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Tintafuego posted a topic in Repair Q&ASo, it was a hot summer's day here in the southern hemisphere of the world, and in a flea market a young fountain pen enthusiast saw what seemed to be a dusty leather cup (you know, the ones you use to play with dices?) with about five vintage pens (it was some days ago, so I don't remember the exact number). Among these pens there was a Parker 51, a Shaeffer PFM (in a poor condition), and what appeared to be in the eyes of this inexperienced young one a vintage Waterman. No more story mode. I asked the vendor if I could see what was in there and to my delight/horror I pulled out an upside down Waterman with no cap from the leather cup. One tine was broken and missing, while the other was completely bent forming a U around the feed (wich seemed ok), but it was there in one piece. The sac was carbonized and the lever was full of rust. By the size of the body (wich was grey, but that may be different after cleaning) I would say that it was and oversized pen, and the nib was to die for: long tines, low shoulders, paper thin 14k gold, heart shaped breather hole, and the "Waterman Ideal's" words in an arch (I don't quite remember the number. Could it be 8?). It was really something new for me. I had never even held or seen a vintage pen before. I knew they were suposed to be very light as compared to what a fountain pen tends be in terms of weight now, but to hold one of these was a surprise. The guy wanted about US$25 for it. It's still there. So, all kinds of opinions, advices, ramblings, etc. accepted. Will provide you some pics when possible, wich would be the day after tomorrow in the afternoon.
I figure there are a million "show your pen" threads, so what could one more hurt. Post here and show your Waterman collections, segregated by material, age, era, or however you see. But they do have to be grouped with similar Watermans. Here are my hard rubber and HR-derived Watermans, not counting a 15 PSF and a Paisley pattern 0552½V I received in the mail today. http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/21/lho6.jpg Share yours!