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  1. Dantes

    Dantes Oakley Expert

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    These are my latest two purchases, the first generation XM serial Ruby Penny and the Ruby X-squared. I thought it would be interesting to compare the lens hues for reference, and as evident by the pics below, there is a pretty big difference.

    Comparing Ruby X-Squared To First Generation XM Ruby Penny - 14860403072_3b17896c42_o.jpg

    Comparing Ruby X-Squared To First Generation XM Ruby Penny - 14673982760_c84fe8bb0a_o.jpg

    Comparing Ruby X-Squared To First Generation XM Ruby Penny - 14837676546_542c6ac370_o.jpg

    Comparing Ruby X-Squared To First Generation XM Ruby Penny - 14837676646_8bbbe95325_o.jpg
     
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  2. DG85

    DG85 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Substantial difference. The XS are closer to within the spectrum of Fire. The Penny lenses you have are the way it should be, amazing.

    I have a pair of Ruby Iridium's in my Half X's that are identical to your Penny's.

    Side note, I really hate the Half X. Ugh
     
  3. Oakley Veteran

    Oakley Veteran Oakley Enthusiast

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    I bought a pair of replacement Juliet ruby lenses about a month ago direct from Oakley U.K. (as I knew stocks were getting low) and I swear when I opened them up, I almost thought they'd sent me fire by mistake. I know the hue has changed drastically over the years to do with the layers of coating they now apply (or don't apply) but Jesus, they're so far away now from 1st gen it's almost a joke!
     
  4. Carrera1963

    Carrera1963 Lover of Juliet Premium Member

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    Varies a lot from batch to batch, as well as over time. I had a pair from Oakley UK at the start of the year that were beautifully red, at least on a par with Ferrari collection rubies that people have praised for their colour.

    Equally I have fires that look like 24k, with no hint of oranges or reds at all. Just that much variability in the process. Though if they are nailing Ferrari lenses, you'd hope the other rubies would get better too. Or perhaps all the reddest lens blanks get set aside for Ferraris...
     
  5. DG85

    DG85 Oakley Enthusiast

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    My Half X's with lenses made in 2009. I had a 2nd pair I scooped off the vault and they were similar to your XS, made in 2011.
     

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  6. Oakley Veteran

    Oakley Veteran Oakley Enthusiast

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    Agreed, there are definitely batch variations...always have been.
    But honestly you should see these, they should never have got past "quality control".
    Oooooohh Luxottica, you have a lot to answer for....
     
  7. dave m

    dave m Oakley Enthusiast

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    Not sure you can blame them, they haven't all been consistently ruby red for a few years.
     
  8. Oakley Veteran

    Oakley Veteran Oakley Enthusiast

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    No, I know, you're right....afraid I just don't have much love for Lux.
    Don't know about anyone else but it just never felt like the same company after the take over.
    Lost a lot of good personal contacts that I had at Oakley U.K. when they made the first wave of redundancies.
     
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  9. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    That's our fruby. Welcome btw Veteran!
    (that sounds odd lol)
     
  10. dave m

    dave m Oakley Enthusiast

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    It's certainly not the customer service these days is not as good, some on the phone will help you out, look for items, some don't want to know (like any work place I suppose). I managed to buy a pair of racing jacket fathoms, when I got them they had one of each lens missing (should of been blk and a clear in there) I contacted Oak UK who sent me a link to the website to buy more, as if I couldn't somehow of figured it out!
     
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