Okay, I know there are threads all over the place about this, and I did do some research first. Still, I'm not exactly sure about the year of this machine, so some clarification from any Gillette experts out there would be appreciated.
Here's my razor:
Now, the code on the bottom says R-2. Now it is possible that the "R" refers to 1971 as this model was in production at that time. But as far as I know, they made this razor right up to 1998 when DE production ended. Now the chart HERE indicates that 1993 was coded "N" and 1998 was coded "T" but there is no reference for the years in between, i.e. 1994-1997 inlcusive. Now, this razor looks pretty new, is it possible that it could look that good from 1971, or is possible that was made during the 1994-1997 period where an "R" code was re-used? If so, how can I tell the difference between these two models made more than 20 years apart?
Am I over analyzing? I just think this whole thing is pretty fascinating.
If you can help me out, I would truly appreciate it.