Waterman 12 – Super Flex (SOLD)

Waterman 12 – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

This is a Waterman 12 eyedropper in BCHR with a patent dates of 1899 and 1903. The hard rubber has faded some to a dark blackish brown. The chasing is still visible, and on the cap it still has a lot of texture. The chasing on the barrel is more worn and feels smooth in some spots. The imprints are a little worn as well but easily readable. This 12 has an accommodation clip. It’s on there pretty good, and I didn’t try and pry it off. I think this is a clipless model, but with the accommodation clip on there I can be sure. The clip is in decent condition, but does have some plate loss and wear to it. The Waterman #2 14kt. nib is a lovely, smooth writing XF. It has a beautiful stub-like quality that gives your writing a little extra character to it. It’s wet but not abundantly so, which really allows the character of the nib to come out. It’s a great writer. I really enjoyed this nib. The flex is nice as well going up pretty easily to 1.6-1.7mm (BBB). Snap back is pretty good also. As an eyedropper, the flow keeps up easily. I don’t think I had a railroad with it once. Overall, fantastic vintage eyedropper well over 100 years old.

SIZE: 5 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #3, XF to BBB (0.3mm-1.7mm),  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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