Waterman 52 Red Ripple – Super Flex

Waterman 52 Red Ripple – Super Flex (On Ebay)

Here is a Waterman 52 red ripple likely from the European market. The hard rubber has pretty good color with minimal fading. A little more fading on the cap, but it’s still pretty vivid. This likely was sold with a Waterman accommodation clip, but it was originally a clipless model. The lever, as was customary in Europe, is nickel-filled rather than gold-filled, and it is in good condition. It has a thin gold-filled band on the cap to keep the pen from developing lip cracks. The imprints are very good and crisp. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a beautiful writing XF nib. It’s ultra smooth with good flow. The flex comes quite easy going up to 1.6mm. It has decent responsiveness as well. I love writing with this nib, and the flex is just icing on the cake.

SIZE:  5 3/4″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Waterman #2, XF to BB (0.3mm-1.6mm),  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned
  • Nib and feed adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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