Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/24

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M6 Black Paint, Leitz Wetzlar Back on Top
From: "Steve LeHuray" <>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 13:52:53 -0500

> Many Leica watchers are predicting black paint will once again become a 
> Leica M finish this year.  Time will tell.
> I was surprised to be told by two sources about a new "Japanese Market M6."
> The top plate is said to have "Leitz Wetzlar" in Leica script, stamped instead
> of engraved. I'm told it's available in six flavors:  chrome or black chrome
> your choice of .58, .72, or .85 finders.   This is apparently not limited
> production, but a standard option.
> Stephen Gandy
hmmmm...could they be test marketing it?

I was not interested in the LHSA or Millenium black paint models because I
am a user not a collector and do not really mind some brassing. Bring out a
regular M6 black paint with the Leica stuff on the top plate and i will take


Replies: Reply from Dan Cardish <> (Re: [Leica] M6 Black Paint, Leitz Wetzlar Back on Top)
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