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Was There Ever A Pilot Custom 82?


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#1 Dr.Slackware

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 02:47

I'm just curious. I figured it would be like the 74, where there is a 74, 742, and 743. Was there something like this for the 823?



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#2 shumanfu

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 10:14

I'm sure you can find the answer here..

http://www.pilot.co.jp/service/museum/



#3 Dr.Slackware

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 23:25

I wish I knew Japanese.



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 03:05

I'm just curious. I figured it would be like the 74, where there is a 74, 742, and 743. Was there something like this for the 823?

 

Not sure how Pilot's pen numbering works. All I know is that for the 3 digit numbers, the last digit refers to the body price(x 10,000 Y).

 

I'm assuming the first two refer to their internal design numbers. Hence, a Custom 82 might exist, but only inside Pilot's HQ, never put to production.


Edited by proton007, 09 January 2014 - 03:05.

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#5 Dr.Slackware

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 09:33

Ah... I see! It was probably hard to lower the price enough in order to have the vacuum filling mechanism inside of a pen.



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Posted 11 January 2014 - 14:22

Ah... I see! It was probably hard to lower the price enough in order to have the vacuum filling mechanism inside of a pen.

 

Maybe. But that would answer the question of why there isn't any Pilot 821 or 822. I'm still not sure what do the first two digits stand for (Like 74x, 82x, 84x, 91x).


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 07:23

Pilot custom 823 is a transparent amber fountain pen and it is best for writing. The pilot custom 823 is a 14 karat gold nib in fine and medium nibs.



#8 Oranges and Apples

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 07:37

I think the first two are for the years from first production of Pilot pens.

 

According to "rokurinpapa"

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"By the way, you may wonder the meaning of numbers. The first two numbers mean the number of years from the foundation of Pilot(1918) and the third number means the price of Japanese Yen. CUSTOM 845 was launched in 2002 and the price is 50,000 Yen(+2,500yen consumption tax),743 was launched in 1992 and the price is 30,000 Yen(+1,500yen consumption tax). How about CUSTOM 74? Its price is 10,000 Yen (+500yen consumption tax) and in this case, "1" is omitted."

 

http://www.fountainp...ilot-custom748/

 

 

Maybe. But that would answer the question of why there isn't any Pilot 821 or 822. I'm still not sure what do the first two digits stand for (Like 74x, 82x, 84x, 91x).


Edited by Oranges and Apples, 13 January 2014 - 07:48.


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 12:38

Thanks!
That solves the mystery.

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 01:36

Pilot custom 823 is a transparent amber fountain pen and it is best for writing. The pilot custom 823 is a 14 karat gold nib in fine and medium nibs. I also want to suggest a site- Penparadise.co.uk, where you can get fountain pen, ball pens and refills with discounted price.

This kinda seems a lot like an advertisement.

But in regard to your question, I agree with others who have stated that Pilot would be unable to get the vacuum mechanism in an anymore economical body.


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#11 proton007

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 03:12

This kinda seems a lot like an advertisement.

But in regard to your question, I agree with others who have stated that Pilot would be unable to get the vacuum mechanism in an anymore economical body.

 

Something's odd about his posts. Most of them are similar in content, and sound like advertisements.


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#12 Water Ouzel

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 02:08

Pilot custom 823 is a transparent amber fountain pen and it is best for writing. The pilot custom 823 is a 14 karat gold nib in fine and medium nibs.

The 823 can also be found in translucent smoke grey (with a bit of digging), and there were a few clear demonstrators made. The nib's are available in F, M and B, too. I've got two; an Amber Fine, and a Smoke Medium reground as a cursive italic, both are lovely writers.








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