Originally Posted by etudiant
Not to complicate matters, but afaik there is/was a thriving business creating fake CZJ style binoculars, externally indistinguishable from the originals.
yes indeed there is CZJ fakes around although not quite at the level of externally indistinguishable... after all even a very good multicoated "normal" CZJ (that is excluding rarities like Nobilems, Big Bins and the like) will go under 300€.
So no, we're not talking about near perfect Daytona or Moonwatch fakes here that can fool specialists...
BF member and well known optics specialist Holger Merlitz has a page on CZJ fakes and how to spot them - see
As far as we can see this example, it doesn't ring a bell in my opinion.