(*) In 1949 catalogue

Crystar 6x30

Crystar was a civilian version of the binoculars Wray produced for the RAF in the Second World War. It was significantly lighter than the military version. It weighed just 15½oz.

Wray made both eyepiece focusing and central focusing models.

Magnivu 8x30

The Magnivu was made in the popular 8x30 size. It was aimed at horse racing enthusiasts and anyone who wanted general purpose binoculars.

Flight 9x35

The Flight had 'bloomed' or coated lenses. It was similar to the Ross Stepruva. This proved a popular size. It was a bit more powerful than the standard 8x30 glasses. At the same time it offered better vision on dull days due the slightly larger objective lenses. However, it was still a compact size and easy to carry.


The Brystar was larger Zeiss-style binocular. It was offered in 7x50 or 10x50 form. The 7x50 glass was meant for night vision or nautical use. The 10x50 was increasingly popular for general use.

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Hello I have a pair of Wray Tristar 6x30 binoculars Numbers on them are - 199447 Or 1240-99-960-6903 Can you tell me value and a bit about hem please . I have thd original leather Homa case
My Brystars Are 15x60, One to add to the list
Hello, I have the Wray & London Wide Angle Coated "Tower" 6 x 30 binoculars (# 102038). Do you know the value?
Howard Smith
I have a pair of 7x50 Wray binoculars. Serial no. 205010. Can you tell me when they were made. Thanks Howard
Hi Howard, I don't have serial numbers for Wray. Can you tell me if there was a model name on the binoculars or any other markings please. best regards
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