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Wing Sung 699 - Victo Green Stationery Vacuum Filler Coming


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#41 Karmachanic

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 14:05

Tas, I've read that the Kaigelu 316 spare nib fits. What's not to love about a nib with a kangaroo imprint?

 

This is a #5.5. Only place I've seen these readily available is Fountain Pen Revolution. Fortunately I have a Kaigelu from replaceing the 316 housing and nib with Bock.


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#42 Tas

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 14:15

 

This is a #5.5. Only place I've seen these readily available is Fountain Pen Revolution. Fortunately I have a Kaigelu from replaceing the 316 housing and nib with Bock.

 

 

Tas, I've read that the Kaigelu 316 spare nib fits. What's not to love about a nib with a kangaroo imprint?

* Immediately Googles "Kaigelu 316 spare nib"

Thanks lovely people.

(I've pulled the existing nib away from its feed a teensy smidge and now the nib has some spring and just enough variation to add interest . . . it's still a medium in my mind though  :mellow:)
(( Can't stop using it. Dread to think what I'd be like with a real 823!))


Edited by Tas, 21 August 2019 - 14:19.


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 17:35

This is a #5.5. Only place I've seen these readily available is Fountain Pen Revolution. Fortunately I have a Kaigelu from replaceing the 316 housing and nib with Bock.


FPR 5.5 nibs are basically size 5 nibs. There was some reason why FPR calls theirs 5.5 which I don't remember now, but Kaigelu 316 nib is significantly bigger that FPR's 5.5

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 17:50

Its been quiet today. Ive carefully taken some micro mesh to the nib and now have a proper <F> to my delight.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 18:58

Spare Kaigelu 316 nibs are available without the pen body.

 

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 19:04

Spare Kaigelu 316 nibs are available without the pen body.

 

 

Oooh. Now I can play!


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 23:17

FPR 5.5 nibs are basically size 5 nibs. There was some reason why FPR calls theirs 5.5 which I don't remember now, but Kaigelu 316 nib is significantly bigger that FPR's 5.5

 

FPR used to sell a smaller nib (shorter, and not quite as wide, but with the same curvature around the feed), which they branded a #5 nib - so when they started selling the longer, wider nib, they called it a #5.5.  It's a little misleading, at least potentially - really you could categorise either, or both, as #5 - but it was their way (at the time) of differentiating the two kinds of nib they had for sale.



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Posted 23 August 2019 - 16:11

There is a clear transparent version of the 699 now on Ebay.

I believe that Bobby has also announced that his AliExpress store has the transparent clear in stock.



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Posted 23 August 2019 - 23:33

Just a thought that I had...

It's a shame that they decided to make a knockoff of the Pilot 823, which itself is a knockoff of the Montblanc 14X design. I would much rather that they had made their 626 have a vacuum filling option, much like a modern revival of the Sheaffer Balance, but with the vacuum filling system (unlike the other reproductions, which are C/C or lever fill).



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Posted 24 August 2019 - 15:57

There is a clear transparent version of the 699 now on Ebay.

I believe that Bobby has also announced that his AliExpress store has the transparent clear in stock.

 

I jumped on that one from the taobao seller today. I'm curious about the M nib.



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Posted 24 August 2019 - 21:57

 
I jumped on that one from the taobao seller today. I'm curious about the M nib.


Did you also have the F nib? If so a comparaison of the two nibs would be wonderful. I want a 699 but I am afraid the F nib would be too fine for me. I saw some sellers fitting a replacement M nib but that is not an original.

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 22:21

Did you also have the F nib? If so a comparaison of the two nibs would be wonderful. I want a 699 but I am afraid the F nib would be too fine for me. I saw some sellers fitting a replacement M nib but that is not an original.

 

Yes. I'll be able to compare.



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Posted 25 August 2019 - 02:48

I've been trying a few different nibs.

 

JoWo nibs fit

 

Jinhao nibs fit

 

Nemosine nibs do not.


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Posted 25 August 2019 - 03:00

I've been trying a few different nibs.

 

JoWo nibs fit

 

Jinhao nibs fit

 

Nemosine nibs do not.

 

Tally-ho



#55 penzel_washinkton

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 14:17

 

Yes. I'll be able to compare.

Excellent, will be waiting for your comparison



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Posted 26 August 2019 - 23:46

Which Jinhao nib fits the Wing Sung 699?

 

Is it the jowo #5 or #6 that fits.

 

Thanks


Edited by John Cullen, 26 August 2019 - 23:49.


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Posted 27 August 2019 - 22:54

Before you throw out the Wing Sung 699 nib and replace it with a German #6: Give it a try! They're actually good. I recently did the opposite: Replaced a Bock nib on another pen with a better-performing Wing Sung one.

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 05:20

Before you throw out the Wing Sung 699 nib and replace it with a German #6: Give it a try! They're actually good. I recently did the opposite: Replaced a Bock nib on another pen with a better-performing Wing Sung one.

 

I agree. The new M nib is a great addition to this pen.

 

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 07:58

I am glad that the M nib is good. Now I have to wait until they offer it in the amber pen and in two tones :)

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 16:01

I've been trying a few different nibs.
 
JoWo nibs fit
 
Jinhao nibs fit
 
Nemosine nibs do not.


Have you or anyone else tried a Bock nib? Been interested in trying the titanium one for a while, and the 699 would be my preferred pen if it fits






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