Waterman 7 “Red” Nib – Super Flex / Wet Noodle (SOLD)

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Waterman 7 “Red” Nib – Super Flex / Wet Noodle  (SOLD)

Here is the iconic Waterman 7 in Red Ripple with the highly sought after and great all around “Red” nib. The red ripple hard rubber body on this pen is in nice condition. Very little fading can be seen. Side imprints are worn pretty smooth and mostly unreadable, though the “7” on the end of the barrel is still crisp. The gold-filled trim definitely has some wear. The clip looks pretty good with just a bit of brassing on the ball. The cap band has brassing on the top edge otherwise it looks good. And the lever looks like it was scuffed pretty good at some point in it’s life. The “Red” nib is the most well rounded nib of the 7’s offerings. It is usually a superb F with nice flex. This nib is a beautiful writer, wet and smooth, and just everything you want in a vintage nib. The flex I graded as “Super Flex” but is really on the border of Wet Noodle. Flex comes easily, is plenty wet, and has a large range going from F (0.4mm) to BBB (1.7mm). These 7s are a hot commodity with great resale value, and they really are great pens.

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.7mm),  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
  • New Ink sac installed
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Wahl-Eversharp Skyline (Demi) – Super Flex (SOLD)

Wahl-Eversharp Skyline (Demi) – Super Flex

Here is the classic Skyline in the smaller Demi version. The body of the pen is in good condition with minimal wear from normal use. The gold-filled cap sleeve has some small dings here and there as is commonly seen with these. These sleeves are very durable, but they do end up showing the wear after using them for decades. The lever has lots a little bit of plating on it’s crown from where the cap gets posted. The 14kt. Eversharp nib is just a joyous XF. It writes an elegant, soft, and smooth line and then flexes up to BBB (1.7mm) with no flow issues at all. Ease of flex is a little on the firmer side of “super flex” as is usual with Skylines. Responsiveness is great. The KWZ Honey ink really shows it off in my opinion. A good Skyline with an outstanding nib.

SOLD

SIZE:  4 3/4″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., XF to BBB (0.3mm-1.7mm) 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
  • Nib tuned to write smoothly
  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body and trim cleaned, buffed, and polished
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Waterman 12 – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

Waterman 12 – Wet Noodle  (See Price Here)

Here is the classic Waterman 12 in chased hard rubber. The black body has faded some to a dark brown. The chasing is visible with texture but is a bit worn. The imprints still look almost new. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a rather oblique (left tine tipping is longer than the right). This makes for an italic like quality to your writing, but it’s also got some feedback. Tipping is a bit low, but it has enough to last plenty more years. The flex on this nib is quite good ranging from F (0.4mm) to BBB (1.8mm). Ease of flex I would grade as on the lower end of a wet noodle. I wouldn’t recommend this one to the newbie as the oblique nib takes some getting used to, but it can deliver some rewarding results.

SIZE:  4 7/8″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Waterman #2, M to BBBB (0.4mm-1.8mm),  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eyedropper

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

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

Wahl Lapis Blue Gold Seal with “Flexible” Nib – Good Flex (SOLD)

Wahl Lapis Blue Gold Seal with “Flexible” Nib – Good Flex

I’ve had a run on these beautiful Wahl’s in Lapis blue, but sadly this is the last one I’ve got in stock. This is a vest size pen. The body is in nice condition with some very minor surface scratching from normal use. The color is great throughout including the black at the ends. The gold-filled trim is in overall nice condition. There is just a touch of brassing on the lever, but otherwise it all looks really nice. The cap does post securely, but it can strangely rotate on the back of the pen. The feed has the Eversharp ink stopping feature, though in my experience these aren’t terribly effective. The 14kt. Eversharp “Flexible” nib is a lovely, buttery smooth writing F (0.4mm). It has a good range of flex going to 1.4mm (BB). However, it lacks some the responsiveness of a “super flex” and it is just a bit too stiff. Still, this is a lovely pen in fantastic condition.

PRICE: $299.99

SIZE: 4 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BBB (0.4mm-1.4mm),  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 polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Trim cleaned and polished
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • New ink sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 How To Buy

Typically, I sell my pens on Ebay, however, occasionally I acquire pens that are just too valuable to sell in that format. Some may eventually find their way to Ebay. Some will not. I do my best to come up with a fair price, but pricing vintage pens is very difficult. If you are interested in buying one of these pens simply email me at dannystr78@gmail.com. I will send you a Paypal invoice, at which time you have 2 days to pay. Shipping is $5.95 within the U.S. I charge my cost for international shipping, and I generally give the buyer his/ her choice of options. Pens will ship within 2 business days of payment. My normal refund policy applies. If you feel I have not described the pen well or are unhappy with my restoration work, you may return for full refund. Buyer pays return shipping.

Waterman 12 1/2 P.O.C. – Super Flex (SOLD)

Waterman 12 1/2 P.O.C. – Super Flex 

Here is vintage Watermen that you don’t see terribly often: the 12 1/2 P.O.C. This is an eyedropper with a screw on cap. It is basically the same size as the 12 but thinner (thus the 1/2). The pen is in outstanding condition. The black rubber is still very black on most of the pen. Just a bit of fading on the cap. The chasing is also quite good. On the top of the cap it looks like new, but it is a little more faded on the rest of the pen. The imprints are crisp. I believer that the cap originally had a gold band as well as the lip is slightly indented where the band used to be. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a beautiful nib (sorry for all the fuzz in the pics. Stupid Kleenex). It writes as a smooth and wet F (0.5mm) that is slightly oblique. You can see it in the pics. The flex is quite large ranging up 2.0mm. Responsiveness is pretty good as well. Overall, this is a great eyedropper of a rarer variety in great condition.

PRICE: $329.99

SIZE: 5 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BBB (0.5mm-2.0mm),  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eyedropper

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

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

 How To Buy

Typically, I sell my pens on Ebay, however, occasionally I acquire pens that are just too valuable to sell in that format. Some may eventually find their way to Ebay. Some will not. I do my best to come up with a fair price, but pricing vintage pens is very difficult. If you are interested in buying one of these pens simply email me at dannystr78@gmail.com. I will send you a Paypal invoice, at which time you have 2 days to pay. Shipping is $5.95 within the U.S. I charge my cost for international shipping, and I generally give the buyer his/ her choice of options. Pens will ship within 2 business days of payment. My normal refund policy applies. If you feel I have not described the pen well or are unhappy with my restoration work, you may return for full refund. Buyer pays return shipping.

Waterman 0552 – Super Flex (SOLD)

Waterman 0552 – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

Here is the iconic Waterman 52 in a gold-filled overlay (thus the “05” prefix). This gold-filled overlay does show some use. Nothing major, just little stuff. There are some small dings on the top lip of the cap, which is pretty common, and some very tiny ones here and there. There is also quite a bit of light scratching throughout the pen. To me it looks well cared for but pretty heavily used. There is some brassing on the lower part of the cap and top of the lever. If you are looking for a collector’s item, then I’d say pass. If you are looking for a well-fortified 52 ready for every day use, then it’s perfect. The 14kt. Waterman #2 nib is a wet F (0.4mm) that flexes nicely up to BBB+ (1.8mm). Normal writing is very smooth with some nice character. Flex is plenty wet, comes pretty easy, and is pretty responsive. It’s a great all-around nib ready for just about any writing task.

SIZE: 5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BBB+ (0.4mm-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
  • Nib and trim polished
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned
  • Nib and feed tuned to write smoothly and with optimal flow
  • Overlay cleaned and polished
  • Test driven for at least a week to insure quality

Wahl Lapis Blue Gold Seal with “Signature” Nib – Good Flex (SOLD)

Wahl Lapis Blue Gold Seal with “Signature” Nib – Good Flex  (On Ebay)

Another Wahl Gold Seal pen in the stunning Lapis Lazuli blue. It’s a vest pen, so closer in size the Waterman 52V. Gold-filled trim is excellent overall. There is some brassing on the top of the cap, but that is about all. The body is in pretty great condition and still has fantastic color. There does appear to be a very small repair on the threads. You probably won’t even notice it, and I’m not entirely sure why the repair was needed, but it looks pretty good and functions normally. The 14kt Wahl-Eversharp “Signature” nib is ultra Fine (XXF) and decently smooth for how fine it is. The flex comes a bit stiffly and ranges up to 1.4mm (BB), which is still quite good for such a fine nib. Responsiveness is of course pretty good due to the nib’s fineness. Another beautiful, well-equipped Wahl.

SIZE:  4 5/8″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp “Flexible,” XXF to BB (0.2mm-1.4mm), SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restoration Work:

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

Wahl Lapis Blue Ring Top / “Flexible” Nib – Super Flex / Wet Noodle (SOLD)

Wahl Lapis Blue Ring Top / “Flexible” Nib – Super Flex / Wet Noodle (See Price Here)

Here is a beautiful Wahl ring top in the stunning Lapis Lazuli blue. The pen is in great overall condition. The lapis blue is still very nice with little to no fading, and the black on the ends still looks new.  There are some very light surface wear that you see with normal use, but you won’t notice it unless you look very close. The gold-filled trim is also in nice condition. There is only some very, very minor brassing on the edges of the lever. The 14kt. Eversharp “Flexible” #2 nib is a lovely soft nib that writes around a 0.25mm line, so between an XXF and an XF. The fine line makes flex work even more beautiful. Ease of flex is right in between “Super Flex” and “Wet Noodle,” so high end “Super Flex” or low end “Wet Noodle.” Range of flex goes from 0.25mm to 1.7mm, so there’s a lot of line to work with. Overall, a stunning Wahl Ring Top with top notch flex.

SIZE:  4 3/8″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Eversharp “Flexible” #2, XXF/XF to BBB (0.25mm-1.7mm),  WET NOODLE (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 and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Trim cleaned and polished
  • New ink sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Waterman Stalwart – Good Flex (SOLD)

Waterman Stalwart – Good Flex – (On Ebay)

Here is the Waterman Stalwart in a grey pearl celluloid body. I really enjoy the depth of these pearl grey bodies with gold accents. There is only light surface scratching on the body. The gold-filled trim looks great with only some brassing on the clip’s rivet on top of the cap. There is also some minor brassing on the back edge of the clip if you happen to look back there. The Waterman #2 14kt. Nib is a beautiful writing, soft and wet XF. The flex on this is a bit too stiff to grade as “super flex,” but that doesn’t mean you can’t do some nice work with it. Better than most modern “flex” nibs. The range of flex is from XF (0.3mm to 1.6mm). In my opinion the Watermans of this era are underrated. They have nice durable bodies, top notch accents, and wonderful nibs.

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2 14kt., XF to B (0.3mm-1.6mm) GOOD FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib and feed ultra sonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Body and trim cleaned and polished
  • New ink sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Wahl Gold Seal / “Flexible” Nib – Super Flex (SOLD)

Wahl-Eversharp Gold Seal Lapis – Super Flex (On Ebay)

Here is an absolutely gorgeous Wahl Gold Seal flat top pen in Wahl’s stunning lapis blue (my favorite). This is a larger pen. Slightly, shorter than a Waterman 52 but also a bit thicker in diameter. The pen is in beautiful condition. The body looks superb with hardly any discoloration. The trim looks fantastic. The only sign of brassing I can see is a small spot on the lever. The black hard rubber ends and section are still a shiny black. This pen was also modified on the interior. The barrel and the section were reinforced with internal metal rings to keep to ensure they do not crack. The Wahl Eversharp Gold Seal “Flexible” nib is large and beautiful. The nib writers normally as a XF with medium wetness. The flex is quite good, as you would expect given the moniker. It ranges from XF to BBB (0.3mm-1.7mm) and has a good responsiveness to it. The El Dorado (a thin and dry-ish ink) railroaded a tad, but other inks I’ve tried had no trouble. Overall, a superb and gorgeous Wahl.

SIZE:  4 5/8″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp “Flexible,” XF to BBB (0.3mm-1.7mm), SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restoration Work:

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