Waterman 12 Eye Dropper – SUPER FLEX (On Ebay)
Here is a Waterman 12 Eyedropper with patent dates of 1899 and 1903. This pen has two gold-filled bands on the barrel with some beautiful repousse work. The pen has faded some to a dark blackish brown. Chasing is somewhat faded but still has texture and is clearly visible. The imprints on the cap and end of barrel are all very crisp. The bands do have some brassing in places, but the gold-filled layer is mostly intact. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is an early style and likely the original nib. It writes normally as a soft, smooth and wet XF/F. The flex on this nib is beautiful. It doesn’t have a huge range, but it is almost wet noodle soft and has great responsiveness. Bigger isn’t always or even often better when it comes to flex, and this is a prime example. This is a pure delight to use and allows for fantastic control even on a very small scale where most flex nibs are too bulky to do much. Oh, and normal writing is pretty great too.
SIZE: 5 1/8″ Capped
NIB: Waterman #2, XF/F to BB (0.35mm-1.6mm), SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)
- Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
- Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
- Clip cleaned and polished
- Inside of barrel thoroughly cleaned.
- Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
- Test driven for a week to insure quality