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  1. Paul Ewins
    Paul Ewins
    That was probably a mistake on my part. I've compared the earliest SE (brown with the SE sticker) to my regular K1000s and it is obviously missing the "Japan" after Asahi Opt. Co., on the top plate and doesn't have the battery check bump either. The serial number is on the baseplate (no. 78299xx) and there is no sticker to indicate where it was made.

    The other SEs I own are a brown with engraved SE and a made in Hong Kong sticker on the baseplate and a black with engraved SE and assembled in china baseplate.

    Having said that; I looked at some of my other K1000s and there was one with the same set of features as the early Brown SE which has a short sticker on the bottom of which the only letters visible are AN, which could obviously be part of JAPAN but there is no room for "Made in" or anything else really. The serial on that (on the baseplate again) is 6288464.
  2. Tool_Horder
    Hi Paul,
    I heard through the grapevine on here that you have a Japanese made K1000SE. Although I have studied many K1000SE's I have never come across a Japanese built body yet. As far as all my research goes all SE's were assembled in HK. Can you confirm if you have a Japan K1000SE?

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    Melbourne, Australia
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    Analog with Auto 110, MX, LX & 67
    Digital with *ist-D and now K7
    primes from 24 to 1000
    Zooms from 18 to 600
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    Amateur photographer who dabbles in all formats with a preference for portraiture. Also enjoys motor racing and science fiction.


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