Waterman 403 – Super Flex (SOLD)

Waterman 403 – Super Flex

Here is a lovely Waterman 403 meaning that it is Waterman 3, the later version of the 52, with a sterling silver overlay. In this case, the overlay is a nice filigree design. Overall, the pen is in pretty good shape. There are just a few very small marks and scratches on the silver here and there from normal use, but nothing major of obvious. There are 3 teeth marks on the end of the barrel and some light scratching as well. The clip and lever are in good shape, and there is no personalization. The 14tk. Waterman #2 nib is a smooth XF/XXF. Depending on the ink it writes normally with a 0.25mm to 0.3mm line, and it is just surprisingly soft and silky for so fine a nib. The flex on the pen is also very nice. It ranges up to BB (1.3mm), which is decent. Ease of flex is decent, but it has a really nice snap back that sets it into the “super flex” category. Overall, great, durable, vintage pen with a superb nib.

PRICE: $389.99

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Waterman #2, XF/XXF to BB (0.25mm-1.3mm), SUPER 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
  • Nib and feed adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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