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Rolex Binoculars

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Post by DeanD » Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:07 am

Hi Folks,

Happy Christmas to all!

I thought I would show you an item I was given for Christmas by my son and his girlfriend who just arrived to visit from the UK. This is a pair of Rolex "event glasses", which are I believe given to clients who attend the Rolex box at Wimbledon. Completely out of my league, and the binos are not obtainable for purchase unless you can find one on an auction site...

They appear to be 3x22 and Galilean design. The daytime image (I haven't used them at night yet) is around 7-8 degree TFOV, and they are very sharp across the whole field with virtually no field curvature or CA. They don't have internal blackening which is a pity but they do have a very effective baffle.

So, my first (and only) "Rolex", and kind of cool.

All the best,

Dean
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Post by NGC 1365 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:54 am

Nice score Dean.
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Post by j.gardavsky » Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:54 pm

DeanD wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:07 am
Hi Folks,

Happy Christmas to all!

I thought I would show you an item I was given for Christmas by my son and his girlfriend who just arrived to visit from the UK. This is a pair of Rolex "event glasses", which are I believe given to clients who attend the Rolex box at Wimbledon. Completely out of my league, and the binos are not obtainable for purchase unless you can find one on an auction site...

They appear to be 3x22 and Galilean design. The daytime image (I haven't used them at night yet) is around 7-8 degree TFOV, and they are very sharp across the whole field with virtually no field curvature or CA. They don't have internal blackening which is a pity but they do have a very effective baffle.

So, my first (and only) "Rolex", and kind of cool.

All the best,

Dean
Hello Dean,

my most sincere congratulations on your Rolex!
I don't care much about the Rolex watches, but I would love to have the Rolex opera glasses,
https://www.catawiki.com/l/15548337-rol ... -2000-2010

Feeling together happy with you, that these Rolex glasses are in good hands of yours,
JG
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Post by helicon » Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:04 pm

Sounds like a nice gift. I don't own a Rolex watch at the moment and probably never will.
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Post by Sky » Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:08 pm

You need to get a strap so you can wear them on your wrist!

I'm assuming you didn't notice a "Made in China" stamp anywhere on the bins.

Very cool binoculars and a very thoughtful Christmas gift. Congratulations!
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Post by DeanD » Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:48 pm

Sky wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:08 pm
You need to get a strap so you can wear them on your wrist!

I'm assuming you didn't notice a "Made in China" stamp anywhere on the bins.

Very cool binoculars and a very thoughtful Christmas gift. Congratulations!
Funny enough there are no "China" stamps: the only marking is the "Rolex" crown. ;)
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Binos: Tak 22x60, Swarovski 8x30 Habicht, FB 25x100, Orion Regulux 15x70...
Eyepieces: way too many (is that possible?), but I do like my TV 32mm plossl, 13mm Nagler T6, 27mm Panoptic and 3-6mm Nagler zoom, plus Fujiyama 18mm and 25mm orthos and Tak 7.5mm LE
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Post by DeanD » Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:53 pm

j.gardavsky wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:54 pm
DeanD wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:07 am
Hi Folks,

Happy Christmas to all!

I thought I would show you an item I was given for Christmas by my son and his girlfriend who just arrived to visit from the UK. This is a pair of Rolex "event glasses", which are I believe given to clients who attend the Rolex box at Wimbledon. Completely out of my league, and the binos are not obtainable for purchase unless you can find one on an auction site...

They appear to be 3x22 and Galilean design. The daytime image (I haven't used them at night yet) is around 7-8 degree TFOV, and they are very sharp across the whole field with virtually no field curvature or CA. They don't have internal blackening which is a pity but they do have a very effective baffle.

So, my first (and only) "Rolex", and kind of cool.

All the best,

Dean
Hello Dean,

my most sincere congratulations on your Rolex!
I don't care much about the Rolex watches, but I would love to have the Rolex opera glasses,
https://www.catawiki.com/l/15548337-rol ... -2000-2010

Feeling together happy with you, that these Rolex glasses are in good hands of yours,
JG
Thanks JG: these seem to be identical design to the opera glasses, but brushed stainless steel instead of the green lacquer of the opera glasses. (Maybe to better suit the sweaty hands in the Wimbledon box!).

Not another item for the sock drawer? ;) :whistle:
Telescopes: 12" f5 dob, Celestron CPC800, 150mmf5 Celestron achro, Tak TSA102, TV76, ETX125...
Binos: Tak 22x60, Swarovski 8x30 Habicht, FB 25x100, Orion Regulux 15x70...
Eyepieces: way too many (is that possible?), but I do like my TV 32mm plossl, 13mm Nagler T6, 27mm Panoptic and 3-6mm Nagler zoom, plus Fujiyama 18mm and 25mm orthos and Tak 7.5mm LE
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