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  1. redphoenix

    redphoenix Oakley Beginner

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    I've owned a Juliet (plasma frames, fire-iridium lenses), no serial number, complete with box, soft bag, and coin, back in 2001.

    On the left lens, along the bottom, was the word X-METAL engraved (on the outer-edge of the lens).

    I've been searching various sites for a new pair of X-Metals, many listings state "original lenses".

    Yet they bear no X-METAL engraving.

    Can someone shed some light on this?

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: 8/25/16
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  2. motoGP_fanatic

    motoGP_fanatic Disciple of X-Metal

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    Pic please. IMHO it would had been cool if all X-Metal released had the X-Metal engraved on its lens for posterity, like what they done with the Romeo.
     
  3. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Are you sure they're Juliets? Romeos aka R1s were released in '97 and had the "x-metal" lens etching. Juliets were not released until '99 and I've never seen one with "x-metal" etching.
     
  4. OakleyFrankFMJ

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

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    Yeah. I'm betting you are thinking Julietsbut you mean something else ;)
     
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  5. redphoenix

    redphoenix Oakley Beginner

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    Nah, sorry 'bout the date...I purchased them in 2001, they WERE Juliet....wish I could find a pic. They had the X-METAL inscription where Oakley now places the POLORIZED inscription.
    On another note, what is the difference between Juliet with curved legs
    LEFT LENS QUESTION - s-l1600.jpg

    and those with "spider-legs" (as I call them):
    LEFT LENS QUESTION - s-l1600.jpg


    Thanks!
     
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  6. redphoenix

    redphoenix Oakley Beginner

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    BTW, My Jules looked EXACTLY like the Fire Iridium model in the above photo (and honest to goodness it had the X-METAL inscription)
     
  7. Jmgarcia

    Jmgarcia Oakley Collector

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    Spider legs? I like that... I think I'll use that from now on. I believe they are called "hammerstems".
     
  8. Jmgarcia

    Jmgarcia Oakley Collector

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    Did you buy them from Brazil? They get pretty creative down there with oakleys.
     
  9. mjt42

    mjt42 Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    i'm going to go out on a limb here and say this is what you have
    LEFT LENS QUESTION - 384945d664105c0e924c4547411a97fc.jpg

    can't see the x metal etching in this photo but here's a pair with a close up of the etching on another pair

    LEFT LENS QUESTION - f63d27b77e2175f3dc4b9919c8eef1df.jpg

    no worries if you prove me wrong - i would love to see some juliets with the x metal etching...!


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  10. mjt42

    mjt42 Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    ...and welcome to the forum!!


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