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Aurora Optima Fountain Pen, Auroloide, Silver trim, 996CB
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Blue resin and silver trim looks glossy enough, but the plain black plastic cap end is neither furnished with embossing or any silver trim, so sitting in your shirt pocket the look is that of an industrial fitting with a sad plastic cap. So not a classy pen. Which is pity, having traded it for a good USD500. The main resin of the body is another story, also not all good. Two issues: no mass, and translucent. The latter is obvious when uncapping the pen; even in poor indoor lighting the cap lights up from any ambient light close by, making it appear insubstantial and flimsy, much like a drinking straw.
So, does it work well? Yes and no. The nib is just awesome, with outstanding precision in the interaction with any reasonably good paper. Ink flow never falters or dries up. The nib writing ability is beyond exceptionally good. Still, the Optima is not a great writing instrument. Actually, I'd rate it even to some USD100-200 Parkers and Watermans I have in my collection. How is that? The problem is mass, or rather absence of mass. When moving the pen, there is not sufficient inertia to keep the pen moving in an even and fluid motion. The scratchy nib, which is great by itself, accentuates this problem. My writing deteriorates significantly with the Optima, compared to a Waterman Expert for example, which is less than half the price.
I admit to having made a mistake in fitting a fine (F) point nib on this rather chubby body. A fine nib encourages writing in smaller type on, small paper formats with tight line spacing, while the thick pen body shouts for larger fonts with wide line spacing. So the nib and the body are not working together.So my advice to anyone getting a fountain pen, please consider a possible interdependency between nib size in relation to pen girth: some combinations may not be working perfectly for you.
On that note, I’d really like to try out a broad nib on my Optima, expecting to see a considerable improvement in writing performance.
The quality of this watch is excellent, and so far it seems extremely accurate. The bracelet is one of the best I've seen, and very comfortable.
Luckily, mine fitted perfectly out of the box, but be aware that it doesn't come with any extra bracelet links; if you have large wrists then I'd recommend getting in touch with the helpful people at Iguana Sell before purchasing, to make sure it will fit (or you can get some extra links supplied with it).
I got a great price too; my only regret is that I didn't wait until Black Friday, as now it's even cheaper!
Citizen Promaster Aqualand I Quartz Watch, 44 mm, Black, 20 atm, JP2000-08E
This pen looks and feels even better than in the pictures. The ‘Honeycomb’ marble finish along with the gold trim are quite stunning. I chose an extra fine nib as I write in a small space in a daily diary and it suits me perfectly - very pleased
Love this pen. As an avid collector this was a grail pen for me and it is already a favourite. The feel of the lava barrel is like no other, and the workmanship excellent. Highly recommended.
What’s to say about this type of pen - lovely and beguiling in the stealth finish. The nib is smooth with a touch of feedback - lovely. The delivery and communication from Iguanasell was faultless - highly recommended pen and customer services. Thank you
Iguanasell delivered this pen quickly and they had great communication.
It’s a beautiful pen and I’m sure writes smoothly and accurately. This particular pen did not quite match the description online so I declined the pen and asked to return it. Iguanasell have been brilliant in their customer support - best ever! I have no complaints about the pen - it just wasn’t quite what I wanted, but the customer experience is brilliant! Thank you Iguanasell!!
This was a blind purchase for me after seeing a YouTube video showing this exact model of watch. I didn’t know what to expect especially as this is still the most expensive watch I have ever bought.
There were a couple of SNAGS to the delivery process but I need not have worried about the watch itself, it is magnificent and the quality is off the charts.
I will be buying more BALL watched for sure now that I know what you get for your money.
Following a struggle to find the pleased you manage to find it for me I’m very pleased with the service was excellent
Montblanc Sartorial Pen Case is an excellent, well-made quality product. I recommend it if you want to keep your precious pen safe, without sacrificing style and personality!
Purchased as a Christmas gift. I will be delighted to review the pen in a few weeks
Citizen OF Quartz Watch, Eco Drive J810, 42.6 mm, Nylon, 10 atm, AW5000-16L
Great support from the IguanaSell team when purchasing the pen, helpful in answering all questions and offering alternates. Delivery and quality of the purchase was flawless. Highly recommend the IguanaSell team - W
Excellent pen with flexible nib. Best customer service from Iguanasell.
Beautiful pen. Midnight blue and dusky purple coloured resin body. The main body is transparent with purple and cloudy white swirl patterns. Platinum nib (medium 21k), is buttery smooth and a set writer. Size and weight mean is well balanced (unposted) and comfortable in hand. Overall, a wonderful performer and fantastic looking pen.
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Is the second watch, I bought. Wonderful, no other words. Iguana Sell, through their usual kindness, outdid themselves and sent me the order quickly and on time. Thank you so much.
Nice and best quality material
Excellent service, and fast shipping!!!!
I love this case! It is beautifully constructed, and it is not to bulky in the pocket due to the way it tapers on the end.