Waterman 55 Red Ripple – Super Flex (SOLD)

Waterman 55 Red Ripple – Super Flex (On Ebay)

This is the big and beautiful Waterman 55 in Red Ripple hard rubber. The hard rubber has faded a bit, but still has pretty good color. The gold filled trim has no signs of brassing. The imprints are still very crisp. And, well, it’s big. The 14kt. #5 Waterman nib is a beauty. It has near wet noodle ease of flex that has pretty decent responsiveness. It writes normally as a wet F (0.4mm) that is smooth and has a nice soft bounce to it. It doesn’t take much pressure to get line variation. It ranges up to 1.7mm (BB+). I would say the nib is quite a bit better than most #5/ #7 “Red” nibs that I have used. It’s just a big beautiful pen with a big beautiful nib.

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #5, XF to BB (0.4mm-1.7mm),  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

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

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