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

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Red Dot Confusion
From: Jem Kime <>
Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2000 16:05:16 +0100

my M6 falls in that 166(7135) range.  It has ERNST LEITZ WETZLAR GMBH 
engraved on the rear of the top panel and the red dot says 'Leitz', the 
front engraving says LEICA (and underneath) M6.
I could imagine the red dot has been replaced at some stage. It has to be 
removed for servicing purposes, perhaps it was scratched and a 'Leica' one 

- -----Original Message-----
From:	Shel Belinkoff []
Sent:	10 September 2000 15:26
To:	Leica Users;
Subject:	[Leica] Red Dot Confusion

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!
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Shel Belinkoff

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