Waterman 52 1/2V – Super Flex (SOLD)

Waterman 52 1/2V  – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

Here is a really nice Waterman 52 1/2 V. These pens are sometimes mistakenly thought of as “ladies pens,” but in reality the V stands for vest pen and were meant to be portable pens that were short but became full size when posted. The BCHR has faded to a brown, but the imprints are very clean and crisp and the chasing still has good texture to it. The gold-filled trim on this is in nice condition with no brassing. The lever is especially clean and minty looking. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a wet F (0.4mm). It does appear to have gotten a little banged up at one point as it has a fews slight bumps. But that hasn’t affected it’s performance. It actually has near wet noodle ease of flex. It is right on the border between a wet noodle and super flex. If the range of flex were a bit better, I’d probably have graded it “wet noodle.” Still a very excellent flex nib with zero flow issues in my testing. It only railroaded when it ran out of ink. Responsiveness is quite good. A great little vintage flex pen.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BB (0.4mm-1.6mm)  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • 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

 

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