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#751 HalloweenHJB

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Posted 22 December 2014 - 02:44

What a beauty, HJB and how nicely you put it to work already. May I ask where you got it from?

 

A seller on eBay accepted my offer.  I couldn't be more pleased --it writes like a dream, and looks good, too!


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Posted 23 December 2014 - 08:08

Waterman Made in England w huge flex nib and acc clip

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Posted 23 December 2014 - 08:10

Waterman 92 flattop w xxf flex nib

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Posted 23 December 2014 - 15:10

Waterman Made in England w huge flex nib and acc clip

 

That looks like my kind of writer --sharp thin lines and bold heavy lines.  Nice!


Hay un espejo que me ha visto por última vez,
Hay una puerta que he cerrado hasta el fin del mundo.
Entre los libros de mi biblioteca (estoy viéndolos)
Hay alguno que ya nunca abriré.
Este verano cumpliré cincuenta años;
La muerte me desgasta, incesante.
 

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Posted 24 December 2014 - 15:40

Well, I know it is a bit late for this thread but I have just taken delivery of my one and only Waterman Expert in an amazing green marble. It was advertised as an Expert I but it appears to be an Expert II. Very pleased.

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Posted 27 December 2014 - 19:19

I have 2 atm, very happy how smooth they write, im a lefty.

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Posted 28 December 2014 - 11:34

First and foremost my treasured Waterman Sterling Silver Man 100;

Charleston ivory;

Hemishere;

Expert II;

Phileas Green

Kultur clear.



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Posted 28 December 2014 - 16:24

Vintage:

 

Patrician (turquoise)

56 (RMHR)

7 Green band (Manifold) (RMHR)

7 Red band, but with Pink nib (RMHR)

 

Modern:

 

Le Man 100 (black)

Le Man 100 Opera (2)

L'Etalon (2 blue, 2 red, 1 black)

Rhapsody (1 blue marble, 1 red marble)

Phileas (1 blue, 1 red)


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Posted 28 December 2014 - 16:57

How could I have left out my most valuable Watermans? I guess it's 'cause I keep them locked up in a safety deposit box.

 

FP and BP Le Man 100 in 18k gold


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Posted 04 January 2015 - 19:29

I have a particular liking for Waterman, so far these but I hope only the start:

 

  • Hemisphere - Stainless Steel. my EDA for the last 12 or so years & still going strong.
  • Commando - nice nib, needs a new feed though.
  • Thorobred - waiting for this to arrive in the post...come on Postie..


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Posted 10 January 2015 - 19:39

I've got a couple of Laureat (a blue marble & a brown marble) and a stainless steel Hemisphere. I couldn't get any joy from the Hemisphere with Waterman ink - it skipped very annoyingly and was a poor starter too.
Then, I happened to pop some Montblanc Daniel Defoe special edition in it and it's been great all week! Let's face it, the ink cost almost as much as the pen so I'm not sure it's a permanent or cost effective fix, but I had to do something with the ink in the Montblanc Classique before I sent it for a nib exchange, and the ink bottle was at home. A great result for me so I'll give it a dollop of Mystery Black next week and see how that goes.
Montblanc Classique 145, Waterman Laureat, Waterman Hemisphere, Lamy Safari

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 23:17

Well im a newb and started in december
I have
3 phileas
An expert 2
An expert 2 on the way with an L nib coming in
A hemisphere
A cpl of cf s
Do i have a problem?
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Posted 14 January 2015 - 00:11

Just the same problem the rest of us have!


Does the color of the ink stain on your fingers give others a window into the depth of your soul, or did you just forget to wear gloves?  Unknown.


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 20:40

My 2 new watermans, the charleston was unused, and writes great.
The carene was used, but mint condition. Just cleaned it out and boy was the ink dry, but is clean now and write great.
Happy camper right now. Noticed cant tell nib size on carene, where is it under the nib?
Both are supposed to be fine.

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 23:15

I have a black Waterman Harmonie. I've owned it for 15+ years, and used it nearly every working day for that time.  I think I lost it twice, and found it again 6 months or more later (usually in the jacket pocket of a suit that hadn't been worn in some time).  It needs to be cosmetically refurbished. 

 

I also have a Waterman Hemisphere, but it is relegated to backup duty. 

 

These are fantastic pens.  I like the heavy weight and diameter in my hand.  Once the ink is flowing, it feels like writing on silk.  I take a lot of notes in my career, so I can interview someone for 2-3 hours without my hand getting tired. 

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 06:35

Waterman edson emerald green fountain

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Posted 07 February 2015 - 13:31

These are nearly all my Waterman safeties. From left to right:

 

46, 45 in Ripple Red, 44 with 14k continental overlay from Vienna after 1925, 45 with two wide 9k plain bands hallmarked in the UK in 1916/17,  42 1/2 with two wide 9k plain bands hallmarked in the UK in 1920/21, 12S with two wide goldfilled chased bands from about 1909/10 (note the threading at the end),  42 with unidentified 14k continental overlay, 42 with brass snake, 12 1/2 V.S. BABY in mottled with narrow 18k plain bands, 42 1/2 V in mottled.

 

The missing pen is a second generation 14S without any bands or overlay.

 

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 19:29

We've managed to accumulate two 52s: a red woodgrain with a stub nib and a black nickel-plated with a John Mottishaw tweaked medium; there's two 52 1/2 v pens: one with a wide gold band and a semiflex nib and a black chased-rubber job with a somewhat nicer nib.
Then there's a black Commando that needs a new barrel and a blue 515 that needs a new sac. And I just bought a Lady Patricia and I don't know what it needs yet, but it's a very vulgar black and pearlized little thing: I've got a soft spot in my heart for little piebald pens. But Waterman just has the best damn nibs. I have a couple of Wahls but it's not the same.

#769 HalloweenHJB

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 14:15



These are nearly all my Waterman safeties. From left to right:

 

46, 45 in Ripple Red, 44 with 14k continental overlay from Vienna after 1925, 45 with two wide 9k plain bands hallmarked in the UK in 1916/17,  42 1/2 with two wide 9k plain bands hallmarked in the UK in 1920/21, 12S with two wide goldfilled chased bands from about 1909/10 (note the threading at the end),  42 with unidentified 14k continental overlay, 42 with brass snake, 12 1/2 V.S. BABY in mottled with narrow 18k plain bands, 42 1/2 V in mottled.

 

The missing pen is a second generation 14S without any bands or overlay.

 

Cepasaccus

 

MAGNIFICENT!  

 

I'm trying to build a moderately representative collection.  Right now I have some of the main models (e.g., #52 Red Ripple, #3 Steel Quartz, Commando, 100 Year Red, etc.)

 

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The #52 BCHR is worthy of a portrait...

 

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 19:08

Nice collection and nice drawing!



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Posted 14 February 2015 - 21:18

A Charleston, a Phileas AND a gorgeous #52 Red Ripple I just received today! Seems to have lots of flex but I don't have enough experience to know for sure.


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Posted 14 February 2015 - 21:32

A Charleston, a Phileas AND a gorgeous #52 Red Ripple I just received today! Seems to have lots of flex but I don't have enough experience to know for sure.

 

We would love to admire that 52 Red Ripple....

 

 

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 03:14

Just 1.  Carene Deluxe.



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Posted 18 February 2015 - 03:47

Just my teeny tiny Waterman 12 1/2 Secretary.


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Posted 18 February 2015 - 05:57

Oh, I'd love to see your 12 1/2 pen, especially the nib and a writing sample. It must be cute with a capital "C"!

Does the color of the ink stain on your fingers give others a window into the depth of your soul, or did you just forget to wear gloves?  Unknown.


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Posted 18 February 2015 - 15:41

Oh, I'd love to see your 12 1/2 pen, especially the nib and a writing sample. It must be cute with a capital "C"!

I'm at the office but I promise to post something once I'm home! :)


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Posted 19 February 2015 - 03:11

Oh, I'd love to see your 12 1/2 pen, especially the nib and a writing sample. It must be cute with a capital "C"!

Here we go: PICTURE TIME!!

 

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Just for size comparison: A jinhao x750, a platinum 3776, and a Waterman Secretary 12 1/2

 

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The paper is a teeny tiny Rhodia dot Pad:

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Edited by HollyGolightly, 19 February 2015 - 03:13.

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#778 HalloweenHJB

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 03:58

Great pen!  And really cool writing samples!


Hay un espejo que me ha visto por última vez,
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Posted 19 February 2015 - 16:01

Thanks for the demo! Very pretty 12 1/2 - I like the gold bands.

Does the color of the ink stain on your fingers give others a window into the depth of your soul, or did you just forget to wear gloves?  Unknown.


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Posted 20 February 2015 - 01:49

My first "Real" fountain pen was a Waterman Phileas medium nib. Blue marble. I loved it and carried it everywhere and then 5 years after I bought it I lost it. Boy was I shocked to find out it cost three times as much as I paid for it to get a new one. I bought one anyway thinking this was a medium they didn't specify, and it ended up being a fine. I still really like it.
Then I started looking around at pens in general and decided to buy an antique pen. found a Watermans lady Corinth on eBay- new old stock, it was $20 with a 14 karat gold nib. That was a pretty good deal I think. I write with it now and its almost super smooth, but the problem is I think the ink flow is too fast and I need to figure out how to fix that. I'm going to try it with a darker ink to see if that takes care of the problem. I was using Noodlers brown. Writing with a fountain pen is such an art, and there are so many factors, including the kind of paper, ink, etc. It's very hard to tell what the personality of your pen is right away. now I'm hooked and I want to restore them. Love the old pens.