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  1. morafa4

    morafa4 Oakley Beginner

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    Have a pair of Japan-made Frogskins headed my way, with metal hinges and fire iridium lenses. Seller seems to think these are from about 1990 - was there a reissue on the look of the Generation 1's then? Or is this a mistake by the seller

    My internet sleuthing skills aren't proving too well right now. :sorry:

    Was hoping some of you hardboiled Frogmen might be able to give me a hand. Thankss!
     
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  2. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    The Frogskin LX (acetal frames, Asian release) has metal hinges.
     
  3. morafa4

    morafa4 Oakley Beginner

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    Pretty sure these aren't LXs either. On the inside of the ear stems it had the traditional OakleyFrogskins mark with raised lettering, and the gilt (Made in) Japan after the bend. The outer Oakley logo is painted white and not raised. Everything about these say Gen1s - but the seller is fairly certain about the 90sdate. Strange... :/
     
  4. MissFrogger

    MissFrogger Oakley Beginner

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    I have to agree with you, these definitely sound like gen 1's (1985-1990). Seller must be getting these confused with gen 2's which were 1990-1996. These had a raised logo and no metal hinges.. good place to reference for differences: http://www.o-review.com/wiki.asp?name=Variations:Frogskins strange indeed.
     
  5. morafa4

    morafa4 Oakley Beginner

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    Exactly - yeah, I had a look at O-Reviews variants and nothing came up. Also strange as that the frames are not truly see-through, but somewhat in strong light. I'll post one of the seller pics below once I'm on my computer; and I'll be sure to post detailed ones once I get my hands on these.
     
  6. Tunnie

    Tunnie Oakley Beginner

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    From the info you gave, I'm pretty sure it's gen1. The seller must be confused.
     
  7. morafa4

    morafa4 Oakley Beginner

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    So I think I figured the mystery out. I got a hold of some images of the box they come with - and the fairly modern and textured box does indeed say 1996. But the UPC code stuck on them, along with their correct colorway descrip is followed by Disc. in parentheses - identifying them a discontinued. I'm pretty sure these are late 80s or 90 Gen1s, that sat deadstock at Oakley before being released/sold in 1996 in the only boxes they had available (kind of like they do now with leftover Juliets??). Anyways, just an educated guess - but hopefully a correct one!
     
  8. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    Either that...or they are fake.
     
  9. morafa4

    morafa4 Oakley Beginner

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    That would be some real dedicated craftsmanship and unbelievable feats of intricate deception, if that were the case... - But only upon receiving while I be able to tell. But until then, I think the Oakley's habit of selling residual stock of discontinued products is the most likely explanation.