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Carl Zeiss 7x50B

Postby Ryan1991 on Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:27 pm

Hi, first post here so please be gentle :)

i found a pair of binoculars in my loft and was just wandering about them.
As you can probably guess from my informative subject title they are made by Carl Zeiss. They also had 7x50B upon the binoculars and the brown leather case which they are in.
I have limited knowledge on binoculars... ok i have no knowledge on binoculars and was wondering if anyone could tell me anything about them.

i also found this number on the them. 576284

Thank you in advance for any help you can give.
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Postby Jne_K on Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:33 pm

Hi

If they are a Carl Zeiss 7x50B, you have a treasure. You hit the jackpot. No longer made, but last price we had was a touch over $1400. You can still see a description on our website for the Zeiss 7x50B. Not going to find a better 7x50.
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Postby Ryan1991 on Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:57 pm

Wow, thats er...unexpected.

however, the binoculars look different to the ones in the picture. The grip (?) is not ridges it is a plain rough surface. IM sorry if that makes no sense :? .
Could they be a different issue?
They do not seem to be fake in my inexpert opinion. The case says Carl Zeiss and the box that the case comes in also says Carl Zeiss.
My parents seem to believe they are from my great uncle who was in the navy in the 70's. I don't know how reliable that information is though!

thank you for your quick reply!
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Postby Jne_K on Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:59 pm

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Not to worry, this one was around for a great many years and appeared with many variations. As long as it says Carl Zeiss you have the real thing. Sounds like it may have had the old letherette covering - armoring came later as a feature. Regardless of how old it is, you have a keeper.
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Zeiss vintage

Postby Nessus on Thu Jun 05, 2008 6:58 pm

I also have an old pair of Zeiss but mine are 8x30's with a serial number in the 700,000's that the charts say were made from 1916-1917. They were kept down in Florida and you can smell the mold in them as well as see some mild spottiness on the glass. Otherwise they work pretty well still, mechanically they are fine. I also have the brown leather case. I'm sure they are authentic.

Any ideas what to do with them or if they have any value to anyone?
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Postby Jne_K on Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:18 am

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Sure, just do a Google search on the interbet for collectors or check e-Bay. That should be quite a collectible piece.
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Re: Carl Zeiss 7x50B

Postby THREESIXPACKS@AOL.COM on Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:50 pm

I HAVE A PAIR OF 7X50B FROM WEST GERMANY DO YOU KNOW WERE I CAN SELL THEM
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Re: Carl Zeiss 7x50B

Postby Jne_K on Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:44 am

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You can try E-bay, though that is always a crap shoot as far as what you will get on an older binocular. The ideal scenario would be to check with a collector to establish value as far as being collectible, then deal exclusively with collectors or, at least, people who understand and appreciate the old stuff. I don't deal in collectibles, so I do not have a source to sell, but I would at least get on the inter net and try to establish some kind of value before venturing onto E-bay.
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Re: Carl Zeiss 7x50B

Postby JEG on Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:40 pm

Hi! New to this forum and I was wanting to ask some advice from those that know. I also have a pair of Zeiss 7x50B with a serial number in the very low 3,000,000 range. From what I can tell on line, these were manufactured in 1961 and are in fact the "B" armored version. If you would like to see a photo the the pair, please let me know where I should e-mail it. I would appreciate hearing your comments as to an estimated value. Please feel free to ask any questions that you wish. Greatly Appreciated! John
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Re: Carl Zeiss 7x50B

Postby Jne_K on Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:30 am

Hi John

I'm not a collector, so I can't really estimate a value for you. Best bet to get an idea of value is to check for similar items on ebay or do a google search on old Zeiss binocular or similar. You can usually find a collector or a source that can estimate value that way. i can tell you that if they are a true Carl Zeiss made in "West Germany" to be very careful if you sell - these are gold. Don't be in a hurry. Get a couple of estimates.
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Re: Carl Zeiss 7x50B

Postby JEG on Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:38 am

Thank you! Would it be possible to send you a couple of photos via e-mail for your opinion though?
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Re: Carl Zeiss 7x50B

Postby Jne_K on Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:46 am

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Try to post those pics, here and you will probably get a lot more feedback than I can provide. Like I said, I am no expert on the old stuff. I did find a 7x50 Zeiss on ebay at http://cgi.ebay.com/German-Carl-Zeiss-7 ... 500wt_1098 I would definitely check, there, to see if you can match up what you have.
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Re: Carl Zeiss 7x50B

Postby Brianlang on Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:57 pm

Hello I have a pair Carl Zeiss 7x50b West Germany armoured with serial # in the 1 millions. Are they really worth 1800.00???
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Re: Carl Zeiss 7x50B

Postby Jne_K on Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:09 am

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Yes they are, if they are Carl Zeiss and not Zeiss aus Jena.
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Re: Carl Zeiss 7x50B

Postby Yazuki on Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:17 am

I do own an original German Carl Zeiss 7 x 50 B T* which I taken out only on two outings. It is as good as brand new. I wonder what its worth is now if I have to sell it off. Appreciate comments.
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Re: Carl Zeiss 7x50B

Postby Harry on Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:28 pm

Hi. I have a pair of 7x50Bs. I don't want to sell them. I want to replace the eyecups that have rotted away. Once I used these on my sailboat I never wanted anything else. Thanks. Harry S
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