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Posted 13 December 2009 - 17:02
My first review. And I think it is the first review of the Allure.
I was in a need for a new, cheap pen so I went to my local dealer. I didn't like the Phileas so he showed me the new Waterman Allure. The first impression was good, the pen is very heavy and looks interesting.
Appearance & Design (8)
As you can see on the pictures, the body looks like marble. I had to choose between a green and red pen, but I was attracted by the red one. The pen is lacquered, so it is very smooth.
Construction & Quality (8)
The pen is very heavy compared to a Pelikan M200 almost the weight of my Lamy Studio, which is made of aluminium.
On the black handle there are two small burrs (correct word?) like on all cheap pens. Overall quality is good.
Weight & Dimensions (9)
Very heavy as I mentioned above, I don't have a weighting machine.
Length: 13,7 cm with cap
12,53 cm without cap
11 mm diameter
Nib & Performance (8)
One thing, why i bought this pen was the nib. My local dealer told me, the nib is a rather high priced nib, which is sold with other pens at a price around 80€. Steel nib. It writes very smooth. Mine is an F nib. Like all my other steel nibs it is rather stiff.
Filling System & Maintenance (9)
Normal waterman cartidge filling system, I bought a converter. (Waterman Florida Blue)
Nothing special here.
Cost & Value (10)
I payed 33€ at my local dealer.
Conclusion (Final score [52/6]: 8,6666)
Would I buy it again? Definitly yes.
My other pens
Posted 13 December 2009 - 17:23
Posted 20 December 2009 - 11:22
I've grown a special love for this pen. (It was a gift from a friend who visited Paris - in my country no penshop deals with 'low-end' lines of Waterman.) A decent writer, quite durable, and the price is reasonable.. and I'm quite satisfied with its looking. I even like its heaviness; gives the pen somewhat *serious* feeling, I think..
and like soil to seed
it goes to casting my fears aside...
- BT, 'Satellite'
Posted 03 March 2012 - 14:12
Posted 11 May 2012 - 02:13
Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:11
Wondering if it is possible to remove the nib/feed section from the section?
Posted 28 October 2012 - 12:19
Posted 21 September 2013 - 13:46
I really prefer the M nib and choose a smoother nib (dip the pen to test it before buy it).
In waterman, lamy, and parker all nib M are differents, so for me I choose a smooth one without baby bottom. I think the quality control is low in all brand. In one box of nibs you have same good and same bad for the same size, but F nibs are mores scratchy in general.
Posted 21 September 2013 - 20:53
You paid too much for such a cheap pen; these can be had for € 10 /15.
They are good writers, though...