These have been sold.
I received the Leitz Trinovid 7x35B binoculars and they are great as-is, just as described.
I feel no need to invest in the repair now but I'm glad to know it's an option in future.
These were a terrific bargain. And Jon Goodman is a great guy to deal with! :)
Thanks very much for the compliment, Chris. I'm really glad you got them, and I hope you enjoy them as I did.
My wife is a fairly avid birder and will get good use out of them, so all's well that ends well.
These will replace a pair of decent but larger and heavier Pentax binoculars she was using.
Thanks again, Jon for the opportunity to get a great deal on something I couldn't otherwise afford. :)