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  1. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    I know there are only three made-by-Oakley purple Juliets in existence, and that they were only prototypes, never went into production. DIY purple Juliets don't count...

    Just out of curiosity, I was wondering if anybody would be willing to share more information about them - I've found very little in searches. If anybody with info would like to keep it private, though, I perfectly understand.

    It's no secret that @Dyeraudio and @FearGearGarage each have a pair but I'm not sure about the third. Maybe @Cargo? (he posted pics on the RED thread) FGG's still being dark so I'm hoping Dyer, at least, is willing to share what he knows...

    Here's some of the questions:
    - Does anyone know the story of why they were prototyped in the first place? I think I read that they weren't produced because of color inconsistency (like the JBRs had) but maybe I'm wrong.

    - I assume, being prototypes, they have no serials? Or do they have some special prototype marking? Is there a way to tell that they were made by Oakley and not a DIY job?

    - The lenses in them: were those the colorways put in by Oakley or did they come as frames only and y'all had to put in lenses of your choice?

    - Do any of the owners care to share the story behind how you got them? I saw in an older post that FGG got his from an insider but no other details.

    - Regarding that post from FGG, in it he was told only two were made. How was it discovered that there were actually three? Are we sure there isn't a fourth somewhere?

    - Anything else about them worth mentioning?

    Thanks guys, I appreciate it if you're willing to share any of this. And if not, no worries; didn't hurt to ask...
     
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  2. gs300

    gs300 Oakley Collector

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    Nobody knows how many were actually made could there be 5 sure that's the thing it's all rumors with FACTS.

    As we all have heard only so many of certain pairs made and BOOM. A few more surface. I'm sure I didn't help but nobody actually knows
     
  3. xmetalmaniac

    xmetalmaniac Made of Metal Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    There was another color made..... But that's another story....
     
  4. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Teaser...
     
  5. Gecko

    Gecko Oakley Collector Premium Member

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    We talked about them and through things at Red. But I shared about as much as I want to in some other discussion thread about my pair. I don't know where it is though or what the topic was called.
     
  6. TOWSNBN

    TOWSNBN Oakley Beginner

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    they have done a number of color coatings for the juliet in small batches for one reason or another. one of the coolest ones i have seen was black chrome.
     
  7. gs300

    gs300 Oakley Collector

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    Only 3 guys are lucky enough to show they have one.
     
  8. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Ah, you're owner #3? I searched through several pages of results without seeing that, but now that I know which poster to look for I may have better luck. Thanks!
     
  9. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Nope - I struck out - did full-forum searches for @Gecko posts that contained either "purple" or "Juliet". Combined results of 30 posts, but none the one you referred to. So I guess I'll just have to remain in mystery, unless anyone else is willing to chime in...
     
  10. Dantes

    Dantes Oakley Expert

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