Waterman 12 – Super Flex

Waterman 12 – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

Here is a Waterman 12 eye dropper pen. The black hard rubber body has faded some to a very dark blackish brown. The chasing on this pen is quite worn. It’s visible but without much texture. The imprints are good and crisp and easily readable. The nib on this pen is quite interesting. I found this 12 in the “wild” nibless and decided to pair it with 14kt. Waterman #3. I know, I know, it’s a 12 and should have a #2. But I’ve been tracking down a 13 for this nib forever with little success, and the nib is just too nice to not be used. A good heat set of the nib and feed (which I do with all my vintage pens) took care of any slight size differences. The base of this nib is huge, so it’s not sliding around any. It’s a very fine stub really with some decent line variation. Not quite an “italic”. The flow keeps up nicely, but I wouldn’t call this a “wet” stub. It’s a great writer that adds character. The nicest feature of the nib is it’s flex. This is a soft super flex nib with a great range, very good responsiveness. It’s getting pretty close to “wet noodle” status but not quite. A really nice pen and nib.

SIZE:  5 1/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #3, F/M to BBBB (0.5mm-2.0mm),  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eyedropper


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

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