Sunday, October 27, 2013
[SOLD]Waterman 5 Ripple w/Red Key Nib $270
[SOLD]Waterman 5 Ripple w/Red Key Nib
A very rare Waterman 5 in Red Ripple with Red Band and Red Keyhole nib! The pen has discoloration due to its age, but its gold trim is in very good condition besides some wear on the clip ball, and a little bit on the edge of the cap band. The flared top is unique to this model and looks good. The red band is solid with some light crazing marks. Hard to see unless looking for them with good lighting. Imprints on the barrel are decent, but a bit faint towards the bottom. Still legible to the naked eye. Model imprint is very crisp. Threads are excellent and the cap threads on smooth and snug. Of course the Waterman's Key hole nib is a highly collectible nib, and it writes as good as its rarity. A splendidly smooth RED nib that writes from a F-BB+ with excellent ink flow. There is a crack in the cap left to the clip shown in picture 6. The crack 2 centimeters long, and has been filled in to prevent the nib from drying out. The pen is completely functional, and the crack is the only damage the pen has. Has a new sac, and ready for a new home. Please check pics for a better description. Writing sample is done on .5cm light grid print on HP 24lb laserjet paper. Measurements: 12.9cm capped, 16.1cm posted, and 12cm unposted.
Asking price is $270 shipped within CONUS via Priority with tracking/insurance. USA buyers preferred. International buyers please PM or Email for shipping rates. I am not responsible for any duty fees incurred since I have no control over customs.
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