Vintage Watermans 501 Champion in glossy jet black. Restored, and tested.

Vintage Waterman Champion 501, made in England around 1948. The pen is finished in classic glossy jet black with gold filled clip and cap band.

The pen has been disassembled, cleaned and serviced and a new ink sac fitted. It has been carefully polished and the barrel inscription 'Waterman's Champion 501 Made in England' is clear and sharp. The nib is marked 'Waterman's 14Ct. W-2 B'.

The pen filling mechanism works well and the pen feels substantial and comfortable in the hand. It writes extremely well (forgive my left handed scrawl) with a broad line and a most pleasing amount of flex. It measures 13.5 cm capped and an impressive 16 cm. (over 6.3inches) when posted in use.

The pen is free from scuffs, marks and dings, the gold fill is good and it has a deep glossy finish.