Waterman 52 Red Ripple (Nickel Trim) – Super Flex/ Wet Noodle

Waterman 52 Red Ripple w/ Nickel Trim – Super Flex/ Wet Noodle (See Price Here)

Here is a full sized Waterman 52 in Red Ripple hard rubber. This 52 was made in Canada but likely intended for the European market as it has nickel rather than gold-filled trim. It is also unusual as it does not have the typical band on the cap lip. The pen is in superb condition. There is just a whisper of fading of the hard rubber. Only by looking under the cap can you see just a tiny bit of fading. The nickel plated clip and lever are in great condition. There is just a tiny bit of scuffing on one edge of the clip. Imprints are very good and easy to read. The 14kt. Waterman #2 nib is wonderful. It’s a stubbish XF (0.3mm) with medium flow that writes smooth and with a touch of line variation. The nib has some very nice flex that comes easily. Ease of flex I would grade as wet noodle or near wet noodle. Responsiveness is also quite good. The flex range is from 0.3mm to 1.6mm. Overall, this is one outstanding pen.  (See Price Here)

SIZE:  5 1/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BB (0.3mm-1.6mm),  Super Flex/ Wet Noodle  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Near Mint

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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