I have replaced the old rubber sac with a new, properly sized one. Hand polished the Gold Filled Clip and Double Ring Cap Banding, and 14K NIB. Cleaned, Buffed, Polished and Waxed the barrel and cap to bring back the vibrancy and to protect the material of fountain pen. This Waterman measures 5 1/8" in length capped and 6 1/8" posted.
This fountain pen cap and barrel are in magnificent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs with the cap always securing tightly to the barrel. The cap has the gold filled WATERMAN clip and 2-Ring cap banding with no brassing. The top of the cap has a red "button", which has a little nick out of it and a hairline crack or deep scratch, which I tried to point out in image 7, I just point it out for clarity sake and need magnification to see it, at least I do. The barrel is clearly and crisply stamped with, "WATERMAN MADE IN ENGLAND 503 along with SHORTHAND". There are no personalizations or monograms to either the cap or barrel
The Lever Filling System works great. It works as it is designed to.
The Waterman NIB is a 14Ct W-2A Flexible NIB. The actual writing portion of the 14Ct Waterman NIB has a fine point measuring roughly .57mm when measured with digital calipers. When writing a sample, this NIB writes with a fine to triple broad stroke. In the writing sample provided, the fine line measures at .55mm with digital calipers under light pressure and the triple broad stroke measures 2.04mm when measured with digital calipers under medium to firm pressure. The sample was done with the actual pen in the images that is listed for sale. The writing sample was used by dipping the NIB in Parker Quink Blue-Black Ink.
Any specks of white in the images are from the cotton that I used to clean the barrel and cap.
This is a gorgeous Waterman Fountain Pen in Classic Black with Gold Filled Trim that looks spectacular. I grade this Waterman in Very Fine to Excellent Condition. This fountain pen is ready to write or just add to writing arsenal collection.
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