Collecting Military Binoculars
7 x 50 Kronos 1973
No: N 7307043
ZOMZ: Industrial Amalgamation Zagorsk Optical-Mechanical Factory. Zagorsk (now known as Sergeiev Posad) is located about 45 miles NE of Moscow, and is famous for its monasteries. The plant has produced many accessory lenses for 35mm RF and SLR cameras, and appears to have been associated with KMZ. Current status unknown.
ZOMZ's current binoculars show that they still use the logo on the right, and that the factory's trade name is "Kronos". However, the binoculars also have a large "ZOMZ" name plate on the front, so maybe Kronos is only the name of their binocular division.
This binocular was given to me by a college. He used it observing the sky by night. It has a very clear image. The logo on the left is a quality rosette.