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Waterman gave birth to the modern fountain pen in 1884 in New York City. Lewis Edson Waterman invented the first viable inkfeed for mass production that year, after a faulty pen ruined an insurance deal he was about to make. His 3-fissure inkfeed started a pen empire that still survives to this day. There was an A.A. Waterman pen company, too, but 99.9% of the vintage pens on this site are derived from the L.E. Waterman founding. The modern Waterman pen company is now owned by Sanford brands, which is in turn owned by Newell-Rubbermade.

Pre-Owned Pens: 5955 Waterman LeMan Opera
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter
Era: 1980-present   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $299.99
Pre-Owned Pens: 5955: Waterman: LeMan Opera
Harkening back to 1920s black hard rubber with "chasing" designs, this Waterman LeMan Opera fountain pen is a stunningly handsome modern luxury pen. The cap and barrel are in nearly perfect condition. The gold-plated trim has just a little schmutz and wear on the tail end. Click the headline for close-ups. Its two-tone 18k gold nib writes a nice fine-medium line. It is a soft nib that responds to light pressure, but this is not a conventional semi-flex nib. The thin 18k gold is easily sprung. The pen includes a box and papers. 14.4cm capped.
Pre-Owned Pens: 5860 Waterman Carene Deluxe
Filling Mechanism: Rollerball
Era: 1980-present
Price: $179.99  Was: $199.99
Pre-Owned Pens: 5860: Waterman: Carene Deluxe
Moxie the cat is helping to model this handsome Waterman Carene Deluxe rollerball pen. It has a bronze barrel and vermeil cap. In this case, vermeil is a silver plated cap that has been plated over in gold. It is one of the less common Carene models. There are no dents or long, deep scratches. There are a few very short shallow scratches and other marks of light wear. Happily enough, these preowned luxury pens take regular Waterman rollerball refills AND Pilot G2 gel refills. This one sports a blue G2! There is just enough weight in the pen to really make it write smoothly with some gentle momentum. These are among our favorite rollerball pens. Click the headline for close-ups. Meowy Christmas. 14.5cm capped.
Pre-Owned Pens: 5859 Waterman Carene Deluxe
Filling Mechanism: Ballpoint
Era: 1980-present
Price: $179.99  Was: $199.99
Pre-Owned Pens: 5859: Waterman: Carene Deluxe
Here's a little treasure of a preowned luxury ballpoint pen. Before you is the Waterman Carene Deluxe. More than any Deluxe model, it has the bronze-colored barrel with a plated vermeil cap. A normal Deluxe cap has a sterling silver plating. This cap was first plated in silver and then in gold! You will find minimal, if any, wear. Twist the tail cap to advance or retract the black ballpoint refill. We prefer these ballpoints over standard Montblanc resin ballpoints because the are sturdier with a lovely heft that helps the ballpoint write much more smoothly across the page. 13.9cm.
Pre-Owned Pens: 5778 Waterman Exclusive
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter
Era: 1980-present   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $99.99
Pre-Owned Pens: 5778: Waterman: Exclusive
The 1990s saw Waterman return to luxury pen making. One of their first hits was the Waterman Exclusive. This pen is made of solid brass and is decorated in a burgundy lacquer. It comes its original converter and its original boxes. You will write a smooth medium line with its 18k gold nib. Click the headline for close-ups. There is a little wear where the cap posted on the pen. The lacquer is a little bumpy near the clip of the cap. And you can see in the nib photo that the section trim is a little spotted and scratched. 14.2cm capped.