Thank you for the pictures!
149 certainly is a rather respectable pen. I bought Jinhao 159 to get some idea of it's size and i do find i like the size a lot when writing.
I would need to get the 149 rhodinated as i prefer chrome / platinum over yellow gold which would make the total cost a bit high. Especially if compared to the cost of Aurora 88 and a couple of huge Indian ebonite eyedroppers..