The cap has one small dent. All 14K Solid Gold trim and overlay has been polished to shine brightly. The butt end of the fountain pen has the "554 LEC" imprint.
The threads on the cap and barrel are excellent with the cap always securing tightly to the barrel. This Waterman #554 measures 5 1/2" in length capped and 6 3/4" posted. The lever and box assembly has been cleaned and oiled.I have tested the lever filling systems with water and works flawlessly and as it was originally intended to. This Waterman has a great #4 WATERMAN IDEAL Flex Nib that is a pleasure to write with. The iridium tipping is in excellent condition - a medium nib point with substantial flex. This antique Waterman #554 14K Solid Gold Fountain Pen is not an easy example to find. I would consider the condition of this fountain pen to grade in Fine to Very Fine condition the dings on the barrel end are not allowing me to put this in the Excellent condition category. Still, a fabulous and uncommon example in the 554 model to add to one's writing arsenal collection. The item "Watermans 554 LEC FP, BCHR with Solid 14K Gold Overlay" is in sale since Thursday, January 21, 2021.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Pens\Fountain Pens\Waterman". The seller is "crairett" and is located in Owen Sound, Ontario.This item can be shipped worldwide.