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)
- 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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Purchaser! Great pen very happy with it! Having a blast flex writing!