I'm editing this, because people seem to think a fake lamy Dialog 3 is so impossible, even though most of them don't even own one.
Differences from the original:
1.the pen is matte. There is no matte white model. Only a laquered one, which is shiny. ( Do you think Lamy would forget to laquer and polish a pen? Or is the pen polished after full assembly? Really!?!)
2.the clip is matte, not shiny
3.the material even though it's matte, feels rougher to the touch compared to a black matte lamy
4.the nib is stiffer than a lamy gold nib. Is like a steel lamy nib.
5.the yellow part of the nib is washed out compared to the real one
6.the twist mechanism barely moves
7.when taking apart the pen, and unscrewing the part that holds the nib, it also screws and unscrews very hard, like there is a lot of friction.
8.the clip of the pen barely opens and requires tremendous force, the real one opens triple as much with considerabile less force. The clip barely retracts when extending the nib, very imperceptible, a lot less than on the original one.
9.the lines on the cap of the pen do not align with the clip, or with the lines on the body of the pen, not even when the nib is entirely retracted
10.the cap part of the pen, has a cut out that you can see when the pen is unscrewed. The real one does not.
11.the convertor is different also. The turning knob is a matte plastic, not shiny like the original. The "germany" imprint on the knob is different, and the "lamy" one is inside the plastic, instead of raised like the original has.
12.the lines on the body of the pen are on the surface of the coating, unlike on the original where is under a coating of laquer
13.The "lamy" branding on the bottom of pen is slimmer than on the original
14.Also the cartridge included in the box of the pen is different from those that I have
15.the seller has got more than one of these white pens, all identical to this one.
16.the seal that protects the nib from drying out, is a plastic piece, instead of the rubber on the original.
..a poorly executed original pen?.. I don't think so.
Edited by Waltz For Zizi, 05 November 2018 - 23:07.