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Locate the model name, which is typically found on the inside edge of one of the optic barrels. 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. Log on to the Internet, and direct your web browser to the Swarovski website, Swarovski
Enter the model information and serial numbers into the search bar at the top of the homepage.
Taylor, Taylor & Hobson is also gone, although its one time subsidiary, Cooke, has recently returned to the fold, and is now making a 4x5 portrait lens.
In any case, none of these companies provides any sort of information regarding the lenses they once made.
Of the contemporary makers, only Schneider has made a great effort to provide information, the other lens makers have been less forthcoming.
However Rodenstock serial numbers, the other major European manufacturer, have been posted by Kerry Thalman.
Swarovski Optik produces scopes, spotting optics and binoculars.
This page is a modest attempt to provide one form of information, serial number-year correspondences.
Caveat: While I would like to make this collection as accurate as possible, If you find something which you find of questionable validity, please do not hesitate to contact me.
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.