[Tweeters] Optics Repairs...

J Christian Kessler 1northraven at gmail.com
Mon May 23 17:28:05 PDT 2022

Like Tom, I too have a pair of broken (prism loose) binoculars that I
cannot seem to get repaired. Neither I nor Tom need advice to buy new
binoculars from companies with lifetime guarantees (my newerSwarovskis have
been rebuilt under just such a guarantee). the question is how to salvage
older once good quality (in their day) binoculars rather than just trashing
them. having failed in my own attempts to find someone to repair a 35 year
old pair, I'd be most interested to hear ideas others may have on how to
salvage them.

Chris Kessler

On Mon, May 23, 2022 at 9:28 AM Tom Benedict <benedict.t at comcast.net> wrote:

> I’ve had a couple of pair of binoculars “die” over the past few decades.

> It’s a shame to throw them out or put them in a drawer. It seems like it

> should be possible to repair them.


> I’m not talking about catastrophic damage, just normal use where things

> get out of alignment. In each case I’ve submitted them to a repair facility

> and they’ve been returned as “not repairable”. In my most recent case,

> there were “too many corroded fasteners” in my 20 year old Swift Audubon

> 8.5x44 ‘Waterproof’ pair. Is it simply that the cost of repair labor is so

> great and the cost of optics so low?


> Do most birders have a drawer full of unserviceable binoculars?


> Tom Benedict

> Seahurst, WA

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