Waterman 52 1/2V – Good Flex

Waterman 52 1/2V  – Good Flex  (On Ebay)

This Waterman 52 1/2V is in overall good condition. The black smooth hard rubber body (no original chasing) has faded to a medium brown. The imprints, however, are nice and crisp, and the gold-filled trim is also in very good condition. The trim does have a little bit of wear from normal use, but shows no signs of brassing or pitting. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a rare XXF. It writes pretty smooth for an XXF (0.2mm) and has good flow. The flex on this nib is also pretty good ranging up to BB (1.6mm). However, the flex is a bit too stif for a “super flex” grade, and it also lacks a bit of the responsiveness one would expect from a XXF super flex nib. Thus, the “good flex’ grade. Still, if ultra fine is your thing, this is a great vintage nib in a small, portable pen.

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Waterman #2, XXF to BB (0.2mm-1.6mm)  GOOD FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

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

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