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#1 dunk1947

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:48 PM

Just acquired this Japanese 8x40 porro binocular but cannot decipher the brand name ... might be Rob or RWC or rwl ... quite old and has a faded Japanese 'PASSED' quality sticker. They seem to be reasonable quality and will be used in a presentation at my local astronomy club to show members some of the bargain buys I have found in thrift shops. Just curious as to the actual brand name and if anyone has seen them on sale and if so when?


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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:13 PM

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:32 PM

I'm certainly no expert in the field, but it almost looks like a middle eastern script of some kind. Perhaps made for that market?

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:43 PM

Yes it could be Arabic ?? Could anyone translate?

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:46 PM

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:48 PM

Seems strange to use arabic then deluxe underneath, more like RWB or RWL to me? DA.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:11 PM

Apologies for messing up the resizing ... really need to resubmit the picture after correcting if a mod will allow an edit and delete the duplicated text

Thanks

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No problem; just use the edit tab. You can re-submit a resized image or just delete a post if you wish.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:55 AM

Another clue ... I did not notice the white letter S previously ...

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:17 AM

Any je or jb identification ?

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:56 AM

No there are no je or jb markings ... I've looked very closely

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:05 AM

No je or jb markings ... another picture added

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