Waterman 52 1/2V Red Ripple – Super Flex

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

Here is a vintage Waterman 52 1/2 V in Waterman’s classic red ripple hard rubber. The pen is in superb condition. The red ripple hard rubber has very little fading. Very close to the original color. The gold-filled trim looks excellent with little to no braising or even much wear on the lever, band, or ring top. The imprints also show little sign of wear. The Waterman #2 is a lovely vintage flex nib. Normally, this writes as an XF that is slightly stubbish (a bit broader on the downstroke and thinner on the side stroke). The flex on this pen is superb. The range is good going from XF-BB (0.3mm-1.5mm), but it is the responsiveness of this nib that sets it apart. The flex comes with ease. It’s not quite a wet noodle, but it is getting close. The snappy responsive nature of the nib allows for beautiful line variations even on very small scale. Great flex nib in a fantastic red ripple body.

SIZE:  4 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BB (0.3mm-1.5mm)  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Near Mint

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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