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I'm also interested to know what the range of serial numbers was for the RTS II production run. I've just mailed Kyocera, so hopefully I'll get a response, but if anyone know the answer already, please chip in!
Wouldn't it be nice if we could get hold of the production date versus serial number correlation data for all the Contax models? Maybe the <font color="ff0000"><font face="verdana,arial,helvetica">Kyocera Kid could help?
I'd be surprised if anyone knows .... and if they do, trying to find out who, may be just as difficult!
I asked a former Service Manager of KY(UK) once and there was a lot of feet shuffling, mumblings about reusing serial numbers(!) and that there were no "date" codes embedded.
The implications are ..... that no one had bothered to tell him ..... or, that he had made his own enquiries and drawn a blank! Or ( less likely?) that for company reasons he wasn't allowed to say.
It will be great if Mike gets a positive response for three quite different reasons. One: that someone at Kyocera is listening and is responsive! Two: that they know! Three: and that they are willing to divulge the information! A major leap forward if any of these happen!
However, this could be a "golden opportunity" for the vast power of the "Forum" to shine!
How about a "first" and "last" serial number submission of the models by Forum members. We view a list and if our serial number is lower than the "lowest", or higher than the "highest", we submit a "claim" for update.
(Please note: the inclusion of these numbers do not definitely imply that they are/were the only ones of that model I owned, ..... or, that I have not owned models that are not in this list ... sometimes I forget
.... end of Mojo Jojo or whoever, whatever!)
How about it, Dirk?
Please don't email Dirk, the Forum or myself with masses of numbers until Dirk or I agree to maintain a database ...... you never know, someone may already have started one or obtained Kyocera figures!