Here is a very nice Waterman 0752 1/2, which is the slender version of the 52. The BCHR body has faded some to a dark brown. The chasing has worn some but is still visible. The cap chasing still has some texture to it but the body’s chasing feels almost smooth. The imprints are worn a bit as well but still readable. The gold filled trim (and thus to “07” numbering before the “52 1/2”) is in very nice condition. I do not see any brassing. There are a few tiny spots on the lever probably caused by something scraping it. You would hardly notice them until you were looking close. The 14kt. Waterman #2 on this pen is a beauty. It’s an XF nib that that writes with a good wetness and is nice smooth writer. The flex on this pen is quite special. It has near wet noodle ease of flex, which is lovely enough, but what sets it apart is the superb responsiveness. I graded this as bordering between “super flex” and “wet noodle” mainly because though the ease of flex is just under wet noodle status, the responsiveness is superior to even most wet noodles.
SIZE: 5 1/4″ Capped
NIB: Waterman #2,X F to BB (0.3mm-1.6mm), SUPER FLEX/WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)
- 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
- Test driven for at least a week to insure quality