Tuesday, November 11, 2008
The Modern Waterman
Happy Veterans day. Ooh Rah, Semper Fi.
Now to the pens. The Waterman company was established in NYC, but now runs under the Waterman S.A. name in France. Notice the French proverb people, I am trying to entertain a little here as well.
The great thing about Waterman's is that they are reasonable pens to start off with and almost every pen store sells them. Even Amazon sells the Phileas model for $45.00. (There are a few used there for $35.00) I might caution against buying a used pen on Amazon, Jimmy in Iowa might have used it in a knife fight for all you know.
Wiki tells me that François Mitterrand was known for carrying two Waterman's wherever he went. (as Paris Hilton would say "He was, like, the President... that's hot") If I happen to ever be in France again, I want to be there for the Tour de France and a Tour of the Waterman factory, in that order.