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Waterman Perspective Light Blue


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#1 cfpen

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 21:22

My first review is about a new pen on the market, the Waterman Pespective. I got it on ebay last weekend in light blue finish. It is fitted with a steel medium nib.

The pen is coming without a converter, only with a cartridge. It is not a big issue, as far as I had a spare one for my two others Watermans.

When capped, this pen is almost the same length as a Pelikan M805, the diameter is a little smaller, and the pen feels heavier. This is a full metal body with some engravings on it.

Loaded with Caran d'Ache Amazon, it is writing very well, smoothly, no problems at start-up, a real pleasure.
Nothing special with the filling system as it is a converter.

I am pleased with it, it is beautiful, writing well and not too much expensive. If only Waterman could make a gold nib for it...

Now some pics and comparisons.





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Posted 02 November 2008 - 00:35

Nice photos of the pen and the writing samples. How long is the pen? Is it as large as a Waterman Exception?
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Posted 02 November 2008 - 07:25

QUOTE (CharlieB @ Nov 2 2008, 01:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nice photos of the pen and the writing samples. How long is the pen? Is it as large as a Waterman Exception?

From I found on the web, compared to the Exception, its length is 3 millimetres larger, so it is quite the same size

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 01:06

QUOTE (cfpen @ Nov 1 2008, 10:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My first review is about a new pen on the market, the Waterman Pespective. I got it on ebay last weekend in light blue finish. It is fitted with a steel medium nib.

The pen is coming without a converter, only with a cartridge. It is not a big issue, as far as I had a spare one for my two others Watermans.

When capped, this pen is almost the same length as a Pelikan M805, the diameter is a little smaller, and the pen feels heavier. This is a full metal body with some engravings on it.

Loaded with Caran d'Ache Amazon, it is writing very well, smoothly, no problems at start-up, a real pleasure.
Nothing special with the filling system as it is a converter.

I am pleased with it, it is beautiful, writing well and not too much expensive. If only Waterman could make a gold nib for it...

Now some pics and comparisons.





What size is the nib Fine? medium?



#5 PigRatAndGoat

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 03:20

Not bad. I usually don't like Watermans, but this is quite nice.

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 19:42

QUOTE (acolythe @ Nov 3 2008, 02:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What size is the nib Fine? medium?

Medium


#7 Ondina

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 15:51

This Waterman is new to me, and is quite an interesting one, thanks for the review. Lovely modern looking pen.l

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Posted 07 November 2008 - 16:35

Nice pen! Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 08 November 2008 - 20:53

QUOTE (cfpen @ Nov 1 2008, 10:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
..If only Waterman could make a gold nib for it...


There is, the Perspective gold/black has a gold nib.

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 16:58

QUOTE (WesleyW @ Nov 8 2008, 09:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (cfpen @ Nov 1 2008, 10:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
..If only Waterman could make a gold nib for it...


There is, the Perspective gold/black has a gold nib.

Are you sure ? From what I read (Fountain Pen Hospital, Waterman, JML) it is a gold plated stainless steel nib.


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Posted 09 November 2008 - 17:11

QUOTE (cfpen @ Nov 9 2008, 05:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (WesleyW @ Nov 8 2008, 09:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (cfpen @ Nov 1 2008, 10:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
..If only Waterman could make a gold nib for it...


There is, the Perspective gold/black has a gold nib.

Are you sure ? From what I read (Fountain Pen Hospital, Waterman, JML) it is a gold plated stainless steel nib.


Lol, I thought you just want one with a golden colour embarrassed_smile.gif .

But do you think this pen is worth to buy? I'm considering to buy a rollerball with a silver finish. I'm not sure if I would also buy the fountain pen. I've used fountain pens for many years, but I'm not sure if I still like fountain pens. Perhaps I should use my Parker Vector fountain to see if it's ok.

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 17:27

QUOTE (WesleyW @ Nov 9 2008, 06:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But do you think this pen is worth to buy? I'm considering to buy a rollerball with a silver finish. I'm not sure if I would also buy the fountain pen. I've used fountain pens for many years, but I'm not sure if I still like fountain pens. Perhaps I should use my Parker Vector fountain to see if it's ok.

Yes but.
Yes because it is a good pen with good finishes and it writes smoothly.
But on ebay you can find both Perspective and the Carene in the same store (JML) at a very good price (93€ versus 76€). In this case I don't know (and these two lovely pens are mine)



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Posted 09 November 2008 - 17:38

QUOTE (cfpen @ Nov 9 2008, 06:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (WesleyW @ Nov 9 2008, 06:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But do you think this pen is worth to buy? I'm considering to buy a rollerball with a silver finish. I'm not sure if I would also buy the fountain pen. I've used fountain pens for many years, but I'm not sure if I still like fountain pens. Perhaps I should use my Parker Vector fountain to see if it's ok.

Yes but.
Yes because it is a good pen with good finishes and it writes smoothly.
But on ebay you can find both Perspective and the Carene in the same store (JML) at a very good price (93€ versus 76€). In this case I don't know (and these two lovely pens are mine)


Carene FP for € 76? That's really cheap. In the Netherlands, the Carene FP will be available for € 180 and the Perspective FP for €115 (Roller €100). I don't think, I would spend more than €150 for one pen. I also don't trust Ebay, so the Carene isn't an option for me.

I think, it's pretty sure I would buy the perspective rollerball. But I'm still thinking to buy the Perspective FP or the Lamy 2000. It's a difficult decision.

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 09:51

very nice review, i like the way it looks, only if it had a gold nib.... the nibsection reminds me of serenite in some way.
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Posted 17 August 2009 - 14:39

So I quickly tried out this pen at my local B&M and it felt a little heavy. Anybody else experience it with this pen? I am not saying that's a drawback as I still haven't decided. Just curious what the people who own this pen think of the weight and how it compares to other pens they have.

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 16:36

this is one of my favorite pens by waterman, i might get the one i silver from FPH

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 20:11

So I quickly tried out this pen at my local B&M and it felt a little heavy. Anybody else experience it with this pen? I am not saying that's a drawback as I still haven't decided. Just curious what the people who own this pen think of the weight and how it compares to other pens they have.


I have to admit that I agree with you : a little heavy for long writing sessions. In that case I prefer my Pelikans.

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 20:55

Looks like avery nice pen and after a quick check I found that Mr Lewertowski on ebay has very reasonable prices. I might go for that.
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Posted 28 December 2011 - 20:42

I just bought one of these pens, and I can't get the converter from my Phileas to snap into place in the Perspective. It doesn't seem like the converter pushes in far enough. It's such a tight fit, I started pushing the nib/feed unit out of the grip section with the converter. Has anyone else found it difficult to use a Perspective with the regular Waterman converter? Is something wrong with the pen I received or are there different types of Waterman converters?

On a side note, does anyone know where I can find a grip section for a Waterman Laureat? The threaded part broke on my dad's Laureat somehow.

-Andy

Edited by andrew98, 28 December 2011 - 20:46.







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