Waterman Carene
B

Based on 82 reviews

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  • Great for writing
  • Classic design
  • Inlaid nib is superbly smooth and reliable
  • A timeless classic
  • Lacquered finish is beautiful

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It's a dream with which to write.
What did I use the pen for,,, writing. Duh.
5/5
K.M. Meacham
1 year ago
amazon.com
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If genuine, then slightly defective
This is my second Waterman Carene fine point fountain pen. My first is twenty years old and has written hundreds (if not many, many more) of pages. It is the smoothest writing fountain pen I have ever tried, and when combined with a Rhodia journal made of Clairefontaine paper and a nice Iroshizuku i...
3/5
trailrunner
1 year ago
amazon.com
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Pen Review: The Waterman Carène — The Gentleman Stationer
They're very firm, and it would be fair to call them "nails." You can’t go wrong with a modern classic like the Waterman Carène. If you appreciate the aesthetics, the Carène makes for a durable, reliable writer that I’m going to have a hard time keeping off my recommendations list for a “first pen over $200
Waterman Carène Black Sea Fountain Pen Review
It’s beautiful and I applaud Waterman for that alone, regardless of its writing performance (which incidentally, is nothing to be ashamed over). Is the Waterman Carene worth it? 100% yes. 18k nib (a beautiful nib at that) with a crazy unique and yet elegant design that will never be replicated by other manufacturers (or at least, I highly doubt it)
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4 months ago
scribblejot.com
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Video-Review: Waterman Carène (Black Sea CT) - Scrively - note taking & writing
The Waterman Carène with its famous inlaid nib is one of Watermans flagship models and probably their most well-known fountain pen, so it was a no-brainer that I had to review one at some point. I’m really glad I had the chance to look at this pen – no minute spent with it have I regretted, and I have used this pen in rotation for the past six months. There is no doubt to me that this is one of the best pens I’ve used in my journey so far
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4 months ago
scrively.org
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Waterman Carene, now with stub.
I sold my first Waterman Carene Deluxe. It was dependable, it wrote even if I’d left it inked and unused for weeks, it was deep blue and sterling silver, it was.
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4 months ago
leighreyes.com
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What was your first "pen upgrade" and/or first gold nib pen?
It's a tie. In 1998, I was writing with rollerballs and a Waterman Phileas. Wanting to upgrade, I went to the Fountain Pen Hospital, and on the same day, I bought a new Namiki Vanishing Point for 99 dollars, and a just released Waterman Carene for 129 dollars.
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benwrites757
4 months ago
reddit.com/r/fountainpens
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The Quality of the Carene is Absolutely Worth the Higher Price!
Wow. I am not one given to writing "gushing" reviews about products. However, I am making an exception for the Waterman Carene Amber Shimmer Fountain Pen. Three months ago I purchased a different Waterman fountain pen with the intention of using it as an everyday pen. The pen is a Waterman Expert bl...
5/5
JAKE
5 years ago
amazon.com
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This is a treat yourself and treat your loved ones kind of fountain pen. You wont be disappointed.
I am new to the fountain pen world but must admit I have amassed quite the collection to date. Waterman kept coming up over and over again as some of the best fountain pens and I will admit I dismissed it as fanboyism. Am I glad I was WRONG! I purchased the Carene in black Sea. The pen is GORGEOUS. ...
5/5
LEJ
5 years ago
amazon.com
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Worth every penny, go for it. Thick body, just right, comfortable, and the flow is so smooth. Worth it!
O.M.G.! I am so loving this Carene. I hesitated and the price was not low but I think overall what a great decision it was when I decided to buy this. amazing fountain pen! Of course I had my eyes on the Waterman expert and the Waterman hemisphere fountain pen as well. But having the Ici et La water...
5/5
A. Miranda
6 years ago
amazon.com
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Specs

Writing system

Fountain pen

Brand

Aquarius

Nib width

Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad

Nib content

18kt Gold