiva series, introducing new designs. After a while they realized that Omas has 2 souls, new and old, so they decided to re produce some of the old lines in small lots. To not make confusion between the New Arte Italiana and the old, the new 360 and the old (and so on), they decided to call "vintage" all these pens coming with old style, no matter if they have the greek, the rings or not.
I hope it helps.
Regards,
Marco

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Thanks for the clarification Mr. Marco



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 14:51

 

The new partailly metal section is better because it prevents ink tintage.

The Greek key band looks great on paragons. But I'm not so sure for the 360 model.

 

Here is how it looks on the 360 Wild fpn_1402497914__omas_360_wild_with_greek



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Posted 14 June 2014 - 22:07

 

The new partailly metal section is better because it prevents ink tintage.

The Greek key band looks great on paragons. But I'm not so sure for the 360 model.

 

Several pictures of 360's with different types of bands (including greek key) can be found here:

 

http://www.fountainp...s-the-omas-360/



#13 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 22:39

I prefer the older 360 model but these ones aren't too bad


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