MAN 100

Waterman Man 100Recently, after not using this pen for over a year, it made it ways back into my rotation. What a pen!

Discontinuing this pen, which was first introduced in 1983 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the company, was a sad day. Introduced in black plastic, it was considered a large pen at the time measuring some 5 5/8 inches in length when capped. The black pen, with gold plated trip and a good-sized 18 karat two-toned nib — this pen is a real looker. As long as you like the basic black pen! See my Views on Pens.

I am told, at the time the pen was being marketed to compete with Montblanc and Pelikan.

Waterman used this pen body to turn out numerous other lines such as the Man 100 Opera, the Fontainebleau pens in wood (popular in Europe but never really made their way to the North American market and I regret not getting one) and the Patrician - a line I feel in love with and bought a pen in each colour!

The Man 100 uses a clip that was very similar to the Gentleman line.

Back to the Man 100 which was a hit for Waterman. This line was so popular that Waterman came out with a slightly thinner pen, calling that the Man 200. And that body was used for a series of pens that including the stunning Rhapsody line.

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