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Waterman Family Album

I mention at the end of the page devoted to Waterman that it is a problematic company for pen identification.  While the early models present little challenge, and indeed are often helpfully imprinted with a model number, confusion becomes a constant companion to the Waterman spotter as the 1930s wind down and the company begins the decline which will see it succeeded by its own French subsidiary.

These pictures are arranged in historical order.  They don\’t represent every pen Waterman ever made, just the ones I\’ve had a chance to examine; moreso than with the other makers I\’ve made up an album like this for, there are substantial gaps into which the pen you\’re trying to identify my fall.  I will update as new information comes available.

 

Early Hard Rubber Pens (pre-1900 to 1934)
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Number Five, rubber bodied (1928 – c. 1931, contemporary Number Seven looks almost the same)

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Thorobred (c. 1936 – c. 1940)
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Lady Patricia (second pattern, c. 1940 – c. 1950)

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Hundred Year Pen (1939 – 1945)
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Citation (c. 1943 – c. 1953)
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Medalist (c. 1943 – c. 1953)
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Stalwart (c. 1943 – c. 1953) Read descriptions of this and the Dauntless carefully to establish which one you have.
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Dauntless (c. 1943 – c. 1953)

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Garland (1945 – c. 1953)
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Crusader (c. 1946 – c. 1953)
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Conquest (c. 1946 – c. 1953)
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Champion (c. 1948 – c. 1953)
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Leader (1950 – c. 1953)
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C/F (1953 – c. 1975)
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C/C (c.1953 – c. 1960)
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X-Pen (1957 – X)
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Ligne 60 (very approximately, 1960s)
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Jif 2 (c. 1975 – c. 1990)

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Executive (c. 1976 – c. 1989)
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Master (c.1979-c.1983)
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Super Master (c.1983 – c. 1989)
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Lauréat (c.1985 – c. 2000)
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Maestro (c. 1990 – c. 1995)
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Expert (1994 – present)

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Hémisphère (1994 – present)
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Phileas (1994 – 2009)
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Apostrophe (c. 1995 – c. 2010)
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Préface (1995 – c. 1998)
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Graduate (second version; c. 1995 – c. 2010)
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L\’Etalon (1996 – 2004)

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Reflex (c. 1995 – some later date)
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Carène (1997 – present)
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Horizon (c.1999 – c. 2009)
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Harmonie (c. 2000 – c. 2010)
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Charleston (2001 – Present)
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Exception (2005 – present)
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