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The Gel Timeline has just been released in Japan and is exclusive to Japan only! This refined model features a futuristic twist mechanism that fully retracts both the pen and nib into the barrel to give it a clean and modern look. Writes in great, fine point gel lines (which are always hard to find!) and is available in multiple body colors. Black, blue and red 0.5 mm refills are available
Love the pen; hate the ink cartridge. Perhaps I got a dud. I prefer 0.7 point to
begin with, and the pen comes with 0.5, but more importantly, the line my
particular cartridge delivers is poor. The ink doesn't flow evenly from the tip,
leaving blank portions in my writing line. I finally removed the cartridge and
replaced it with a G2 cartidge, which, by the way, has to be shortenend in order
to be used. You can't use a G2 refill without this modification.
Pilot has started selling a gel version of it's AGELESS line in the U.S. Perhaps
that uses the G2.
This is an excellent pen! It is very ergonomic and I love the two tier
retraction system. I can have the very safe (no ink stains) full retraction for
pocket carry, and the easy, minimal turn for retracting the point for at my
desk. The refill is great even if a little hard to find. If you run out and need
to wait for an internet order of refills, a partially used normal G-2 can easily
be cut down to fit, since the nose sections and refill diameter are the same
(luckily I have a brick and mortar supplier in town that imports them from
Japan, so not a big deal for me).
Oh, and the service was great. I had the pen a day after my order.