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Old Thursday 25th January 2007, 18:55   #1
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Damaged 20x60 Leica zoom

Nasty shock today, checked the front element of my 20X60 zoom to find a nasty scratch in the glass, God knows how it happened. I was wondering if any forum members had renewed a font element on a 20x60 zoom and what sort of cost I could expect. It doesn’t seem to have degraded the overall view , but don't know if I can live with seeing the scratch every time I use the scope.

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Old Thursday 25th January 2007, 20:49   #2
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Can you see the scratch when using the 'scope?

I have an old pair of Swarovski 10 x 42 SLCs with a scratch on one eyepiece but you cannot tell when using them.

Email Leica service via the website about the potential cost - I did about a repair to my 'scope and got a very quick reply.
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Nasty shock today, checked the front element of my 20X60 zoom to find a nasty scratch in the glass,
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Remember to check if your telescope is covered on your contents insurance!

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Remember to check if your telescope is covered on your contents insurance!

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Well pointed out Pete , I have to admit I hadn’t thought of checking but will now. Many thanks. I did e-mail Leica ref price of repair, but as yet, have had no reply.
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Old Friday 26th January 2007, 20:26   #5
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You did scratch it in your own home, didn't you? Of course you did!

(Unless you have "All Risks" cover on your home contents insurance, you'll not be covered if you damaged it away from your home).

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You did scratch it in your own home, didn't you? Of course you did!

(Unless you have "All Risks" cover on your home contents insurance, you'll not be covered if you damaged it away from your home).

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Here in the USA the Leica Passport warranty covers damage like this. Somewhat of a no fault warranty. Is it different in the UK?

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Here in the USA the Leica Passport warranty covers damage like this. Somewhat of a no fault warranty. Is it different in the UK?

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Hi Sage 1, I don't believe our cover is quite so comprehensive, at least for such damage as this. I'm waiting until the end of the birding season and will then approach my insurance company. Many thanks.
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