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  1. Oakmeister

    Oakmeister Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    This is how my friend understand the method of knowing which Gen.

    1st - 'bone' matte white, serial P 123456
    2nd - dull satin silver, serial P 123456 A
    3rd - bright satin silver (more "polished"), serial P123456B
    (in some cases, there is a "C" generation in here)
    4th - Serial numbers dropped. frame surface stays fairly similar
    5th - Slight change in hue, but finish is same. frame sizes stamped at serial location (left arm)

    Hope this will help other beginners like me.

    comment if you have more to add or correct.

    #thankyou #brianpoh #oakleycollectors
     
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  2. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    all good bud, no worries. note that the "telltale" for the gens above is for plasma frames. xmetal, titanium and polished all have different tells but serial numbers are applicable across the board.

    mods, probably a worthwhile sticky- seems to come up again and again
     
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  3. borgs

    borgs Oakley Beginner

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    I have a noob question about 5th Gen. So when you say "frame sizes stamped at serial location", does this mean the 55 O 21 only with no 04-SKU preceding it? This is a very helpful post, by the way.
     
  4. borgs

    borgs Oakley Beginner

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    Yes please, if it's not too much trouble. I sometimes spend a while trying to navigate the O-review website to look for information like this for reference/guidance. I'm actually thinking of gathering all Oakley-related information in a notepad file that I can consult whenever I need to. A sticky would be better so it would be accessible from anywhere. :)