Waterman 52V – Good Flex (SOLD)

Waterman 52V – GOOD FLEX (On Ebay)

Here is a nice writing Waterman 52V in BCHR. The color of the hard rubber has faded some to a dark brown. Chasing has worn a little but still looks pretty good. Imprints all look pretty good as well. The nickel lever is in pretty good condition with no plate loss, but the Waterman logo is worn a little off and there are some tiny nicks that you can only see with magnification. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a juicy, very wet writing F (0.5mm) that writes smooth. It does have some decent flex, but it isn’t as responsive or easy to flex as the higher grade flex nibs. It’s still a great nib if you like wet writing with some flair.

SIZE:  4 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BB (0.5mm-1.7mm),  GOOD FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Trim polished
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Waterman 52V Persian – SUPER FLEX (SOLD)

Waterman 52V Persian – SUPER FLEX (On Ebay)

One of the prettiest pen styles Waterman made, in my opinion, is the Persian. Here is a Waterman 52V in Persian style. The original green has turned color as many/ most of these have to a golden brown on most of the pen. Nevertheless, the celluloid body still looks stunning. The gold-filled cap and band have slight bit of brassing: some on the ball of the clip, and a tiny bit on the edge of the band. The lever has some impressions on it, but the gold-filed overlay has held up. The black hard rubber section has also browned some. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is an elegant, springy XF that writes smooth with good flow. The flex comes quite easy on this nib and goes up 1.7mm (BB+) and it has excellent responsiveness. It’s a great pen for good, crisp flex writing or just adding some flair to your normal writing.

SIZE:  4 3/8″ Capped

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

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Trim polished
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

Waterman 14 PSF – SUPER FLEX (SOLD)

Waterman 14 PSF – SUPER FLEX  (On Ebay)

Here is a Waterman 14 PSF in BCHR in fantastic condition. The black hard rubber body of this pen is still black and even has the original shine. There is just the slightest bit of grayish fade appearing on the top half of the cap; otherwise, the body looks brand new. Imprints are all good and crisp as well. The nickel trim looks great. The only real flaw of this pen is that the cap threads a bit tight. It’s clearly the original cap and the external threads are perfect, so probably a small scratch or something on the internal cap threads. The best part of this pen is 14kt. Waterman #4 nib. It writes normally as nice, wet XF/ F that is very smooth and springy. The flex on this nib comes with ease. It is right on the border between super flex and wet noodle in my testing, but the responsiveness is what really sets this apart as an elite flex nib. It’s very easy to control and a joy to use.

SIZE:  5 1/2″ Capped

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

 

Wahl-Eversharp Skyline – Super Flex (SOLD)

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

Here is a beautiful Skyline in standard size in burgundy with green pinstripe cap with the large gold filled band. It’s a gorgeous and classy Skyline. The body of this pen has typical light surface scratching much of which I have buffed and polished off. There are a few small, but deeper scratches in the cap derby (see pic). The gold filled trim is on good condition except for a little plate loss on the lever and some light scratching on the band. The 14kt. Eversharp nib is a ultra smooth but also ultra wet writing F/M (0.5mm). It is beautiful writer if you like wet nibs. If not, then probably pass. The nib also has some decent flex to it though it lacks the range and responsiveness of higher grade flex nibs. Still it’s a beautiful writer and a gorgeous pen.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., F/M to BB (0.5mm-1.4mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restoration Work:

  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned
  • Nib and feed adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body buffed for scratches
  • Body and trim cleaned and polished
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality