Twsbi Diamond 530 With Gold Nib

Yesterday I got quotation from Bock the 14K gold nib for TWSBI Diamond 530. one in single gold color another in two tone colors.
My cost plus the distribution profit… the end user price will be clost to US$110 per nib for single color and US$130 per nib for two tone model.
Will this price ok? I need to collect at least 300 orders to buy the nibs from Bock.

I am thinking, since the gold nib will bring up the pen price, why not just make an high value version of the pen to make it complete. how about
1. pen with 14k gold nib (single color or two tone?)
2. pen with HIGH VOLUME ink capacity, about 40% more ink
3. pen with aluminium piston mechanism
4. pen with solid brass clip (not the existing stamping parts)
5. pen with improved cap thread for smooth thread in and out
6. pen with metal parts plated with 14K gold or rose gold
Due to the increase in cost, the retail price will go up to about US$280. I don’t know if this be fine. I need your comments.

To proceed with the project, I need to collect at least 300 orders. please leave comments in the thread.
If you like to pre-order, write me at speedy@twsbi.com. leave me your name, email, address, want nib (size) or complete pen.
you don’t need to pay me anything until pen comes out.

Let me have your comment, see if we can keep the ball rolling.

speedy              

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  1. #1 by 泥偶 on 十一月 12, 2010 - 5:57 下午

    Wow, finally it comes.

  2. #2 by Lacsylle on 十一月 12, 2010 - 8:23 下午

    If the ink capacity is increased by 40%, will it make the pen even bigger? The current one is big enough for me as I prefer more compact ones.

    • #3 by twsbi on 十一月 21, 2010 - 2:57 下午

      no, it is under the same barrel with shorten piston mechanism to increase the volume

  3. #4 by Z A Quek on 十二月 25, 2010 - 4:27 下午

    I really think that a two tone gold nib will be really attractive. Maybe you can make a higher end model of the Diamond which has two tone gold nib, high volume and improved threads. I think that the 14 k gold plating and hardware is a hit or miss. The current stainless steel look looks great and noone needs to worry about 14k plating wearing away.

    But a $280 pricetag is entering into Pelikan M600 territory. Im not sure how many would turn away from the M600 if they have to decide over the updated Diamond and the M600. I definitely would choose the M600. So i think that the price would need to come down to about US$200. That would means that aluminium piston and the gold plating has to be taken away, which I don’t care for anyway.

  4. #5 by Matthias on 三月 31, 2011 - 3:12 下午

    What colour would the body of the pen be?

  1. Black n’ Red polynote A7 plain » Bleistift

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