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I've been restoring pens for a little under a year. I absolutely love it. So much to learn and really lovely people.


I've got some nice pens, but mostly ones you would expect for someone just getting started and with not a lot of cash to burn.


I always try to be on the lookout and have made a few good scores by always spending time searching when I can.


But....nothing close to this. Took a little risk and it paid off. Paid off pretty damn well.


Waterman 554

Hand Engraved Vine

No inscription

No dings . No scrapes or scuffs visible without a loupe.


I haven't done anything to it yet besides a quick pass with a sunshine cloth.

Nib is good, tiny tine adjustment needed.


I've got to get into zen mode, get the section off and get the restoration going. It shouldn't different than any other pen once I shut up all the excited and scared yelling going on in my head.


Without further ado.....my very first Waterman



edit: Much thanks to the one the only Sensei Greenie for making me pull the trigger. Not the first time he's done me a solid.




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Dude - show the lever and clip. The fact that those are engraved on this pattern makes it even more beautiful and unusual!

And thanks for the shout out!

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Dude - show the lever and clip. The fact that those are engraved on this pattern makes it even more beautiful and unusual!

And thanks for the shout out!

Always teaching.


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Greenie is the arch-enabler of this board.



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What a beautiful pen !

"Don't hurry, don't worry. It's better to be late at the Golden Gate than to arrive in Hell on time."
--Sign in a bar and grill, Ormond Beach, Florida, 1960.



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That is very, very nice. I too love that the clip and lever are also engraved

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