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  1. Big Hank

    Big Hank Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Hello All,

    Sorry for the long second post. I originally came here with one intent so I guess I should get it all out.

    After cruising around eBay and then being sent to this site by a Oakley Rep, it seems I may have something pretty cool. My goal is to learn as much as I can about a pair of OverTheTop's that I have owned from way back in the day, maybe even before they ever got released. My original intent was to sell, sell, sell! when I saw what they go for on eBay. After finding out that people have an awesome urge to collect Oakley's and I happen to have a few..... I may just want to hang onto them with a little more background knowledge.

    First off - I know I said a rep sent me here so you are thinking why not just ask him... I haven't talked to the guy in 11 years. It takes me contacting him through another friend. He was super busy then and I'm guessing he's even busier now.

    What I want to know?
    Are my OTT's more rare than others?
    • They do not have the pockets for the forehead pads. Is this something on early models?
    • They have almost zero lip on the iridium side of the lenses around the lenses
    • I purchased them directly from the rep while working in a bicycle shop. These traveled with him when Oakley went looking for initial orders.
    • Some of the detail looks more prototype than production
    • The finish is nice, but not Oakley perfecton
    • Would these have more collector value if they are not production?

    To me these could be the highlight to a collection. Potentially a true rarity that is even more rare than the production models. This is why my pack-rat side thinks they may be hard to get rid of :)

    Any input about these glasses is greatly appreciated.

    Big Hank
     
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  2. Oakster

    Oakster Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Pictures please!!!
     
  3. systole

    systole Oakley Beginner

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    Pics please x2!
     
  4. qBan

    qBan The Hijinxer

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    pics please x3
     
  5. Big Hank

    Big Hank Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Pics... Loaded from the phone. Hopeful they look good.

    OverTheTop's  Prototypes, early production, etc... - 45f3b0cc-930d-8e91.jpg

    OverTheTop's  Prototypes, early production, etc... - 45f3b0cc-932f-86a6.jpg

    OverTheTop's  Prototypes, early production, etc... - 45f3b0cc-9348-476c.jpg

    OverTheTop's  Prototypes, early production, etc... - 45f3b0cc-935e-abb3.jpg

    OverTheTop's  Prototypes, early production, etc... - 45f3b0cc-937c-a416.jpg

    OverTheTop's  Prototypes, early production, etc... - 45f3b0cc-93a7-cb84.jpg

    OverTheTop's  Prototypes, early production, etc... - 45f3b0cc-93e9-2101.jpg
     
  6. Oakster

    Oakster Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Look pretty legit to me, I've never seen any without the padding.
     
  7. qtrain23

    qtrain23 3D Printing Protege

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    Idk...looks pretty close to a regular OTT to me
     
  8. Big Hank

    Big Hank Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    They have literally sat the way you see them in the last picture for (guessing) 11-12 years. I don't look like a cool guy that could ever get away with wearing something so awesome.
     
  9. Big Hank

    Big Hank Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I can do more pics. It's the lack of pads, the vertical lines you see on the inside where the pads would be. The smudges in the plastic on the inside around the lenses (not symmetrical or consistent) More pics are in the works, it's so much easier to post them from the my phone instead of the laptop.

    Thank you!
     
  10. qtrain23

    qtrain23 3D Printing Protege

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    First gen pairs didn't have recesses but just pads stuck to the insides

    Like this? :tongue:
    OverTheTop's  Prototypes, early production, etc... - c891528e.jpg