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  1. borgs

    borgs Oakley Beginner

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    How does one count lens generations? is it by the date on the lens box (shown here are 10/22/2013 and 1/9/2014)? or is it counted according to the generation of the frame? I only ask because I've heard people say "oh those are 1st gen Ruby lenses" or "oh, those look like 2nd gen". All I know up to this point is that 1st gen Ruby lenses are more purple/red than yellow/reddish orange.

    Juliet Lenses Generation Counter - IMG_5426.jpg
     
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  2. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    no such thing as clear-cut lens generations. there are variations all along but its generally by the look of the lens. eg old fire used to be alot more orange, old ruby alot more red/purple.
     
  3. borgs

    borgs Oakley Beginner

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    Oh okay. I feel like such a noob for over-complicating things. Now I'm trying to figure out how to delete this thread. I don't think it adds value to the forum at all. I apologize.
     
  4. greg

    greg Oakley Enthusiast

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    I have to interrupt and and say that this thread has a lot of value... I use to ask myself the same question and this forum grows each week/month
     
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  5. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    its all good man, people ask these questions all the time, may as well have the answer quick-referenced here
     
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  6. THE X-MAN

    THE X-MAN Forum Sponsor Gold Forum Sponsor Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    All I know is I would love a first gen pair of ruby lenses......without paying collector prices.
     
  7. selannefan1

    selannefan1 Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    You know ive been wondering if the lenses changed when they released the "J" serial numbered frame variation gunmetal frames? Anyone know if the lenses they used in those look the same as the rubies they made just recently? Cheers, JP
     
  8. greg

    greg Oakley Enthusiast

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    and @borgs wanted to actually delete this thread.... Only goes to show there is no crappy thread
     
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  9. Gecko

    Gecko Oakley Collector Premium Member

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    I bought a pair of rubys a month ago at my vault. They actually have good purple hue and were produced in 2013. Look very close to my x serial in the 20k range.
     
  10. borgs

    borgs Oakley Beginner

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    Thanks Greg. :) But my question did sound a bit goofy to me after I had asked it. I hope the x-metal subject matter experts here still share their knowledge though. It would make for an interesting read, like the info on serialized frames.