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Plating Loss In Airmail/wality 58Sl

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#1 antichresis

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 15:30

Hi, I saw a gorgeous photo of the Airmail/Wality 58SL. I also saw that it was being sold cheap on FPR. Very tempting! And the nib and feed are interchangeable with my Jaipur (which is pretty good, compared to a Wality in my Ranga)

 

However, the gold components are gold-plated. Would anyone have a 58SL (or similar) and would like to comment on how the plating on the clip and the cap band has held-up with use?

 

I know we can't expect a lot given how affordable the pen is, but I'm thinking of whether I should settle on the 58C (silver) even if I like its looks less, if those lesser looks will stay even with age.


*Comments on the good buy-ness of the 58 is also appreciated!


Edited by antichresis, 15 December 2016 - 15:36.

Hero #232 Blue-Black is my Waterman Florida Blue.

 

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#2 prashant.tikekar

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 06:23

I will suggest to stick with 58C as it comes with chrome finish which lasts. Gold colour of components used in 58SL tends to wear out very soon and pen doesn't look good. 58C was my EDC pen for many years and it is nice pocket pen with good balance and affordable price. It was my favorite pen till I purchased my first Lamy Safari.


Edited by prashant.tikekar, 17 December 2016 - 06:30.


#3 antichresis

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 07:26

I will suggest to stick with 58C as it comes with chrome finish which lasts. Gold colour of components used in 58SL tends to wear out very soon and pen doesn't look good. 58C was my EDC pen for many years and it is nice pocket pen with good balance and affordable price. It was my favorite pen till I purchased my first Lamy Safari.

Thank you for confirming. :)


Hero #232 Blue-Black is my Waterman Florida Blue.

 

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