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Posted 19 May 2014 - 17:59

Lara Croft Tomb Raider fountain pen, red version.   I think I might narrow my use of Waterman to the Tomb Raider pens.  Blue one coming. 


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Posted 10 June 2014 - 01:37

Just picked up my first Waterman

 

Le Man 100 in Briar Wood

 

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 17:44

I have:

 

1 black Phileas

1 black lacquer Expert

2 Laureat (marble green and dark red-burgundy)

1 deep mineral green Carene

1 black Plaque

 

I love them all!  The Expert is my first Waterman, probably 20 years old by now, and I just re-inked it after a few years of non-use with Diamine Majestic Blue (currently my favorite ink).  It is smoother than I remember it, and I am enjoying it quite a bit.  I find the Laureats to be smooth writers as well, but if I neglect writing with them for a few days, it can be hard to get them started again.  

 

My Watermans are among my favorite pens.  


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Posted 22 June 2014 - 21:17

I have:

 

1 black Phileas

1 black lacquer Expert

2 Laureat (marble green and dark red-burgundy)

1 deep mineral green Carene

1 black Plaque

 

I love them all!  The Expert is my first Waterman, probably 20 years old by now, and I just re-inked it after a few years of non-use with Diamine Majestic Blue (currently my favorite ink).  It is smoother than I remember it, and I am enjoying it quite a bit.  I find the Laureats to be smooth writers as well, but if I neglect writing with them for a few days, it can be hard to get them started again.  

 

My Watermans are among my favorite pens.  

 

Waterman Plaque??? That's a new one to me. Do you have pictures?

 

Edit: perhaps you have a Waterman DG (directeur General) Plaque ORG? Where Plaque means plated, gold plated pen....

 

 

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Edited by RMN, 22 June 2014 - 21:24.

The FPN-Stipula LE 2011 and 2012, too .:

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 01:11

My most precious Waterman is this #55 - my great uncle Sylvester J. C. Hulse used it every day in his jewelry shop. The chasing has worn off the barrel.

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 07:57

My most precious Waterman is this #55 - my great uncle Sylvester J. C. Hulse used it every day in his jewelry shop. The chasing has worn off the barrel.

What a lovely pen. It has ofcourse been well used, as can be seen, but that adds to it's charm

 

I hope it still functions well.

 

 

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 08:48

It still functions, but the lever box is broken. To fill it I take the section and sac out and squeeze the sac in my fingers.



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Posted 28 June 2014 - 09:40

2 x Serenites One blue and one cocobolo

 

1 x Edson in rainbow. Ok its my own name for it having a blue body, green obf nib unit and gold cap


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Posted 28 June 2014 - 11:43

Putting a new lever/box in is a fairly inexpensive repair and there a numerous repairers here in the US that will do the work. The Fountain Pen Recycler in Crystal, MN has done this for several of my vintage Watermans, bringing them back to life!
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Posted 28 June 2014 - 12:02

I don't have any repairers near me & I was quoted near $200 for a repair- $125 for the part & the rest for labor & postage.



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Posted 28 June 2014 - 17:23

Oh dear! Did you get that quote from The Fountain Pen Recycler? Maybe the lever box you need are scarce or very difficult to install. Mine was done this January on a English made Waterman 512 and was a fraction of that cost. I didn't want an exact replacement lever box, just one that fit and worked. All my pens (except my Waterman Gentlemans) are user grade or utility pens, and I bought them to use, not to invest and resell some day. Maybe that makes a difference in the cost. Good luck!
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Posted 29 June 2014 - 18:35

I just got my first Waterman fountain pen.  I've had a Phileas ballpoint for years.  So....what did I get?

 

http://www.ebay.com/...w-/380934618058



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Posted 29 June 2014 - 20:22

I just added to my eyedropper collection with a #13. It has a silver band and a non-Waterman clip, but the nib is flexy! Will see what comes in the mail next week.
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Posted 30 June 2014 - 01:02

Two with barrels fried while starting the resac.  Nevermore.  I am done with trying to resac these dudes.


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Posted 30 June 2014 - 01:47

Which in particular? I haven't had any trouble getting my hard rubber ones apart, I have no later ones



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Posted 30 June 2014 - 02:38

Please don't give up on the pens - they need you!
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Posted 30 June 2014 - 02:47

Please don't give up on the pens - they need you!

I'll go one further:

 

You need them....

 

 

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 03:20

I don't need those pens any more.  I think I will go as far back with Waterman as the Laureat. 


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Posted 30 June 2014 - 05:33

I just got my first Waterman fountain pen.  I've had a Phileas ballpoint for years.  So....what did I get?

 

http://www.ebay.com/...w-/380934618058

Hmmm, you have bought yourself a very expensive Forum. These are the cheap end Waterman pens from the 70/80's which normally sell for abiut $15 to $20.



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Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:50

Hmmm, you have bought yourself a very expensive Forum. These are the cheap end Waterman pens from the 70/80's which normally sell for abiut $15 to $20.

 

...sigh....live and learn.  Thanks.



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Posted 30 June 2014 - 19:12

among my Waterman's : #452 basket weave filigree set

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 19:33

among my Waterman's : #452 basket weave filigree set

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Nice set!!

 

 

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 21:23

Just arrived today! (And I apologize for the poor quality of the photos.)  

 

I think it's a 52-1/2.  I looked on Richard Binder's page, and I believe I have it correct.  

 

Could anyone tell me about the date range for these pens?  I would appreciate any information on the history of this lovely pen!  Thanks!

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 03:14

Three Lara Croft Tomb Raiders, Red, White and Yellow.

 

Seven Laureats, two red marble, two gray marble, blue marble, black marble, silverplate.


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 22:03

I think it's a 52-1/2.  Hard rubber, black with chasing.

 

Could anyone tell me about the date range for these pens?  I would appreciate any information on the history of this lovely pen!  Thanks!

 

Still curious about the approximate dates for this pen.  Could anyone out there point me in the right direction for information on the history of this model?



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Posted 04 July 2014 - 18:52

There are some great reference books that go into all the iterations of Watermans from this period. Also, try googling "Waterman 52 1/2 production years" and see what pops up.
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Posted 05 July 2014 - 14:18

There are some great reference books that go into all the iterations of Watermans from this period. Also, try googling "Waterman 52 1/2 production years" and see what pops up.

 

Thanks for the tip!  I'll give it a shot.

 

PS (next day)

 

 Just for other people who might want to know, this is what I gleaned from the different websites:  the hard rubber 52s and 52-1/2s date from around 1917 ("late teens") when the new numbering system went into place (with "5" meaning lever filler, and "2" for the size of nib).  The rubber line was slowly replaced by durable and attractive celuloid or lucite plastics (the "marbled" versions appear around 1926).  Richard Binder does say that Waterman was slow to eliminate the hard rubber line, and it was produced into the 1930s.  So with that in mind, I assume that the 52 line was probably produced between around 1917 and 1935 or so.  If anyone has better information, please correct me!


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 00:21

I was so happy with the vintage Waterman 52 that I got several weeks ago, that I couldn't resist another!  Something about those soft flexy nibs that really give your writing wings, right?  

 

I haven't seen the gold band around the barrel before on other pens.  It really dresses up an otherwise rather plain looking pen, doesn't it?

 

Pen:  Waterman 52, black rubber, chased, with gold ring

Ink:  Private Reserve Blue Suede

Paper:  Miguel Rius spiral notebook

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