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  1. Felipe de Lucca

    Felipe de Lucca Oakley Beginner

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    Hi guys,

    I bought my penny on ebay probably 9,10 years ago. Paid $200 i think, it only came with the microbag. It always looked authentic for me, but i wanted to really make sure it is. What you guys think?

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  2. OakleyCan

    OakleyCan Oakley Collector

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    Authentic
     
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  3. Nortika

    Nortika Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Looks good to me, plus if you bought it that long ago, it wouldn't be fake, they were not that rare back then. That's a pretty Penny
     
  4. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Serial number on the inside of the left ear stem?
     
  5. Felipe de Lucca

    Felipe de Lucca Oakley Beginner

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    Thanks guys.

    It doesnt have the serial number.
     
  6. bigaub666

    bigaub666 Oakley Beginner

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    Oakley X-Metal sunglasses made after about December 2004 do not have these serial numbers, but most (but not all) vintage Oakley sunglasses made prior to that date do have them. Each serial number has a prefix which identifies the frame and lens color combination:
     
  7. It's possible that the frame is a warranty frame, many of which came without serial numbers. Given the known weakness of the spring hinges on the penny its also fairly likely it was serviced at some point. It's also possible that the serial number wore off, or was polished off if someone tried to re-polish it before selling it. The early serial numbers were known for not being as durable as later generations, so sometimes they'll fade to the point that you can't even see them, or you can only see them from very exact angles.

    Having said all that I don't see anything wrong with that frame that would cast doubt on its authenticity. Beautiful frame that I wish I could fit my head in to.
     
  8. Dieseltech

    Dieseltech Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Looks real to me and very nice!
     
  9. Felipe de Lucca

    Felipe de Lucca Oakley Beginner

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    Hey guys...other day i was going to clean the lens because there was some dirty in the inside part of the lens. I just used the oakley microbag and it started to peel off a layer. Just weird...it doesnt appears from the outside and doesnt affect the vision. What happened?

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  10. GuerrillaOperator

    GuerrillaOperator Oakley Beginner

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    It looks like a delamination of the lens, since older lenses came with a hydrophobic coating (oleo) looks like the coating may be peeling off due to the age of the lens. ive seen that on my 1st gen juliet lenses. Hope that helps.