Waterman 12 1/2- Super Flex

Waterman 12 1/2- Super Flex  (On Ebay)

This originally clipless Waterman 12 1/2 is in quite good condition. The black hard rubber, which was originally smooth with no chasing, has faded some to a dark brown. But the imprints are very clear and crisp with little wear to them. This is a rather thin pen and probably not for the large handed. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a wet, smooth writing F (0.4mm). It flexes with ease up to 1.6mm (BB+). It doesn’t have the snappiest response but it’s good enough. A fun little eyedropper with some soft flex.

SIZE:  4 5/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BB (0.4mm-1.6mm),  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eyedropper

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Trim cleaned and polished
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • New ink sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

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Waterman 12 Eyedropper – Wet Noodle

Waterman 12 Eyedropper – Wet Noodle  See Price Here

Here is an excellent example of a Waterman 12 eyedropper. The pen is in superb condition. The body is a smooth black hard rubber, which has only a very light amount of fading. It is still quite black and has a shine to it. The imprints are impressively crisp. The nickel clip looks brand new. This pen looks to have almost never been used. The 14kt. Waterman #2 nib is a wet writing XF that is springy and smooth. It has some soft flex going up to 1.6mm (just a hair under BBB). The ease of flex is on the stiffer side of wet noodle, but it has some nice responsiveness as well. This is a rare, near mint Waterman 12.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BB (0.3mm-1.6mm),  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eyedropper

CONDITION: Near Mint

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • New Ink sac installed
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

Waterman 52 1/2V – Super Flex

Waterman 52 1/2V  – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

This is a gorgeous Waterman 52 1/2V in BCHR. The BCHR has faded some to a dark brown. The chasing and imprints, though, show very little wear and are still quite crisp. The nickel plated trim is also in great condition with no plate loss and very little signs of wear. The 14kt. Waterman #2 nib is a silky, smooth writing XF that is wet and soft. The flex on this nib comes quite easily and ranges from XF (0.3mm) to BB (1.6mm), and it has some nice responsiveness. A great vintage Waterman with a beautiful nib.

SIZE:  4 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BB (0.5mm-1.6mm)  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

Mabie Todd Swan S. F. – Super Flex/Wet Noodle

Mabie Todd Swan S. F. – Super Flex (On Ebay)

Here is a gorgeous Mabie Todd Swan Self Filler (numbered 130 B.S.F.) in red mottled hard rubber. It’s about the size of a Waterman 52 1/2V. The condition on this is superb. The red mottled hard rubber has very, very little fading. The body still has the original shine. It’s matted a bit on the cap, but it still has good color. The imprints are all very crisp and looking new. The exception is the imprint of the white swan on the top of the cap which is faded a little. The gold-filled trim also looks nice overall. The lever does have some wear and scraping. The 14kt. Swan nib is a long, slender tine beauty. It writes smooth normally as an XF (0.3mm). The flow is about medium wetness. Not too wet and not too dry. The flex on this is beautifully soft and really on the border between a “super flex” and a “wet noodle.” I conservatively graded it a “super flex.” It ranges up to BB+ (1.7mm) from XF, and it has good responsiveness. This is a fantastic vintage Swan in stunning condition.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Mabie Todd Swan, XF to BB (0.3mm-1.7mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

 

Waterman 52V Red Ripple – Super Flex

Waterman 52V Red Ripple – Super Flex (On Ebay)

Here is a nice Waterman 52V in red ripple hard rubber. The red ripple has faded some, but not a lot. It still has pretty good color. The imprints are all present and readable. A little faded but also not a lot. The gold filled trim is also in good condition. The one blemish is on the lever where at the base there is a small scrape. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a soft and smooth F (0.5mm). It has a springy feel to it and is a lovely writer, especially if you enjoy wet nibs. The flex comes easily on this nib and ranges up to near BBB (1.7mm). The responsiveness of the flex is average. Overall, this is a beauty of a pen in very nice condition.

SIZE:  4 3/8″ Capped (Not including Ring Top)

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BB (0.3mm-1.7mm),  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed adjusted for optimal flow
  • Trim cleaned and polished
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Parker Lucky Curve Lucky Curve in “True Blue” – Super Flex (SOLD)

Parker Lucky Curve Lucky Curve in “True Blue” – Super Flex – (On Ebay)

Here is a fine example of Parker Lucky Curve in the desirable “true blue” style. There is some color change as is common with these early Parker. The white on the barrel has tanned some and the blue has darkened. The color change (as is common) is less on the cap with the white being more creme and the blue a bit lighter. The black hard rubber ends have faded to a dark brown brown. The imprints are great with the original white paint still present. The gold filled trim is also in excellent condition with no brassing. A new pressure bar has been installed and the button is looking good as well. The 14kt. Parker Lucky Curve nib is a smooth writing F (0.4mm) with medium wetness, and it has some very nice flex. This “super flex” nib goes from 0.4mm to a large 1.8mm without much effort. The responsiveness is nice and crisp, and the flow keeps up easily. The true blues are not terribly easy to acquire and even more difficult to find one with a quality flex nib.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Parker Lucky Curve 14kt., F-BBB (0.4mm-1.8mm), SUPER FLEX

FILLING: Button Filler

CONDITION: Good

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • New pressure bar installed
  • Body and trim cleaned and polished
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Wahl Eversharp Flat Top in Coral Red – Semi Flex (SOLD)

Wahl Eversharp Flat Top in Coral Red – Semi Flex – (On Ebay)

Here is an unique Wahl in the Coral Red body. I’m not sure exactly what to think of this pen. It has some unique features. First, it appears to have never had a clip nor a ring top. The coral red body does have a fair amount of light scratching throughout from its year’s of use, but nothing major. The Coral Red body is really stunning color developed by Wahl. The wear takes a little bit of the loveliness off, but it still a pretty pen. There are some dings throughout the bands (both the large and the skinny bands). The lever is in good shape with little to no brassing. This Wahl has some girth to it being a bit thicker than a Waterman 52. There is also an internal nib section that screws out from the external section, which is a nice feature. The Wahl-Eversharp nib is a very wet writing M, but it is also smooth and glassy. It has some flex to it ranging up to 1.5mm, but it’s a bit too stiff to grade beyond “semi-flex.”

SIZE:  4 3/4″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., M to BB (0.5mm-1.5mm) SEMI FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Fair

Restoration Work:

  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned
  • Nib and feed adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body buffed for scratches
  • Body and trim cleaned and polished
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality