Waterman 52 – SUPER FLEX (SOLD)

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Waterman 52 – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

Here is modified Waterman 52. This 52 had no original clip, but was fitted with a high quality nickel-plated “Ideal” clip. The cap on this pen has been shortened, though it was given a nice beveled edge so that it really does look original. It may have been modified to remove a cracked lip or just to give it some extra style. The BCHR has browned and the chasing is worn smooth, though visible. The imprints are also quite worn though readable. The clip does have some plate loss throughout, but magnification is required to see whatever wear there is on the lever. The 14kt. Waterman #2 nib is a great writing, smooth F nib. Even the flex on this nib is really smooth. It has great range of flex from 0.4mm to 2.2mm. The feed has no trouble keeping up, so you don’t have to worry much about railroading. This would make a great every day carry.

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-2.2mm),  Super Flex  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Fair

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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Vintage Eyedropper with Gold Filigree – SUPER FLEX (SOLD)

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Vintage Gold Filigree Eyedropper – SUPER FLEX  (On Ebay)

This an unbranded vintage eyedropper with a gold-filled filigree overlay. This pen is likely pre-1910, and though it isn’t branded it still an obviously high quality, solidly built pen. The hard rubber under the overlay has browned. This pen is probably pre-pocket clip and has no clip on the cap. The filigree looks great. There are just a couple small dings where a personalization could on the barrel (see pic), though there is no personalization. I could find no brassing on the pen. This pen has a 14kt. Waterman #2 and Waterman feed. The nib is a smooth writing XF (borderline XXF). It’s a fantastic smooth writer and the nib has a bit of character to it. I really enjoy writing with this pen. The flex is decent, though I would say this is a low level super flex. The person I bought it from described it as a “wet noodle,” but it is definitely not in that league. Still a beautiful, well made, hundred year plus eyedropper.

SIZE:  4 7/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF/XXF to BBB (0.25mm-1.8mm),  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eye-Dropper

CONDITION: Very 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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Wahl-Eversharp Skyline – Super Flex! (SOLD)

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

Here is a solid black Skyline in standard size. Skylines are one of my favorite pens. They just always feel right in the hand. Overall, it is in pretty good condition. There is some scratching throughout the body. In a couple places its a bit more than the typical light scratching you get with these pens. But I have buffed and polished a good deal of the scratching out. The gold filled trim looks great with little to no brassing on the lever, clip, and band. The 14kt. Eversharp nib is a wet F/M (its a o.5mm not 0.4m as the picture states) and flexes up to 2.0mm. As is common with these Skyline nibs, they have great range, decent responsiveness, but they are a bit stiffer than other nibs of similar flex range. Of course, that also makes them more durable and far less prone to cracking.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., F to BBB (0.5mm-2.0mm) 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 52V Persian – SUPER FLEX (SOLD)

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Waterman 52V – SUPER FLEX (On Ebay)

Here a gorgeous Waterman 52V in Waterman’s “Persian” style. There are no number markings on this pen, but I think this style only came in a Lady Patrica, 94, and this size. So this is shorter than a 52, but about the same girth. The Persian celluloid is an early celluloid and really shimmers in person with a complex depth to it. The only real blemish on this pen is that it has the typical color change on the barrel, but the cap still looks like it’s original green color. The gold filled trim looks great with no signs of brassing on the lever, clip, or band. The imprint is also in good condition. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a superb super flex nib. It has a great range from F to BBB (0.4mm – 2.1mm). Ease of flex and responsiveness are fantastic and come very, very close to wet noodle status. It writes wet and smooth as nice F. A beautiful pen that is not all that easy to obtain.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-2.1mm),  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

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

 

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Parker Lucky Curve Jack Knife “Safety Pen” – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

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Parker Lucky Curve Jack Knife “Safety Pen” – Wet Noodle

Here is a Parker Lucky Curve Jack Knife Safety Pen with a fantastic wet noodle “Lucky Curve” nib. The black hard rubber body is still pretty black. It’s dulled just a bit and does have one spot on the barrel that is more faded. There are scratches throughout the pen. The imprints are pretty good. Definitely readable. The nickel plated clip has some wear and pitting. But the real point of this pen is the great “Lucky Curve” nib. It writes normally as a very, glassy smooth F. The flex isn’t quite paintbrush, but it is very easy and responsive ranging from 0.4 (F) to 2.2mm (BBB). A nice little noodle.  (See Price Here)

SIZE:  4 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Parker Lucky Curve, F to BBB (0.4mm-2.2mm),  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Button Filler

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
  • Nickel clip polished.
  • New pressure bar installed
  • New ink sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Waterman 52 1/2V Red Mottled – SUPER FLEX (SOLD)

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Waterman 52 1/2V Red Mottled – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

Here is a pretty little Waterman 52 1/2V ring top in red mottled hard rubber. The hard rubber on the barrel and cap are faded and dulled a bit. I tried to capture the section the cap covered from light exposure to give a sense of the fading. There is also a very small crack coming from the top of the lever box. It seems very stable, though. “Lucille E. Bailey” is imprinted on the side of the pen and is very readable as are all the Waterman imprints. The gold-filled trim is in very good condition with little to no brassing. The nib on this pen is superb. It’s a correct 14kt. Waterman #2 that writes as an ultra smooth XF. It’s actually not very wet compared with your typical Waterman nib, though it is not at all dry. And the flex on the nib comes with near wet noodle ease and responsiveness. It ranges from 0.3mm (XF) to 1.9mm (BBB) and takes very little pressure to make it flex. You will definitely be flexing at time without even intending to. It’s a fantastic nib.

SIZE:  4 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BBB (0.3mm-1.9mm)  SUPER 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
  • Trim polished
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Waterman 3 – SUPER FLEX (SOLD)

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Waterman 3 – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

Here a Waterman 3 in great condition. This is black celluloid pen in a similar style to the 52, though a bit smaller. The black celluloid body has some light scratching but I have buffed out much of it. The chrome plated trim is good condition with little to no plate loss. Imprints still remain very crisp. The 14kt. Waterman #2 nib is  a nice one with good flex. It ranges from F (0.4mm) to BBB (2.0mm). It writes normally very well as a smooth Fine with just a hint of feedback. A very little hint of feedback. It’s a nice pen.

SIZE:  4 7/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-2.0mm),  Super Flex  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Pen body buffed and polished
  • Nib and trim polished
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned
  • Nib and feed tuned to write smoothly and with optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for at least a week to insure quality

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