I know this is getting repetitive, but all credit where it's due.
Old pair of 8x30 SLCs that have served me very well. Out on a cold sleeting day in December I noticed misting on the inside of one front lens
Quick call to Swarovski UK and away they went - perfectly timed in run up to Christmas.
Confirmation card came back by return and the binos have just be delivered back by UPS. Going to have to google to translate work sheet - but 6hrs work and various parts - no charge.
The strap is the same and the centre pivot as the serial number is the same, but everything else looks brand spanky - I'm going to miss all those little dings and marks... but guess I'll recover
Free of charge warranty work aside, given Christmas interlude I think thats pretty good turn around for a trip to Austria - so thank you Swarovski.