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#31 coy55boy



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Posted 19 September 2006 - 02:50

Hi all,
Glad to see there are other Waterman fans out there. When I first found this forum, I figured I must be alone. Here's a partial collection. I have others but they are pens, and pencils and will soon be hitting the auction block. These are my fountain pen keepers.

1. Phileas This is the pen that started all this craziness for me. My company presented this to me at an awards dinner and I wanted to learn more about it (you know...what's it worth?). From that point, I was lost. I've since added a green marbled, blue marbled and a black to my collection.

2. Expert

3. Maesto

4. 52 1/2 V (still needs bladder :( )

5. Liaison (I like this one, but really want to find a Cobra)

6. Exception Night & Day

7. Expert Racing Edition I would really appreciate it if someone could tell me about this one. I bought it because I had never seen one (hoping it was rare) but as yet, have not been able to learn the first thing about it. It has a serial number on the front bumper of 7509 so I guess it's not as rare as I had hoped. Still a really cool presentation box!

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 05:57

Only one Waterman fp at this time, a black Laureat in m nib.

I love it so much that I bought the rest of the set: rb, bp and pencil.

I like thin pens (so far) so this Laureat feels great in the hand. I tend to stick my pens in my agenda/planner loops, so thin is also practical.
I may get another Laureat in fp nib, IF I can still find Laureats. If not, then I'll have to start researching other Waterman models.

Is it crazy to want to collect all the other colors in the same model? B) Of course, there are other great models out there, I kind of have an eye for the Hemisphere, if it's thin enough.

I've been using this pen daily for a couple of years now, it's my constant companion...


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Posted 19 September 2006 - 08:39

Vintage Watermans:
--a red ripple 52 1/2 V pen & pencil set
--a marbled grey 511 (?) lever-filler
--a marbled brown English-made lever-filler
--a red lever-filler pen & pencil set (Commando?)
--a white lever-filler pen & pencil set (Commando?)
--2 Taperites (a Crusader & a smaller model with a fishnet-pattered cap)
--a red C/F

Modern Watermans:
--2 Phileas pens (red marbled FP & blue marbled ballpoint)
--2 Kulturs (metallic pink FP & solid red FP)
--a red marbled Expert II FP
--a chocolate brown Le Man 200 FP
--a black lacquer Ici et La ballpoint
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Posted 19 September 2006 - 10:00

I do love my vintage Waterman pens:

- Lady Patricia, 'Onyx' Semi-Flex #2 nib.
- Lady Patricia, 'Moss Agate' Manifold Account nib.
- 452 1/2 V Sterling Overlay, #2 nib.

However, the only modern Waterman I have is the Audace... I have about 11 of them, ballpoints and fountain pens. Not many other modern Waterman's appeal to me, although I do like the look of the smaller 'Lady' pens from the 80's and 90's.

Edited by Phthalo, 19 September 2006 - 10:01.

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 13:19


I guess I'm working up my collection of 94's - I have 3 so far:

Moss Agate
Blue and Cream (?) - forget the official name

I defintely keep eyeing the Ink Vues as well, particularly Copper Ray....

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 15:43

Expert (F)

Charleston (F)

Phileas (M)

Edson (F)

All of these pens are very smooth and have never given a bit of trouble. In short, I love them one and all.

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 19:52

2 Phileas (F,F)
Edson (F) - It is a Christmas present from my wife. So, I don't officially get it until then.

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 16:05


I thought this might be a nice first post to the board. Many of you have some very nice pens. I got interested in pens about 12 years ago and used to attend a few shows. I have since tapered off my collecting, but here are a few of my Waterman Le Man series.

I expect to have two more to add to the collection courtesy of Mr. Lewertowski....


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#39 JonathanHerbert



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Posted 24 October 2006 - 22:24

My favorite: a 54 with an XF X-flex. And a LeMan 200.

And now: a #52 BCHR with very nice chasing and super crisp imprints/ medium semi flex nib.

More coming: will describe when it arrives!

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 22:34

That's a beautiful signaturel, Jonathan. You know how to put that flex nib to use!

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 23:25

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 03:50

Just today received two from two separate eBay auctions: a clipless lever-fill 52 with a Canadian Ideal nib, and a pretty pearly blue 503 made in England.

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Posted 25 October 2006 - 16:43

I only have one fountain pen. unsure.gif
I had a black Apostrophe (with medium nib I think), but I lost it, after using it many years.
Yesterday I bought my first fountain pen (the other one was a gift). It's a Hémisphère in metallic blue, with a Fine nib.

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 22:10

1 Harmonie, Black GT

1 Hemisphere, Stainless Steel GT

1 Phileas, Red

2 Ici et La, both Silver

1 Exception, Slim Black ST

1 Vintage 502, Black GT
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Posted 19 November 2006 - 20:51

[FONT=Arial][SIZE=7] Hello this is my first post on the Fountain Pen Network so please excuse any font or size issues....

Anyway I own just one Waterman which is the Edson in silver. Sold as the limitecx edition here in England.

It has a medium nib as standard but bought an oblique nib via e-bay.com which I do like for signature use.

The story of how I settled for this pen is for another post but suffice to say it was a long and expensive search.

I am at present trying to locate a supplier of Noodlers inks in the uk but think I may have to buy from the USA.

Good to be amongest like minded people....

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 16:13

I have one Waterman fountain pen, a blue Phileas. I love it, it writes so smoothly. I would like to get a Charleston one of these days.

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 21:00

Hi, just got my first Waterman, a 515. Know very little about it, about 1949. Written with it, it's really quite something. Looks fabulous. Please don't anyone tell me there's no such pen or anything awful like that! I'd be gutted.
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Posted 29 November 2006 - 16:59

LeMan 100 fountain pen, in solid silver
Patrician fountain pen, in coral red (x3)
Opera fountain pen and ball pen set
Rhapsody fountain pen, in red ripple
Gentleman fountain pen, in full gold plate
Laureat fountain pen, in gun metal
Phileas fountain pen, in green marble
Expert II fountain pen, in black

By the way, I also used to work at the Waterman Pen Service Center when it was located in Boston. Any questions I can answer by all means let me know.

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 17:57

Basically, all of my Watermans are really solid, everyday writers. While I don't use them every day, when I ink one up, I can always count on it. I have:

2 Phileas' (blue/med nib, grey/fine nib)
3 Carenes (Seagreen Shimmer/fine nib, Blue Abyss/med nib, green and gold cap Deluxe/med nib)
1 Expert II (brushed chrome/med nib)

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 18:54

Don't know whether I should say one, or four. It's kind of a quad-fecta:

LeMan 100 (EF), with matching RB, BP and MP.

The FP is such a smooth writer. My only gripe is with it's weight. I can only use it unposted.

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Posted 13 December 2006 - 11:56

Expert 11, matte black with "silver" furniture, medium nib---present from Hubby in our silver wedding anniversary year

Expert 11, glossy black with gold furniture, medium nib---bought because I liked my first one so much

Phileas, black, fine nib---bought after reading good reports on here---also realised that I like the lighter handle of plastic pens

Kultur, clear, fine nib---not yet seen as bought for Christmas and hidden by my youngest son
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Posted 13 December 2006 - 13:56

2 Expert II
1 Gentleman
1 Phileas

The Gentleman is by far the best of the batch, and the Phileas the lower level.

I hope to add a Le Man 100, Le Man 200 and a Charleston in the near future.

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 15:57

QUOTE(Vegas-Groove @ Nov 29 2006, 04:59 PM)
LeMan 100 fountain pen, in solid silver
Patrician fountain pen, in coral red (x3)
Opera fountain pen and ball pen set
Rhapsody fountain pen, in red ripple
Gentleman fountain pen, in full gold plate
Laureat fountain pen, in gun metal
Phileas fountain pen, in green marble
Expert II fountain pen, in black

By the way, I also used to work at the Waterman Pen Service Center when it was located in Boston. Any questions I can answer by all means let me know.

also just added a LeMan 200 Mineral Blue Rhapsody

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 01:04

I have the following:

ED's- #12, 14 and a #16 Filigree and a #412 Filigree
One 454 Overlay
Four 452 Filigrees
One 452 Overlay
Two Patricians (Torquoise and BHR)
Two #7 Reds
and a few other vintage that I can't recall at the moment

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 23:09

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LeMan 100s:

Classic Black
Sterling (black end caps)
Red Patrician
Green Patrician
Teal Fontainebleu

LeMan 200:

Classic Black
Rhapsody Blue
Rhapsody Red
Rhapsody Green
Caviar Black/White
Blue Gentleman
Black Gentleman, too...



Blue Liaison
(and one Blue Lagoon on hold at Pam's -- see ya a week, Pam!)
Orange Anastasia

And maybe just a few more. I have given away about 10 (NOT mentioned in this list).

Green Maestro
Blue Kultur
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Posted 18 January 2007 - 20:04

I currently own:
1 Charleston
1 Expert II
1 Laureat
2 Phileas

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 22:15

I just bought my first Waterman, a Phileas demonstrator and I like it quite a bit. It's quite light, has a pleasing shape, and its fine nib is a fairly smooth writer. The barrel is a transparent orange color and it's also my first demonstrator. It's a cool pen and was a very good deal (via Montgomery Stationery via eBay). For now, this has become my favorite "knockaround" pen.

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 00:36

I already listed mine in the how many do you own thread. A couple Phileas fps, a couple Phileas rbs, and a Carene rb.

However, that is not the extent of Waterman pens in our household. My son also has three Waterman fountain pens: a red and a blue Phileas, and a teal CF.

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 19:42

- 2 Hemispheres (silver and matt black, both with gold and F nibs)
- 1 Expert II (matt black, F nib)

going to buy:
- Carene (F nib, classic black)
- Harmonie (F nib - for my lady:)

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 04:29

Well I have had for awhile:

Blue Hemisphere
Blue Phileas
Purple Phileas (early first series Phileas)
Green Phileas
Green Phileas Roller Ball

and now:

BCHR 52 with rigid nib.