Waterman Starlet – Good/Medium Flex (SOLD)

Waterman Starlet – Good/Medium Flex – (On Ebay)

Here is a nice Waterman Starlet in grey marble celluloid. It’s in very good condition. The only real blemish that I see is a mark on the threads. At first I though it was a little piece of hardened shellac, but it appears to be a spot where the celluloid got too warm and melted a tiny bit. The pen still threads a quarter turn without issue, and it is quite small. The gold filled trim looks very nice with no signs of brassing. The 14kt. Waterman #2A is a lovely writing wet F (0.4mm). It has some flex. The range isn’t huge only going to 1.5mm and ease of flex is between my Medium and Good flex grade. It has decent responsiveness. These pens are much prettier in person.

SIZE:  4 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.5mm) GOOD/MEDIUM FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned
  • Nib and feed aligned to optimize flow
  • Nib tuned to write smoothly
  • Body and trim cleaned and polished
  • New ink sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

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Waterman 52 V Red Ripple – Super Flex (SOLD)

Waterman 52 V Red Ripple – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

This Waterman 52V Red Ripple is in nice condition. The hard rubber has faded some. A little more on the cap than the body. But it still looks pretty good. The imprints are partly faded. The gold filled band has a little brassing along the top edge. The clip and lever still look great. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a wet and smooth writing F. It’s a great vintage writer and it has some really nice flex. The range of flex is excellent going from F to BBB (0.4mm-1.8mm), and it comes very easily. This isn’t a wet noodle, but it is nearing that range. The flow is great keeping up well with the flexing nib. Overall this is a great, vintage Waterman with a top quality flex nib.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

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

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Trim cleaned and 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

Wahl-Eversharp Skyline Gold-Filled – Super Flex (SOLD)

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

Here is a Skyline that was made to have a completely gold-filled body. There are almost no signs of brassing on this pen. There is a little plate loss on the middle of the lever from years of posting the pen. The pen has an inscription on the lip of the cap that reads “Ernest F. Gaul.” The pen does have two small dings. The first is very small, perhaps 2mm or so, in the cap. It’s more like a scratch. The second is a bit larger on the barrel. Most of the pen is ding free, however. The Eversahrp 14kt. nib is a beauty. It’s a wet writing, smooth F. And it has great flex going pretty easily up to BBB (1.8mm). Plus, it has some really nice responsiveness. Fantastic Skyline that isn’t easy to find.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., F to BBB (0.4mm-1.8mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restoration Work:

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