Waterman 12 – Super Flex! (SOLD)

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Waterman 12 Eye Dropper 

Here is a Waterman 12 eye dropper in good condition. The chasing on this pen is pretty good on the cap, but worn (though visible) on the body. Imprints are pretty good. Color is more of a dark brown. Both gold filled bands have no signs of brassing. One band is personalized “M.E.P.” The top of the cap has some bite marks (see pics), but the pen is crack free. It had no original clip. The nib is great. It’s a F that writes wet and smooth and has some great flex up to 1.7mm. A nice looking pen with a great nib.

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BB (0.4mm-1.7mm),  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eye-Dropper

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

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

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Waterman 14 – SUPER FLEX (SOLD)

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Waterman 14 Eyedropper  – SUPER FLEX (On Ebay)

Here is a Waterman 14 eyedropper that definitely has a vintage look to it. It has browned pretty significantly to a light to medium brown, although under the cap is still black. Chasing is worn almost entirely off the pen. The imprint on the barrel is pretty worn though very readable, but the “14” is still quite crisp. The nib however is fantastic. It’s a very smooth Medium that that flexes up 2.0mm with very little pressure. It is close to wet noodle ease of flex. The nib looks a bit oblique, but it doesn’t write or feel that way. This is a great writer as well as flex nib.

SIZE:  5 1/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, M to BBB (0.6mm-2.0mm),  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eye Dropper

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
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Waterman 52 – Wet Noodle

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Waterman 52 – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

This Waterman 52 is in good condition except for the browning of hard rubber as you can see in the pics. Chasing and imprints are still pretty good. A bit more wear on the body than the cap. Trim looks pretty good, but there is a little plate wear on the top of the clip and lever. The nib does have a small crack coming from the air hole. I couldn’t pick it up on a photo. The nib flexes from a M (0.6mm) to a huge 2.5mm. The flex is quite easy. Not paintbrush easy, but it requires very little pressure. However, to really take advantage of the flex, you need a high surface tension ink (like the Pilot Iroshizuku I’m including). With thinner, more water inks you can still flex but you will get some railroading when you go over the 1.7-1.8mm range. The nib is very wet and smooth.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, M to BBB (0.3mm-2.5mm),  WET NOODLE (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 12 – Super Flex! (SOLD)

 

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Waterman 12 Eye Dropper – SUPER FLEX

Here is old Waterman 12 Eyedropper that looks like a vintage pen. The chasing on this pen is worn almost completely off. Imprints are worn but readable. It has faded to a dark brown color. It is also missing the clip from the cap. The nib does have a very small crack coming out of the air hole. I tried to pick it up in the picture, but it is quite small. I have graded the flex as “Super Flex” even though it doesn’t have the ability to make huge lines. Nevertheless, it is a XXF nib that flexes easily and with pretty decent responsiveness, so flexing looks nice. Detailed, small print flexing is also very good. I personally really like the way this XXF nib writes normally as well. This is a fun pen to play around with.

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XXF to BB (0.2mm-1.6mm),  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eye-Dropper

CONDITION: Fair

Restration Work:

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

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Wahl-Eversharp Skyline Pen/Pencil Combo – Good Flex (SOLD)

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Wahl-Eversharp Skyline Pen/Pencil Combo – Good Flex – (On Ebay)

Here is an interesting Wahl-Eversharp Pen/Pencil combo. They have grey bodies with gold-filled trim. Both are in working order (though I did no mechanical work on the pencil. It just worked). The pen is in excellent condition. Light scratching as usual with these pens, but nothing significant. Just a little brassing on the lever. The rest of the trim looks great. The pencil has a deep scratch in the gold-filled wrap, and a crack in the celluloid right next to the clip (see pics). The nib is juicy and smooth. This is either a low end super flex or a high end good flex. In the end, I decided it was a bit too stiff to be called a super flex. I’ll even throw in some vintage Eversharp lead for the pen if you wish it.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., F/M to BBB (0.5mm-1.8mm) GOOD FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

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

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Wahl-Eversharp Skyline (Demi) – Good Flex (SOLD)

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Wahl-Eversharp Skyline (Demi) – Good Flex – (On Ebay)

Here is a Wahl-Eversharp Skyline Demi size in chocolate brown. The pen is in very good condition. There is a bit of brassing on the lever, but that is about it. The rest of the gold trim looks great. The nib is a delightful XF (0.3mm) that is pretty wet and smooth. A joy for normal writing. The flex is decent, though the numbers look a bit better than it feels. In grading this “good flex,” I went more on the look than the feel. It feels more like “medium flex,” but then you start seeing what you are writing and it turns out better than you expect. This nib looks and feels more like Eversharp’s “Signature” nib, which many would call a “semi-flex” nib.

SIZE:  4 7/8″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., XF to BB (0.4mm-1.7mm) GOOD FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restoration Work:

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

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Waterman 12 (PSF) – Medium Flex (SOLD)

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Waterman 12 PSF – Medium Flex (On Ebay)

Here is a Waterman 12 PSF with original box. The 12 PSF was the  predecessor to Waterman 52. It is essentially a 52 but before Waterman standardized it’s numbering system, which would put it pre-1917. The first number on the model imprint is worn. It looks like a 1 (thus model 12), but there is no “PSF,” so perhaps it’s just a “52.” The pen is dark brown. Chasing and imprints are worn but visible and mostly readable. It is missing the clip (see pics). Lever has some plate wear, though it is still shiny. The nib doesn’t quite have the line variation to make it a “good flex.” It writes a very fine line. It has a little bit of a tooth, which is not uncommon for XXF nibs, but it isn’t what I would call scratchy.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XXF to BB (0.2mm-1.3mm)  Medium FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

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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