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New Platinum Rokka Or Sailor Wancher Inca Rose?

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#1 LisaToTravel

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 04:39

Just a few new fountain pens from Japan. These two are interesting and I am considering which one to get.

1. Wancher Sailor Inca Rose progear.

https://jp.wancherpe...rator-inca-rose

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2. Platinum Rokka

https://www.platinum...tury_rokka.html

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 09:40

love that platinum pattern....i wish color could have been something else


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#3 yongsheng

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Posted 13 June 2019 - 23:14

I love Sailor's color selection, but since there're so many Sailor LEs out there with almost every color you can imagine I can't tell if that's the most appealing one to you. For Platinum Rokka, it seems that it's just a demonstrator with patterns, and I'd perfer a demonstrator with different mechanism.

So, if it's just between these two, I'd suggest getting the Sailor one.



#4 LisaToTravel

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 00:31

I love Sailor's color selection, but since there're so many Sailor LEs out there with almost every color you can imagine I can't tell if that's the most appealing one to you. For Platinum Rokka, it seems that it's just a demonstrator with patterns, and I'd perfer a demonstrator with different mechanism.

So, if it's just between these two, I'd suggest getting the Sailor one.

Thank you!! Yes, Sailor pens are coming up with a lot of variations that make me torn sometimes. But anyways, this time I might still go for that pink again.



#5 LisaToTravel

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 00:36

love that platinum pattern....i wish color could have been something else

The design is truly amazing!



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Posted 15 June 2019 - 02:55

I'm a bit over the resin-bodied Platinum #3776 Century pens, irrespective of whether it's the 'regular' Laurel Green, something in the Nice line, or yet another Mount Fuji themed demonstrator. The Kumpoo was nice in terms of both colour and pattern, but regardless of the demand (and subsequently asking price in the resale market) I felt it was overpriced for a demonstrator.
 
On the other hand, I find Sailor's many 'limited edition' demonstrators with 'special' colours even more boring with the patterns and/or facets. So, between those two, I'd choose the Platinum #3776 Century Rokka, but I'm more inclined to get the new Platinum #3776 Century kanazawa-haku with the pine tree and tiger (matsu-tora) instead if I'm going to get a new pen; and if I was bent on getting a Sailor demonstrator, the full-sized Pro Gear in walnut brown would be my pick.
 
(Any demonstrator in excess of an effective price of US$200 is overpriced in my book, irrespective of whether it's a piston-filler since that does not add any value or enjoyment to me over a converter-filled pen. Yes, I stupidly bought an Aurora 88 Minerali for double that, just to find out if there is an expensive piston-fill demonstrator I could like, given I already like Aurora as a brand and could deal with the Ottantotto and the Optima in spite of their being piston-fillers. Nope. Until I find a demonstrator fountain pen with a hand-carved lead crystal body — and I expect it will be c/c-fill — demonstrators with steel nibs belong in the sub-$50 class, and in the sub-$200 class with gold nibs, as far as I'm concerned.)


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#7 1nkulus

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 21:01

Neither of them, unfortunately.


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Posted 18 June 2019 - 21:05

(Any demonstrator in excess of an effective price of US$200 is overpriced in my book, irrespective of whether it's a piston-filler since that does not add any value or enjoyment to me over a converter-filled pen. Yes, I stupidly bought an Aurora 88 Minerali for double that, just to find out if there is an expensive piston-fill demonstrator I could like, given I already like Aurora as a brand and could deal with the Ottantotto and the Optima in spite of their being piston-fillers. Nope. Until I find a demonstrator fountain pen with a hand-carved lead crystal body — and I expect it will be c/c-fill — demonstrators with steel nibs belong in the sub-$50 class, and in the sub-$200 class with gold nibs, as far as I'm concerned.)

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