Waterman 52 Red Ripple w/ Nickel – Super Flex (SOLD)


Waterman 52 Red Ripple w/ Rare Nickel Trim – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

Here is a rare example one of the few Waterman 52 Red Ripple Pens with nickel trim. It is a typical, full-sized 52 and not the slightly shorter version of later models. This pen does not fit into the normal Waterman numbering system (01852 for Red Ripple) as Red Ripples came with gold trim. There are a few anomalies out there, however, and this is one of them. The pen does not have a matching clip. There is some brassing on the nickel band. The nickel on this pen, or at least on the band, was put over brass. The band also has a small ding on the bottom of the cap. The lever is in good shape with just a little wear. There is some fading of the hard rubber as is typical. The imprints ares still quite crisp. The nib is a nice Super flex with pretty decent responsiveness. It can also be used as an everyday XF writer.

SIZE:  5 1/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BB (0.3mm-1.5mm),  Super Flex  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)



Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib and trim polished
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned
  • Nib and feed tuned to write smoothly and with optimal flow
  • Test driven for at least a week to insure quality

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