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Pelikan M625 Blue Cap Line Degradation?

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#1 Lentar

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 01:29

Please see the attached pictures. This is a new, old stock blue M625, however the inlaid stripe line pattern on the cap is no longer sharp, and seemingly smudged. Can this be fixed easily, or should I just pass this? Seller is giving it for $200.

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 01:47

$200 for the whole pen is a steal irregardless of the cap blemish.  I *believe* that the lines are probably enamel and wonder is the problem is more with the metal possibly corroding.  A fix would likely be expensive but you could have the lines removed and the whole cap replated.


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#3 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 22:02

Pass, in you would have to send it to Pelikan Hanover and hope they would repair it.

I would think they might try....but it's more work than just popping on a new cap.....could be they have a few old caps in stock.

Email them and ask.


German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

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#4 sirgilbert357

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 15:25

Can you not get higher res pics of the cap, with maybe a macro or close up shot? These pics are much too grainy to know anything for certain, likely done this way on purpose. Could need a simple cleaning, or the inlaid stripes might indeed be damaged beyond repair. Either way, if it's priced much lower than it should be, its likely the seller knows theres a serious issue with the cap (I don't know what they normally go for though) and just wants to unload it.

 

If you don't care about having a pristine example, get it (and hope it can be restored). If you are a collector and want a perfect specimen, this likely isn't the pen for you.



#5 Lentar

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 07:44

Here are some more pictures, still not the best.

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#6 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 06 December 2019 - 23:19

On third thought, if Pelikan won't do a free or cheap repair, one can live with it for $200....it's not the end of the world.

And it is not hugely noticeable....


German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

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#7 indyshaq

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 01:33

Assuming it's authentic, if I could buy that pen for $200 even with those blemishes, I would not cry about it. I own this same model and my stripes are fine but even if they weren't, for that price you could easily use it and sell it used with pictures of the problem and probably still get all your money back.



#8 PAKMAN

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 01:47

Great price! The cap is sterling with rhodium coating. I'm quite certain the blue lines are not the problem but wear (like brassing) has occured on the rhodium finish. I believe that a good polish with a sunshine cloth would have this pen looking great.


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