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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)
Waterman 0084
Waterman 0170
Waterman 0074

 

 

Number Five, rubber bodied (1928 – c. 1931, contemporary Number Seven looks almost the same)

Waterman R266

 

 

Thorobred (c. 1936 – c. 1940)
Waterman 0245

 

 

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

Waterman Lady Patricia, of the 1940s pattern.

 

 

Hundred Year Pen (1939 – 1945)
Waterman 0365
Waterman R136

 

 

Citation (c. 1943 – c. 1953)
Waterman 0250

 

 

Medalist (c. 1943 – c. 1953)
Waterman 0146

 

 

Stalwart (c. 1943 – c. 1953) Read descriptions of this and the Dauntless carefully to establish which one you have.
Waterman 0026

 

 

Dauntless (c. 1943 – c. 1953)

Not to scale in this view; if opened in separate windows, it and others will be to scale.

Not to scale in this view; if opened in separate windows, it and others will be to scale.

 

 

Garland (1945 – c. 1953)
Waterman 0404

 

 

Crusader (c. 1946 – c. 1953)
Waterman 0239
Waterman 0308
Waterman 0297

 

 

Conquest (c. 1946 – c. 1953)
Waterman 0242

 

 

Champion (c. 1948 – c. 1953)
Waterman 0241

 

 

Leader (1950 – c. 1953)
Waterman 0374

 

 

C/F (1953 – c. 1975)
Waterman 0418
Waterman 0122
Waterman 0361

 

 

C/C (c.1953 – c. 1960)
Waterman 0322

 

 

X-Pen (1957 – X)
waterman-0325

 

 

Ligne 60 (very approximately, 1960s)
Waterman 0382

 

 

Jif 2 (c. 1975 – c. 1990)

Waterman Jif 2

 

 

Executive (c. 1976 – c. 1989)
Waterman 0403

 

 

Master (c.1979-c.1983)
Waterman 0446

 

 

Super Master (c.1983 – c. 1989)
Waterman 0002
Waterman 0002x

 

 

Lauréat (c.1985 – c. 2000)
Waterman RG3
Waterman 0385

 

 

Maestro (c. 1990 – c. 1995)
Waterman R103

 

 

Expert (1994 – present)

Image not to scale with others

Image not to scale with others

 

 

Hémisphère (1994 – present)
Waterman 0052

 

 

Phileas (1994 – 2009)
Waterman 0004

 

 

Apostrophe (c. 1995 – c. 2010)
Waterman 0451

 

 

Préface (1995 – c. 1998)
Waterman 0387

 

 

Graduate (second version; c. 1995 – c. 2010)
Waterman RG6

 

 

L’Etalon (1996 – 2004)

Waterman L'Etalon in blue lacquer

 

 

Reflex (c. 1995 – some later date)
Waterman 0454

 

 

Carène (1997 – present)
Waterman 0318

 

 

Horizon (c.1999 – c. 2009)
Waterman 0388

 

 

Harmonie (c. 2000 – c. 2010)
Waterman 0388

 

 

Charleston (2001 – Present)
Waterman Charleston

 

 

Exception (2005 – present)
Waterman Exception

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