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Waterman Phileas Medium -- 3x5 Review


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#1 katfisch

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 04:48

I've used my blue Waterman Phileas for several months, and really love it's nice wet line, nice smooth nib, and it's lovely styling. If it had a solid gold nib and a big price tag, I'd love it even more rolleyes.gif
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#2 MrRogers

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 05:56

thanks. good review.

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 23:26

I like these index card reviews: pretty neat. Thanks.

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 07:08

nice review. the phileas was my second FP and still in use. the writing on the 3x5 card came out surprisingly nice!!!

#5 Anne-Sophie

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 01:36

I was given one and I bought 5 more.

I still have them all, great note taking pens.
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#6 katfisch

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 04:32

Ok... I give... Why did you buy 5 more of the very same pen? Let me guess... You like to fire up different inks simultaneously (red ink = red pen, blue ink = blue pen, etc...??).
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Posted 17 September 2008 - 04:41

The review highlights my only objection to the Medium Philius nib, it is too wide. I also get loops filled with ink when I write the normal size I am used to.

YMMV

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 17:47

I just got a pen that I would love to do a review on. I think I'm going to borrow from your idea. This is pretty cool.
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Posted 17 September 2008 - 18:16

QUOTE (katfisch @ Sep 17 2008, 12:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ok... I give... Why did you buy 5 more of the very same pen? Let me guess... You like to fire up different inks simultaneously (red ink = red pen, blue ink = blue pen, etc...??).

At least I'm not the only one. Pen and ink must match. It just must. Great review!
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#10 katfisch

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 23:58

QUOTE (Usui @ Sep 17 2008, 12:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just got a pen that I would love to do a review on. I think I'm going to borrow from your idea. This is pretty cool.

Looking forward to seeing your 3x5 review, Usui.
Is in going to be of the Pelikan M215?
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Posted 17 January 2009 - 05:34

Just picked one up on the clearance sale at Office Depot. $27 out the door, figured even if I didn't like it I could sell it and get my money back. Slipped in the converter, flushed it out and inked it with PR Tropical Blue [it's a blue marbled pen] and it is wonderful. The medium nib is smooth as butter and writes just wonderfully. This pen has a nice weight and balance. It ain't going anywhere except work with me!
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#12 katfisch

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 02:39

That's a great price! My Phileas is one of my best performers, writes well upside down, and feels great in hand. What's not to like?

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 03:20

Great review, quick and short smile.gif

I'm just always keeping my eye out for a sale like that! ($27 @ the Depot) My best friend has a Phileas and loooves it.
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Posted 19 February 2009 - 17:35

QUOTE (Cerbeos @ Jan 18 2009, 09:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Great review, quick and short smile.gif

I'm just always keeping my eye out for a sale like that! ($27 @ the Depot) My best friend has a Phileas and loooves it.

I wish I could find another one for under $30. I'm working far from home today, and "forgot" to take one of the pens in my usual rotation (some of which are kind of pricey). But the Phileas was available, and I'm amazed that it:
1) started immediately after sitting capped for several months, and
2) writes beautifully, with a smooth wet line, upside down and rightside up.

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 17:41

Good review!! I love my Phileas M also, and am looking around for an F at a good price. Most of the e-bay
sellers I find think this pen is worth 50-100 dollars and most want 30 to ship it sheesh!! headsmack.gif Well patience is a virtue I am told. Again great review on a great pen. Cheers Mike
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#16 JerryVK

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 00:55

I have three of the Waterman Phileas pens: one black with the fine nib and two blue marble with the medium nib. The last one I purchased Monday for $15.00 as Tuesday Morning (a discount store). They sell many Parker and Waterman pens, but you have to look for them. I have used all kinds of fountain pens from the Sailor 1911, Sapporo, Platinum, Parker 51, Pelikan 600 and 200 ... but I keep coming back to the Waterman Phileas. It fits my hand well, and writes as smoothly as the best of them.
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Posted 21 February 2009 - 01:40

QUOTE (wvbeetlebug @ Sep 17 2008, 01:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (katfisch @ Sep 17 2008, 12:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ok... I give... Why did you buy 5 more of the very same pen? Let me guess... You like to fire up different inks simultaneously (red ink = red pen, blue ink = blue pen, etc...??).

At least I'm not the only one. Pen and ink must match. It just must. Great review!
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Same here!

Great review---I have a blue marbled Phileas as well---mine came in that presentation box with carts, a bottle of ink, and a booklet on how to use a fountain pen!







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