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So I found this pen amongst a few others in a bin in my garage. It belonged to a late family friend who used it. In fact, it had an old cartridge in it and upon further inspection, it still wrote. How that ink didn't dry out is beyond me. But I cleaned it out and and tried it with a little converter. It looks like a medium nib with some line variation but nothing like the 52 1/2 V I just picked up. Is it worth me holding on to this or should I look for something better? Also am I correct? This is the Chrome Torsade? Right? Thanks!

 

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Well, I think it is darn beautiful.

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It is a nice looking pen. If it doesn't dry out it is a treasure indeed.

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Well, I think it is darn beautiful.

 

It has some pitting in the metal but yeah its a looker for sure!

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It's a fine looking pen.... I've just found one in chrome, but it has a hooded 'Parker 51' style nib and section, and I can't for the life of me find a photo of one similar anywhere, all seem to have a standard nib and section. It's in Bulgaria.

Probably going to leave it where it is having seen the photo above.

Thanks for posting! :thumbup:

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It's a fine looking pen.... I've just found one in chrome, but it has a hooded 'Parker 51' style nib and section, and I can't for the life of me find a photo of one similar anywhere, all seem to have a standard nib and section. It's in Bulgaria.

Probably going to leave it where it is having seen the photo above.

Thanks for posting! :thumbup:

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http://captainchang.com/pens/waterman.html

 

The photo below is from the website above, I belive this is the hooded nib stainless steel that was refered to in post #7 by member notimetoulouse.

 

 

http://captainchang.com/pens/images/waterman-concorde-silver.jpg

Waterman Concorde circa 1970s, 18k gold nib, silver plate over brass, cartridge/converter

The Waterman Concorde dates back to the 70s and may or may not have anything to do with the supersonic airliner of the same time. There is more than a passing resemblance in the shape of the body and nib.

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After searching for pictures of 1980's Waterman, I believe that the fountain pen that was borrowed without permission, from me by one of my classmate was/is a Waterman Torsade in stainless steel with medium nib.

 

The Torsade reflected the sunrays and this is how I discovered where it had ended up after disappearing from my desk at recess. It shined in my eyes during an exam, the classmate busily writing with it.

 

I lived in a tiny town and it was the only one available as I tried, in vain, to find a replacement in the 3 shops which had fountain pens and pen sets displays.

 

Comprehensive review of the Waterman Torsade from a collector on the internet.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=We6No4nICSs

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I am surprised Troy didn't say Torsade = french for twist.

 

I also believe the casing is chrome plated brass not stainless steel.

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Wow didn't see this topic the first time around, what a wonderful pen!

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http://captainchang.com/pens/waterman.html

 

The photo below is from the website above, I belive this is the hooded nib stainless steel that was refered to in post #7 by member notimetoulouse.

 

 

http://captainchang.com/pens/images/waterman-concorde-silver.jpg

Waterman Concorde circa 1970s, 18k gold nib, silver plate over brass, cartridge/converter

The Waterman Concorde dates back to the 70s and may or may not have anything to do with the supersonic airliner of the same time. There is more than a passing resemblance in the shape of the body and nib.

 

Except the Concorde's nib is not hooded, might have been something more like this:

 

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This Waterman Torsade was a very commun pen among students in the 80's in France. Here you find them very frequently in garages sales. But it's right, it's a nice looking pen.

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Looks like a "re-imagined" Sterling Silver Lady Patricia "cable", from back in the day. So many beautiful designs have been revisited by Waterman over the years.

 

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Several Torsades, with this twisty look, available on EBay. Not all that expensive, but oh, so beautiful.

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