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  1. Broly

    Broly Oakley Beginner

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    Hi everyone, I just joined this forum. I recently acquired a second set of Gen 1 frogskins through ebay and I noticed a couple differences between the pair I already owned ( acquired from ebay as well) and the newly acquired ones.
    The "JAPAN" is different on both sets. On one, it is smaller print, and the other is noticeably larger.
    Also the "frogskins" on the inside of the arms are a bit different. On one, the print is thinner and the other one is a bit wider.
    What do you guys think, are either of these counterfeits? Is there a possibility that there were different batches made with small differences?

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  3. gimpy

    gimpy Oakley Beginner

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    I don't have mine in front of me, but from memory they look similar to the top pair, which also looks like it has 20+ years of age (patina) versus the bottom.
     
  4. MrMoonlight

    MrMoonlight Oakley Enthusiast

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    Gotta love that avatar.o_O
     
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  5. Broly

    Broly Oakley Beginner

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    You think If I took them to an O store, they'll be able to verify for me?
     
  6. oaks@SGH

    oaks@SGH Oakley Beginner

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    Meh, I've worked O-Store, SGH, Ski shops, Oakley dealers... Over half the people they hire won't know jack, The other half will regognize the frogskins but think you have fakes because the hinges are metal, only a diehard fanboy would look for font size and placement to tell if they are real... Anyone here is way more likely to let you know
     
  7. gimpy

    gimpy Oakley Beginner

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    Agree, the workers are more likely than not not to know anything about Gen 1.
     
  8. sunpoh

    sunpoh Oakley Enthusiast

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    from what i can tell comparing with my own gen 1 frog. they both seem real.
     
  9. Broly

    Broly Oakley Beginner

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    you think they both may be real, even though theres clear differences in the font size?
    and I called a few Oakley stores and they're pretty clueless
     
  10. Broly

    Broly Oakley Beginner

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    Took them to Costco's optics center to get the hinges tightened, and the guy working there examined them both and told me they're identical in quality and that he's almost certain that they're both legit.
    Made my day haha