Waterman Wood Grain 52 1/2 V – SUPER FLEX (SOLD)

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Waterman Wood Grain 52 1/2 V – SUPER FLEX!  (On Ebay)

Stunning Waterman 52 1/2 V in Wood Grain hard rubber. The condition is excellent. Minimal fading to the hard rubber. Imprints are crisp. The gold-filled trim has very little brassing. Just a bit on the band. The nib is a ultra smooth F with super flex capabilities going almost to 2.0mm. A beautiful pen that will not disappoint.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.95mm)  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
  • New lever box installed
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Parker Ladies Duofold – Semi-Flex (SOLD)

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Parker Ladies Duofold – Semi-flex  (On Ebay)

This is a Parker Ladies Duofold permanite flat top with a large gold filled band and clip. There is some wear on the clip and band as can be seen in the pictures. The permanite has darkened to more an olive color as is common with Parker’s permanite pens. The nib is a very smooth fine/medium with a little bit of flex. Great for daily writing.

SIZE:  4 5/16″ Capped

NIB: Duofold 14kt. F

FILLING: Button Filler

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished. It already wrote fantastic.
  • Hand polished body of pen and gold trim
  • New Sac
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Waterman 503 – GOOD FLEX (SOLD)

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Waterman 503 – Good Flex – (On Ebay)

The 503 is a celluloid pen made in England in the late 40s. This has a beautiful silver/ pearl striated pattern with gold filled trim. Waterman pens of this era are, in my opinion, underrated. They rather durable, generally have fantastic nibs, and are quite stunning in appearance when well maintained. And this pen is in excellent condition. There is brassing on the top of the clip, but that is about it. There is also a small imperfection on the cap where the celluloid looks dinged (see pic). Probably just briefly touched by something small and hot. The nib is a wonder 2A XF with good flex. This is a very good “good flex.” Probably borderline “Super flex” because of the ease of flex. The nib is smooth and the flex is very smooth. It’s a pleasure to write with.

SIZE:  5″ Capped

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

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Ink sac replaced
  • Body and trim cleaned and polished
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Waterman 452 1/2 V – Silver Filigree (Good Flex) SOLD

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Waterman 52 1/2 Silver Filigree – GoodFlex (On Ebay)

I’m a sucker for small ring tops, and an even bigger sucker for silver ones. This is a beautiful 452 1/2 V, but it’s not in perfect condition. The hard rubber beneath the silver is browned some. The end of the barrel has a scratch and some wear. There are some teeth marks on the section. But the biggest flaw is a chip out of threads (see pics). The cap screws in just fine, and the black does blend together fairly well. But it’s not like you wouldn’t ever notice. The nib is a nice and smooth F that flexes up to 1.9mm. A little too stiff to be a Super Flex, but still a very nice flexing nib.

SIZE:  3 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.9mm), GOOD FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Fair

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Pen body thoroughly polished with jewelers cloth
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Waterman 52 – SUPER FLEX! (SOLD)

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Waterman 52 – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

This is a Waterman 52 in good condition. The hard rubber is still quite black with minimal browning. The chasing and imprints are also pretty good. Some wear on the nickel trim, but overall they are in good condition. The only flaw in the body is that someone carved a $ sign (see pics) into it near the side imprint. The nib is a very smooth writing XXF with easy flex up to 1.7mm. This is a very nice Waterman 52 that is a good writer and has super flex capabilities.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XXF to BBB (0.2mm-1.7mm),  Super Flex  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

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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Waterman 52 1/2V – MEDIUM FLEX (SOLD)

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

This a BCHR Waterman 52 1/2 V in decent condition. It has browned some. More of a dark chocolate color. The chasing is worn but visible. There are some scratches here on there on the body. The imprints are all pretty crisp. There is some plating on the lever box, but the lever itself is in pretty good condition. The ring top is also missing. The flex on the nib was kind of difficult for me to grade. I would have like a bit more ease in the flex, but line variation is till decent. And it has very good control as you can see. So it’s somewhere around medium to good flex. The nib is nice XF writer.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

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

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Fair

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

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Croxley-Dickenson – SUPER FLEX! (SOLD)

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Croxley – Dickenson – SUPER FLEX – (On Ebay)

Now here was a nice surprise. I picked up this pen not expecting much of anything from it. I know very little of this company (really two companies, Croxely did the body apparently and Dickenson did the nib). The body is good size and feels quite solid and sturdy. The plastic is a little soft and there were a lot of little scratches on the pen. I buffed out the worst of the them and gave it a good polishing. But it’s still has scratches. The nib writing normally is on the dry side. But once you start flexing the feed keeps up fairly well. The flex comes with ease with lines varying from 0.5mm to 1.8mm on Rhodia paper.

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: Dickenson 14kt., F to BBB (0.4mm-1.8mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Fair

Restoration Work:

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

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Waterman 52 1/2V Cardinal Red – GOOD FLEX (SOLD)

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Waterman 52 1/2V Cardinal Red – Good Flex  (On Ebay)

Gorgeous little Waterman 52 1/2V ring top in Cardinal Red hard rubber. Cardinal Red hard rubber is harder to come by than woodgrain or ripple pens and is thus valued higher. This is pen is excellent restored condition. Gold trim is in good shape with little to no brassing. I actually just installed a nice gold filled lever box. Slight color difference around the section and threads that were covered by the cap, as is usual. Imprints are pretty good, but with some wear on the “ER” of “WATERMANS” on the side. The Waterman #2 nib is a great, smooth writing XXF (0.2mm) that flexes to 1.3mm (sorry the picture is wrong) quite easily. It’s got a nice spring to it. Feed could be a bit better, but find a good pace and it does fine. Pretty easy to do some nice flex writing with. A great addition to any collection.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XXF to BB (0.2mm-1.3mm)  GOOD 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
  • New lever box installed
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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