I have a Waterman Expert II that I have been using as my main pen in the past 4-5 years for work. It is a very nice and smooth pen out of the box.
One day I come and the nib was horribly bent. I'm not sure exactly how this happened.. perhaps I dropped it without noticing, but I think it's more likely that someone took it and bent it :/
I took it to repair it, but I got it back and while it works, it still feels very scratchy. I think at this point it's better if replace the nib entirely as it was really really badly bent.
Now the nib has some gold on it, I think. I haven't actually bought the pen (it was a gift) so I wouldn't know, but that looks like gold to me on the nib. So I can't just replace it with some random nib. I would much rather get a new official Waterman nib. How can I go about doing that? What are my options? Is nib replacement something that any average joe can do, or should it be left to the experts? Also, what sort of prices am I supposed to expect?
Also, since this pen is somewhat old (90s, I believe), can I still find nibs for it? Or do modern Waterman nibs work on this one?
The other issue I'm having is that the UAE doesn't have a Waterman service center, but there are distributors, so if I need to send the pen for replacing the nib I'd probably have to send it all the way to France.
As there isn't much of a fountain pen community here, I can't really ask anyone, so apologies if this is a giant newbie question.
Edited by 9a3eedi, 03 April 2017 - 10:06.