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Jim_Smith
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circle k new
      #5543735 - 11/28/12 12:04 PM

Hi.what are circle k scopes? When a nd where made?thanx jim

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apfever
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Re: circle k new [Re: Jim_Smith]
      #5543790 - 11/28/12 12:34 PM

I've heard Kenko, but don't know for sure.

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Masvingo
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Re: circle k new [Re: apfever]
      #5544077 - 11/28/12 03:23 PM

See also Steve_M_M's comments below

Quote:

"Circle K-This one I have a lot of trouble with. Before CN, I had a circle K telescope that had a manual with it, for the telescope, that was Vixen. Vixen was Koyu before Vixen. I believe those Vixen employees came from another optical house, just can't remember which one. Then came a bunch of peopple insisting Circle K was Pentax. Now, Circle K is Kenko. But KOL, King Optical, is also Circle K. So, make up your own mind. Here are some circle K's."




on this thread here.

James


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Meadeball
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Re: circle k new [Re: Masvingo]
      #5544081 - 11/28/12 03:24 PM

K-Mart Optics?

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tim53
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Re: circle k new [Re: Meadeball]
      #5544181 - 11/28/12 04:31 PM

My Kenko is a Towa!

Kenko 60mm

-Tim.


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grendel
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Re: circle k new [Re: tim53]
      #5544331 - 11/28/12 06:14 PM

I have prinz optics scopes in both towa and circle K date late 60's early 1970's
Grendel


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Ducky62
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Re: circle k new [Re: Meadeball]
      #5544916 - 11/29/12 01:30 AM

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K-Mart Optics?




Some of the Focal (old K-Mart brand) optics are "circle W" The catalog jewelry stores (Ellmans etc) also sold "circle W" stuff. I have no idea who "circle W" was in Japan.


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Masvingo
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Re: circle k [Re: Ducky62]
      #5544948 - 11/29/12 03:24 AM

Circle W or Circle Double V?

Not that I have a clue about either although I've seen speculation on these forums that Circle Double V is Vixen but nothing conclusive - to complicate matters there is also Double Circle V


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