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#1 Legal Eagle

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 01:25

Here is my review of the Waterman Exception Night/Day platinum trim version. Ive owned this pen for about 2 months and enjoy it immensely. It is a very classy looking pen and kind of resembles a tuxedo. It is my heaviest pen weighing in at 57.4 grams. It is 5 3/4" long capped, and 5 1/4" uncapped. This pen is basically unpostable which doesn't bother me cause I don't like the feeling of posting my pens. The nib is your standard 18kt rhodium plated nib, and is kind of stiff. There is a little bit of flex to it but not much. This nib is a fine nib and is finer than my MB 149 with an extra fine nib. It is a cartridge/converter filler and has this very cool bayonette type mechanism to access the converter. You can hopefully see this in one of my photos. The only thing I don't like about this pen is the snap cap doesn't feel all that great when pulling off the cap or putting on the cap. It somehow feels insecure although I've never had the cap pop off own its own. I wish waterman would make screw on caps(minor details though... Minor details). Out of the 3 fountain pens I own this one is currently tied in 2nd place with the Mont Blanc 149 on my small list of favorites.

Nib Functionality- 4/5 This pen always lays down a nice fine line is quite smooth. It is smoother than my 149, but not as smooth as the Cartier Pasha.
Nib Esthetics- 4/5 This is really more of a personal preference than a fact. I think that this nib looks great and really fits the look of the pen; Waterman hit the nail on the head with this one.
Flow- 5/5 This pen always starts up without any trouble and has never caused me any greif.
Filling System- 3/5 I would prefer if a $500 pen had a piston filling system rather than a C/C. When will all the other companies catch on?
Cost 4/5 This was a fairly expensive pen but was well worth it.

Total- 20/25

Here are some pics I took yesterday. Enjoy!








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#2 goodguy

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 01:42

You are keeping busy tonight ha ? 2 reviews is a lot of work headsmack.gif .

This is also another nice pen but somehow it bothers me less that it doesnt have a piston filler.I know Waterman for a while and I am used to not have a piston on them.I love Waterman nibs (on their high end pens) and I think this is one beautiful pen.Never the less to be honest I cant see myself spending 500$ on this pen I think its a bit too much.

Are you going to write a review of the MB 149 too ?

Edited by goodguy, 14 April 2008 - 01:44.

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#3 Opus104

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 01:44

Nicely done!! Great pics. So how exactly do you remove the section?

#4 Legal Eagle

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 01:47

QUOTE(Opus104 @ Apr 13 2008, 06:44 PM) View Post
Nicely done!! Great pics. So how exactly do you remove the section?



It is just a matter of turning the section. It clicks into place(feels very secure), I read in another post somewhere that it is very similar to S.T. Dupont's system.

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#5 adyf

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 21:29

QUOTE(Legal Eagle @ Apr 14 2008, 01:47 AM) View Post
QUOTE(Opus104 @ Apr 13 2008, 06:44 PM) View Post
Nicely done!! Great pics. So how exactly do you remove the section?



It is just a matter of turning the section. It clicks into place(feels very secure), I read in another post somewhere that it is very similar to S.T. Dupont's system.



It's a bayonet fitting, just like changing a light bulb.

#6 rogerb

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 21:39

QUOTE(adyf @ Apr 15 2008, 11:29 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Legal Eagle @ Apr 14 2008, 01:47 AM) View Post
QUOTE(Opus104 @ Apr 13 2008, 06:44 PM) View Post
Nicely done!! Great pics. So how exactly do you remove the section?



It is just a matter of turning the section. It clicks into place(feels very secure), I read in another post somewhere that it is very similar to S.T. Dupont's system.



It's a bayonet fitting, just like changing a light bulb.


Or...er...a bayonet smile.gif As has been said, it does feel very secure.

I have the black Night & Day version with a stub nib, which will write on papers which many others balk-at.
One of my nicest-writing pens...and I like the snap-on cap, too!


If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; But if you really make them think, they'll hate you. Don Marquis US humorist (1878 - 1937)

#7 Peheme

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 00:04

Hello,

I cannot see the pictures.

Could the orginal poster repost them?

Or, if someone knows a good place to see pictures of this particular edition (platinum), feel free to share a link.

Thanks.

#8 Epictete92

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 16:35

Hello,

If it can help..i have just added this pen on my web site, here is the link, do not hesitate to click on the picture to get full size pic.
Best regards
Jean Elie

http://www.penandco....utique/2/1/196/






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