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Sailor Compass (Aka Profit Jr.)

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#21 SenZen

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 16:56

Thanks for this presentation, I happen to have just acquired the 1911S in what I think is the exact same colour, which is hard to capture, it has some yellow under sunlight, which turns to a bright bottle green under artificial lights; every time I look at it I think "sci-fi movie". In all truth I think I got it because it was seared in my mind having looked to at it so many times.

 

The 14k F nib flows well, Chiku Rin is a great match and happens to come out very light, which I really like, even though it's borderline legible. It feels as solid and thus far has been as reliable as my Pro Gear large, the section threads are metal with a rubber washer. I think the pen, converter (and in some related models, ink as well) package is a good idea, but the Compass does seem a bit overpriced, my 1911s was $68 + quite a bit for taxes and shipping, plus the converter.


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#22 mroctober

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 18:15

Now if only Sailor offered it in the solid colors it's available in Japan, and it was around $10 cheaper, it would be a truly great entry level option



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Posted 13 September 2020 - 19:08

Now if only Sailor offered it in the solid colors it's available in Japan, and it was around $10 cheaper, it would be a truly great entry level option


The procolor is the same pen, in solid colour, except its double the price of the Profit Jr.

#24 A Smug Dill

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 23:56

The procolor is the same pen, in solid colour, except its double the price of the Profit Jr.

 
Sorry, but I'm afraid you're wrong in every respect there.
 

Source: Sailor.co.jp

The MSRP of the Profit Junior is ¥2,000+tax while the MSRP of the Procolor 500 is ¥5,000+tax.


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