U-BOAT CARL ZEISS - BLC 8x60. Original BLC 8x60 U-Boat'Kommandanten Glas' made of high quality aluminum for the housing and comes complete with all accessories as shown except stativ holder. The lenses together with the prisms were cleaned and polished as well as the internal+external water sealing and mechanical parts serviced by Terry Vacani (from Cine Collectors). The optics are absolutely 100% free of ANY scratches or blemishes.The best quality you will ever find. Blue lens coatings are fully intact and undamaged. Complete with rare and much sought after Torpedo Trajectory Strichplatte and in amazing condition. This set came from the noted private collection of Andre van Rijn in the Netherlands; he operates a well known company in the business, REQUISITE MILITARY ANTIQUES B.
He mentioned that the dot after the S/N denotes Zeiss having duplicated the S/N, an extremely rare occurrence which adds further rarity to this example. It comes in a beautifully and rarely seen reproduction carrying case made by a master craftsman down to the greatest detail as per the original case. Constructed from period correct timber and finishing. Same goes for the period correct cleaning brush. The TALL-BOY BLC 8x60 was actually preferred amongst (U-Boat) Captains throughout the Kriegsmarine due to supreme optical performance compared to for example the FAT-BOY version.
This is because the FAT-BOY has thicker glass which allows less light transmission. The optical clarity of the TALL-BOY is also better than the older BLC 8x60H versions. This World War II German 1943 masterpiece feels wonderfully balanced when hand hold.
There really is, even today after 77+ years, nothing more enjoyable or better to use on land or at sea. The item "U-BOAT CARL ZEISS BLC 8x60 KRIEGSMARINE KOMMANDANTEN GLAS 1943 WW2 BINOCULARS" is in sale since Wednesday, December 25, 2019.This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Field Gear". The seller is "grcox" and is located in Stansted. This item can be shipped to United States, European Union member countries, Canada, Australia.