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  1. pistolpetefan23

    pistolpetefan23 Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    I almost bid on these but decided not to. I'm not an X-Metal expert, but have become generally familiar with them and read several threads on the ways to spot fakes.

    So, were these a legit steal, or a quality fake?

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    At first glance, the orbitals seem right, with an actual gasket. The other rubber pieces seem right also. The hinges seem about right. The biggest red flag was the tips of the stems curving outward, which I've learned is one of the biggest signs of a fake. Also, while hard to tell for sure, it seems like the nose bridge rivets might actually be screws (see final pic for what appears to be slotted screw). However, the seller has 100% feedback on eBay with some X-Metal sales previously. His other auction for a Juliet seems legit also.
     
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  2. BHarry

    BHarry The Eclectic Collector

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    Fake, you hit all of the signs on the head. The jet intakes are also a little chunky and the bridge has the wrong contours.
     
  3. Carrera1963

    Carrera1963 Lover of Juliet Premium Member

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    The angle of the orbital cut is well off too.
     
  4. SiRacer420

    SiRacer420 Oakley Expert

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    That one made me double check as well. Quality fake!
     
  5. Funky-Trixtar

    Funky-Trixtar Me ,some time ago............. Premium Member

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    Also look at the nose piece, there's ZERO gap and there's not enough curvature on the orbitals.
     
  6. mercat

    mercat Oakley Enthusiast

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    Fake!
    coupler dont seem to have a gap w/ the orbital as mentioned already..the angle of the orbital gasket..and the tip should be straight..
     
  7. Litos

    Litos I believe in babies, music, magic and mom and dad

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    I'm the furthest thing from an XMetal expert but I also noticed that the part where the ear stem connects to the rubber piece by the orbital is HUMUNGOUS !!!!

    and yes, the nose bridge has little to no gap....
     
  8. OakleyFrankFMJ

    OakleyFrankFMJ The Legend - - Vlad the Impaler Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Very good catch. :)
     
  9. illumination

    illumination Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    the font of the 15 on the temple shox looked wrong as well.
     
  10. xmetalmaniac

    xmetalmaniac Made of Metal Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    It appears this seller must have known they were fake, as he is selling a real pair on his account now starting at $315