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Waterman Expert 1

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#1 Raaid


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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:07

I'd like to know when the Expert 1 was first marketed.

I reckon it was in the 1990's, but what year?

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 13:06

I got one new in 1995 or 1996, so it was probably first marketed in the earlier 90's.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 18:15

I have a few undated catalogues in which the Expert 1 appears.

From other pens we can try to date it by their availability,
Man 100 with V3 (Globe) nib. 1990 to late 90's.
Exclusive. Late 1980's to early 1990's.
Gentleman. Late 1980's to early 1990's
Laureat V1. Early 1990's
Centurion. Late 1980's to early 1990's
Blue Edson (no other colour mentioned). We know that the Blue Edson was introduced in 1993 and ran until 1995 when the Emerald appeared.

So we can safely say earliest between 1993 and 1995.

Edited by Force, 03 January 2013 - 18:32.

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 20:24

My father gave my his expert 1 which I remember him using behind his desk at the bank where he worked, and where I visited him every Saturday. In 1993 I was 19 years old, and I could swear he had that pen long before that.
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