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Rare 12.5mm Bushnell Diamond OTC (RAO) 0.965" in Box For Sale

Price - $65.00

Ad Number: 171140

Posted: 15 May 2019

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Rare 12.5mm Bushnell 0.965" eyepiece in original red box with some faint use marks on the barrel and a few slight nicks on the outside of the top (shown in photos). Barrel is highly unusual and is stamped with the famous "OTC" inside a diamond followed by "JAPAN" with all letters inscribed into the barrel and filled in with red. Top has "BUSHNELL" and "HM 12.5mm" in white. These red box eyepieces are highly sought after and extremely rare. My friend who is an astronomy dealer in Japan told me these were made by Royal Astro Optical and distributed by OTC. RAO considered them to be their best line of eyepieces which is why you find them typically included with their 4" and larger refractors. I have read posts suggesting these were hand-picked by the opticians to be the best and sold as the red box versions. They could also be purchased for a higher price individually. When I first saw this, I figured it was just another vintage Japanese 0.965" eyepiece and was really shocked to see how sharp and high contrast this is. I really hate parting with it, but I need to bring my collection down due to health reasons. It's a phenomenal addition to any collection of vintage 0.965" eyepieces. You just don't see these very often (especially in such good condition with the original red box), people usually don't part with them. Would be great for a collector.

Asking $65 plus $7.50 for shipping. I accept postal money orders and Paypal, but if paying with Paypal, please add 3%. I can also deliver if within a reasonable distance. Price is negotiable, I was uncertain how much to ask for this, please feel free to make an offer.


  • Condition Used
  • Location Washington

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