View Full Version : Waterman Man help

March 1st, 2019, 10:49 AM
New here thanks for letting join ! I have a pen that was given to me . I've been told it's a Waterman Man. Can someone confirm what pen I have ? Also curious to if there's any value to the pen ? Should I guard it from the wife and kids lol

March 1st, 2019, 01:52 PM
It's a Waterman Man 200 rollerball. In the UK I've seen one fetch 60 brand new & boxed. Otherwise may fetch 40 used.

March 2nd, 2019, 01:11 PM
Thank you ... It was gift from my Mother to my Father and he gave it to me . So it's not going anywhere just curious to what it was.

March 3rd, 2019, 02:25 AM
The Man 100 and 200 series are very well regarded - really lovely pens. The 200 is a smaller version, the 100 is reasonably hefty.

Look after this little beauty. I'd suggest it might be lonely - if you see a fountain pen wandering around without a soulmate, make up the set!

March 3rd, 2019, 08:09 PM
Agreed this is beauty . Now everyone has called this a roller ball . It's not tho it appears to be felt tip . Is that common or maybe something my Dad switched out ?

March 4th, 2019, 12:31 AM
Waterman made it as a fountain pen, rollerball, ballpoint and mechanical pencil. I don't know what the refill is that's in there.

March 4th, 2019, 04:47 AM

BoBo Olson
October 1st, 2021, 05:30 AM
I won a Mann 200 in a six pen live auction lot.
There use to be some 13-10 years ago flame wars between Pelikan's change out nib and Waterman's thin nib.

Outside my two 52's it is my only Waterman, and it's F is as thin as my Pelikan 200's EF.
I'm not much into real skinny nibs. So for me I added another EF pen for editing.

However after Japanese pens really came in about a decade ago. After that Pelikan Waterman flame war died, in Japanese nibs are reputed to be even thinner than Waterman.
I really don't know if modern Waterman is fatter than semi-vintage. Pelikan defiantly is.