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Swarovski Optik produces scopes, spotting optics and binoculars. The brand is considered among the upper echelons of field and bird watching optics, with a full range of binoculars marketed for the bird set. Swarovski has been in business since 1935, and there are multitudes of older optics available in aftermarket stores or online auction sites. If you wish to ascertain the age of a pair of the binoculars, try using different methods.
Pick up the pair of Swarovski binoculars in question. Locate the model name, which is typically found on the inside edge of one of the optic barrels. Write this name down.
Check the binoculars for any serial numbers, which are typically found between the barrels, along the dial or under the focus dial in the middle of the optic barrels. Write the serial number down.
Log on to the Internet, and direct your web browser to the Swarovski website, SwarovskiOptik.us.
Enter the model information and serial numbers into the search bar at the top of the homepage. Wait for technical information to appear on the next screen. This information typically contains the year of manufacture.
Compose an email to Swarovski asking for the year of the binoculars in question. Include the serial number and model name. If at all possible, take a digital picture and attach it to the email. Send the email through the Swarovski website. Make sure to include the email address you wish the information to be sent to.
A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.