Waterman Perspective Fountain Pen
It's not all day that an extremely ordinary pen becomes a hot collectible. The Waterman Reflex undoubtedly meets the "ordinary" requirement, being the standard entry level pen when you look at the Waterman line throughout the 1990s through about early 2000s. Many huge pen producers because time frame produced inexpensive pens which were offered in stationers, pharmacies and huge box office supply shops. These were often sold on hang cards or perhaps in cheap paperboard cardboard boxes.
Waterman Reflex da Vinci red, shut
The Waterman Reflex line included a water fountain pen, capped rollerball pen and pushbutton ballpoint pen. Unlike the greater high priced pencils when you look at the Waterman range, there isn't lots of all about colors, finishes, and cost points. Based purely on observation, the Reflex water fountain pen came in an open nib version and a semi-hooded nib version. It seems that the available nib pens tend to be early in the day. The Reflex pencils had been offered in all synthetic limit and barrel pens, steel cap and plastic barrel pens, and all material pens. Waterman offered variations for the plastic Reflex pencils in screened printed habits. Trim had been either gold or chrome plate. Fountain pen nibs had been stainless and plated silver to fit gold trim pens. In 1995, the price of an ordinary color synthetic Response with chrome plated trim ended up being £9.99.
Waterman Reflex da Vinci blue, open
At some point between 1995 and 2000, Waterman introduced Reflex water fountain and pushbutton ballpoint pens in 2 display screen imprinted styles to honor Leonardo da Vinci. Due to the primary colors associated with two designs, both versions in many cases are known as the "red" da Vinci as well as the "blue" da Vinci. The base pencils are gold trim plastic response pens.
Waterman Reflex da Vinci red, open
The blue pen features stylized images of a da Vinci design of two oppositely pointing arms with hand writing in the limit together with Mona Lisa painting regarding the barrel.
Waterman Reflex da Vinci blue
The purple pen features stylized images of a da Vinci design of gears from the limit as well as the "helicopter" or Aerial Screw in the barrel.
Waterman Reflex da Vinci red
Both pens have actually a banner with Leonardo da Vinci at limit lip and an image of this Vitruvian guy at the top of the barrel.
Identification guide and features:
Waterman Reflex da Vinci blue in gift package
The da Vinci Reflexes came in 2 variations, a predominately blue pen featuring Mona Lisa from the barrel and a predominately purple pen featuring the Aerial Screw attracting regarding the barrel. The pencils were offered in blue paperboard bins that can featured the Mona Lisa, Aerial Screw and a gear design that appears from the red pen's limit. Good and method nib pencils tend to be known. Choices included the water fountain pens sold individually, fountain pen and pushbutton ballpoint pen sets and sets with two ballpoint pencils. Retail prices is not known.
- Plastic limit and barrel display screen printed with Da Vinci graphics
- Gold-plated trim
- Cap draws down
- Gold-plated metal nib with Waterman logo design, name, "FRANCE" and nib class stamped
- Fine and medium nib known to be offered
- About 5 1/2 inches very long capped
- Uses Waterman ink cartridges
- Sold without converter, though Waterman converter will fit
Waterman Reflex da Vinci red in present package
Both da Vinci Reflex pencils shown here are mint, and since they have become quite collectible, I made the decision never to ink all of them, so that the writing review info is from a plain synthetic Reflex fountain pen with a superb nib.
The Reflex is a rather light-weight pen. The design is simple, not just a bullet balance form. The barrel has actually a long taper and a dull end, however the cap tapers slightly to an appartment hexagonal top utilizing the Waterman logo molded into the top face. The clip is a big washer mounted spade form that grips securely, though doesn't have a lot provide. The broad, gold colored curved shape provides some pocket bling.