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dunk1947
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Can anyone identify this 8x40 Japanese binocular?
      #5658081 - 02/02/13 12:48 PM Attachment (39 downloads)

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?


Thanks for looking.

dunk

Edited by dunk1947 (02/02/13 04:31 PM)


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Re: Can anyone identify this 8x40 Japanese binocular? *DELETED* new [Re: dunk1947]
      #5658128 - 02/02/13 01:13 PM

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Re: Can anyone identify this 8x40 Japanese binocular? new [Re: dunk1947]
      #5658162 - 02/02/13 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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Re: Can anyone identify this 8x40 Japanese binocular? new [Re: Rich V.]
      #5658184 - 02/02/13 01:43 PM

Yes it could be Arabic ?? Could anyone translate?

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Re: Can anyone identify this 8x40 Japanese binocular? *DELETED* new [Re: dunk1947]
      #5658192 - 02/02/13 01:46 PM

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Re: Can anyone identify this 8x40 Japanese binocular? new [Re: dunk1947]
      #5658199 - 02/02/13 01:48 PM

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

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Re: Can anyone identify this 8x40 Japanese binocular? new [Re: dunk1947]
      #5658243 - 02/02/13 02:11 PM

Quote:

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

dunk




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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dunk1947
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Re: Can anyone identify this 8x40 Japanese binocular? new [Re: Rich V.]
      #5659365 - 02/03/13 04:55 AM Attachment (16 downloads)

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

Best wishes

dunk

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Re: Can anyone identify this 8x40 Japanese binocular? new [Re: dunk1947]
      #5659393 - 02/03/13 06:17 AM

Any je or jb identification ?

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dunk1947
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Re: Can anyone identify this 8x40 Japanese binocular? new [Re: Simon S]
      #5659483 - 02/03/13 07:56 AM

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

dunk


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Re: Can anyone identify this 8x40 Japanese binocular? new [Re: Simon S]
      #5659492 - 02/03/13 08:05 AM Attachment (18 downloads)

No je or jb markings ... another picture added

dunk


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