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An 0862 V Ringtop

waterman 9862 v ringtop

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#1 sidthecat

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 04:15

I've collected a number of Waterman ringtops, and most have been variations on the 52 1/2 v model. But I bought one on eBay that's numbered 0682 v: it's a bit thicker than the other model - about the dimensions of a Wahl-Eversharp ringtop. It's got a swell nib, too.

Does the collective knowledge base know anything about this model? I'd think it was later than the 52s, but you have to be a necromancer to figure out the numbering system.

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 05:08

Could you share a picture please ?

 

Otherwise, have a look on Richard Binder's web site for the explanations on the Waterman numbering system : http://www.richardsp...?design=wat_nos



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Posted 26 July 2015 - 17:15

Here's a picture, and what Mr. Binder's chart reveals:
0 = gold-filled
8 = Broad gold-filled cap lip band
6 = Cone-cap lever-filler
V = Vest-pocket (short) pen
These are all pre-1917 numbers, which gives a rough date for the pen. I just happen to never have run across one before. Has anyone else?

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 18:43

Thanks for adding a picture, but as you don't show the entire pen, it's difficult to say more ...

Your pen looks more like a 52 V ringtop, as far as I can see ...

Sorry to ask, but are you sure to read properly "0682 V" on the end of the pen ?

 

I've got a "0852V" model, and the only difference with a 52 V is the large band on the cap (it's missing its lever box) :

 

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 20:56

Aha! While taking the picture of the digits, I now see that the numbers are 0852 v - which indicates a regular ol' lever-fill. That makes more sense, but it's still a bit bigger than the other Watermans in my collection. Here's a picture of the pen next to a 52 1/2 v.

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 22:15

Yes, a V is bigger than a 1/2 V.



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Posted 12 August 2015 - 23:41

But not quite as girth-y as a Wahl-Eversharp.





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