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  1. Viral

    Viral Oakley Beginner

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    So being fairly new to X Metals, this may be common knowledge to most here. While looking through pics of various Juliets both here and on Flickr, etc. I noticed that some Juliets have a bend or kink in their earstems, very similar to Romeos. Did they ever come this way or have all these had Romeo earstem transplant surgery?
     
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  2. Coth

    Coth Oakley Beginner

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    Only the polished Juliet frames have "hammerstems" (which is what the earstems with the bend are called). Any other Juliets with hammerstems are most likely transplants or fakes.
     
  3. oakleyandi

    oakleyandi Oakley Collector

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    Polished, polished carbon and 24K have hammerstems
     
  4. Viral

    Viral Oakley Beginner

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    Interesting. Thanks for the replies! Are the strictly cosmetic or do they fit differently than the standard juliet earstems?
     
  5. Dyeraudio

    Dyeraudio Juliet Enthusiast

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    Hammerstems

    Polished Juliet

    X Metal XX, Plasma XX, TI02 XX & 24K XX

    Romeo 1

    Romeo 2 and XS have a different version of Hammerstem I believe.
     
  6. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    They fit a bit differently, but not so much where one is more comfortable than the other.
     
  7. discostu

    discostu Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    I always prefer to wear a polished frame, not just for the durability with no coating to wear (standard polished frame) but they seem to give a little more room in my opinion and are definitely a more aggressive ear stem visually.