About the model
|original sales price|
|sizes||Mini, Pocket, Slimline, Compact, Personal, A5, A4;|
|material||leather, contrast stitching with some models;|
|construction||padding, stiffening material very identifiable|
|flatability||not possible (see photos)|
|pen loop||leather pen loop, not flexible|
|strap||leather-strap, popper not visible|
|dimensions (WxDxH)||14,5cm x 3,5cm x 19cm|
Colour-coating on some colours
There are reports in the community of some colours of the classic having a "peeling"-problem. There seems to be a coating on models like the cherry classic which does tend to peel itself under strain. As I do not have a visual account of this I can only refer to pictures of my chocolate-coloured classic having little blisters in the more-strained locations. See picture
The Classic might be one of the stiffest binders made by Filofax but it is also a Classic, as the name implies. Many other companies have copied the design, I have never seen or touched a copy-cat feeling as good as the original Classic from Filofax. Making that cross in middle seems to be a challenge, because thats where all the other companies stumble.
chocolate (with lime stitching)
Pre-production model, never went into mass-manufacture. Thanks to Janet Carr from thisbugslife.com!