Waterman 52 1/2 V – Good Flex (SOLD)


Waterman 52 1/2 V – Good Flex

Here is a nice Waterman 52 1/2 V in BCHR. The “52” means it is a lever filler. The “1/2” means it is half the diameter of the normal “52”, and the “V” stands for vest pen. That is, a short pen meant to carry in your vest pocket. The BCHR on this has faded from the original black to a dark brown. The chasing is still present though worn, and it does have some texture. The imprints are also easily readable. The gold-filled lever and ring top are in good shape with little to no brassing. The 14kt. Waterman #2 writes normally as a wet XF (0.3mm). It has a smooth sweet spot but I wouldn’t call it “glassy.” It has a pleasant bit of feedback. The flex ranges from XF (0.3mm) to a nice BB (1.5mm). It is a bit too firm for me to grade it a “super flex,” but it has some very nice responsiveness. It’s plenty good flex to do some nice work. Overall, a great little Waterman 52 1/2 V. 


SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Waterman #2, XF to BB (0.3mm-1.5mm)  GOOD FLEX



Restoration Work:

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

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