Waterman 0512 1/2 Night & Day – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

Waterman 0512 1/2 Night & Day  – Wet Noodle (SEE PRICE HERE)

Here is a rare pen. The barrel imprint is faded, but the size is a Waterman 12 1/2, or the thinline model of the 12. Since it has a 9kt. gold overlay, the numbering would 0512 1/2. And not just any overlay, but the coveted “Night & Day” overlay. Overall, this pen is in great condition. The overlay is free of brassing, but does have a some light surface scratching from use. The original “F.D.W. 375″ hallmarks remain (marking it a genuine Waterman with a 9kt. factory overlay), and there is a personalized inscription. There is a crack in part of the overlay near the section (see pic). The hard rubber has faded some, but still looks black unless it is in direct sunlight. The 12 1/2 is a thin pen. It measures at 4 5/8” long and is about the thinness of a #2 pencil. The definitely has the original 14kt. Waterman #2. It’s a wet writing that requires a very soft touch due to the ease with which it flexes. This is a paintbrush or near paintbrush wet noodle. The range of flex is from XF to BBB (0.3mm to 1.7mm) and comes with minimal pressure. The feed is extremely wet, so no fears of railroading, but that wetness combined with the “noodliness” of the nib does effect some of it’s responsiveness, which is common in nibs this soft. This one is for collectors and flex users alike.  


SIZE:  4 5/8″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Waterman #2, XF to BBB (0.3mm-1.7mm)  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eyedropper

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

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


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