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    Default Re: Best Waterman nib?

    And this Franken Waterman Pen with "Waterman No7 Red Waterman Ideal. Nib".
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    Default Re: Best Waterman nib?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pterodactylus View Post
    Best is relative, mostly also depended on the personal preferences.

    Imo there are a lot awesome vintage Waterman nibs out there.

    I own some vintage Waterman pens, out of these this tiny 12 1/2 has based on my preferences the „best“ nib (for me).

    Show_response_866 by Ptero Pterodactylus, auf Flickr

    (Waterman 12 1/2 ..... J. Herbin Emerald of Chivor)

    Show_response_838 by Ptero Pterodactylus, auf Flickr

    (Waterman 12 1/2 BCHR ..... Diamine Ancient Copper)

    Show_response_221 by Ptero Pterodactylus, auf Flickr

    I consider this a century old little pen as one of my all time favorite pens


    Another awesome vintage Waterman I own is this safety 45.

    Show_response_653 by Ptero Pterodactylus, auf Flickr

    (Waterman 45 Safety BCHR ..... Montblanc Mystery Black)


    Waterman45_picture_07 by Ptero Pterodactylus, auf Flickr


    So you will get very different answers what’s the best depending whom you will ask.
    I think I got the same safety pen. Same nib as this Broad italic. and the only difference is the body which has two gold bands.

    I'll every happy if that is the same nib. I cross my all fingers and my toys as well.

    I love your pen.

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    Default Re: Best Waterman nib?

    Waterman NY stubs are really nice. You might call them italics, but i think Waterman called them stubs. They’re as nice as the best MB broads terms of line variation and give.

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    I have a Waterman Exclusive with a broad 18k nib. Writes like a fire hose. It's not perhaps up there for flex lovers, but for me, it's a really, really enjoyable nib with a nice bounce to it.

    Also a Carene factory stub. Finally laid hands on one, after stupidly not buying the one I tried in Selfridges about ten years ago.

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    Default Re: Best Waterman nib?

    Some beautiful pens, and even more beautiful writing.
    Shames me to have nibs good enough to do such writing and never even really trying. I do do a nice Capitol L.

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    Default Re: Best Waterman nib?

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Waterman 7 era nibs.
    Yep, totally agree.
    Key-holed pink, red, brown & blue, and also the round-holed like the one you posted days ago.
    Maybe another good question would be which feed was the better, spoon or tip-fill.

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    Default Re: Best Waterman nib?

    Quote Originally Posted by amk View Post
    I have a Waterman Exclusive with a broad 18k nib. Writes like a fire hose. It's not perhaps up there for flex lovers, but for me, it's a really, really enjoyable nib with a nice bounce to it.

    Also a Carene factory stub. Finally laid hands on one, after stupidly not buying the one I tried in Selfridges about ten years ago.
    I am very happy with the F nib in the Waterman Exclusive, and would love to try a B or an OGL, it must be really funny in such a skinny pen.

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    Default Re: Best Waterman nib?

    So many beautiful pens.
    So many with grand writing style.

    I have two '52 Wet Noodles, one a two stage 7X, the other 6X. Both pen's are a bit worn.
    My Soennecken Wet Noodle is a tad better, in it is a single stage 7X. ...just any of my Wet Noodles are more than my skill level.

    I also have a @ 1990 Waterman Mann 200, with an 18 K F nib that is as narrow as my Pelikan 200's EF nib. The old flame war of Waterman's narrower nib vs Pelikan's twist out nib had a basis.

    That flame war died out when the skinny Japanese nibs became mainstream.

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