Oberwerk 25/40x100mm Long-Range Observation Binocular, “Classic” version – Oberwerk
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Oberwerk 25/40x100mm Long-Range Observation Binocular, “Classic” version


Oberwerk 25/40x100mm Long-Range Observation Binocular, “Classic” version

(2 customer reviews)
5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings


Oberwerk 25/40×100 Long-Range Observation Binocular, “Classic” version in black pebblegrain. Simply awesome. 100mm (4″!) objectives with 25x and 40x oculars on rotating turrets. Includes case and wood tripod.

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The legendary “border guard” binocular- the 25/40×100 Long-Range Observation Binocular, with 100mm semi-apochromat triplet objectives (each objective is 4″ in diameter!) and fully broadband multi-coated optics. Rotating ocular turrets allow wide-angle viewing at 25x, and high-power viewing at 40x. Apparent field of view is a very wide 67°. True giants, these are two feet in length and weigh over 26 lbs! For decades, this Carl Zeiss-designed binocular was available only to the East German and Chinese militaries. Now the same factory is producing these in partnership with Oberwerk, using the latest optical technology. This is the ultimate binocular for terrestrial observation. If you’ve got a home with a view, enjoy it to the utmost with this magnificent instrument.

This binocular is available in two styles- “Classic” (shown here) and “Contemporary“. The “Classic”, in traditional pebble-grain black, has the look of a military antique, and is equipped with range-finding reticles. It doesn’t just look like a military binocular- the US Government has purchased hundreds of these from us, where they are deployed in Middle Eastern countries to protect our troops and security forces.

Before Oberwerk formed a joint-venture with the factory, and became the exclusive North American source, these very same binoculars were featured in the famous Hammacher-Schlemmer catalog for $3995! When you see the quality of construction, and the quality of the view that it offers, you’ll understand why it could sell for such a high price. Comes complete with a sturdy wood tripod and lightweight nylon form-fitted case. The tripod can be upgraded to our gorgeous jarrah hardwood tripod. Either wood tripod can also be custom laser-engraved. If you want quick and easy height adjustment, order with the Manfrotto 475B tripod, which has a crank-up elevator.

Need easy mobility? Add the Manfrotto 181B Auto-Dolly. 3-year Limited Warranty.

Additional information

Weight 60 lbs
Dimensions 30 x 15 x 15 in


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Product Weight

Binocular- 28 lbs., Tripod- 12 lbs.

2 reviews for Oberwerk 25/40x100mm Long-Range Observation Binocular, “Classic” version

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Spike Klobas

    Bought them 4 years ago for my husbands birthday. If I had a quarter for every time we have used them they would be paid off in 2 years. Every morning we check out the beach,lake and mountains. We live at Cape Meares on the Oregon coast. We would miss them terribly if something happen to them.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    David Poydence

    I became interested in wildlife viewing a long time ago, and have been collecting optics since then. I’m my world, there were really only 3 brands of spotting scopes worth serious consideration- Zeiss, Leica, and Swarovsky- and you really could not go wrong with any of them. I should also mention that I’ve been a cheapskate since childhood! Anyway, after actually looking thru all my top choices, I “bit the bullet” and purchased a Zeiss Diascope 20 x 85- this was several years ago. My wife also shares my interest in wildlife viewing, but was kinda shocked to discover what I paid for my Zeiss. After just a few days of using that spotting scope, she declared that it was worth every penny spent. However, now I find myself having to “share” that Zeiss when we go on our field trips. So I started looking for something to “supplement” that Zeiss spotting scope. That brought me to the Oberwerk website. After long thought, I ordered the Classic 25/40 x 100 binocular. It arrived last week, well packaged and exactly as described. (I purchased the optional Manfrotto tripod) Just today, I had a side-by-side comparison of the Oberwerk Binoculars vs the Zeiss scope. I was VERY pleasantly surprised. In every way I compare the images, the Oberwork is superior. Now, I don’t have the sort of optical education where I can make statements about spherical or chromatic aberrations- but I can say in an unqualified way that the viewing experience is more pleasurable thru the Obewerk binoculars vs the Zeiss. And at less cost. The collimation in these binoculars is just not good- it’s PERFECT. Everything works smoothly, and looks robust. I’m hesitating showing these to my wife- at the worst I’ll get my Zeiss back!

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