Waterman 0552 1/2 V – Super Flex

Waterman 0552 1/2 V – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

This Waterman 0552 1/2 V is in overall good condition. There are a few very minor dings. For example, one looks like a tiny pin prick size ding. There is no personalization (which atypical of these pens). The floral etching looks amazing and is in great shape. On the edge of the barrel where it meets up with the section, there are a couple spots of brassing due to capping and upcapping. Also there is some wear, but not really brassing, one the end of the barrel from posting the cap. Lever is in great condition. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a lovely writing XXF nib. Very nice writer for such a fine nib. Had a little trouble grading the flex on this one. I would call it on the lower end of “super flex.” The range doesn’t go huge and ease of flex is good but not superb, but that XXF makes it nice and snappy providing for excellent line variation and crisp flex. Overall, a beautiful ring top.

SIZE:  3 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XXF to BBB (0.3mm-1.8mm),  Super Flex (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Pen body thoroughly polished with jewelers cloth
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Wahl-Eversharp Skyline (Gold-Filled) – Super Flex

Wahl-Eversharp Skyline (Gold-Filled) – Super Flex – (On Ebay)

Here is a beautiful Skyline in gold-filled cap, derby, and barrel. The barrel has three small dings on the reverse side of the lever, and one ding on the top of the derby. Other than that the pen is in great condition. No brassing. No plate loss on the lever, clip, or cap side edge of the barrel. The 14kt. Eversharp nib is a glorious, wet writing F/M (0.5mm). It is very wet. So if you like wet, you will like this one. If not, then it’s probably not for you. The flex ranges up to a monster BBBB (2.0mm!) with ease. It is nearing wet noodle status but it isn’t quite there. The heft of the gold-filled body feels really nicely balanced even when posted. I really like the feel of this one in the hand. A great, not that easy to find, Skyline.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., M/F to BBB (0.5mm-2.0mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restoration Work:

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

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Wahl Gold-Filled Ring Top – Super Flex

Wahl Gold-Filled Ring Top – Super Flex (On Ebay)

This little Wahl gold-filled ring top is a beauty. The condition is excellent. There is no brassing and really hardly any significant marks. There is a very slight ding on the end of the barrel (see pics), and there is some scratching under the cap from screwing the cap on and off. The wave pattern etched into the pen really catches the light and looks gorgeous. There is no personalization on this pen. The only real flaw is that the lever doesn’t quite hug tightly against the body when and sticks out just a bit (see pics), but the lever and bar work just fine. The 14kt. Eversharp nib is pure joy to use. It will spoil you. It writes wet and butter smooth. It’s a 0.5mm F / M nib has a bit of stubbing character to it. It flexes with ease and some really nice responsiveness up to BBB+ (1.8mm). The flow keeps up great. This is a durable, portable take everywhere (nib up of course) that feels similar to a #2 pencil when posted but with a massively superior writing feel. And it has an awesome flex nib.

SIZE:  3 5/8″ Capped

NIB:  14kt. Wahl #2, F to BBBB (0.5mm-1.8mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body thoroughly polished.
  • 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

Waterman 0752 1/2 – Super Flex

Waterman 0752 1/2 – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

This Waterman 0752 1/2 (the 07 refers to the gold-filled band and trim) is in superb condition. The smooth hard rubber (no original chasing) has faded a bit to a dark blackish brown. Really it looks more black than brown. The imprints on the side of the barrel have faded some and are only partially readable. The gold-filled trim looks pristine. There is no brassing. Maybe some very, very light micro scratching on the band from use but hardly much of anything. The lever and clip look really sharp. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a smooth writing F (0.4mm). The nib is not a gusher but flow keeps up well. It’s a nice nib for everyday writing especially if you don’t care for the wet nibs typical of vintage pens. The flex on this nib is also very nice ranging from F to BBB (1.7mm). Ease of flex is decent, not amazing. Responsiveness is pretty good. Flow is fantastic and keeps up without issues. It’s an all around nib: it does everything well. And it’s in an all around lovely pen that looks great and has no flaws or issues.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.7mm),  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib and trim polished
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned
  • Nib and feed tuned to write smoothly and with optimal flow
  • Test driven for at least a week to insure quality

Waterman 3 – Wet Noodle

Waterman 3 – Wet Noodle (See Price Here)

Here is a wonderful Waterman 3 in silver and red celluloid. The body looks great without anything in the way of significant scratches, etc. The chrome plated trim does have some wear. There is some pitting on the clip and a little bit on the lever. The thin cap band also has a bit of west on it when you looks closely. But this pen is all about the nib, which is a stunner. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a wet writing XF with a smooth “sweet spot.” But the really joy of this pen is that it has soft, easy, near paintbrush flex that is both huge and responsive. The range of this nib is superb going from XF (0.3mm) to a whopping BBBB (1.9mm). Combined with that range is a upper level responsiveness hard to find in a nib this soft. It’s an absolute joy to use.  (See Price Here)

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #3, XF to BBBB (0.3mm-1.9mm),  Wet Noodle (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Inside of barrel thoroughly cleaned.
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Wahl-Eversharp Skyline (Demi) – Good Flex

Wahl-Eversharp Skyline (Demi) – Good Flex – (On Ebay)

Here is Skyline, Demi size, in green with gold filled trim. The body looks great with only minimal light scratching from normal use and most of it buffed and polished out. The gold-filled trim is also about as good as you can find in a Skyline with no brassing to speak of. The name “Lois Jean Brooks” is etched in the side of the barrel. The 14kt. Eversharp nib is a very smooth F. It is wet but not a gusher, and makes for a really nice normal writer. The nib does have some flex. The range of the nib is really good going from F to BBB (1.8mm), and it is pretty responsive as well. Ease of flex is a bit on the stiff side and you will start to get some railroading after you’ve flexing for a bit unless you are using some really wet ink. Still, this nib is better than anything you can in modern stock flex nibs.

SIZE:  4 7/8″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., F to BBB (0.4mm-1.8mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restoration Work:

  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned
  • Nib and feed adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body buffed for scratches
  • Body and trim cleaned and polished
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Waterman 0552 1/2 L. E. C. – Super Flex

Waterman 0552 1/2  L. E. C. – Super Flex   (On Ebay)

Here is a gorgeous Waterman 0552 1/2 L.E.C. The “05” means it has a gold-filled overlay, the “52 1/2” means it is a “52” size in length but has the thinner profile, and the “L.E.C.” (stands for lower end covered) means the overlay covers the end of the barrel, or basically that almost the entire pen is covered sans the threads and section The overlay is very nice condition. There is no brassing, very minimal (pretty much unnoticeable) scratching of scuffing, and the checker pattern looks really sharp. There are a few small dents on the end of barrel, as well as one just under the lever (see pics). The clip and lever both look pristine. The initials “J.A.W.” are engraved in the side. The 14kt. Waterman #2 nib is lovely. It’s smooth F (0.4mm) with medium wetness. It really feels a bit finer than it is. If you want a vintage pen, but don’t like how wet most of them are then this nib is perfect for you. The flex is very nice going rather easily up to 1.6mm and has some quality responsiveness. Flow keeps up well. It’s everything you want in a vintage Waterman.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.6mm)  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 and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Pen body polished
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality