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What Waterman pens do you own?


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#901 RMN

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Posted 12 August 2016 - 08:27

Re-awakening this thread surprised me when I saw that I had mentioned four Watermans above with a slightly jokey comment about "starting to get serious". Ah, the good old days, or naivety of youth, or some such.

My Waterman list now comprises these twelve (photos another time):
Exception Ideal black
Expert II
Edson, in emerald
Man 100 Opera, pre-1990
Man 100 Opera, circa 1997 (globe nib)
3 x Man 100 Patricians, in red, green and blue
32 in plain black celluloid
52, red hard rubber
52, gold-filled (0552)
52 1/2V, black hard rubber

Of the more modern eight pens, F and M nibs are four each. The older four ( the x2 pens) have fine but somewhat flexy nibs. I would say I am especially in love with using the Man 100s except I would not be parted from most of the others, either. Right now, the 32 (2A nib), 52 RHR and 52 1/2V are inked and all a pleasure to use.

At the moment I am still establishing my Onoto collection so the Waterman side is likely to remain quiet unless I see some good opportunity, most probably adding to the x2 or Man 100 sets rather than expanding into new areas (or adding Edsons).

 

A stub Carène is sadly missing.....

 

 

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Posted 12 August 2016 - 09:11

 

A stub Carène is sadly missing.....

 

 

D.ick

 

You do this with malicious intent... ;)


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#903 Sinistral1

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Posted 11 September 2016 - 05:50

I just bought my first le Man 200 NOS - it completes my Waterman collection! I only collected the Gentlemans and their two predecessors (Man 21 and Faucette). The le Man succeeded the Gentleman.

I welcome anyone here to correct my timeline sequence if it's wrong or if I'm missing a pen in the lineup. Thank you!

Breathe.  Take one step at a time.  Don't sweat the small stuff.  You're not getting older, you are only moving through time.  Be calm and positive.


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Posted 11 September 2016 - 06:28

To my list above I have added a 52 red ripple and a 452 1/2v, and now feel comfortable with the list, excepting that I plan to sell one of the Operas rather than keeping two of the same pen, same colour.

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Posted 11 September 2016 - 08:22

I have a Waterman Expert Black Fountain pen with gold plated clip and a M nib that I have ground to an EEF size (EF japanese).  I find this is one of my best ergonomic and balanced pens for my hand.  When I write with it, the sound the ground nib makes on the paper is like the windsurf board crossing the sea water, I so much adore it...



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Posted 13 September 2016 - 09:06

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Here is my Gentleman collection starting at left with a Faucette, then a Man 21 with a Super 6 nib and one with a regular nib, then the Gentlemen in gold, silver, black, blue, green, maroon and brown.  The one at the bottom is my pride and joy - a blue Gentleman owned by the King of Jordan for use as a gift to guests.  Sorry the photo is so dark, it was taken with my phone.


Edited by Sinistral1, 13 September 2016 - 09:08.

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#907 Adi_007

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 16:08

I have just the one Silver Hemisphere and it is my best writer...



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Posted 13 September 2016 - 17:25

Only have one at present, a hemisphere fine point. Sadly, the best (smoothest writer) I ever owned is no longer around. Bought it about 40 years ago at harrods in London; used it for probably 10 years before I dropped it (on the nib, of course).

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 20:14

As of today:

Hundred Year Pen maroon Amber jewel
Medalist black gold filled clip and band
Preface silver plate
52 celluloid green with red veins
3 black nickel trim
32 black red veins

All are excellent writers.

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 20:23

Waterman 52V, flexible oblique nib:

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