Waterman 52 Wood Grain – Wet Noodle (On Ebay)
Here is a lovely Waterman 52 in wood grain / red mottled hard rubber. There is some mild fading, bu the color is still quite good. It’s just dulled a slight bit. Imprints are good, slight bit of wear, but easily readable except for the “Waterman”, etc. imprint on the end of the barrel (not the “52”), which has some wear from posting. That imprint is generally hard to see in rippled/mottled models even when in good condition. There is a little bit of brassing on the ball of the clip, but you can’t really see it. The lever has just a little brassing on the edge of the globe. Otherwise the gold-filled trim is in great shape. The 14kt Waterman #2 nib is a beauty. It writes as a soft and very wet F (0.4mm), but with just a little bit of pressure it flexes easily up to 1.9mm (BBB+). Ease of flex is probably closer to a high super flex than a paintbrush wet noodle, (I know it’s all subjective, but I’m trying.) but it’s still very soft. It has okay responsiveness. Not bad, not amazing, just good. It’s a very nice writer normally. Overall, a beautiful, well-maintained, excellent in appearance, 52.
SIZE: 5 5/8″ Capped
NIB: 14kt. Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.5mm-1.9mm), WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)
- Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
- Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
- Bands cleaned and polished
- Inside of barrel thoroughly cleaned.
- Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
- Test driven for a week to insure quality