Waterman 0552 1/2 L. E. C. – Super Flex (SOLD)

Waterman 0552 1/2  L. E. C. – Super Flex   (On Ebay)

Here is a gorgeous Waterman 0552 1/2 L.E.C. The “05” means it has a gold-filled overlay, the “52 1/2” means it is a “52” size in length but has the thinner profile, and the “L.E.C.” (stands for lower end covered) means the overlay covers the end of the barrel, or basically that almost the entire pen is covered sans the threads and section The overlay is very nice condition. There is no brassing, very minimal (pretty much unnoticeable) scratching of scuffing, and the checker pattern looks really sharp. There are a few small dents on the end of barrel, as well as one just under the lever (see pics). The clip and lever both look pristine. The initials “J.A.W.” are engraved in the side. The 14kt. Waterman #2 nib is lovely. It’s smooth F (0.4mm) with medium wetness. It really feels a bit finer than it is. If you want a vintage pen, but don’t like how wet most of them are then this nib is perfect for you. The flex is very nice going rather easily up to 1.6mm and has some quality responsiveness. Flow keeps up well. It’s everything you want in a vintage Waterman.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BBB (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
  • Pen body polished
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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