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waterman le man 100 fontainebleau wood review


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#1 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 12:21

Hi

Another Leman 100 review




enjoy

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#2 goodguy

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 15:57

Sadly I cant read your review but I can congratulate you on another stunning pen.
I know you love these Waterman they are your holy grail of pens.

Enjoy it my friend thumbup.gif
Respect to all

#3 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 16:26

QUOTE (goodguy @ Apr 13 2009, 03:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sadly I cant read your review but I can congratulate you on another stunning pen.
I know you love these Waterman they are your holy grail of pens.

Enjoy it my friend thumbup.gif

I guess my handwriting must not be that great headsmack.gif roflmho.gif Thanks for the compliment amir thumbup.gif The modern man 100 is something unique, every time I see one in new old stock condition and rare, I reserve it and buy it a month later. The next and final man 100s will be the oliver wood, bryar wood and macassar wood man 100s and I will have finished my man 100 collection.
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#4 goodguy

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 18:54

No its not your hand writing I simply never learned how to read cursive. I didnt even knew thats what its called till my son told me.
Back home our English teachers only tought us how to print crybaby.gif

Bad teachers gaah.gif

By the way how about posting pictures on the Waterman forum all you Waterman pens.I would really like that.
PM me if you do that as I only rarely visit that wonderful forum and would hate to miss that.

Edited by goodguy, 13 April 2009 - 18:57.

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#5 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 19:39

QUOTE (goodguy @ Apr 13 2009, 07:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No its not your hand writing I simply never learned how to read cursive. I didnt even knew thats what its called till my son told me.
Back home our English teachers only tought us how to print crybaby.gif

Bad teachers gaah.gif

By the way how about posting pictures on the Waterman forum all you Waterman pens.I would really like that.
PM me if you do that as I only rarely visit that wonderful forum and would hate to miss that.

I already posted pictures of my waterman pens in the waterman forum. Click on my user name , then click on find member topics and you will find all the threads I started in the waterman forum.

Edited by georges zaslavsky, 13 April 2009 - 19:40.

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 21:21

Thanks for your handwritten review! A very interesting pen -- I don't know much about Waterman pens, and had no idea this one existed.

Doug

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 00:15

Beautiful pen! And I am able to read every word you wrote - without difficulty! I certainly agree the nib is GREAT!!
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Posted 25 May 2009 - 13:38

Thanks for your review. Luckily I have the same pen but in blue colour. Do you know the type of wood used in this pen? Is it olive wood?

Edited by MYU, 05 June 2009 - 18:32.
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#9 MYU

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 18:34

You might want to try a different software program for resizing your images. It looks like the results you're getting suffer from jagged pixels, interfering with the legibility of your handwriting. Also... what's the nib size on this? I didn't see it stated, aside from remarks on flexibility and flow. Thanks.

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#10 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 04:56

QUOTE (MYU @ Jun 5 2009, 06:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You might want to try a different software program for resizing your images. It looks like the results you're getting suffer from jagged pixels, interfering with the legibility of your handwriting. Also... what's the nib size on this? I didn't see it stated, aside from remarks on flexibility and flow. Thanks.

I always used microsoft photo editor for resizing images. The nib is a fine one.
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 17:10

[quote name='goodguy' date='13 April 2009 - 08:54 PM' timestamp='1239648864' post='1016890']
No its not your hand writing I simply never learned how to read cursive. I didnt even knew thats what its called till my son told me.
Back home our English teachers only tought us how to print <img src="http://www.fountainp...#>/crybaby.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":crybaby:" border="0" alt="crybaby.gif" />

Bad teachers <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/gaah.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":gaah:" border="0" alt="gaah.gif" />
That's terrible, I could read the review just fine!

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 17:33

If I give my Le Man 200 (the one in just plain black finish) plenty of water and fertilizer will it one day grow to become like yours? :unsure:
I'm a user, baby. We love what we do not possess. Plato, probably about pens.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 01:38

Dear Mr. Zaslavsky

I was reading your review which is wonderful in that you use the pen being reviewed to write the review.
Thank-you.
Everything was good until I got to point # 4 - The Nib. It just so happens that I own both the Edson and the Night & Day Exception. And it also just so happens that my Exception was all saddled up with MB Royal Blue ink ready for a challenge. So I rewrote Point #4 with the Exception and I will have to disagree about the part about the Man 100 being vastly superior.
The Exception used was a fine point and was consistent, and had character when required or as desired.
The Edson is definitely a more set point but the next time it is fueled up, I will try the same with it.

Enjoy!

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#14 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 12:18

Dear Mr. Zaslavsky

I was reading your review which is wonderful in that you use the pen being reviewed to write the review.
Thank-you.
Everything was good until I got to point # 4 - The Nib. It just so happens that I own both the Edson and the Night & Day Exception. And it also just so happens that my Exception was all saddled up with MB Royal Blue ink ready for a challenge. So I rewrote Point #4 with the Exception and I will have to disagree about the part about the Man 100 being vastly superior.
The Exception used was a fine point and was consistent, and had character when required or as desired.
The Edson is definitely a more set point but the next time it is fueled up, I will try the same with it.

Enjoy!

No, the nib on the exception is much more stiff than the second genration man 100 nib with ideal globe. I have testwritten several dozens of exception and the nibs were rigid as a pitchfork. I will not disagree that they are consistent writers but their nibs are rigid and offer no flex and no line variation. The man 100 was hand built this is not the case of the exception.

Edited by georges zaslavsky, 11 July 2010 - 12:19.

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 00:48

Thank you for your nice review. I have blue patrician , opera and silver. I would like to have le man100 made of wood some day.
Do you have pen case made of fontainebleau wood ?

rokurinpapa

#16 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 14:53

Thank you for your nice review. I have blue patrician , opera and silver. I would like to have le man100 made of wood some day.
Do you have pen case made of fontainebleau wood ?

rokurinpapa

Hi Rokurinpapa

I have no pen case made of fontainebleau wood

best regards

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 06:21

Thats a nice pen Georges. I like these old Watermans and find them to be great writers as well. If you are a fan of well engineered snap fit caps, like a cartridge convertor filling system, and great reliability then this a great pen to have and appreciate. Last one I saw was like 15 or more years ago in LA at some interior decorating shop. I though now that's a strange place to find a pen like that. I think the shop was Tesoro.






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