My Leicaflex SL has 1235763 as serial number and I was curious if this would help me find out when this camera was assembled.
On Cameraquest.com I found following information :
A new batch of 10000 cameras was started on May 29, 1969. The first serial number of that batch was 1235001.
That day I was 10 years and two days old. The moon was still uncharted terrain but not for long anymore.
My father would be with us for another 3 years and two weeks. Then my life would change in a way I could not have imagined.
I did not see my colleague today so I was not able to tell her the camera was in good working order and if she wanted me to return it.