Size: Capped - 5 1/8 inches; posted - 6 1/4 inches.
This is a very attractive glossy deep burgundy example of a post-war English No. W2. It is in very good condition with the only damage that I can see being the plating wear to the pocket clip. It has almost completely worn away from the lower part of the pocket clip and is a bit stippled at the shoulder, but it still polishes up very well as Waterman seem to have used stainless steel as the base material for making the pocket clip, so it does not tarnish like brass would. As usual, it looks much, much worse on the close-up photos than it does to the naked eye. The cap has a gold filled top stud. Both the Waterman's pocket clip and the narrow cap band are also gold filled. The barrel imprint is still crisp and clear, and deeper than most W2 imprints I have seen in the past. Opposite, the long and slender filling lever with the spade-shaped terminal is also gold filled. The nib is a very nice shiny Waterman's No. W-2B in 14 carat gold and in a broad point.
I have fully serviced this pen. The nib writes very smoothly with a very good wet line. It produces a good consistent broad width line.
The W2 is not a model I see many of these days, and this dark burgundy colour is very attractive to my eye.