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  1. Slojack

    Slojack Oakley Collector Premium Member

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    Digging through a junk drawer came across these in a bag. I've only had one pair of XMetals before my recent purchases. It was a pair of Juliet's in what I'd call rough plasma. I bought a set of VisionLenses in fire to preserve the OEMs, problem is I can't remember what the original lenses were. How can I tell if these Emeralds are Oakley's? Don't know serial #.


    I should clean more often. - 20151010_120713.jpg
     
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  2. joecool862

    joecool862 Keeper of the Skull Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Well the rubber looks right for OEM. The lenses look like Emerald and they appear to be consistent with the OEM color. Often aftermarket lenses are thinner than OEM lenses. Do you have any OEM lenses to compare these to?
     
  3. Slojack

    Slojack Oakley Collector Premium Member

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    I should clean more often. - 20151010_124923.jpg Rubbers are def OEM, Except one set of nosebombs. Emerald next to an OEM Ice Blue. Same thickness but not same edge grind.
     
  4. joecool862

    joecool862 Keeper of the Skull Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Which is which man, I take it the Ice is in top? Maybe one of our lens cutters could weigh in? But I agree, the one on the bottom definitely has a rougher edge.
     
  5. Nortika

    Nortika Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Why's the first letters on your Juliets serial number? You can also look on O-Review to find serial information under information, serial list
     
  6. Slojack

    Slojack Oakley Collector Premium Member

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    You are correct. Top is OEM.

    I lost the Juliet's about 5 years ago so don't have serial.
     
  7. dragonvoi

    dragonvoi Dragonvoi knows xMetal. Premium Member

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    bottom is aftermarket. oem lenses taper in thickness where the center is thicker than the edges as per the mounting instructions insert in all replacement lenses.
     
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  8. pjd1234

    pjd1234 X METAL NERD

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    I second dragons post.
     
  9. joecool862

    joecool862 Keeper of the Skull Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Yeah, I agree with the guys above, those are not OEM man... That edge looks really rough compared to OEM, but I'm sure you probably figured that out when you put them next to each other
     
  10. Slojack

    Slojack Oakley Collector Premium Member

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    Ya. The more I look at them and other Oakley lenses I have-not authentic. Still they are a nice pair of scratch free thick lenses so I won't complain from here on out. A buddy that I haven't talked to in a while has a pair of well worn Polished/Fire Julies he says he hasn't worn in years, they're in a drawer somewhere. We are having a beer soon and will negotiate a price that is going to be low. May have to put these in them. Thanks for the input that's why I came here, being the XMetal noob I am.
     
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