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Waterman CF was first produced in U.S.A. and then, after problems of American factory, in Canada, UK an France. The production goes from 1954 to the first years of 80's.
We easily find the idiom of Earl design in the CF, especially in the first models, made in U.S.A.: the clip, the metal inlays in the section, the two-tone colour.
Among all models, the pens made in France in the factory of Nantes, in the late production in the '70s and '80s, are the most gorgeous; in those years Waterman competed with Parker and most of the patterns of Parker 75 and CF were the same.
I have collected some of these CF France made and I want to show you; it is a small and very incomplete collection, since I see that for every model they made many finishes: gold plate, sterling silver, silver plate, chrome plate, even solid gold. I only have some example.
Chevron and Crocodile
Barleycorn sterling silver set
Milleraies silver plate
Milleraies gold plate set
Nibs of French CF are 18 k gold (yellow gold or white gold, as in these crocodile and chevron), or stainless steel. For almost each model you can also find the matching ballpoint, pencil and roller pens.
Edited by FPN Admin Team, 26 September 2008 - 15:45.