Waterman 452 1/2 V – Good/Super Flex (SOLD)

Waterman 452 1/2 V – Good/Super Flex (On Ebay)

Here is a lovely Waterman 452 1/2 V with the sterling silver filigree overlay. The overlay is in good condition with only light scratching from use, but nothing very obvious. There is one tiny ding on the end of barrel. The black hard rubber underneath the overlay is still quite dark with minimal fading. The lever is in good condition but it does stick out just a bit from the body when closed (see pic). Likely the internal bar is bent a bit keeping it from closing flush. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a wet writing XF that is smooth with only a hint of feedback. I would say smoother than my XF Aurora nib or Platinum nib. The flex is also nice going up to BB (1.4mm). Flex comes fairly easily, but the range isn’t huge maxing out at 1.4mm. Or maxing out safely anyway. Responsiveness is decent. I’ve graded it somewhere between a good “good flex” and a low end “super flex.”

SIZE:  3 5/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BB (0.3mm-1.4mm), GOOD/SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)



Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Pen body thoroughly polished with jewelers cloth
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality


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