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10-14-2012, 08:31 PM   #1

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Vintage Asahi Binoculars 6x25 Jupiter Sr (reduced Oct 17) Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
Vintage Asahi Binoculars 6x25 Jupiter Sr

Asking Price
45 (reduced Oct 17)

Item Location
Denver, CO (United States)

Item Description
Not exactly camera equipment, but I thought these might be of interest here. These are Asahi Optical Company binoculars, made from sometime between 1948 and 1957 (after 1957 they said PENTAX on them), Jupiter Sr. model. The "Sr." is "senior" as they also made a mini 6x15 Jr. "junior" model.

I've been looking for an excuse to keep these, as they are really cool-looking and the quality is excellent -- magnification is distortion free and crystal clear. But alas, I'm just not a binoculars person and I have no use for them other than to display them on my bookshelf. They aren't in pristine condition, but they are in remarkably good condition -- only a few minor scratches and scuffs to the body. Glass seems flawless. Some dirt in the nooks and crannies -- I haven't cleaned them. Case is worn as you can see; case interior is red felt and in decent shape. The lanyard cord has a worn spot -- it is in danger of breaking with a good yank (see lower right corner of picture that includes case). But it can be easily replaced with any suitable cord (it is just a cord with a knot on each end).

They are 4 inches to 4.25 inches wide at the widest point depending on the eye spacing. They weigh 16 oz without the case, and the case is 4 oz.

Minimum focusing distance is around 20 feet.

Very cool binoculars -- to a good home only! $45 + $9 shipping to USA only.

Shipping is a flat $9 -- USA only. They will be shipped USPS priority tracked and insured.

Payment is to be via PayPal, and shipping address must be to Paypal verified address. (If you have existing positive feedback, some more flexibility is possible.) I will send you a PayPal invoice, and I'll pay the fees. As always, Denver locals are welcome to come over in-person and pay cash and avoid shipping charge.

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Shipping Destinations
United States

Shipping Charge

Shipping Services
USPS Priority Mail + insurance

Accepted Payment Types

Return Policy & Additional Details
Will accept returns if not as stated as long as you notify me within 3 days of delivery.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!

Last edited by vonBaloney; 10-17-2012 at 01:22 PM.
10-16-2012, 04:34 AM   #2

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Man, gotta say, those are just too cool.
10-17-2012, 01:22 PM   #4

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bump -- priced reduced by $5

10-19-2012, 02:53 AM   #5

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sale pending

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