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New M205 Clear Demonstrator For 2018.



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Via thepelikansperch and Pelikan's FB page. Just when I thought the m205 in blue bought used was enough... Better start saving.

 

Whoops, didn't see the annoucement in the mall section, sorry.

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I think this is a good place to talk about it! After adding a m120 to my m200 and m215 I am not sure I would get the new m200 demo.

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Let's see the old cognac is pretty much the same as the new smoke and the old clear is the same as the new clear... will there be a "new" black M200 next?

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I don't think this would work too well as a daily writer. Demos look great when new, but pretty crappy after a few years of solid use.

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ooh this is very tempting

I bought the blue version a couple of months ago but am likely to add this one too

 

Good comment about the cleanliness of demonstrators - the blue version does not seem to be too affected but a pure clear one could be

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I'm not a fan of the plain steel nib - and paying extra for EF?

 

Maybe there will be some of these on sale in a year or so and I'll pick one up then. I remember the M805 Demo was available at steep discounts for quite a while

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I've long had the clear demo with steel trim in my sights, but prices seemed a little ludicrous. My 7 Lamy Vistas all look like they've been to war and back, mostly as ink seeped into the cap, but I wouldn't expect this Pelikan to end up like that; got a used blue m205 demo, still pretty much looks pristine. My one obstacle is I think I finally run out of inks I'd like to use! Of course such rationality doesn't enter much into the equation, if I'm honest. My blue m205 lays a dry fine nib, compared to my m600, which lays a fatter line, so maybe a medium would be in order for inks that would benefit from that.

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At the stated price I may purchase one or wait until they go on sale. Don't use my M200 size clear blue very much but still would like to have this one.

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Not interested, my transparent Amethyst, is clear enough should I take a good look to how things work, but some are expensive. Seen a '50-60's Geha Demonstrator go for $360 or more.

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

RIP...200's once great nib, now a double ball.:crybaby::wallbash:

 

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Maybe they'll release a corresponding Edelstein ink with this! I've always wanted a completely colourless ink that matches my demonstrators!

 

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Let's see the old cognac is pretty much the same as the new smoke and the old clear is the same as the new clear... will there be a "new" black M200 next?

 

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But I think we will have to wait a while for such super "special edition" of the Black M200, the "creative" team at Pelikan must be reserving that one for a super special occasion: the 200 years anniversary!!

 

That being said, I'm tempted by this one. I like demos and it would make a nice pair with my wonderful M200 clear demo.

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Maybe they'll release a corresponding Edelstein ink with this! I've always wanted a completely colourless ink that matches my demonstrators!

 

Pelikan Edelstein Diamond (Ink of the Year 2018)?

 

 

LOL! So we'd be buying a bottle of water??

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LOL! So we'd be buying a bottle of water??

Yes, but with a Pelikan logo on it. It would be very special water, and totally limited

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Invisible ink...

 

...at least it wouldn't stain the insides of the pen.

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Invisible ink...

 

...at least it wouldn't stain the insides of the pen.

 

True. I understand Edelstein Diamond LE will be quite pricey.

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​Not interested personally but happy this option will be available for those who might be. Nothing against demonstrators, my last purchase was a Sport Classic demonstrator. I'd be more tempted if it were available as an M200, not so much for the gold color per se but because the gold would stand out - the silver hardware just seems to get lost against the clear acrylic.

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I have a m250 demo with gold trim. I might be tempted:one in gold trim, one in silver trim... the m2xx line is really exceptional IMHO.

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A perfect backup for my 'Japanese' market special edition M205 transparent demonstrator from a few lustrals back...

 

I can even swatch the finial rings between this model and my M215 'Rings' fountain pen to maintain the look of the old versions of the 'Classic' series.

 

Now they've just got to keep that trend and reissue the M415!!!

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I'm afraid that Pelikan has lost me on this one. I've never really been a fan of transparent pens (I hesitate to call them "demonstrators") although I have a few inexpensive ones, and did pay market price for a TWSBI 580-AL with the pink trim last year).

My problem with clear pens is that they tend to look cheap. That's okay if it's a $5 pen. But I'm betting that this one is NOT going to be a $5 pen. So I'll pass.

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