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Waterman Expert I Vs Ii


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#1 Poetman

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 16:11

Im on the market for a Waterman Expert and am wondering if theres any consensus as to which model is preferred, Expert I or Expert II? I think Im familiar enough with their deiffernces (II is heavier, made from brass, nib on II is different). Is one version considered a better performer than the other?

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 18:49

I really enjoy all of the Expert models and I couldn't tell you that I have a preference.  The nib on the original Expert series looks pretty bad ass!


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 15:58

Any other differences people note? How about regarding nib performance?



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Posted 18 December 2017 - 02:16

Could anyone speak to the difference between a fine and medium nib in the Expert line?

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 17:55

I like the Expert I - the nib with its rectangular cut-out is engagingly odd, the pens balance nicely, they just seem a cut above the later version. But that's personal preference. I don't think anyone would tell you they're better pens or cost more.


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 22:32

Thanks for the replyany sense on how the fine and medium nibs compare? I had a Waterman Phileas fine and still have a mediumI find the Phileas fine a bit too fine for my desire and the medium a bit too thick, so I am wondering where the Expert lands on this spectrum.

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 22:45

Expert Version 1 nibs seems to have a corrosion problem according to our resident expert "Force". I remember him mentioning this before.

 

A F is not as fine as a Japanese fine, but is more like most European F nibs. They will be very similar in nib tip width to your Phileas nibs.


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 00:27

I like the Expert II EF nibs.  I put two in Laureat IIs.  Great nibs. 


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 00:29

Corrosion can be a problem for the Expert II nib as well. Ask me how I know. :rolleyes:


Edited by praxim, 19 December 2017 - 00:29.

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 00:48

I take it that you realise that the version currently in the shops is the Expert III ?

 

 

 

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 05:25

I prefer the Mk1 but yes the nib is prone to corrosion. It's a shame and reminds me of the gold rings on the nib end of the Man 100 and 200 which also damage far too easily. Having said that, it is relatively cheap to find donor pens in unfashionable colours and replace the said corroded parts.  I have even put my hand to rubbing down a Mk1 nib and re plating to some success.



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Posted 27 December 2017 - 07:52

I take it that you realise that the version currently in the shops is the Expert III ?

 

 

 

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with the added advantage the Mk III's have stainless steel nibs.



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Posted 19 January 2018 - 16:28

Hello Newbie here.
I have three Expert MK1's, 1 fine, 2 Med. one of which has a small bit of corrosion. Fortunately, it does not seem to affect the flow of ink. I do tend to use inks that are 'gentle' in them. Not sure if that makes any difference. Love their feel, the fine has a tiny bit more feedback, but that suits me, well, fine








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