Dating a raymond weil watch
Self-fillers began to come into their own around the turn of the century; the most successful of these was probably the Conklin crescent-filler, followed by A. Sheaffer's lever-filler, introduced in 1912, paralleled by Parker's roughly contemporary button-filler.
Those inventions were the iridium-tipped gold nib, hard rubber, and free-flowing ink.From the reservoir, the ink is drawn through a feed to the nib and then to the paper via a combination of gravity and capillary action.As a result, the typical fountain pen requires little or no pressure to write.The first fountain pens making use of all these key ingredients appeared in the 1850s.It was in the 1880s that the era of the mass-produced fountain pen finally began.At this time fountain pens were almost all filled by unscrewing a portion of the hollow barrel or holder and inserting the ink by means of an eyedropper. Additionally, fountain pens tended to leak inside their caps and at the joint where the barrel opened for filling.
Now that the materials problems had been overcome and the flow of ink while writing had been regulated, the next problems to be solved were the creation of a simple, convenient self-filler and the problem of leakage. The tipping point, however, was the runaway success of Walter A.
By the 1960s, refinements in ballpoint pen production gradually ensured its dominance over the fountain pen for casual use.
A BALLPOINT PEN is a writing instrument with an internal ink reservoir and a sphere for a point.
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A RARE GENTLEMAN' S STAINLESS STEEL BULOVA SEA HUNTER DIVERS CHRONOGRAPH WRIST WATCH CIRCA 1970s, REF. 41mm, screw back, signed Bulova Sea Hunter, numbered, thick fixed bezel, domed plexiglass, screw-down crown. CONDITION REPORTDial: Original dial in excellent condition. Case: In excellent condition, with some light scratches due to general use. More details A collection of twelve wrist watch, to include a 9ct yellow gold gents wrist watch, hallmarked London import for 1930, and including the names Helios, Bulova, Buler, Ingersoll etc., together with a cameo brooch and a white metal bracelet and a Ronson lighter. Length 168mm, 34.25g More details A Bulova Ambassador gentleman's automatic wrist watch, the round dial with gilt black batons and hands, sweep centre seconds hand, date at three o'clock, the gilt case with steel screw back, on a strap More details Bulova - a lady's 9ct gold 7088 bracelet watch, brushed silvered dial, block batons, ridged hands, manual wind 17 jewel 5 DB movement, 9ct gold case with ornate integral bracelet, Birmingham 1971, serial No 437694, signed winder, 16mm diameter,20.8g gross, original pale blue case More details Bulova - a rolled gold plate open face pocket watch, brushed silvered dial, gilt Arabic numerals, minute track, subsidiary seconds, gilt hands, manual wind 17 jewel BXW 17AH movement, 10k rolled gold plated case with plain rear cover, serial No 7460998, stamped 10k rolled gold plate Bulova New York, arched suspension loop, 40mm diameter, 40.4g gross; a similar West End Watch Co ladies bracelet watch, 20 micron rolled gold case, serial No 6520 1745 (2) More details Bulova Accutron 214 Triple Cushion Space View - Gold Plated 100 th Anniversary Mens Watch, Year of Manufacture 1970 - 1975, with Integral Strap.