Waterman 12 Red Mottled – SUPER FLEX (SOLD)

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Waterman 12 Eye Dropper – SUPER FLEX  (On Ebay)

Here is a Waterman 12 Eyedropper in red mottled hard rubber. The pen is in great overall condition. The hard rubber has faded a bit. More so on the barrel than on the cap, but still it looks pretty good for the most part. The imprint on the cap is still crisp, but worn and barely readable on the barrel. Thought the “12” is still clear. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is exceptional. The F nib feels like a delicate (in a good way) and precise writer. It’s smooth and has some character to it. It has fantastic, quality flex going from F to BBB (o.4mm-2.2mm). It is plenty wet to handle lots of flex work and has a lovely, springy, responsive action. Not quite a wet noodle, but still very good. There is the tiniest of cracks coming out   of the left side of the breather hole. You probably wouldn’t have seen it if I didn’t say something. Alas, that such a nib should have any flaw, but it’s seriously very minor.

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: 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.
  • Trim polished
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Waterman 52 – SUPER FLEX (SOLD)

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Waterman 52 – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

Here is another great BCHR Waterman 52. The 52’s are pens that just age so well. I actually prefer mine with some wear and fading, but to each his own. This one does have some browning, though it is still quite dark. The chasing is a worn but does have some texture. Imprints also have a little wear, but are still very readable. The nickel plated clip has some light scratching on it and some minor plate loss. The lever looks pretty good. This 14kt. Waterman #2 nib is a nice and smooth XF (0.3mm). It flexes up to 1.8mm pretty easily. It does have the biggest flex range, but it does have a great bouncy feel to it. It is quite responsive and a joy to flex with.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ 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

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 Ring Top #2 Nib – Good Flex (SOLD)

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Wahl Gold Filled Ring Top #2 Nib- Super Flex (On Ebay)

Here is a nice 3 7/8″ Wahl gold-filled ring top. Overall, the pen is in good shape. There is light scratching on the body, but nothing deep or major. There is some minor brassing on the end of the barrel from posting the cap. The brassing blends well into the gold filled and is not terribly noticeable. There is also very slight brassing on the edges of the crown of the lever. The cap does post pretty tight, which is good since it holds firm but does take more pressure than usual to post. The pen is personalized with the initials H.M.W. The 14kt. Wahl #2 nib is butter smooth and a lovely writing F (0.4mm). It also has nice flex going up to 1.8mm. I have graded it “good flex,” but this is really on the border between good and super in my estimate. It flexes pretty easy to 1.5mm or so, but it lacks a bit of the responsiveness and ease of flex that a “super flex” nib has. Still, you had do some nice flex work with it.

SIZE:  3 7/8″ Capped

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

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body thoroughly polished .
  • 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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Sheaffer Lifetime Balance Short Standard (SOLD)

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Sheaffer Lifetime Balance Short Standard  (On Ebay)

Here is a Sheaffer Lifetime Balance in the red veined gray pearl celluloid. It is a short size (4 3/4″ capped) but in standard girth. The pen is in great condition. There is only very light surface scratching that is typical of most any pen of this age. The gold filled trim is in excellent condition, and the celluloid is really quite beautiful. The 14kt. Sheaffer Lifetime nib is very smooth and buttery F/M (0.5mm).

SIZE:  4 3/4″ Capped

NIB: Sheaffer Lifetime F/M (0.5mm)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Buffed out scratches and polished pen body
  • Nib polished and adjusted for smoothness
  • Trim cleaned and polished
  • New Sac
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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