Waterman 52 Red Ripple – Super Flex

Waterman 52 Red Ripple – Super Flex (On Ebay)

Here is the iconic Waterman 52 Red Ripple. The hard rubber has faded a bit, but the color is still pretty good. The gold filled trim looks good overall. Some slight brassing on the ball of the clip and tiny bit on the top edge of the band. The lever has some marks where it got scraped at some point but is in otherwise good condition. The imprints on the side of the barrel are quite crisp, but the “52” at the end is almost worn smooth. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a lovely decently wet XF that writes with a smooth and elegant feel. The flex on this is on the stiffer side of “super flex” but the responsiveness is quite good and the flow is more than enough to keep up. Overall, a great vintage 52. 

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Waterman #2, XF to BBB (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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