Pen Review : Wality 69 A

Lately, I am on buying spree of Wality made fountain pens. Wality pens are manufactured by Airmail. The pen I am reviewing today “WALITY 69 A” has been a best seller of Airmail/Wality brand and currently it is hard to get in the market. Even the authorized retailers are running out of stock for these pens.

This actually was the first Wality pen that I bought. And thereafter I have bought many Wality pens like Ivory model, Black Stealth Piston Filler Model and Wality 52PD even grabbing more 69A as I love them.

Wality 69 A
Wality 69 A

Wality 69A is one of the most discussed pens on the fountain pen network. And already has been discussed in lengths in the mentioned links: Link 1Link 2 

Further Below is my Review of the same in detail with detailed images and handwritten review.


DESIGN & BUILT:

This pen arrived with my Pilot 78G and happened to be my first Wality Pen. It had certain characteristic odor of the acrylic or the LDPE plastic, which i have heard they use and it was strong. I immediately decided to rinse the pen with detergent water and kept it overnight and also showered with the body mist of my wife to give it a nice fragrance but somehow little bit of fragrance still persists.

Wality 69 A - Uncapped
Wality 69 A – Uncapped

I inked the pen and started writing, my first reaction was “Wow, a cheap Indian pen can write so lovely” it wrote so smooth and fine with a lovely feedback but then it burped and my whole page was messed up. So I noticed that the feed is not properly inserted and then i pushed the nib and the feed inside and i was back to awesome writing again.

As far as design is concerned I beleive this is an original design and not a knockoff of some expensive pen. It comes in various colors. Various as in many options i cant even count them. I procured one with the blue light grey rippled option. And lately i have bought navy blue and blue rippled also.

Wality 69A - CloseUp
Wality 69A – CloseUp

It is made of some LDPE plastic which has that funky odor.

The pen in this particular case has black cap top which is screwed to cap and holds the clip of the pen. The top and bottom of the pen have rounded profile.

Bottom and Top of pen
Bottom and Top of pen

The grip section is also made of plastic which is black color here. The pen opens in 2 and half turns easily.

Pen Uncapped
Pen Uncapped

The pen can be easily taken apart and no rocket science is involved ans thus making it a pen which can easily cleaned in and out.

Taken Apart - 1
Taken Apart – 1
Taken Apart - 2
Taken Apart – 2

The cap of the pen has the trademark clip of the Wality in silver color and the center band also in silver color with engraving of Airmail Regd.

Cap Close Up - 1
Cap Close Up – 1
Cap Close Up - 2
Cap Close Up – 2
Cap Internal Close Up
Cap Internal Close Up

The pen is a big size pen. And Below are the images showing the comparison of pen with other pens.

Gama Kuyil vs Oliver F27 vs Pilot Metropolitan vs Wality 69A - Capped
Gama Kuyil vs Oliver F27 vs Pilot Metropolitan vs Wality 69A – Capped
Gama Kuyil vs Oliver F27 vs Pilot Metropolitan vs Wality 69A - Cap Posted
Gama Kuyil vs Oliver F27 vs Pilot Metropolitan vs Wality 69A – Cap Posted
Gama Kuyil vs Oliver F27 vs Pilot Metropolitan vs Wality 69A - Bottom Side View
Gama Kuyil vs Oliver F27 vs Pilot Metropolitan vs Wality 69A – Bottom Side View
Gama Kuyil vs Oliver F27 vs Pilot Metropolitan vs Wality 69A - Front Side View
Gama Kuyil vs Oliver F27 vs Pilot Metropolitan vs Wality 69A – Front Side View

Balance:

The pen is fairly large sized pen at 152 mm capped and approx 178 mm with cap posted at back. The barrel dia is approx around 15 mm.

The cap posting makes it a fairly large sized pen and thus making it unbalanced for regular sized hands.

I prefer writing with the pen unposted and love the hold of the pen.

Writing Uncapped
Writing Uncapped
Writing Uncapped
Writing Uncapped

The pen is fairly light weight and has lovely hold in the hand due to ergonomic design.


NIB AND INK FILLING MECHANISM:

The nib writes the exact fine without even a hint of single bit of scratchiness. It gives a welcome feedback which i love and i am sure you will also. Generally the Wality nibs are known for bad behavior of nibs but this one was amazing just out of the box. As mentioned earlier it required certain push inside the section to prevent burping which was an easy job.

The nib is gold colored fine nib. And the Feed is ebonite. The ink flow is also good.

Nib Top View
Nib & Feed – Top View
Nib & Feed - Side View
Nib & Feed – Side View
Nib & Feed - Bottom View
Nib & Feed – Bottom View

The ink filling mechanism is and eye dropper and holds great amount of ink. Below are the certain closeups of the pen section and barrel.

Section Top Closeup
Section Top Closeup – 1
Section Top Close Up - 2
Section Top Close Up – 2
Section Bottom Close Up - Showing Feed
Section Bottom Close Up – Showing Feed
Barrel Close Up
Barrel Close Up

Conclusion :

It is a must buy pen. Hard to grab though. Buy it even if you have to pay premium sometimes. I bought this pen from ASAPENS.

Below are the images of my handwritten review and sample.

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7 thoughts on “Pen Review : Wality 69 A

  1. A very thorough review! But I seem to see some variation in the thickness of the line made by this pen, which you don’t mention, though it is an attractive quality. It seems particularly clear in the loops in the last photograph. Does the nib have a small degree of “stub” quality to it?

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