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Authenticity: I'm Interested To See What You Think Of This?

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Poll: authentic or not (28 member(s) have cast votes)

Is it authentic?

  1. Authentic (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Copy (28 votes [100.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 100.00%

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#1 Chrissy

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 15:15

It's nothing to do with me. I'm not the buyer nor the seller but please give me your authenticity impressions of this pen

 

I know for sure that's not an authentic converter, and I know how I would vote, but I would like to see what you all think.



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#2 Scribblesoften

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 15:22

I think I would vote the same as you.

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 15:25

Pictures or actual object being sold?


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 15:36

I would also vote the same as you will do.

The diamond cut Montblanc-star is way off the ones I have seen.


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#5 Eugen-of-Savoy

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 15:37

Voted.

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 15:38

the clues are endless...

 

the tone in the cap is not a montblanc star. the cap top ring is very crude. poor polishing of the cap rings. the nib doesn't look stamped(I should say, the impression on the original are much crisper)



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 15:44

It was the plating on the nib that gave it away for me. Pretty bad.



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 16:28

Faky.


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 16:44

For me its:

1. look of diamond

2. crudeness of finish at the area where the clip enters the cap

3. irregular finish of the cap band area. MB's grooves are really precise-looking.

4. no shots of jeweller's marks (I'm presuming that this model is at least silver under the plating on the real thing?)

5. the nib - not only the 'stamping', but if you look carefully, you'll see that the nib is actually steel with gold plating - the plating has covered the tipping!


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 17:00

I am amazed that anyone even bids when the vendor rating is not just below 99%, it's below 98%.


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#11 Chrissy

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 17:08

5. the nib - not only the 'stamping', but if you look carefully, you'll see that the nib is actually steel with gold plating - the plating has covered the tipping!

Absolutely. Does anyone remember hari's thread? If I remember correctly, this pen is identical to the one he showed us.



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 17:40

obvious fake - the Meisterstück Diamond was :

1) never available in a 144 version and

2) never produced in a Solitaire version ...


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 17:54

The nib(pathetic!), feed and the nib end ring. totally wrong.

 

I have dealt several times with the seller, he is a good guy, i think this might be a  case of seller not knowing.


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 18:14

It was the plating on the nib that gave it away for me. Pretty bad.

+1 here

 

obvious fake - the Meisterstück Diamond was :

1) never available in a 144 version and

2) never produced in a Solitaire version ...

Learned something new today. Thank you.



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 20:46

I would also vote the same as you will do.

The diamond cut Montblanc-star is way off the ones I have seen.

 

 

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#16 Chrissy

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 22:25

The nib(pathetic!), feed and the nib end ring. totally wrong.

 

I have dealt several times with the seller, he is a good guy, i think this might be a  case of seller not knowing.

I looked through his sold listings. He sold a similar pen: item # 390795615993, at almost the same time, for the same price. That is also suspect. Same gold plating over the nib tines, same converter. Different model and not a 'Diamond' edition.


Edited by Chrissy, 20 March 2014 - 22:34.


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 11:45

Hello.

Somebody told me, the Solitaire series, always with 18K nibs.


Please excuse my poor english, but it is not my mothern language and maybe it is wrong my grammar. Any Suggestions are welcome.

#18 Chrissy

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 12:35

Hello.

Somebody told me, the Solitaire series, always with 18K nibs.

I believe they were always issued with 18K nibs. However, if someone wanted a nib exchange it would be possible that one could be replaced with a 14K nib during it's lifetime. Mind you those 'alleged' Mb's were also 'new' so should have 18K nibs



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 15:42

Hello.

Somebody told me, the Solitaire series, always with 18K nibs.

I just received a silver solitaire 146 from my MB boutique and it has a 14K nib not 18K. It is marked AU 585.


Edited by orfew, 21 March 2014 - 15:45.

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