I acquired two Omas pens not too long ago. One is Paragon Celluloid Blue Royale and the another being Paragon Bronze Arco. Both of them are equally beautiful and depending on the mood or occassion, each one has its proper use. I really cannot decide which one is my preferred choice becasue I like both of them. I have filled the Blue Royale with Noodler's Midnight Blue and Bronze ARCO with Paker Quink Blue Black. However, I will be changing the ARCO with with J. Herbin Lie De Thé (Tea Colour Ink) which I beleive perfectly matches the pen.
I write quite a bit, about 2-3 hours minimum a day. Therefore, rather than just beauty, I also tend to look at fontionality. I take notes, lots of them in classes and corret them afterwords. Since I am in Law School, reading and writing are and going to be part of my life. Most of other guys and gals are using fancy laptops and I opted for fountain pens. Even though I started with a laptop, later I found that writing gave me better comprehension of the various subject matter and motivation to go to classes to "WRITE". Believe me, I do get some nice looks from lots of ladies including guys who come afterwards inquiring about my the pens.
I have been using Pelikan M800 with medium nib for quite some time. I thought that was the pen to beat! Was I wrong? Yes, definately.
Some of my exams are three hours long and it envolves 100% writing at Mac-2 Jet speed. I usually stretch my arm ones in a while to give it a rest while writing with Pelikan M800. I could have opted for smaller and tiny pens but I like the size and feel of Pelikan M800. Therefore, Omas celluloid being almost similar in size and feel but very light on weight feels wonderful. It is an extension of my hand.
The Omas (both fine and mediunm nibs) puts down nice wet and juicy line with just soft touch on the paper. I feel like writing more than required for the exam and that is not a good sign for the law student but it tells you how good the pens are made. The celluloid pens are really work of art. It is really a pleasure to carry one of them and write with it. I only wish that the school should allow a bottle of wine to be brought to an exam, then it would be a perfect moment. Who thought that an exams could be stressful? and I bet more kids would be aiming for higer education. Cultivation of mind and spirit
The Omas fine is almost similar in width to Pelikan M800 medium nib and the medium Omas is just litte bigger but both Omas(es) write wetter. That is just perfect for me. I am still going to be using my Pelikan M800 for most of my writings but I will use my Omas during the exams and side notes on the paper. Omas tends to put down wet line with just a soft touch on any paper that I have used.
Therefore depending on the choice of ink...some wirtings can take little longer to dry. I have tested the pens on Clairefontaine, Moleskine and other cheap papers and have not had any issue with nibs giving wrong indication. They are smooth with slight feedback.
Aesthetic...the both are equilly beautiful. I really have not seen anything that is comparison to celluloid Omas under the light. It shimmers or glows and it has very pleasing feeling.
Please feel free to ask any questions that you have about my Omas(es). I would love to answer them to best of my experience.
I just took them not too long ago under the natural light. I hope that you enjoy them as I do.
Edited by duvadie, 15 March 2006 - 00:43.