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Phileas "replacement"

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#1 LuckyDog10

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Posted 26 May 2020 - 21:39

Hello, all!

 

My lovely blue Phileas caught the eye of a new coworker (hallelujah, I am no longer the only "weird pen person" on staff) during a meeting. I had to break the news to him that the pen was discontinued, but I decided to help him out with a Google search for a decent replacement. 

 

Nothing can replace this lovely little gem, IMO. But the Hémisphère kept popping up in my searches. I know nothing of it; would it be considered a reasonably comparable writing experience? 

 

The writer is a relative newbie, and his current workhorse is a Kaweco Sport (black, with a gold clip). 

 

I welcome all opinions, highly biased and otherwise!

 

Thanks,

Jenny


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#2 Olya

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Posted 27 May 2020 - 01:02

The Kultur is still made and sold in France, it is exactly the same as the Phileas, just some details are different.

 

The Embleme is a brand new model, which looks like the love-child of the Kultur/Phileas and Hemisphere.

 

The Allure/Graduate is a great pen.

 

I like the Hemisphere as well, just be aware that it has the slimmest grip section of the models I mentioned, which might be too thin for some people. If that isn't a problem, it's a great pen.



#3 crescentfiller

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Posted 27 May 2020 - 01:30

It looks like the Phileas is readily available on ebay.



#4 langere

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Posted 27 May 2020 - 01:36

Yes,the Hemisphere is a great little pen, but  bit more expensive than the Phileas.  Might be a step up.

 

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Edited by langere, 27 May 2020 - 01:36.

Waterman Hemisphere "M" nib running J. Herbin 1670 Rouge Hematite

Moonman M8 "F" nib running Noodler's Heart of Darkness

Sailor Professional Gear Manyo "H-MF" nib running Waterman Green

 


#5 pajaro

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Posted 27 May 2020 - 04:00

I have a Hemisphere ballpoint.  It is lacquered over metal.  A heavier pen.


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Posted 27 May 2020 - 12:58

You'll find plenty of Phileas on eBay, although the prices some want for them are pretty astronomical for what was once really an entry level Waterman.  Good pens though, my first purchase when I came back to the fold a fair few years ago now....


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#7 LuckyDog10

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Posted 27 May 2020 - 14:29

I like the Hemisphere as well, just be aware that it has the slimmest grip section of the models I mentioned, which might be too thin for some people. If that isn't a problem, it's a great pen.

 

That is definitely a consideration. I have "man hands" (to use a Seinfeld term!) and prefer a larger pen. I'll bring that up to my coworker, too. He may want to balance comfort and portability. 


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#8 LuckyDog10

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Posted 27 May 2020 - 14:30

It looks like the Phileas is readily available on ebay.

 

That was the first place I sent him! In fact, I had my eyes on one of the green ones (mine is blue) when I searched for him! 


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