I have a Sheaffer’s from the 50’s, and a Watermans from the 40’s, but neither one writes particularly well. I
think both suffer from nib damage, and neither of them is worth spending much money on.
When I was in NYC I stopped at a flea market and found a sterling silver Wahl pencil from the 20’s, which I acquired for $20.
I recently found a shop in New York City that repairs shavers, cigarette lighters, and fountain pens. Authorized Sales & Service, 30 West 57th
Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10019, (212) 586-0947. Though their primary business seems to be shaver repair, they have a nice selection of
used pens at reasonable prices. They're a bit hard to find, but they have the best prices in NYC. When I was there I bought a Parker Duofold from
about 1935 that has become my favorite carry pen. It is not fancy at all, but quite functional.