I'm regularly on the lookout for a mint FL102 from time to time, and I'd seen this green "collector" release listing up for some time now - maybe 3 weeks. The seller seems to sell a lot of vintage gear and kept the listing firm at $1,550K and buyers are not lining up. It looks a bit worn, dusty. The seller claims no scratches from my low average Japanese + machine translation, but judging from the amount of dust on the lens it's not been in use for some time I'd say and description is pretty sparse. Feedback rating looks healthy however, so value seems priced at the high top, which is a risk given the stored in basement appearance.
What struck me about this one is there is no actual label on the side of it. Does anyone know if Vixen released these green tube versions? If so, what was special about them - just more of a green color and trim issue?
Otherwise it almost seems like it got a coat of paint, but I'm used to seeing the Super Polaris plate on the side at least for the white tube versions that are more common, so I wonder if the paint is after market?
Anyway, I just missed a pristine, maintained FL102 that went for 1400 US, by just 100 this week, sigh.. so this is me looking at the nope bucket and wondering about the story of this scope now.
It's an interesting mystery, but also not a story I'd bet on vs a mint maintained scope. Listing is in Japanese, so just posting a few pics for reference for when the listing ends since I'd be curious to know.