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Braxfield

Am I correct in thinking that the Waterman Expert 2 and 3 have identical nib sections?    Would a replacement nib for the 2 also fit the 3?  For that matter would the same nib section also fit the Mark 1?

 

And, if I wanted to use a Mark 1 rollerball as a fountain pen, would the nib section fit that too?   Or is there something about the cap that would render that inadvisable?    

 

All advice gratefully received.

 

 

"They come as a boon and a blessing to men,
the Pickwick, the Owl and the Waverley Pen."

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I think so. Sections from Series 2 and 3 are interchangeable.  Even Series 1 section screws in Series 2 or 3 barrels.  But  not series 1 cap on the others and otherwise because of  different diameter.

 

I cannot comment on Expert 1 rollerball transplant since I haven't got any rollerball.    But I can say you can switch any fountain pen section into 1, 2 or 3 barrels.

Some pictures of the three series:

 

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The blue is series 2. On the left, with the nice different nib is series 1.

 

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Braxfield

That is very helpful thank you.

The only reason I have a Series 1 rollerball is that I purchased it sight unseen in a batch of pens. It arrived sans refill and to my surprise the "standard" Waterman rollerball refill does not fit.  I'd much rather it ran as a fountain pen.

I didn't think I would enjoy the lightweight barrel but to my surprise I do.  Most of the replacement nibs sections that I see are for the 2/3 series, hence my question.

 

I find the Expert a surprisingly comfortable pen.  To my mind it has a rather stodgy appearance but more than makes up for it in comfort and balance.  Waterman draws criticism these days for not being down with the kids.  I think it's a dark horse: for sheer writing utility hard to beat. 

 

"They come as a boon and a blessing to men,
the Pickwick, the Owl and the Waverley Pen."

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9 minutes ago, Braxfield said:

That is very helpful thank you.

The only reason I have a Series 1 rollerball is that I purchased it sight unseen in a batch of pens. It arrived sans refill and to my surprise the standard Waterman rollerball refill does not fit.  I'd much rather it ran as a fountain pen.

I didn't think I would enjoy the lightweight barrel but to my surprise I do.  Most of the replacement nibs sections that I see are for the 2/3 series, hence my question.

 

I find the Expert a surprising comfortable pen.  To my mind it has a rather stodgy appearance but more than makes up for it in comfort and balance.  Waterman draws criticism these days for not being down with the kids.  I think it's a dark horse: for sheer writing utility hard to beat. 

 

Agreed. I LOVE mine (Expert 3).

 

Yes, a traditional look. But so, what? Right?

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All of them are beautiful and traditional.  I love this pen.  And series 1 with that unique two-tone nib and so light!

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