Waterman Starlet – SUPER FLEX (SOLD)

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Waterman Starlet – Super Flex – (On Ebay)

This is a pretty Waterman Starlet in brown pearl celluloid. It looks similar to a tiger’s eye stone. The pen is in good condition overall. It has some light scratching throughout as is usual, but nothing very deep or noticeable. The gold-filled trim is in overall good condition. There is brassing and even some rust on the rivet on the top of the cap. The thin band also has some light wear. Imprints are very good. The Waterman #2 14kt. nib is very smooth and wet XF. A great writing nib. The flex on this nib is quite unusual. Before restoring and inking this pen, I assumed it was a semi-flex nib. But after inking it I discovered that the ink flow is very strong when flexed, but “shut’s off” very well when “unflexed” making it a very nice flex nib that is easy to control. I would still grade this on the lower end of super flex, but it is much better than at first appears. A great little pen.

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BBB (0.3mm-1.8mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restoration Work:

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

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Waterman 52 Red Ripple – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Waterman 52 Red Ripple – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

Here is a Waterman 52 in Red Ripple hard rubber. The red ripple hard rubber still has pretty good color with not a lot of fading. The gold-filled trim is not quite good condition. The “globe” of the lever has two tiny spots of brassing on it’s edges. There is some brassing on the ball of the clip, and a couple of spots of brassing on the top edge of the band. Imprints are still very good and only lightly worn. The 14kt. Waterman #2 nib is has an XXF nib that writes quite smoothly and is capable of nice hairlines. If you write with a heavy hand it will get wider because the tines spread quite easy. The flex is very good with good responsiveness. It is not quite  a wet noodle, but it is a very nice super flex nib. A fantastic Waterman Red Ripple 52.

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XXF to BBB (0.2mm-1.8mm),  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
  • Nib and trim polished
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned
  • Nib and feed tuned to write smoothly and with optimal flow
  • New ink sac installed
  • Test driven for at least a week to insure quality

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Wahl Gold Filled #3 Nib – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Wahl Gold Filled #3 Nib – Super Flex (On Ebay)

Here is a nice Wahl gold filled pen with clip.  This is a larger 4 3/8″ gold-filled pen with a #3 nib. The pen is in excellent condition. There is some light scratching throughout the pen and a little more around the end of the barrel from posting the cap, as well as above the threads from screwing the cap on. But as far as I can see there is only one small spot of brassing just above the lever. Most impressive, though, is that the pen has no dings. A rare thing for these gold filled pens. The pen was personalized in a script to an “A. Gatti.” The 14kt. Wahl #3 nib is a smooth XF nib that when writing normally is probably a 4/10 in wetness. However, when flexed, the ink flows very well, and the nib flexes easily up to 2.0mm with good responsiveness. It’s a very good flex pen in very good condition.

SIZE:  4 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Wahl #3, XF to BBB (0.3mm-2.0mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body thoroughly polished with jeweler’s cloth.
  • 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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Parker Lucky Curve Eyedropper #18 – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Parker Lucky Curve Eyedropper #18 – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

Here is an old Parker Lucky Curve Eyedropper size #18 in smooth black hard rubber (with no original chasing). The last patent date is June 6, ’05. It’s easily over a hundred years old. The pen has faded some to a dark grayish brown color. The imprints on this pen are still ver crisp. Even the “18” on the back of the barrel looks pretty good. The pen has no trim. The original Parker Lucky Curve nib is a very smooth XF. The tipping is a little low, but it still has plenty to last a good long while. Unlike most eyedroppers, this nib is not excessively wet but has a good, smooth, even flow. The pen also has very good flex and goes all the way up to 2.omm with pretty good responsiveness.

SIZE:  5 7/16″ Capped

NIB: Parker Lucky Curve, XF to BBB (0.3mm-2.0mm),  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 ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • New ink sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Waterman 52 1/2 – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Waterma 52 1/2 – Super Flex   (On Ebay)

This Waterman 52 1/2 is made of BCHR and is very good condition. The color is still quite black with minimal fading. The chasing is also quite good and the imprints are very crisp. The “52 1/2” at the end of the barrel still retains the original red dye. The nickel plated lever has very little plate loss that is only visible with magnification. The Waterman #2 14kt. nib is a smooth and wet writing F that has superb flex. It has a great range going from a F (0.4mm) to a BBB (2.2mm). It has a soft flex with good responsiveness. Very nice flex nib on a very nice Waterman.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-2.2mm)  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
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Trim cleaned and polished
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Waterman 52 Red Ripple – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Waterman 52 Red Ripple – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

Here is a Waterman 52 in Red Ripple hard rubber. The red ripple still has pretty good color with relatively little fading. Not the best I’ve seen, but better than most. The cap has a very small crack going up from the clip. I have filled it with a quality adhesive and is hardly visible unless you are looking for it (see pics). There is brassing in the top and ball of the clip. A spot of brassing on the band. And some scuffing and brassing on the lever. Still the trim overall has good gold color. Imprints are all present and very readable, though a little worn. The pen has a personalization: “Joseph Watson.” The Waterman #2 14kt. nib is a quite smooth writing XF with some good flex ability going from 0.3mm to 2.1mm (BBB). Has decent though not outstanding responsiveness. A very nice example of Red Ripple 52.

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BBB (0.3mm-2.1mm),  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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Wahl-Eversharp Skyline (Demi) – Super Flex (SOLD)

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

This is a Skyline in Demi size in navy with green and navy pinstripe cap. This is one of my personal favorite styles of the skyline. It’s a very classy look. The pen is in excellent overall condition. There is only very light surface scratching that has mostly been buffed out. There are a couple of small, but deeper scratches on the cap next to the clip. They didn’t show up very well in the pics. They aren’t real obvious anyway. The gold filled trim has little to no brassing. Just a tiny spot on the lever that you can hardly see. There is also a spot on the under side of the section that has faded a bit to a lighter blue, but you can’t see it when you write. The Eversharp 14kt. is a very wet, smooth M that has some great flex. The flex is quite easy and this pen lays down a lot of ink when flexed. Still it has pretty good responsiveness and a great range of flex. A great Skyline.

SIZE:  4 7/8″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., M to BB (0.4mm-2.2mm) Super 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, buffed, and polished
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

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