Congrats to those who have bought a 1912, I have had mine since the 10th Aug '13 with a fine nib and I love it, it writes fantastically, could not be happier with the performance...
I am having some problems with quite obvious wear in a ring all the way around the body the pen, the ring is about 34mm from the cap threads at the 'top' of the pen, or 76mm from the 'bottom' / piston end. It is covered by the cap when it's on place. Based on the photo below (thanks to KJY) I think it is around the metal (? - shows up as non-translucent on the IR) ring which seems to be rubber coated on the inside of the cap. It feels less smooth as I run my finger over it, but not like a gouge, it feels worn down.
Has anyone had anything similar? I'm dropping by an MB boutique next week, I'll get their opinion and report back.
Just did some experimenting with a infrared camera (saw that trick in a previous topic of a fellow FPN-member, but can't recall the name at the moment)
The interesting thing is that although stated it is made of resin, the body isn't a see through as I would expect.
I also made some comparison with a 149 so you can see how a resin body would look like.
Maybe the outside of the barrel is made of resin, but underneath is a whole metal body.