Waterman 54 Red Ripple – Super Flex (SOLD)

Waterman 54 Red Ripple – Super Flex (On Ebay)

Here is a Waterman 54 in the iconic Waterman Red Ripple hard rubber. The hard rubber has faded only a little and still has good character. Imprints are a little worn but still visible and readable. There are a couple of issues with the gold-filled trim. The clip has been been out a bit. In addition to the ball being pulled away from the cap, there is a crack in the clip at one of the top rivets (see pic). I’ve pushed on it a bit and it seems pretty stable for now, but I would treat it with care. There is some brassing on the band and a little bit of scuffing in the lever. The 14kt. Waterman #4 nib is a fantastic writer laying down a buttery smooth and wet F (0.4mm) line. Additionally, the nib has a bit of a stubbish quality giving your line some character. The flex on this nib comes pretty easy going up to BBB (1.7mm) with good responsiveness. Overall, a really nice Waterman that would make both a great writer and give you some nice flex.

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #4, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.7mm), SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

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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