Waterman Perspective Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly lent to me by the Knights Writing Company.

Length (capped): 138.2 mm/5.44″
Length (uncapped): 122.8 mm/4.84″
Length (posted): 163.4/6.43”
Diameter (section): 9.4 – 11.3 mm/0.37″ – 0.45″
Diameter (barrel): 11.4 mm/0.44″
Weight (all): 38 g
Weight (cap): 12 g
Weight (body): 26 g

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  • Uniotter

    Wow, that is a dry pen! I’m surprised that companies will send you such, knowing you will be doing an unbiased review. I have only one Waterman, a very inexpensive model, but thankfully it writes much better than that. Thanks as always for your review!

  • Tom Johnson

    I too am amazed at how badly a $220 pen is writing. Out of maybe 8 $3-$4 Platinum Preppy’s. I’ve never had one that had any writing problems at all. Neither have any of my 6 Pilot Varsity pens ($3.25). My 2009 Waterman Carene was perfect from the start and is still perfect, never needing any adjustments. I’m guessing that Knights just pulled one out of stock, but it looks like Waterman may not be testing each pen the way Lamy does. Even if it were a fantastic writer I do not like its features: all the flashy, shiny chrome everywhere, the mirror finished grip section, everything you said you do not like. Thanks for another great review. Let’s hope Waterman tightens up their quality control on their pens.

  • peter hofmann

    Amazed at the dryness, the two waterman’s I have they worked perfectly out of the box (but then those I purchased back in the 80’s). That gap you get when posting does seem odd. Oh well, I guess designers have their own vision.
    Thanks again for another great review.