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Waterman Ballpoint And Case 1970S

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#1 PJCHud

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 13:53

I have a Waterman ballpoint and case given to me in the 1970’s. I ask for help in identifying the model and name they assigned to it. I do not see any comparable pens on various websites due to the 2 rings on the bottom portion of the barrel and its tapered curve. The cap snaps on vs. screw on. The widest part of the barrel is 14mm. I cannot find any model number or serial number on it. The top of the cap is at an angle and has the W logo imprinted on it. Anyone have any ideas? See photos please.

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#2 Force

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 17:30

Expert Series 1

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 00:07

The other series 1 do not have the hour glass design.



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 05:20

All Expert series have the barrel form. The most obvious change is the profile of the gold plated rings.

 

Series 1 = very convex.

Series 2 = Flat

Series 3 = Flat and one on the cap is wider. Additional and major change being they have stainless steel nibs, fancy caps and different colour.

 

http://goldspotpens....n-waterman.html



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 14:34

Waterman's website says the Expert was released in 1992.


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#6 PJCHud

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 22:46

Thanks ballboy, it was given to me between 1977 -1979 at a Sunbeam Corp meeting in Oakbrook IL.



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Posted 17 April 2019 - 03:19

I have a 1987+ brochure showing Series 1 and question that it was in production in the 70s. I thought Waterman were still C/F and Titan refill then. But hey the Waterman web shows vintage Ladies at 1987 😀

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 21:48

Force is correct. I decided to ask the experts at Waterman and here is what they said:
 
"Thank you for your e-mail and the pictures of your pen.  It has been recognized as a Waterman Expert Rollerball Pen, first generation. It was manufactured between 1989 and 1996. Now the pen is discontinued. The current version of this pen (3rd generation) looks like this: https://www.waterman.com/en/45-expert.
 
If I can be of further assistance, please reply to this email directly.
 
Thank you,
 
Writing Instruments Consumer Service"


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Posted 18 April 2019 - 01:22

I knew Force couldn’t be wrong! Thank you (seriously) for being such a wealth of knowledge for us Waterman owners.

Breathe.  Take one step at a time.  Don't sweat the small stuff.  You're not getting older, you are only moving through time.  Be calm and positive.


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Posted 18 April 2019 - 06:02

Good news indeed.

 

We are all here to assist one another when and where we can.

 

At least now I have a date for that brochure.

 

I am still baffled as to why the Waterman web shows a pair of vintage Lady pens at 1987. Even though I have informed them of the error....many times.







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