Waterman 52 – WET NOODLE

 

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Waterman 52 – Wet Noodle  (On Ebay)

Here is a nice BCHR Waterman 52. It’s got some typical browning and the chasing is worn though visible. At some point, the hard rubber was polished. The nickel trim is in good condition, but does have some plate loss on the clip. Much less on the lever. The nib is great, but it had a small crack that I had repaired coming from the breather hole. Later I discovered another very tiny crack developed on the other side of the hole.  Nevertheless, this is a great Wet Noodle that goes from XF (0.3mm) to BBB (2.0mm). It’s also a good normal, everyday writer. The nib has a nice smooth flex, and I have never railroaded this feed.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BBB (0.3mm-2.0mm),  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
  • Pen was mostly restored when I acquired it
  • 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 Ink Vue Lady Patricia – SUPER FLEX (SOLD)

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Waterman Ink Vue Lady Patricia – SUPER FLEX  (On Ebay)

This is a pretty Waterman Ink Vue Lady Patricia (not Patrician as the writing sample says, oops). The Waterman Ink Vue filling system is kind of between a Waterman lever filler and a Parker Vacumatic. The pen is much prettier in person than what I can capture with the pics, and is the same size as a 3V. There is some wear on the chrome plated band but otherwise the trim is in good condition. There is still some barrel clarity, so if you hold up the barrel to the light you can see how much ink is in there. The nib is a great Super Flex nib. Pretty responsive and easy to control. This is a great durable, portable pen that is a good writer and has some great flex.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.8mm),  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Ink Vue Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

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

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Wahl-Eversharp Skyline – Good Flex (SOLD)

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

This is a nice dark green Wahl Eversharp Skyline standard size. It is in quite good condition. There is some light scratching but I have buffed out a lot of it. There is one bigger scratch next to the bottom of clip where it dug a bit into the cap. Gold filled trim is in good condition with only a slight amount of brassing on the lever. There is also a small ding on the gold band running over the top of the cap. The nib is not the usual extremely wet Eversharp nib. Instead it is a smoothXF/XXF (0.25mm) that is quite drier than most Eversharp nibs I’ve used. I wouldn’t call it dry, just drier than typical for a Skyline. The flex was hard to grade. It is really on the border between good and super flex.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., XXF/XF to BB (0.25mm-1.75mm) GOOD/SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

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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Waterman 52 – GOOD FLEX (SOLD)

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Waterman 52 – Good Flex  (On Ebay)

Here is a gorgeous Waterman 52 in close to mint condition.  The black hard rubber on the cap is slightly faded. Not even brown. Just a slightly duller black. The rest of the pen is shiny, jet black. The chasing is very good and the imprints are clear and crisp. There is little to no brassing on the gold filled trim. Some light scratching on the band if you look close. Band imprint says “N.Y.M.B.S.A 1-15-1926.” The nib is a very nice Waterman Ideal #2 14kt. nib with good flex. It writes a very smooth fine line (0.4mm) and flexes up to 1.7mm.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

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

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Near Mint

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 – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

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Waterman 12 Eye Dropper – Wet Noodle  (On Ebay)

This is a Waterman 12 eyedropper in smooth black hard rubber (no original chasing). The hard rubber is still pretty dark with minimal browning. The imprints are faded but you can still read them. The accommodation clip (it had no original clip) is in pretty good condition, though it does have some plate loss on the actually clip part. It appears to be nickel plated over bronze. The nib is a very wet fine and is very flexible. It is a very nice, responsive,  flex nib with great ease of flex. It also writes wet and smooth. The nib does unfortunately have a very small crack coming out of the breather hole in the right side, which I could pick up in the picture. In the interest of full disclosure, this nib was also recently retipped by Greg Minuskin.

SIZE:  5 1/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-2.0mm),  WET NOODLE (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 12 1/2 Eyedropper – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Waterma 12 1/2 Eyedropper – Super Flex (On Ebay)

This is a very nice little pen. There is some wear to the chasing and some fading to the black hard rubber but only to a dark brown. The gold band with beautiful flower repousse is in nice condition. There are no cracks but there are a few bite marks on the section. The imprints are still very crisp. This nib is fantastic. I don’t want to oversell a nib, but this is one of the better super flex nibs I’ve had in a while. It’s a needlepoint XXF with great responsiveness. Flex writing is easy and crisp. A real joy to work with.

SIZE:  4 5/8″ Capped

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

FILLING: Eyedropper

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

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

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Waterman 552 1/2 – Good Flex (SOLD)

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Waterman 552 1/2 – Good Flex   (On Ebay)

Here is a beautiful Waterman 552 1/2. This is not a vest size (52 1/2 V) but full length. In the Waterman numbering system the first 5 stands for the gold filled overlay. The second 5 means lever filler, the 2 refers to the nib size, and the “1/2” means the thinner profile than the 52. The pen is gorgeous. The overlay is smooth (no pattern) with slight scratching from typical wear; however, there is no brassing that I can see (the spot on the clip was tarnish that has since been removed). There are a couple of light dings on the top of the cap, and a place around the lever where the overlay was bent up a little. The pen has some light browning of the hard rubber, and the number imprint on the end of barrel is worn off. The nib is a very smooth XXF. It’s hard to believe an XXF could be that smooth. The flex is smooth and pretty easy. It’s just doesn’t quite have the quality of a super flex. Still a very classy, fairly uncommon, and beautiful pen.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XXF to BB (0.2mm-1.5mm)  GOOD 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
  • Body polished
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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