Looks like the line SMK did years back, they did do a 6x42 and also an 8x56, made in china I believe.
Thanks Akeld - seems quite a good scope (never had a german scope to compare it to though)
Bought a Lisenfeld Spezial 6x42 on fleabay last night, so assuming it works I'm all set! very interested to see what difference there is between this and my Optimate.
Sorry Bewsher! Did I do alright?