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Topic: Swarovski 10x42 slc
Posted By: Fishawnego
Subject: Swarovski 10x42 slc
Date Posted: September/11/2019 at 21:58
hey guys, I have a chance to buy a pair of 10 x 42 SLC used , but in great condition. The gentleman tells me he believes they were manufactured in 2013. I just want to make sure that they have the HD lens coating and nothing has been changed or updated   on the SLC model since 2013?

Thank you!

Posted By: NDhunter
Date Posted: September/12/2019 at 16:51
There was a model change in the later SLC, the first model was named the SLC HD and
had 2 tone armor, green with a black center, and later the SLC model was introduced.
Both are similar, but they cheapened it up a bit with the newer model.  The newer one has
a shorter minimum focusing, different housing, but updated AR coatings, so maybe a
bit brighter. 
So, either one is a very good choice. 
It is easy to find the year of mfr. of Swarovski binoculars, you add the number 30 to the
first 2 digits of the ser. number.

Posted By: Fishawnego
Date Posted: September/12/2019 at 17:28
the serial is D8910286... add 30 to 89=119. Would that make these 2019 models?

Posted By: NDhunter
Date Posted: September/12/2019 at 17:34
Yes, that would be correct.  But the seller mentioned something else, so I don't know
what to make of that.  Have you had them in hand, or going by photos, the box and the
binocular have ser. #'s ? 

Posted By: Fishawnego
Date Posted: September/12/2019 at 17:37
he did post a picture of the serial number on the binoculars. It is an eBay seller, but the guy happens to live   about an hour from my house. So I will definitely have them in hand in purchase them face-to-face. I was planning on also calling Swarovski USA tomorrow and having them run the serial number. They've done it a couple times for me already and they gladly do it. The Story Goes that he sent a different pair in to the factory to get repaired and they sent him a brand new set. But not any paperwork on them.

And I really appreciate you helping me out here

Posted By: Fishawnego
Date Posted: September/12/2019 at 17:39
they also look black and color. Which I have never seen before. But I haven't really paid that much attention to it until now

Posted By: NDhunter
Date Posted: September/12/2019 at 18:16
Swarovski does a refurbishment, and does furnish a new ser.#, so now that makes sense.
I found the auction, and that is the older model, and is not HD.  The seller mentions scratches
and that hurts the value. 

Posted By: Fishawnego
Date Posted: September/12/2019 at 18:19
that's weird. I wonder if he's got two different postings. Because he mentions no scratches and says these are brand-new. I would definitely not buy any with scratches. Here's the link

Posted By: mike650
Date Posted: September/12/2019 at 18:50
There were a few model changes... from the e-bay link you provided it’s an older model SLC, I have the same one but 7x42. It’s not an HD model, it’s a little heavier, the focus wheel is totally different, etc. It’s still a really nice bino but I would not pay 1,300.00+ when there are so many new bino choices out there.

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