I’m very pleased with this watch. It comes very well packaged in its own unique box similar to watches I have purchased for 5 times the price. The watch has a quality feel and a unique look. Great value for the money.
The watch arrived promptly. Great looking watch with large numerals and an easily visible day/date window.
Strap fastens very securely.
Very happy with my purchase
Beautifully presented and perfectly tuned and ready to write! Fast shipping and great customer service.
This is a nice watch, lightweight and the face is a good size. Not too big.
Well made and it does 'glow' clearly in the dark so you can see the time.
Iguana Sell delivered on time and we're the best price I could find. Excellent value for this watch.
The pen arrived very quickly and nicely packaged. It’s a gift for my daughter so I cannot comment on the use of the pen at all.
This is the second time I have bought this watch. The last time was 8 years ago and I wear it everyday even in the shower. Its simply a great watch
Absolutely outstanding service. First time purchase from iguana. Couldn't be happier. Watch was so well packaged and such a beautiful piece to add to my collection.
I have been looking for a budget German watch. This watch is really pretty with a very accurate swiss movement. I also had a very good shopping experience with Iguana Sell.
Had looked at another monotimer, but wasn't sure if I would like it. Iron Annie was a good bit less expensive, so thought I would give it a try. Reading is intuitive and not difficult at all. Impressed with the simplicity of the Bauhaus design. I really like this watch.
I discovered this watch on other websites and then saw it on Iguana Sell at an amazing price. The whole purchase and delivery process was very pleasant. Communication was the company perfect and FedEx delivered perfectly. This watch a beautiful piece, elegant but casual enough to wear with every outfit. Thank you Iguana Sell.
For the price, it really is special. Detail is fantastic and moon-phase is an interesting feature! A bit on the thicker side compared to other small watches. Leather is great quality. Retailer packaged it well and set it up for me. Great communication throughout the ordering process as well. Az, UK.
I love the movement and the qwirky little stop it makes at the 12 o'clock position. Good side. Excellent build quality. Wifi was a little fiddly at first but got it working (you just have to be quick with it in the settings!). Shipped super fast and was in my hands on the other side of the world far quicker than anticipated. Would highly recommend purchasing from them in future! Thanks.
As long as you don’t expect the fine flex to be a flex nib and instead just see it as springy nib, it’s one of the most enjoyable nibs on the market. Aurora QC is impeccable I just love the Optima!
I bought the pen for my daughter as a present. The only thing I can say that she was very pleased and said it was very smooth to write with.
It's interesting that this pen's name, Trilobiti is inspired by the transparent fossils of marine animals that extinct. This is subjective, of course, but the Cioccolato version of this pen is as striking as any demonstrator that I've seen... or at least shares that stage with the same pen in blue.
The piston system holds a good amount of in, and the writing feel is smooth with just enough feedback to feel in control of the writing flow.
I bought this watch on the strength of it having the new Miyota 9075 true GMT movementand at the right price. Iguana shipped the watch quickly and the watch looks fantastic and wears really well. Very happy with my purchase and with Iguana Sell.
I have been writing with fountain pens since 1968. The pens I have used were made all over the globe: in Italy, France, US, Japan, China, USSR, East Germany (GDR), West Germany (and the united Germany), Russia, India, England, some Latin American countries. As I do take good care of them, rinse and rotate regularly and don’t have the habit of losing pens, most of them are still around and operational, so – as you could imagine – over the years I have accumulated a few, to put it very mildly.
Nevertheless, once in a while I still do end up buying a new one. My favorite brand is Aurora, with Pelikan, Sailor, Pilot and Montblanc following closely. I do have a few Auroras, including some Optimas (regular and limited editions) and 88s, along with some others.
For me, Aurora 88 with lacquer finish and chrome trim epitomizes the absolute standard of perfection in terms of size, weight, look, feel, proportions, finish and quality. Most Optima limited editions are very close to that (as a matter of fact, a Carlo Goldoni limited edition from 1993 along with one of my 88s are always two of the 5-7 pens that are normally on my desk). The regular Optima – even though it is of the same size as the limited editions, is a bit lighter and – for me – feels just a tad less balanced unposted (it is perfect when posted), though don’t get me wrong – it is still very close to being perfect. The difference is that the 88 always feels perfectly balanced – both posted or unposted. The only other pens that come close to that perfect balance but are somewhat behind are Pelikan M800, Meisterstuck 146 and some of the higher-end Pilots – in that specific order. I do not use M1000 or Meisterstuck 149 at all – to me, they are just nice large monuments to oversized writing instruments with no utility value.
The reason I bought another Aurora 88 was to check their Flex Fine nib. It gets mixed reviews on various web sites but I, through many decades of fountain pen usage, have developed a position of never taking any pen- or nib-related opinion at the face value. Most of my Auroras have italic or stub nibs and, even though there are multiple pens in the Aurora lineup that I don’t own which do offer the Flex Fine nib, I could not think of a better pen with that nib to buy.
The Flex Fine nib is slightly longer and narrower, compared to regular Aurora nibs, with a very smooth clean line (not too wet or dry) and slight but pronounced feedback, which is very good. Even though its line variation is, by design, not like the one produced by an italic or stub nib – it is more than enough to really enjoy laying down distinctly expressive characters on a piece of paper. Some folks argue about it being a “true” flex or not but, honestly, I do not care about that one way or another. It is very pleasant and effortless to write with for long periods of time and, needless to say, I am very happy with it.
A comment on Aurora brand in general. A couple of years ago I bought a 30-year-old limited edition Optima and, even though the pen was obviously new-in-box with no signs of use at all, the attempt to move the piston by turning the knob resulted in unscrewing of the entire piston assembly. I sent the pen to Kenro Industries, which handles the Aurora (and Montegrappa) pens service in the US. They charged me a nominal processing fee and forwarded the pen to Italy. I thought it would take months to get it back, but just 3 weeks later the pen was back with me, in absolutely pristine condition – properly polished, buffed or whatever else they did, with everything working perfectly – at no charge! That is what I call true service and standing by their products. As I have had quite different experiences with the service of some other well-known brands, who had absolutely no clue what they were doing, all I can say is: Way to go, please keep it that way!
Iguana’s service is impeccable, as always – reasonable prices, clear communication on order status, great packaging, fast shipment, precise answers to any questions asked without any delays – thank you!