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  1. Malv1

    Malv1 Oakley Collector

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    Hey guys, I just received my initial run pair of X-metal/ruby Juliet's with serial X016690. The lenses aren't as nice as I was lead to believe so I was wondering if the original deep ruby lenses are still available? I know a lot of the current ruby lenses are more fire than ruby.

    And here are the pics... I feel after getting them that I got a little over zealous and paid too much but I am ok with it. I will make it up with the sale/trade of scores that I have paid too little for :cool:

    Original X-metal Ruby Juliet - DSCF1438.jpg

    Original X-metal Ruby Juliet - DSCF1431.jpg



    Original X-metal Ruby Juliet - DSCF1435.jpg

    Original X-metal Ruby Juliet - DSCF1432.jpg

    Original X-metal Ruby Juliet - DSCF1433.jpg
     
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  2. Fun's Way

    Fun's Way Oakley Beginner

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    Can't wait to see your Pic's

    Yes, the lenses during initial run are still availlable, but only from personal collection I think.

    I own a pair of X012308 which I bought several years ago from an E-bay auction. The lenses are truly great lucky me!
    It's true that even the lenses from initial run JULIET X-metal/Ruby are various from batch to batch. But still they do look a lot better than the later release!

    P.S. I do have a question of my own:

    1) Exactly how many 1st Gen X-metal/Ruby JULIET were made? 5000 or more?
    2) I do hare some rumors that during the period of 2009 with the X-Men Origin - Wolverin hitting the box office, there is a batch of JULIET X-metal/Ruby in new package (new box, new coin design) that has the deep red/purple ruby iridium lenses just like the initial run release to the market! Is that confirmed?!
     
  3. doowutchyalike

    doowutchyalike Oakley Enthusiast

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    I just got some ruby lenses from Oakley.com, they don't look like fire at all.
     
  4. Malv1

    Malv1 Oakley Collector

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    That would be sweet if I can score a set of deep ruby with little to no yellow in them, like the originals but without all the scratches :dance3:
     
  5. doowutchyalike

    doowutchyalike Oakley Enthusiast

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    1) Exactly how many 1st Gen X-metal/Ruby JULIET were made? 5000 or more?

    Well considering you have 12308 and I have 24559, i'm sure there are more than 5000 out there.
     
  6. OOO

    OOO Be True

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    That looks purple enough to me, Malv.
    I got two X-series XM Juliet's myself and the lenses look pretty close to what you got.
     
  7. Rubyskull

    Rubyskull Ichiro addict

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    i'm agree too
    i have a 1st gen ruby lens when they release the juliet ruby and not that much red
     
  8. Funky-Trixtar

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

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  9. Malv1

    Malv1 Oakley Collector

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    My big worry is that when I get replacement lenses, they won't be this same color shading... I don't like how I have seen some ruby lately that is close to fire and I don't like that.
     
  10. OOO

    OOO Be True

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    Yeah, so can't replace these old-time lenses. Unless it costs more to make Ruby more purple, not sure why they can't re-do the older effects. Baby these oldies, or else swap them out with newbies if you're wearing them. Or just heck with it and let tomorrow worry for itself!!!