Waterman 52 with 18KR Overlay – Wet Noodle (SOLD)


Waterman 52 with 18KR Overlay – Wet Noodle ( See Price Here )

This is an unique Waterman 52 with an 18kt. gold filled overlay. The overlay was done by the Italian Waterman importer Fratelli Cavaliere. So it is an American made Waterman with an Italian overlay for a European market. The pen is in overall great condition. The one rough spot is the lever box. The tab underneath the box (and that holds these in place) broke at some point and someone had the great idea (sarcasm) of trying to solder it to the pen. I’ve removed most of the solder, but the lever box does appear a little rough. I used an adhesive for box, which will last a good long time. There is only a tiny bit of brassing on the cap near the clip. The clip is loose but isn’t going anywhere. There are a couple of dings, but very few for a full overlay pen like this. The intricate design on the overlay is very nice and is real quality work. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a nice wet noodle nib. This isn’t a paintbrush, but it is very soft as well as responsive. It writes normally (or at least with very little pressure) as an XXF. Just a little bit more pressure and it is much wetter. More like a F. Normally writing is quite smooth for how fine the nib is. It flexes up to 2.0mm easily. A beautiful, unique wet noodle. See Price Here

SIZE:  5 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XXF to BBB (0.2mm-2.0mm),  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)



Restration Work:

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

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