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#1 fitz123

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 17:52

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Found this grey striped Watermans lever fill fountain pen at a local flea mart for under $15. I am having a hard time figuring out the model of the pen. The pen says Watermans made in USA and has some Chinese/ Japanese characters below it. The clip also has the same characters and the clip shape is a similar shape to a Parker arrow one. The nib says 502 and other Chinese/ Japanese characters on it. (See Pictures) 
Any help on this pen or any information would be awesome.
 
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Posted 26 July 2015 - 18:47

Could you show more pictures of the entire pen please ? (cap, clip, imprints on the body, ...)



#3 fitz123

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 23:07

Sure, I can post some tomorrow!


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Posted 27 July 2015 - 18:43

Could you show more pictures of the entire pen please ? (cap, clip, imprints on the body, ...)

 

This is as good as detail as I could get.

 

Maybe you could help me out?

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Edited by fitz123, 27 July 2015 - 18:44.

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 18:49

Thanks for the pix, but this doesn't look at all like a Waterman FP to me ...



#6 Manalto

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 18:55

The clip tells me it's a Parker - or the sincerest form of flattery.


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Posted 27 July 2015 - 19:21

A very interesting pen.  Completely schizophrenic.  I think it is a Chinese pen made to look like an American pen, without worrying about which make- Parker or Waterman. 

For $15, I think you have an interesting item, but you don't have an authentic Waterman pen.

 

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 19:35

Ok thanks, Everyone!

Looks like im on the hunt to find a ink sac to fit!


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Posted 28 July 2015 - 15:15

I've got a Chinese button-filling BHR pen that seems to be trying to look like an Esterbrook J, whose point seems to have a similar impression.  I've been told that the impression on the point indicates that it's from the Long Life factory; if that's a brand you've heard of before, you've got an advantage on me.  I've got a close-up of the clip, which apparently also says Long Life; do the characters look at all like what's on yours?

 

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 06:35

It doesn't seem a Waterman pen



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Posted 30 July 2015 - 15:00

The lever and the color look right for a 1940s era Waterman .... Like the stalwart. Maybe it just has a replaced nib and a tacked on Parker clip.... Some creativity in Asia using available parts.
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