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#1 petra

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 18:54

The Waterman Lady pen is an older model, I believe from the 90s, and is not made any more. I think mine is a Lady Charlotte. It's designed to be a purse pen, and measures only 4" uncapped and 4.25" when capped. Posted, it become a full length pen at 5.5". It's slender and has no clip. The cap snaps on. It came with a green faux-leather slip case. Despite its size, this pen has a nice weight because it's lacquer over brass -- a darker green lacquer that's a bit brighter than my photo suggests, with gold trim.



The small, gold-plated steel nib (M) has an adorable heart-shaped breather hole. It takes Waterman mini-carts, although I currently have it fitted with a Monteverde push-pull converter. The converter doesn't hold much more ink than a mini-cart, but at least I can choose my own ink colors, and the flow seems better! These pens can also take the older squeeze-type converters that work in Waterman CF pens.



I don't know what the prices were for these pens. There are some fancier models that had beautiful finishes, matching tube-type pen cases and solid gold nibs, such as the Lady Agatha (which seems to be hard to find and pricey).

The writing quality of the nib reminds me of the Phileas I used to have - certainly not dreamy, like some other high-end Waterman nibs/pens, but fine for a purse pen. The section has thin linear ridges to help with the grip.

All in all, a nice little pen to carry around. If you know more about this pen than I do, please chime in!

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#2 Ondina

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 16:53

Thanks for the review, Petra. Nice Pics.






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