yesterday a second parcel arrived at me. It's a sweet little WELTBLICK 60/910 mm refractor. "Weltblick" was here in germany a label like Sears in USA or Prinz in UK- These japanese scopes were imported and sold by NECKERMANN. Other "house-labels" here in germany were "Revue" by QUELLE, "Apollo" by NECKERMANN and many others....
I was a little bit disappointed when the scope arrived, because the seller had used the original gift box as a shipping box ! You can see in the first photo the ugly tapes all around the box !The seller is defintiv no collector !
The scope itself is in very good condition - except one of the tripod legs. This one is dryed out and formed like a bow. I have to replace it. The OTA is really heavy for such a little scope ! The OAZ is very nice and much nicer is the fact, that the drawtube ended in a Vixen-style 36,4 mm thread ! Included in this set : 3 eyepieces, a nice 6x30 finder, a very nice builded mount with fine graduaded circles, a sun projectionshield,erectingprism, star diagonal, counterweight + shaft ( of course ).....it seems to be all complete !
Seller told me, that his father bought it in 1968 or 1970. Because of the cardbox, I guess more 1970 than 1968....
okay the cardbox is a disappontment and in very ugly condition now. Well I think I will build a new classic-style wooden cabinett by myself...lets see and wait..
Following a few pics.
Kind regards, Michael from germany