I have had similar issues. Make certain that the pen is always "nib up" when not in use. I bought a plastic toothbrush holder and I keep my pens nib up all day long and never have a problem. Be sure to gently rinse cap and air dry. If this continues, then you have a hairline crack, happened to me, and then off to repair shop.
Hope this helps.
Thanks for the response. I do store my pen nib up in my Penvelope 2, so maybe it has a hairline crack as you say. Do you remember how much it costs to repair and did you send it to Waterman?
I have had ink seep out from the breather hole when my middle finger covers it. i just grip farther back to avoid this situation. What you show in the photo looks excessive. After a good cleaning and drying, it that much ink leaks out, you likely have a crack somewhere. Have you compared the issue between a cartridge and a converter to see if the converter is the issue?
Thanks for the response. That's interesting -- I've suspected that ink may be leaking from the breather hole as well -- that is, in addition to the nib, which is certainly happening. No, I haven't done that, but I've tried two different converters and the problem persists.
A few questions.
Is this pen new to you?
If you have it for some time, when did this start?
Are you using a converter? If so, what type? You could have failure of the mouth of the converter. and especially the newer converters with the all black plastic mouth piece are know for similar problems.
Try a cartridge for a while. Either a proper Waterman cartridge (best) or an standard international one (these should fit properly)
If you have no leaks with a cartridge the converter is at fault.
If it also leaks with cartridge, have it serviced.
Thanks for the response, Dick.
2. Since I received it from the previous owner.
3. Yes, I've tried two converters: one normal one and one green one which came with the pen.
Looks like I might need to get it serviced then. Do you recommend sending it to Waterman for repair?
Is that an Emerald Green Edson.
It is indeed!
Edited by mikhasan, 24 January 2016 - 02:51.