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#1 watch_art

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 03:14

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 04:14

Nice job. I've always been intrigued by these pens. You're making me want to try one.
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Posted 15 April 2010 - 04:22

I didn't know they actually look this good. I am still amazed on what you can do with FP drawing/sketching wise. I can't wait to see you draw something with a flex pen :notworthy1:
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Posted 15 April 2010 - 04:26

Hard to find as good a fp for such a great price. I recently bought a trio of Pilot 78G's for $20, each with a different sized nib, i.e. one fine, one med and one broad. Like fine the best.

I took the suggestion of another FPN 78G aficionado and removed the "fake" cap ring; classier look.

#5 Kabe

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 05:12

i need to get me one of these
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I sing to your volcanoes, to your meadows and flowers, that are like mementos of the greatest of my loves;
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Posted 15 April 2010 - 05:46

I didn't know these came in international cartridge versions. Mine use Pilot cartridges/converters.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 06:12

I sent Watch Art his 78G and yes, this specific 78G, which was found in Europe was produced to take international cartridges. I brought back a whole shoe box of 78G and I am down to my last few pens, I only have a handful of Teal with M nib left. I've gave many away, I've sold a bunch and I kept a few for myself.

One of my fellow teacher here in Japan bought 10 of them and got 10 boxes of J Herbin cartridges and filled them with different colors.

If you are interested in this specific pen, don't hesitate to PM me.

I am amazed by the drawing too! There is an artist in Japan that draws FP and they publish his drawing in a famous pen magazine, I think Watch Art could give him a run for his money.


I didn't know these came in international cartridge versions. Mine use Pilot cartridges/converters.


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#8 lovemy51

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 06:37

thanx, watch-art! i made the mistake of getting the stub nib. it's very dry. very good little pen, otherwise.

#9 watch_art

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 11:09

wow. thanks all for the compliments!

and i'm blushing samovar. (btw, how do i get into that magazine?) :P

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#10 Samovar

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 11:33

Here, I found the website of the artist, his name is Furuyama Koichi

http://www.entotsu.net/pen/index.html

Might give you some ideas!
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Posted 15 April 2010 - 12:35

Nice review, thanks and like the illustrations.
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Posted 15 April 2010 - 14:34

I too have this same pen and I love the way it writes. I'm thinking about getting a BB model. Great review :thumbup:

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 14:42

I like my 78Gs. They write very well, look nice, are very reliable and are inexpensive enough not to hurt too bad if they get lost. They are great starter pens, except when they continue to outperform some of the "better" (read "more expensive") pens that folks later upgrade to.

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 21:40

It looks for 78G that it's the same thing as for the Pilot Plumix or Pluminix : the pens sold for Europe use the international cartridges, and those for the Japanese or American market use Pilot cartridges and converter.
But I didn't know (And I'm happy to discover with Samovar !! :thumbup:) the existence of European 78G !! I have three pen, all bought from Japan, with Pilot converters...:blush:
Waterman Man 100, Pelikan M605, Montblanc 149, 1990 Parker Duofolds and 51s, Sheaffer Triumph and Intrigue, Lamy Safari italic, a lot of Pilot 78G and Pluminix...
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Posted 15 April 2010 - 21:44

Great review and really nice drawings!!!

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 01:34

And great watch too!

#17 watch_art

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 02:09

And great watch too!



Thanks! It'd be greaterer if I would get off my duff and put a new movement in it. My boy slammed this one against the floor and it runs about 20 minutes fast a day. A movement is only 20-30 something and I'd wear it... but... just haven't done it.

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 02:17

I bought 3 78G's, one each in F, M and B. I like the fine the best. The bold writes VERY dry. Not sure if it is defective or what, but for less than $20 for the three of them I guess I'm not going to complain.

Anyone else have this experience with the Bold nib?

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 02:22

I'd hack the feed if it were my pen. Make it juicy.

Here's a video demonstrating. Just take it a little at a time.

http://www.fountainp...ost__p__1586434

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 03:51

nice alpha :thumbup:
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