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CL Pocket Focuser Mechanism (1 Viewer)

John A Roberts

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Australia
Perhaps of interest to some . . .

Yesterday, a CL 8x25 that had suffered severe damage from a fall from a car roof, was listed on eBay by mjt2525
It was advertised as still functioning as a monocular and sold within the day, for US $150 including the original carry strap and case

Interestingly, the damage exposed the bridge area, showing the focuser mechanism
And as can be seen, the mechanism is similar to that of the original Pocket 8x20 and 10x25 models


John
 

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pm42

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You should post a warning before uploading such pictures. Something like: "This thread contains explicit portrayals of violence, mayhem, destruction and has been R-Rated. Children and sensible persons should refrain from reading it" 8-P
 

John A Roberts

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Australia
Well in terms of other adult content, these may also be of interest:

a) A partially disassembled Swarovski SL 10x50, not showing the detached objective housings. It’s a surplus French Navy unit
(see posts #7 and 9 at: https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?p=3910894 ), and

b) A lightly roasted Steiner 7x50 that features in some of their recent catalogues


John
 

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Canip

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I think Steiner forgot to mention that besides the lenses and prisms, the „sports auto-focus“ was also still fully working 8-P
 

NDhunter

Experienced observer
United States
Perhaps of interest to some . . .

Yesterday, a CL 8x25 that had suffered severe damage from a fall from a car roof, was listed on eBay by mjt2525
It was advertised as still functioning as a monocular and sold within the day, for US $150 including the original carry strap and case

Interestingly, the damage exposed the bridge area, showing the focuser mechanism
And as can be seen, the mechanism is similar to that of the original Pocket 8x20 and 10x25 models


John

John:

I saw that one on the auction site. It was in dismal shape, dropped from a large height, according to the seller. Abuse or more it would seem.
I suppose the buyer of this one will hope to send it to SONA and get a new
binocular in exchange.
That is how Swarovski does it sometimes...:eek!:

Jerry
 

undo

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I don't understand how a metal case would break apart like glass? Are those rubber armor meant to absorb impact and protect the case? I would never break my metal toy car even throw it through the window, did Swarovski use lower class metal to build their case?
 

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