I got a Victory 10x40 1.0 immediately after it came onto the market. Sent it to Zeiss because I wanted a slightly stiffer focuser. What I got back was a binocular with the exact same serial number - but with new strap holders and MUCH better performance against the light. Made quite a difference.
BTW, I still use that pair quite a lot. The optics are not as good as modern binoculars, but still pretty good. Definitely better than the Dialyt 10x40 BGATP. One thing many people don't know is that it was the Zeiss pair with the largest sweet spot at the time. Their main weak spot is CA. The much maligned rubber armour held up over the past 20 years no problem. Better than the armouring of many modern binoculars.