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I have an Omas Extra.  It is faceted and the lowest cap ring below the Greek Key band is loose and falling out of its groove.  Apparently the facets pose a problem for some repairers (as opposed to a round cap with round rings. Can someone recommend a repair person who can make this repair? I’ve been waiting almost a year for a well-known nibmeister/repair guru in Los Angeles to handle it but he is shortstaffed and I have lost patience. I really want this fixed up if possible.  Thanks.

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If your LA person is who I think it is, it is not going to happen.  Your instinct to move on is a good one.

 

Since you have waited this long, I recommend you wait a while longer and get it done right by someone who really knows what he is doing.  Do not settle for less than the best.

Unfortunately, this means an overseas shipment but IMO, it is worth it for a special pen.

 

Try @fountainbel He is the master. The best person in the world to do your work...... but he may not be able to accommodate you. He is in Belgium. You can PM him here.

My other suggestion is Tom Westerich of penboard.de. His contact information is on his website.

 

Good luck!

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Maybe you should try contacting Scribo; some of the former employees of Omas work there and if I'm not mistaken, they have repaired filling systems on Omas pens for people before. They might be willing to help if you ask nicely, provided they still own the correct tools to do the job.

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Christopher Godfrey

It may not be necessary to send your pen out of the country.  Ron Zorn of Main Street Pens has swaged the loose bands on two pens for me now, both jobs having been admirably accomplished -- oh, and one of those was an Omas Extra...but these were both circular bands (on the Omas, it was the trim ring at blind cap end).

 

ron@mainstreetpens.com will find him.  It cannot hurt to ask, can it?

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8 hours ago, Christopher Godfrey said:

It may not be necessary to send your pen out of the country.  Ron Zorn of Main Street Pens has swaged the loose bands on two pens for me now, both jobs having been admirably accomplished -- oh, and one of those was an Omas Extra...but these were both circular bands (on the Omas, it was the trim ring at blind cap end).

 

ron@mainstreetpens.com will find him.  It cannot hurt to ask, can it?

Accomplishing this task on a faceted cap is infinitely more difficult and challenging that on a round cap.  Most experienced pen repair / restoration professionals can do the work on a round cap but very few are able to do it on a faceted cap.  I'd not entrust the pen to anyone who has not has a lot of experience and success with faceted caps.  Whether Ron Zorn can do the work or not, I do not know; I agree it cannot hurt to inquire.

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Thanks everyone for your tips. The faceted versus round cap is the key and makes it much more difficult. I have been in touch with many of the people recommended, but they are unable to do it.


“My other suggestion is Tom Westerich of penboard.de. His contact information is on his website.”

 

Tom has the equipment and the skill so it is off to him.

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Seney724
18 hours ago, gordeeal said:

Thanks everyone for your tips. The faceted versus round cap is the key and makes it much more difficult. I have been in touch with many of the people recommended, but they are unable to do it.


“My other suggestion is Tom Westerich of penboard.de. His contact information is on his website.”

 

Tom has the equipment and the skill so it is off to him.

Thanks for the follow-up.

You will be pleased by your choice of Tom to do this work.

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This is very interesting to me. I have an OMAS Italia ‘90 with similar problems.

 

Can you tell us how much the repair is going to cost?

"If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live."

– Lin Yu-T'ang

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15 hours ago, Calabria said:

This is very interesting to me. I have an OMAS Italia ‘90 with similar problems.

 

Can you tell us how much the repair is going to cost?

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