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Is There Any Real Difference Between The Pilot Custom 742 And 743?

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#1 Arctic_Wolf

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 20:54

Both are listed with an FA nib, but the 743 is significantly more expensive from the same retailer (maybe $50-60 more). They look identical online, is there any actual difference in the pens?



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#2 Dhruv_Sood

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 21:00

Pilot custom 742 uses a #10 nib
Pilot custom 743 uses a #15 nib

Higher the number, bigger the nib. So Size #15 nib is bigger than size #10 nib.

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 21:11

Pilot custom 742 uses a #10 nib
Pilot custom 743 uses a #15 nib

Higher the number, bigger the nib. So Size #15 nib is bigger than size #10 nib.

 

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 17:14

Also, the Custom 743 is a little thicker than the 742.

 

It's not a big difference, but it's enough to be noticeable.


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Posted 14 August 2015 - 19:33

And the 743 has wider gold rings for its trim.


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Posted 14 August 2015 - 22:33

I bookmarked a comparison page a while back:

 

http://kmpn.blogspot...lot-custom.html

 

on this one the differences nicely come out.



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Posted 14 August 2015 - 23:32

Having had both, I would suggest buying the 742 if you're buying new. If you're picking one up second-hand you should be able to get a 743 for a similar price. If money is not a factor you could get a Custom 823 with an FA nib from Tokyo Pen Shop Quill.



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Posted 17 August 2015 - 14:41

I have got a related question: do you whether the nib section of 742 and 743 can we swapped between the two pens? (I mean the entire section that can be easily unscrewed, not just the nib unit with nib and feeder). 

 

I already found out that nib section of 743 can go with the body of the Custom 845. 



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Posted 17 August 2015 - 21:34

I have got a related question: do you whether the nib section of 742 and 743 can we swapped between the two pens? (I mean the entire section that can be easily unscrewed, not just the nib unit with nib and feeder). 

 

I already found out that nib section of 743 can go with the body of the Custom 845. 

 

Sections are swappable between 912, 742, and 743.



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Posted 20 August 2015 - 04:18

I haven't owned a 742 and 743 at the same time. I had no idea that swapping their sections was possible.

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 09:02

This might help, there is very little difference:

 

http://www.fountainp...tom-743-vs-742/


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