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#1 pdxmoon

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 06:09 PM

I did a search on the big G but the CN listings are not archived. Can someone, for the sake of my education, give me quick lowdown on the Polarex/Unitron difference?  I think I recall reading once that Polarex was used in educational settings?


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#2 akman1955

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 06:16 PM

Polarex and unitron are the same...polarex was Europe market and unitron for the rest is what I know. :)



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 02:39 AM

Akman is right.  The two brand came from the same Japanese "factory".  Polarex is the original Japanese brand and is older than Unitron.

Unitron is the name given by the American importer.

There are some small differences in accessories.

Most of the large semi professional scopes (larger than 6") are almost all Polarex.

There is a third brand brand called Weltblik.  This are the blue scopes that where only for sale for two years in Germany.

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 04:06 PM

that is pretty much it.   The parts are interchangeable.  Whatever fits on one will fit on the other.  They all came out of the same factory  of which I am pretty sure a lot of other brands did also.  There have been plenty of posts about people showing a scope that looks just like a Unitron, but no unitron name on it or another name



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 04:23 PM

Thanks!  Appreciate the quick info.



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 09:02 PM

Polarex is the original Japanese brand and is older than Unitron.

 

Thank you, Xavier, I did not know that -- I assumed both brands were from the same time-frame.  Don't recall ever seeing a Weltblick brand refractor -- except in the CN Archives.



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 09:10 PM

A question if I might add, Is a Unitron more desirable than a Polarex? Would someone rather have a Unitron if they had a Polarex?



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 10:02 PM

Justin:

I suspect the Unitron brand has a stronger attraction stateside.  Of course there aren't many Polarex here to begin.

 

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 06:34 AM

Personally, if I can get a great deal on a Classic 102mm on a GEM, I won't care whether it's Polarex, Unitron, or Weltblick ("Worldview"?); though I might prefer the Weltblick, since it's the rarest of the three.



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Posted 06 August 2014 - 09:05 AM

Personally, if I can get a great deal on a Classic 102mm on a GEM, I won't care whether it's Polarex, Unitron, or Weltblick ("Worldview"?); though I might prefer the Weltblick, since it's the rarest of the three.

 

I agree!  :waytogo:

 

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 11:13 AM

Speaking of Unitron, since this is the new CN3.0, let me give a final shout-out to Johann, who supplied me with a Unihex at a very good price!

 

 

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#12 pdxmoon

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 12:41 PM

I would like one of you to move next door to me here in Portland, so I can buy one of your 114s and walk it over to my house. Please? Portland is nice in the summer...


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#13 terraclarke

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 01:34 PM

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