October 22, 2020, 01:58:17 am


Binopedia has changed the design, let us know what you think.

Early post war Swarovski 6x30

Started by Niall McLaren, October 12, 2020, 11:56:28 am

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Zbig Fiema

To further confound the issue, Niall  ;) mine has even lower serial number than Frank's

Niall McLaren

Lower than Frank's but higher than mine Zbig. Perhaps the "W" for Watten was used for Watten made binos after the Absam factory opened in 1949 and my earlier than you and Frank's one (without a "W" in the logo) was made at Absam.

If I've read it right, Wattens is still the company headquarters but makes crystals now - Absam is where our interest lies;

SWAROVSKI OPTIK, headquartered in Absam / Tyrol, is part of the Swarovski group of companies. Founded in 1949, the Austrian company specializes in the development and manufacturing of long-range optical instruments of the highest precision in the premium segment of the market

Wattens was where the cag dienstglas were all made and the company was the last one still making binos for the Wehrmacht at the wars end.


"A little bit of something beats a whole lot of nothing." - Little Richard

Frank Lagorio

"Your one confounds the issue Frank! It shows the "W" part of the logo but the serial is much higher than mine without the "W"."

I think the SN's on Zbig's and my examples were continuations of the WW 2 Dienstglas series which may have remained in place for 1945 and possibly 1946 whereas yours is part of a new serial number series.

Niall McLaren

October 14, 2020, 10:07:44 pm #18 Last Edit: October 14, 2020, 10:17:24 pm by Niall McLaren
The Dienstglas Database shows suspiciously higher issued numbers than your's or Zbig's. I'll rake my Swarovski Dienstglas box out later...



300109 Y, T,
300447 Y, T, Re benutzer cap
301615 Y,T,
302366 Y, T
302547 Y, T,
306647 Y, T in green,
303880 Y, T, Re
306412 Y,T
307750 Y, T
"A little bit of something beats a whole lot of nothing." - Little Richard