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Waterman Charleston

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#1 ernestcow

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Posted 26 November 2014 - 07:58

Any info on the blue Waterman Charleston CT fountain pen and rollerball? From what I could collect,they have been discontinued.

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#2 RMN

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Posted 26 November 2014 - 19:22

What brings you to that idea???

 

 

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Posted 26 November 2014 - 23:57

Thank you :)
Well,I tried looking for it onljne but I could only find the black and the white finishes.So,I contacted Waterman and they told me they can't provide much info because it has been discontinued :o

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#4 RMN

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 01:11

Strange. The black Charleston is still on their website here in Europe in Gold and Chrome trim. Also my regular shop has still these two trim versions. Alas the basic colourchoice now is reduced to the old T-Ford choices. Any colour you like, as long as it is black.

 

 

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 12:13

This is the one I got as a gift some time ago.

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 12:18

I have the same one, acquired a stub to go with it, but don't use it much.

 

I also have a black and gold which is the only pen constantly inked in my collection. It was the pen that started it all again after years of ballpoints and gelpens and not being satisfied. Was a gift of my wife.....

Still love that pen. Always writes, also after 2 weeks of disuse (unless the cartridge is empty, of course...)

 

 

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 16:50

I have this pen, and I love it, but unfortunately I am experiencing some flow issues, particularly when I write quickly (i.e., signatures).  Very frustrating because I love writing with this pen.  Not sure what to do...



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Posted 17 December 2014 - 05:45

I have this pen, and I love it, but unfortunately I am experiencing some flow issues, particularly when I write quickly (i.e., signatures).  Very frustrating because I love writing with this pen.  Not sure what to do...

 

could it be a problem with the feed?was it like that out of the box?


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 18:00

 

could it be a problem with the feed?was it like that out of the box?

Yes, that could be the problem.  It wrote beautifully for years, and I just encountered this flow issue recently.  The pen was unused for several months prior to this, but I thought I cleaned (rinsed and soaked) the nib thoroughly prior to inking it up again.  Any ideas?



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Posted 18 December 2014 - 18:17

I would either soak it longer perhaps with an amonia solution, use an ultrasonic tank cleaner or even remove the nib and feed to look/see.


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Posted 19 December 2014 - 00:10

Yes, that could be the problem.  It wrote beautifully for years, and I just encountered this flow issue recently.  The pen was unused for several months prior to this, but I thought I cleaned (rinsed and soaked) the nib thoroughly prior to inking it up again.  Any ideas?


I would also do what Force mentioned. However, Waterman nibs and feeds are slightly more challenging to remove. Cleaning the feed should solve the problem, there could just be some remnants of dried up ink.

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 12:26

Waterman seems to come out with special blue limited editions a lot.

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 02:52

Is this a cartridge only pen type?
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Posted 02 January 2015 - 05:02

Is this a cartridge only pen type?

 

not at all,it fits converters :)


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Posted 11 January 2015 - 12:02

not at all,it fits converters :)


What he said, it came with a converter, it fits standard international, but some of the waterman ones are longer.

In regards to the nib/feed, it came out pretty easy on mine.

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It's just a little wiggle. Though I kind of wish you could get the nib/feed collar out (the part that also holds the nipple for the cartridge/converter), mainly because the small trim around the front seems like a minor ink trap, so even after rinsing/flushing, sometimes if I blow at it with the air bulb afterwards some ink will spray out that was trapped in that little seam between the section and the nib/feed collar. (The work around is to fill the converter and then put it in).

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