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  1. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    I need an Amber lens for my M Frame collection. One has appeared on eBay for a good price, likely making this thread a waste as it will be gone by the time I get an answer. How does one tell the difference between Gold and Amber lenses? Or is there one? I don't need/want it if it's Gold, I have enough god damn gold lenses.

    In my mind Amber is more orange, and Gold is just Bronze with an iridium coating, is this correct?

    The lens in question (please don't buy it, I trust y'all);
    Oakley M Frame Military Amber Lenses Lenses Only Excellent Condition | eBay
     
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  2. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    gold iridium is bronze with an iridium coat, although, back in Subzero days, the gold iridium was called "Bronze".

    amber is more yellow than bronze which is more brown
     
  3. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    Yes, this falls in line with my understanding.

    But the lens in question - gold, amiright?
     
  4. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    abit ambiguous but i would say yup, its gold irid.

    shield lenses usually look lighter than 8.75 base lenses... sot hats making it abit ahrd to tell..
     
  5. Oakleykid69

    Oakleykid69 Oakley Beginner

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    Stupid question but have you tried calling around to vaults, I know they had amber lenses in the sale ones in a vault near me, not sure if they still have em, but if they do, I'll let you know.
     
  6. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    If I wanted to buy them at retail I would. There's a difference to me between "collecting" and "buying". I build my collection through deals and finds, not buying everything I come across as it becomes available.

    Especially for items I generally won't wear or use much. My two M Frame Slash pairs were under $60, and I got them after passing on pairs that sold for 2-4 times as much.

    My way takes a little more time, but it's easier on the wallet, and to me is more satisfying.
     
  7. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    + 1 as well as the friendships that you make when collecting. I don't have the same relationship with the girl that served me dinner Saturday night as I have with folks like Dyer or Rubyskull.

    She was nice and I went out of my way to tell the manager what a great job that she does. But besides that we really didn't have any interests in common.