The bonus with this pen is that it came with two nibs: medium and fine PLUS, a full bottle of Noodler's Blue.
Having heard neutral or unispired comments about Watermans recently, I wasn't expecting anything special, but, yes it's stiff, but it writes fluidly if not overtly wet like my Lamy 2000. It's almost on a par with my Townsend for smoothness, but without the weight. I'm just using the standard blue cartridge for now until I Noodlerize it!
For a plastic pen, this is very well made. All trim is secure with no rough edges or mouldings. Again, it challenges my Townsend for quality. Capped, its appears to be about 13.5cm long; capped:14.75cm. The cap doesn't click on, much like the Lamy, but feels secure and comfortable for writing. An excellent user pen.
At 33GBP + 3GBP for postage, I thought I got a fair deal, considering what was included. US FPNers might have found better value internally on US only ebay auctions or elsewhere, but this is cheap(ish) for the UK.
I thought I could do without a Waterman in my collection, but this is a deservedly popular model and will inspire me to look into others like the Ici Et La and Carene. Considering I prefer modern & hooded, this expanding my horizons to pen and nib styles (I guess the Townsend showed me that!) Perhaps truly vintage will beckon next!
Should be one to keep for quite some time.
Edited by ballboy, 18 April 2006 - 13:20.