Apparently not! I've been collecting Bausch & Lomb binoculars for the past year or so and have been pleasantly surprised by the quality of these products. I started with a lump of B&L optical glass (about the size of a small fist) which is displayed on my mantelpiece, and then bought an ultra compact B&L pocket multi-magnifier which goes everywhere with me.
I now have half a dozen B&L binoculars, the latest being a 7x42 Discoverer (phase coated) received just today after buying it on UK eBay for £116, complete with genuine B&L leather case, strap, rain guard and objective covers. On first looking through it, I had a "Wow!" moment, so bright and clear. It was as if the sun had just come out on a dismal day. Definitely another 'keeper'.
So, does anyone out there have product history/serial numbers for Bausch & Lomb stuff?