I have already reviewed the Waterman Expert and the Waterman Carène some time ago. With each Waterman reviewed, I liked the pens (and brand) more and more. To be honest, it was mostly love at second sight and I had to give the pens a little time to grow on me. All of them were superb writers out of the box, but I was a little hesitant with the rather classic design in the beginning – in the meantime I really appreciate just that aspect as well.
On another note: the Expert back then came with a Medium nib that wrote way too broad for me. I had it exchanged for an EF by Waterman – and I have to say that the customer service experience was a breeze. Super fast communication and it took barely 3 weeks from the pen leaving the house until I had it back in my hands. A new converter and a handwritten maintenance note included. No cost. What more does one want.
Having that said, it was a natural move for me to go ahead with Waterman and review another model. This time, I am looking at Waterman’s (almost) flagship pen: the Exception (in the “Slim” version – there is also a chunkier version of the pen, which is called “Night & Day“).
Now, let’s have a closer look at the pen in the video-review below, which is, as always, preceded by some quick facts. Again, I hope the review is helpful and that you enjoy watching it!
- Waterman Exception “Slim” (black model with silver trim – the pen is also available in other finishes)
- Body: lacquered metal
- Accents and trims: silver plated
- Clip: spring-loaded, silver plated
- Cartridge-/converter-filler (standard international, converter supplied with the pen)
- Nib: 18k gold, rhodium plated
- Nib-options: Fine (F) and Medium (M)
- Price: ca. 300€
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