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What Waterman Pens Do You Own? 2018


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#1 RMN

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 00:41

This is the new fresh 2018 version of the old topic

- What Waterman pens do you own.

Which can be found here:

 

 

http://www.fountainp...24#entry3970224

 

and the poll

 

- How many Watermans do you own. -

 

Which can be found here.:

 

 

http://www.fountainp...n/#entry3978952

 

 

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Edit Feb 23: the old topics are now unpinned but can be found by the above links.


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#2 ian1964

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 02:23

Well why not start the year with admitting my addiction

 

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#3 ArchiMark

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 06:24

Nice, Ian!

Thanks for sharing.

Right now, I've got one, a handsome Exception Night & Day black with a great stub nib.
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 19:00

My collection has gone down quite a bit from the first "What Waterman Pens do you Own?" topic.  Here are all I have left:

 

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 04:16

Alright, so I made a series of hasty decisons today (hopefully they will end up being good decisions) and pretty much blindly purchased two Waterman Pens on ebay today.  They have been paid for, so they are mine, but I don't have them. I say blindly because I know pretty much nothing about vintage pens.  I purchased them based on 3 factors:

 

1.The ebay sellers excellent 100% pos. rating with over 2500 sales.  

2. I was tired of looking and wanted to buy something lol.

3. I just had kind of a feeling that I should buy these pens - they were both made in Canada and I thought I should bring them back home sort of. 

 

They are my first Waterman Pens, and my first Vintage Fountain Pens of any sort ever. Without further adieu:

 
1. A Waterman- 'Skywriter' (loved the name - also contributed to me buying it.) 1930's Made in Canada, green marbled celluloid, lever filler. The 14k nib apparently writes Fine to Broad. 
 
2. A Waterman Ideal No.32 Lever Filler, 1930's, Made in Canada. The 14k 'Waterman's Ideal England 2' Nib is described as having good flex and writes medium fine to double broad. The pen looks black, but could be a dark blue -it's hard to tell in the pictures, and I didn't ask - as I said, I made a few hasty decisions. 
 
Seller says they have all been properly cleaned with new sacs etc.. 
 
I'll have to take my own pics and post'em up when I get'em - 
 
Although I think I should stay away from ebay, it was pretty exciting to win the bids! Especially the Skywriter as I was almost outbid. With just a few seconds left I had to up my bid- Thank goodness for fast internet service lol.


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 04:57

My collection has gone down quite a bit from the first "What Waterman Pens do you Own?" topic.  Here are all I have left:
 

What more could you want...something old, something new and something blue.

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 06:13

Waterman's 12 Eyedropper BHR

Waterman's Safety BHR

Waterman's 12PSF BCHR w 2 floral gold bands

Waterman's 55 MHR

Waterman's 3J BHR (I think - could be celluloid but I don't think so)

Waterman's Dauntless (352? - English)

Waterman's 502 Champion (English)

Waterman's W2


Edited by MercianScribe, 31 January 2018 - 17:32.

Hi, I'm Mat

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 14:19

Well why not start the year with admitting my addiction

 

Ian, on the top row, next to the last one on the right, can you tell me the model of that pen? Is it green in color, or just the way my monitor sees it?
I have a pen remarkably like that one except that it is black.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

Oh, and yep, that's a great collection.

 

EDIT: I found out what mine is. It's a Waterman Apostrophe, black and gold. Thanks anyway.

 

Bob


Edited by Coachbob, 02 February 2018 - 14:36.


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Posted 02 February 2018 - 21:23

Ian, on the top row, next to the last one on the right, can you tell me the model of that pen? Is it green in color, or just the way my monitor sees it?
I have a pen remarkably like that one except that it is black.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

Oh, and yep, that's a great collection.

 

EDIT: I found out what mine is. It's a Waterman Apostrophe, black and gold. Thanks anyway.

 

Bob

I wonder if Ian's is a Green Escapist Preface.



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Posted 02 February 2018 - 21:32

Waterman Liaison. Very uncommon model with conical nib, notorious for feed problems. However mine has been unusually consistent when fed iroshizuku kon peki. Matches the blue color well.

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 23:23

I wonder if Ian's is a Green Escapist Preface.

 

Absolutely correct Force. A lucky buy from Ebay....a poor quality phone picture and no description other that Waterman. It is a truly beautiful pen. I took a gamble and got lucky :)



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Posted 10 February 2018 - 07:23

Caring Marine Amber, medium.

5 or 6 Phileas in both FP, RB and BP.

About 30 or so waterman CF ball pens.



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Posted 14 February 2018 - 15:30

These are a few of My current pens. A few more are in various stages of repair and or arriving. As you can tell, I tend towards the inexpensive side, and the 90's.  My favorite overall is the (Expert Mark1) Medium nib, It just fits in all manners..

 

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Edited by Actor-out-on-loan, 14 February 2018 - 17:07.


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 16:48

Arrived yesterday, cleaned up nicely..

 

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 19:13

Here a "Waterman's" . Just heritated from my father-in-law. For years not used ...

For the moment, I don't know what to do with it ...

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 03:41

Here a "Waterman's" . Just heritated from my father-in-law. For years not used ...

For the moment, I don't know what to do with it ...

watermans-setfountainandpencil.jpg

Unless you need the money....keep them. You are lucky to be gifted something a lovely as these.



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Posted 23 February 2018 - 04:23

Here a "Waterman's" . Just heritated from my father-in-law. For years not used ...
For the moment, I don't know what to do with it ...
watermans-setfountainandpencil.jpg

Check the nib stamp. It might be a 100 year pen

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 17:13

 

Alright, so I made a series of hasty decisons today (hopefully they will end up being good decisions) and pretty much blindly purchased two Waterman Pens on ebay today.  They have been paid for, so they are mine, but I don't have them. I say blindly because I know pretty much nothing about vintage pens.  I purchased them based on 3 factors:

 

1.The ebay sellers excellent 100% pos. rating with over 2500 sales.  

2. I was tired of looking and wanted to buy something lol.

3. I just had kind of a feeling that I should buy these pens - they were both made in Canada and I thought I should bring them back home sort of. 

 

They are my first Waterman Pens, and my first Vintage Fountain Pens of any sort ever. Without further adieu:

 
1. A Waterman- 'Skywriter' (loved the name - also contributed to me buying it.) 1930's Made in Canada, green marbled celluloid, lever filler. The 14k nib apparently writes Fine to Broad. 
 
2. A Waterman Ideal No.32 Lever Filler, 1930's, Made in Canada. The 14k 'Waterman's Ideal England 2' Nib is described as having good flex and writes medium fine to double broad. The pen looks black, but could be a dark blue -it's hard to tell in the pictures, and I didn't ask - as I said, I made a few hasty decisions. 
 
Seller says they have all been properly cleaned with new sacs etc.. 
 
I'll have to take my own pics and post'em up when I get'em - 
 
Although I think I should stay away from ebay, it was pretty exciting to win the bids! Especially the Skywriter as I was almost outbid. With just a few seconds left I had to up my bid- Thank goodness for fast internet service lol.

 

 

Did your pens arrive?  Are they everything you hoped they would be?  Would love to see their photos, especially "Skywriter."  Somehow it makes complete sense to have bought that one on the basis of its name alone.  

 

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 19:22

I own about 20 Watermans from 1920 th until 1990 th .

And I love them, because they are fantastic writers, the old magnificant and the newer in  that ligue also.

And a fantastique service ... (of the moderns).

 

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 21:55

Arrived yesterday, cleaned up nicely..

 

.attachicon.gif Preface.png

 

Wonderful photo (always fun to see the top of the cap!)  What kind of Waterman is it? ... Oh, I see!  It's a Preface,isn't it?  Both you and Ian are lucky dogs!


Edited by madeline, 06 March 2018 - 21:56.

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