Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/09/10

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Red Dot Confusion
From: John Collier <>
Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2000 08:50:42 -0600

I believe that replacement "Leitz" red dots are unavailable so, if the
camera gets repaired, it may well get a "Leica" red dot. It possible to
carefully remove the old "Leitz" red dot and then reapply it after the

John Collier

> From: Shel Belinkoff <>
> I've been looking at early M6 bodies for my next purchase. During the
> search I ran across something that puzzles me.  One "Wetzlar" model
> with a serial number of 169**** had a "Leitz" red dot. This is true of
> one or two other Wetzlar models that I saw that had lower numbers.
> However, I'm looking at one body (via photos) that has a serial number
> of 166**** and a "Leica" red dot.
> I was always of the impression that the "Leica" dot appeared later,
> after the move to Solms.  Why might the 166**** body have a Leica dot
> when later Wetzlar bodies had a Leitz dot?  Could  this have been the
> result of a repair or later replacement  of  the dot, or is it
> possible that the seller is not selling a real Wetzlar body?
> Any help on this would be very much appreciated.  Thanks!