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Aurora Optima 365 Yellow


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#1 AurorasLover

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 16:30

Aurora is releasing a new Optima 365 in yellow this year.

 

Curious to hear your opinion about it?

 

I personally will most likely skip that one ...

 

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#2 Mr.Rene

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 16:43

I will skip that any Aurora pen ...Because Aurora factory is the worst after sell and customer service in Fountain pen makers...I will get a real problem if the pen has any functional issue...

René.

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#3 AurorasLover

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 17:05

I will skip that any Aurora pen ...Because Aurora factory is the worst after sell and customer service in Fountain pen makers...I will get a real problem if the pen has any functional issue...

René.

:happyberet: 

 

I strongly disagree, but you must have had a bad experience. I'm sorry it left a bad impression on you.  I hope you will change your mind in the future and give Aurora another chance.



#4 langere

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 02:02

I like the color.  It is different and stands out.  Not sure I can afford it right now...

 

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 02:26

I like the color.  It is different and stands out.  Not sure I can afford it right now...
 
Erick


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#6 A Smug Dill

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 03:27

The colour is ... interesting. I don't positively like it, but I don't mind it. I think it's better than last year's coral red one, but that's not high praise.
 
I know exactly who in my family would like it very much, and that it's an Italian product to boot, but she isn't a fountain pen user and certainly wouldn't be keen to have a A$1200 pen — which is for how much local retailers that carry Aurora will want to sell it.
 
If I can pick one up in twelve months' time, when stores are trying to clear their last remaining units, for around A$550 or even less, then maybe.

 

In the meantime, I'm happy with just my 365 'Cappuccino' and (ahem, now my wife's) Oliva in the Optima line.


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Posted 18 January 2020 - 05:23

If only the optimas do not have stamping on the auroloide barrel.

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 06:48

I actually like the shallow imprinted text on the barrel as a feature, on the Aurora Optima, Leonardo Momento Zero, and even Parker Duofold Centennial Classic Big Red Vintage pens.


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