Vintage Pens: Waterman 5
Vintage Pens: 3760 Waterman 5
There is nothing quite like Waterman pens from the 1920s and '30s. These were the company's most iconic times in the vintage pen era. Our Waterman 5 is a classic from the late 1920s or early '30s. It is an early plastic, not hard rubber. We especially like the 5 stacked circles on top of the cap. It is a nice touch that gives some personality to the design. We restored the pen with a new ink sac. The cap and barrel are crack-free, but you will find some light wear from use, along with some light brassing. The big surprise is the 14k gold nib from Canada. Something must have happened to the original 5 nib, and it was replaced with a stunning 1940s' "Hundred Year" nib. You will find it is springy and responsive, but not flexible. Laying down a wet, medium line is nice with a hint of feedback at certain angles, ascenders and descenders. Not so scratchy as it is letting you know it is at work. Sometimes it "sings" a little for you as you write. 12.4cm capped.