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#1 ThePenCollector1

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 11:14

My cousin purchased this Waterman fountain pen, which from the style looks like a hemisphere. On further inspection, it appears to me to be a really good replica. I've come to this decision as there were a few differences to my hemisphere. I would really like to establish if this is a replica, or an older style of the hemisphere.
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#2 RMN

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 19:22

And, what are the differences you have discerned?

 

Apart from the engraving style of the nib, which has changed a bit over the years?

 

 

It looks reasonably OK to me. Also considering that most of these pens are lacquered metal which is decidedly more difficult to fake than the plastic Lamy Safaris...

 

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 20:56

I see an original Waterman Hemisphere...even from just pictures.



#4 ThePenCollector1

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 20:56

And, what are the differences you have discerned?
 
Apart from the engraving style of the nib, which has changed a bit over the years?
 
 
It looks reasonably OK to me. Also considering that most of these pens are lacquered metal which is decidedly more difficult to fake than the plastic Lamy Safaris...
 
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That's true, however there is one very distinctive difference, and that is that on my hemisphere there's a silver ring round the barrel which has things (which I can't remember) written on it. This ring is a lot bigger than the one already on it, and looks a lot more professional and exquisite.

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 20:58

I also see an authentic Hemisphere.  :)



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Posted 06 August 2016 - 21:49

Thanks guys. My cousins really happy to hear so.

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 00:17

Was it bought 'new' from a 'retail store'?

Or from a "trade route of lesser recourse" priced "suspiciously cheap"? ;)

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 02:15

That's true, however there is one very distinctive difference, and that is that on my hemisphere there's a silver ring round the barrel which has things (which I can't remember) written on it. This ring is a lot bigger than the one already on it, and looks a lot more professional and exquisite.


The pen shown above is a Series 1 which has a thinner collar on the nib section grip. Note: There is no collar on the barrel.

 

 

You most probably have the Series 2 model.

 

 

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 19:46

I wouldn't imagine there would be much for a forger to gain by reproducing a pen that appeals to a small group of collectors, when he can sell bogus Mont Blancs much more easily.





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