Originally established in New York City by Lewis Edson Waterman in 1888, today Waterman pens are skilfully made in France. He invented the first reliable fountain pen and created some of the first pens with clips. They are well known for their understated designs, chic detailing and tasteful accents. The smooth curves of the Carene was crafted to conjure up the sleek lines of a yacht, whilst the Perspective imitates the geometry of the cityscape. The Waterman Hemisphere is one of our bestsellers.
View AllOriginally established in New York City by Lewis Edson Waterman in 1888, today Waterman pens are skilfully made in France. He invented the first reliable fountain pen and created some of the first pens with clips. They are well known for their understated designs, chic detailing and tasteful accents. The smooth curves of the Carene was crafted to conjure up the sleek lines of a yacht, whilst the Perspective imitates the geometry of the cityscape. The Waterman Hemisphere is one of our bestsellers.
Waterman BallpointThe sleek, smart styling of a Waterman ballpoint pen makes it a great way to accessorise a jacket pocket, available in all ranges including the bestselling Hemisphere. All Waterman ballpens operate with a smooth, satisfying twist mechanism, and the low-maintenance writing tip won’t dry out no matter how often it’s used (all pens fitted with medium point blue ink). Additional refills are available in blue and black ink…we find the Waterman ballpen refill to be one of the smoothest.
Waterman Fountain PensTraditional charm and contemporary style come together in a Waterman fountain pen. Solid gold nibs, 23k gold plate and palladium trim add touches of luxury to this collection. Options included the popular Hemisphere and Expert which come with a stainless steel nib and one blue ink cartridge. The premium Carene (with its distinctive inset nib) and Exception feature an 18k gold nib, presented with an ink converter and pack of 8 blue ink cartridges. Bottled ink, converters and packs of cartridges available.
Waterman RollerballFilled with liquid ink, a Waterman rollerball pen offers an effortless writing experience as it glides across the page. Luxury details such as 23k gold and palladium plate are complemented in this range by coloured lacquers, including the new Blue Obsession finish. The Expert range is particularly comfortable to write with owing to its contoured grip that supports the fingers. All Waterman rollerballs are fitted with a fine tip, black ink refill. Additional refills available in blue and black ink.
Waterman Pen SetsWith their smart, businesslike styling and luxury details such as gold trim, Waterman pen sets make ideal gifts for a graduation or promotion. The Hemisphere, Carene and Expert models are all available as combo sets of fountain, rollerball and ballpoint, and come in attractive gift packaging. If you choose our engraving service, both pens will be engraved with the same message.
Waterman PencilsWaterman’s ever-popular Hemisphere is also available as a mechanical pencil, the perfect partner to your smartest stationery. The lead propels with a smooth twist mechanism, which is guaranteed against faults by Waterman for three years. All pencils are fitted with a 0.5mm lead, and can only take this width to ensure the pencil can grip the lead. We stock 0.5mm lead refills from Parker and Lamy.
Waterman Inks & RefillsWaterman pens are only compatible with their own refills i.e. they are not international standard size. We find their ballpoint refills to be one of the smoothest (available in blue and black ink), and if you need unusual colours such as purple and green, we also stock a Monteverde Waterman style refill. Their rollerball refills are only available in fine tip, whilst ink cartridges come in packs of 8. If you require replacement leads for your pencil, make sure you choose 0.5mm width (available from Parker or Cross).
Waterman is renowned for the colour intensity of their inks, especially their blue which has formed part of the brand’s identity (see blue obsession). Their ‘intense black’ scored well against other brands with excellent saturation and scoring best on paper bleed, with just a hint of navy blue. Their ‘Serenity Blue’ is a really strong colour, and came out as the deepest blue against other brands. Their blue black has a more turquoise feel, but we think is still a very nice colour.
The above image shows the different line weights for the different sizes of Waterman fountain pen nibs, varying from extra fine to broad. The differences in the nib sizes is quite subtle – their finer nibs not quite as fine as other brands, their broad nib not quite as broad. This makes Waterman nibs a good choice if you are looking for an in-between size.