The Celemo (Ceremony ?) is the cheapest 14k nibbed pocket pen that one can buy new from Pilot today. I am very curious and at the same time awed by the capability of the Japanese pen makers to offer such luxury features like a gold nib to some of their pens that they sell for school boy budgets.
In this series, I have already documented the plain Pilot Custom here. This one, the Celemo, is 30% cheaper than the Custom at a msrp of 5000JPY + 8% tax. There is also the gold nibbed deskpen DP-500 offered at the same price point as the Celemo which I have documented in my earlier review here.
The packaging was the same as the plain custom, so i will avoid repetition.
The Celemo, (I have used this pen for a few weeks now)
The Celemo can use only the Con-20 converter.
The fully lacquered clip:
The same spot welded clip button:
The clip on missile shaped nib:
Comparing the Celemo to the Custom:
Comparing the nibs:
The Custom and the Celemo use identical parts that are interchangeable(but for the nib, feed and inside cavity shape of the sections). I have weighed each part carefully and even the weights match. Swapped parts:
The Celemo is available in two colors, Red and Black. I have both, I show only the red one here. The nib options are just F and M which is a great drawback for me, since i very much prefer B and wider nibs.
Some writing samples:
The Celemo writes as well as the Custom. No adjustments were needed. The Custom has a slightly longer nib tip to section distance and during back to back testing, I discovered that I seem to prefer the Custom more for this reason. Of course, some others might prefer the Celemo for the same reason.
With the usual discounts over msrp and adding to that customs duty and shipment fees, I ended up paying just about 43USD (2700/- INR) shipped for the Celemo, a wonderful bargain in my view.
Edited by hari317, 30 August 2014 - 11:09.