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  1. Gary145

    Gary145 Oakley Beginner

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    just bought my new pair of oakley style switch. i was really excited about them,love the way it look,no hesitation bought them right away,bought it at a official oakley store here in california.got home look at them carefully,and notice that it doesnt say made in usa?but on the box assembled in usa,so is that saying the materials are made in china?im sure there not fake,as mention i bought at the store.whats goin?any feed back will be great.thanks


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  2. o8b

    o8b Oakley Beginner

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    Nice glasses. I think the consensus here is that the Style Switch (and all other acetate and O-Matter frames) are now made in China and then put together in the US, with the exception of the lenses, all of which are still made in the US.

    Sad, especially since prices have gone UP, not down.
     
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  3. Gary145

    Gary145 Oakley Beginner

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    thank you, i do like the way they look,its just that it somewhat bothers me that it doesnt have the imprinted made in usa.i mean im spending a good amount of money on these,but im not planning on returning them anytime soon.im just curious why they dont have it anymore.and plus it doenst even feel like o-matter to me,when i do try to bend it,feels like its goin to snap,haha.compared to my dispatch 2 i can bend the stem quite far.
     
  4. OakleyFrankFMJ

    OakleyFrankFMJ The Legend - - Vlad the Impaler Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    I'm just curious. If you bought them at an official Oakley store why question the authenticity? That said.....there are quite a few frames now either made in China in one form or another.
     
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  5. Gary145

    Gary145 Oakley Beginner

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    Because it don't say made in USA, like my other sunglasses that I own, that's what I was curious about. As I mention above, I might have second thoughts on either selling them now or trading them, but not till I have good standings here at the forum. Stull new at this.
     
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    Gary145 Oakley Beginner

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  8. rightcoastnj

    rightcoastnj Oakley Enthusiast

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    arent the stems on a style switch MUCH thicker than on the dispatch 2? thats probably why they arent as pliable
     
  9. Gary145

    Gary145 Oakley Beginner

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    after reading your comment,i did compare them again,and yes the style switch feels a bit more thicker than the dispatch2.im not brave enough to bend the switch to a 90 degree,haha,i swear it does feel like its goin to snap.but its still a nice pair of sunglasses.