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My coral orange Carene recently bought on you-know-where writes really nicely - once I can persuade it to take some ink on board.

 

I'm immersing the nib fully and as far as I can tell the converter is a good fit - any other ideas please?

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In cases like this I have taken a thin toothpick or piece of thin, stiff wire and put a tiny bead of pure silicon jelly-like lubricant on the tip. Then I inserted it into the mouth of the converter and spread the silicon around as close to the piston as possible. I would next run the piston back and forth a few times and try the converter in the pen again. If this doesn't work then the converter is worn out.

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My year old careen has already had the converter that came with it fail. The lip split by 2-3mm.

Fortunately I have a bag of NOS older ones with the metal band near the tip.

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My coral orange Carene recently bought on you-know-where writes really nicely - once I can persuade it to take some ink on board.

 

I'm immersing the nib fully and as far as I can tell the converter is a good fit - any other ideas please?

 

(I am under the assumption that the fault lies in the converter.)

 

I heard from some YouTube channel that the Waterman converters aren't that good...

 

They recommended to get a Faber Castell converter instead.

 

BUT you could always try to contact Waterman and see what they can do for you.

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My year old careen has already had the converter that came with it fail. The lip split by 2-3mm.

Fortunately I have a bag of NOS older ones with the metal band near the tip.

 

Unsurprising for a careen.

"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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(I am under the assumption that the fault lies in the converter.)

 

I heard from some YouTube channel that the Waterman converters aren't that good...

 

They recommended to get a Faber Castell converter instead.

 

BUT you could always try to contact Waterman and see what they can do for you.

 

I have no idea if this holds true for the high-end models like the Carene, but I just want to put out there that FC converters definitely do NOT fit inside of a Waterman Reflectis - I know, I've tried (unsuccessfully). They're too fat at the top so the pen won't close.

 

I'll also note that all 3 of the waterman converters I own are pretty good quality, though.

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