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  1. rudy

    rudy Oakley Beginner

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    Hi, New here.

    I always wanted the Oakley Romeo 1, but never sprung for it because I thought they were expensive and figured I would lose them but almost a decade later I regret never buying one.
    So I bought one on ebay and I want to confirm it is not a fake with people who are likely to know.

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  2. nlgrav182

    nlgrav182 Oakley Enthusiast

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    I'm not a Romeo expert by any means, but the stress-cracked and beaten lenses and the missing Unobtainium on the stems... You'd think a fake would be in better condition.
     
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  3. atty_65

    atty_65 Oakley magician Premium Member

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    i say legit, just a few tlc and your good to go!
     
  4. Oakley Stephen

    Oakley Stephen Oakley Collector

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    It looks good to me
     
  5. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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  6. NUMBER 2

    NUMBER 2 Oakley Collector

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    Looks a little shiny for x metal, but everything seems to be legit.
     
  7. rudy

    rudy Oakley Beginner

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    Thanks, wanted to get some opinions before I left feedback on ebay for the seller.

    I took the ear socks off and could not get the new ones on, it shipped with what looks to be an authentic replacement set. I did not have any hand sanitizer to slip the new pair on.

    Maybe it looks bright because the light source is a 36 inch aquarium LED light above it which is powerful enough to grow plants.

    I will probably buy a 6 pack of the revant lenses does anyone have any comments on those?
     
  8. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    Yeah, they're ****.

    Stick around here until you can get access to the exchange area, members post cut Oakley lenses (Oakley lenses made for a bigger pair cut to fit the Romeo) for around $100.
     
  9. rudy

    rudy Oakley Beginner

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    Well what exactly is bad about them? Do they look bad, are they too dark, unclear, bad fit etc? It does not bother me if the lenses are not original as long as they work decent given lenses just get ruined and apparently this frame likes the break them.
     
  10. xmetalx

    xmetalx Oakley Beginner

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    You can go to the custom thread and get yourself a pair of lenses to cut from:

    http://www.oakleyforum.com/threads/cutting-lenses-what-works.12332/

    Or you can go to Dr Chop or the X-Man to get it custom done by them. I bought a pair and had an optometrist do it.