I saw this camera in an antiques centre where I often head either to chat to the camera guy there or to buy one of the old cameras there. It looked enough like a Leica (from a distance) for me to have to have it. £10 said I could.
The 35X was only produced for 4 years (1959-1963) and offered a 45mm 1:3.5 Triplet glass lens. It also boast 5 shutter speeds (200, 100, 50, 25 and B), and an intuitive frame counter!
Its a great little ‘pop-in-the-pocket’ camera except that it weighs a ton! But its worth building up your muscle to carry it around, ’cos it takes great shots!
Well worth getting if you can get one.