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Cheap Old Boy Lighter Copy

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  • Started 1 year ago by chopsie
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    I recently bought a Tycoon Lounge pipe lighter, It looks like a Corona Old Boy, but it cost me €16 plus shipping. It arrived today and is working great, I don't know about the longevity or the gas retention yet but it does appear to be a solidly built lighter.


    I can't find any information apart from the website I bought it from, but for the price it cost me if it doesn't last very long at least I didn't pay much for it ans if I lose it I won't be overly upset.

    Edit: Capitalized title, L.

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    Great looking lighter. I have a Colibri that functions great, but if I had seen that one first, I would have tried it.

    "Be seeing you"


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    I have a 20 dollar Vector that looks like an Old boy and works great . I also have a 15 dollar Nibo that works good too . Nice lighter you have there also !

    "A pipe is the fountain of contemplation, the source of pleasure, the companion of the wise; and the man who smokes, thinks like a philosopher and acts like a Samaritan."
    -Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
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    I have basicly the same lighter under the Vertigo name. The only prob Ive had so far is that the small screw that holds the flint assembly on tends to work loose. Its a simple fix, by just removing the case via the bottom philips head screw,and applying some lock tight to the tiny screw holding the flint holder assemly,then re-installing and tightening the screw..hope that helps if if run into the same problem.

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    Looks good! Refill with a high quality butane and hope for the best.

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    I picked up a Colibri Jazz on Ebay, buy it now for under $20.00. The seller had a few left in red or blue, great working lighter.

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    After using it a while, I get about 3 days of use after filling and it doesn't always light with first spark. But for the price I payed I'm very happy with it.

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    I have picked up a Lotus Vertigo from SP about a year ago for $25. It's an Old Boy knockoff. The weakest point of the system was the flint spring. I had trouble with it sparking so I replaced the spring with a flint spring from a cheap disposable lighter. Has been working pretty good since, although the flint tube has gotten a bit wobbly.
    Ditto on having to tighten the screws every now and again. I disassemble the whole thing every month or so and check for anything going haywire or getting dirty. Fairly straightforward operation.
    Use high quality butane and keep it in some sort of baggie or case, and you should be okay.
    It's been going strong for a year and considering the cost of disposables, I definitely got my $25 worth so far.

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    Refill with a high quality butane

    Use high quality butane

    Probably the most important advice for any butane lighter, unless you're using a Ronson Jet-Lite (which, BTW, is pretty good considering the price).

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    If you use a lighter while driving, make sure it is one that goes out if it's dropped.

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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    What brand butane would be high quality???

    I gotta get some!!

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    I use Zippo brand and Xikar brand butane, neither one has failed me yet!

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    Saw a Tsubota Pearl Eddie over on another site. The reviews were great, and less than the Old Boy. Does anyone own one of these?

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    Saw a Tsubota Pearl Eddie over on another site. The reviews were great, and less than the Old Boy. Does anyone own one of these?

    hesed, check this thread and please read the last post:

    http://pipesmagazine.com/forums/topic/please-reccomend-a-lighter-with-soft-flame-tamper-and-fuel-window#post-341947

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    Looks like a Yibao

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    Vector 5x's filtered is great . The Old Cajun gave me a can , and it was much better than the Ronson Fluid .

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    Vector 5x's filtered is great . The Old Cajun gave me a can ,

    That Vector 5X is all I use. Two 11 ounce cans for $13 from Cigars International.

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    Four 5.8 oz. cans of Power 5X, for $17.00 including shipping. It's working great for me. I'm not affiliated with the seller in any way.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/321051710575?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

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