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Disclaimer: My reviews are about vintage pens I've been collecting for many years. So, please don't expect you can rush to the store or go online to find that particular pen I'm talking about immediately. Also, vintage pens will always be an adventure and in my opinion that's part of the fascination. Even if you find the same model, there's no guaranty that it will behave the same way as described here. Background: Kaweco as a brand name has made an amazing renaissance in the past several years since the original company went belly up some time in the 1980s presumably. Due to the ef
I have an old Kaweco Dia 805 (late 1950s or earlier is my guess). When I got it (ebay), the cap was loose but after soaking the pen in water to clean it, the cap fit perfectly. This was temporary. After a few months the cap is loose again - so loose it falls off. Curiously the blind cap does not have this problem only the section cap. The cap of the pen looks to be plastic - as is the body - but the thread area below the ink window is faded brown. Could this be hard rubber and water absorbant? Is there any non-harmful substance, apart from water, that will keep the threads 'plump' and
Has anyone managed to disassemble a Vintage Kaweco Dia (i.e. NOT a Dia2)? I have given a home to a Dia 805 that needs repairs, including a new piston seal and nib repair. I guess the pen is from the 50s or early 60s. So far I have tried soaking in water for a week (which fixed the non-fitting cap!) but I cannot unscrew or pull out the nib/nib-holder. I am also unsure how to take the piston mechanism apart to replace the seal. Any tips?
Kaweco Dia 803/07 Mini Review [Transcript from handwritten review below] I bought this pen on German ebay about a month ago. I always wanted to have a vintage Kaweco but after getting a piston-filler V11 I wasn’t very impressed (the nib was problematic but even if it has been fine, it wouldn’t have been what I was looking for). I stumbled upon this Dia not knowing much about it, but it wasn’t that big of a risk so I told myself ‘Why not?’ The pen came in its original box with a sale receipt dating back to 1958 (!) The pen turned out to be much smaller than I expected but I have small hands