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Waterman Hundred Year Pen, Green OS

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#1 opus7600



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Posted 04 March 2010 - 11:43

I have wanted this pen for quite some time, but never really believed I'd own one. Now I do! It was advertised as a M nib, but this seems plenty fine to me, so my original worry that I'd have to subject a nib older than me to grinding has proven unnecessary.

So now that I have it, what do I think? First, it does look as cool as I thought. If I had to choose just one pen to look at, well, honestly, it would be my Wall Street LE. But this is close behind! Second, the nib is great. Smooth and appropriately wet, with just a hint of feedback. Third, lever filling is not my ideal method, but this works fine. I did manage to jam the end of the lever pretty hard under my thumbnail, so I'm hoping I don't have to fill it too often. Finally, people keep using the word "oversize" in referring to certain pens. Having noticed my tastes creep steadily towards wider sectioned pens, I think that word doesn't mean what they think it means. Pictures below show the Waterman between my 149 and 1000. Doesn't look so "oversized" now, does it?

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 15:12

nice pen. I had no idea it was so big, practically huge for a vintage pen. I'd use my wonderful vintage pens more if they were all so large. Sometimes I wonder if people had smaller hands 70 years ago!

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 15:44

Sometimes I wonder if people had smaller hands 70 years ago!

I know that I did. :bunny01:

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 23:01

Thanks for your review of a vintage pen, and the great comparison photo.
100 Year nibs, and their Emblem equivalents, are exceptionally nice writers.
Oversize for the time, and in comparison to the other 100 Year models.
Very nice pen, with great color. I'm sure you're enjoying it greatly.

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 23:57

Wow. Congratulations, this is what I'd consider a grail pen due to its rarity and apparent condition which looks great. It is plenty big next to the 149 and 1000.

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 06:11

Great pen without a doubt.
Great clarity of colour.
I was looking at one with the amber top but some bugger beat me to it!

Enjoy enjoy for a hundred years!

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 14:16

Thats a nice pen, thanks for the review.
And how can this be, because he is the Kwisatz Haderach.

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 19:21

Thanks for a good review and the comparison photos.

I have a couple standard sized 100 Year Pens and Emblems. I find them to be excellent pens and I enjoy writing with them so much. I have lusted after a 100 Year OS for many moons. Congrats on yours. I am now motivated to keep up my search for one. :puddle: :bunny01: :bunny01:

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 19:23

Ooh, you lucky dog. I'll have a Hundred Year OS one of these days myself. :)
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Posted 06 March 2010 - 19:45

That OS Green 100 Year pen is a beauty! I know you'll enjoy it, both its physical beauty and its wonderful nib. I have a regular size 100 Year in black that has a fine stub nib and it's an exceptional writer. Congratulations!

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 02:25

:thumbup: Great pen! I'm :sick: with envy!
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