Waterman 55 Red Ripple – MEDIUM FLEX (SOLD)

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Waterman 55 Red Ripple – Medium Flex  (On Ebay)

A very nice Red Ripple 55. The 55 is a big pen. I took a pic comparing the diameter to that of the 52. The fading of the Red Ripple is minimal. The imprints have a little wear but are easily readable. There is just a little brassing on the gold band. The lever looks like it was scrapped at one point and then re-plated, so no brassing that I could tell. The only flaw is that it is missing it’s clip. Stick a nice accommodation clip on here and it would be a stunning pen. The nib is a very smooth XF. The flex was a little difficult to judge. It flexes quite easily and is smooth an fluid. But line variation and responsiveness aren’t quite good enough for a higher ranking. Still a big, beautiful, and relatively rare pen.

SIZE:  5 1/2″ Capped (Not including Ring Top)

NIB: Waterman #5, XF to BB (0.3mm-1.2mm),  Medium Flex  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent (but no clip)

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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