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Discolored Omas Paragon Arco?



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Hi all,

 

I just received an Omas Paragon Arco. It's a 2002 model.

 

My question is this: I thought the beautiful glowing wood-like colors were supposed to go all around the pen. On this pen there are two sides that exhibit the glowing, beautiful gold and brown colors, and two sides that are dark brown striped. Did I get a discolored Arco? Or is this normal? It's hard to show the dramatic difference in the colors in the photos, but hopefully you can see what I mean. Now, if I don't put the cap on just perfectly, nothing lines up. I am not happy with the coloration, because I expected it to be consistent all around the pen. I need to know if this is acceptable for Arcos or if I should send the pen back.

 

This photo shows the dark brown striped side close up:

 

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This one shows the beautiful golden colors of one side of the pen:

 

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Another shot of the brown stripes with a little bit of the gold so you can see how the pen goes from one color to the next. There's no graduation.

 

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Thanks for your help.

 

Susan

I can't stop buying pens and it scares me.

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What you see is completely normal. It has to do with whether you are looking at the edge or face of the grain pattern. Look at the front and the edge of a wood board and you'll get the idea.

 

As far as alignment, Omas cap threads have multiple start points and not all will result in the grain pattern lining up. If the result is not aligned when you start with the clip aligned with the "colorful" side, try rotating 90 degrees for the next start. You will soon learn how to align the cap before threading so when you finish you get alignment.

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aardvarkbark

Ditto on above reply. It's made of multiple sandwiched layers. Top view always better than side view. And with a little experimentation, you'll figure out where to begin the cap rotation for the pattern to align. Gorgeous pen.

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Gorgeous pen!

 

Fred

Yeah! Got it from a great guy!

I can't stop buying pens and it scares me.

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As already noted, it's completely normal. I think the contrast is what makes the material especially beautiful. Gorgeous pen, indeed! Enjoy it.

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Beautiful pen. I hope you enjoy it. What nib did you get?

"One can not waste time worrying about small minds . . . If we were normal, we'd still be using free ball point pens." —Bo Bo Olson "I already own more ink than a rational person can use in a lifetime." —Waski_the_Squirrel

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