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  1. I.A.O. is life

    I.A.O. is life Oakley Beginner

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    Can anybody tell me if later gens of Juliets were clean of markings? I know they didn't have serials but most I've seen or seen pics of had the SKU on left earstem. Were there any that didn't? Took a pair in trade that passed first look but now I'm not so sure.
     
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  2. dragonvoi

    dragonvoi Dragonvoi knows xMetal. Premium Member

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    There are completely unmarked Juliets. The feel and build are the best determination of xmetals of its your first pair post some pics otherwise, you are alright.
     
  3. I.A.O. is life

    I.A.O. is life Oakley Beginner

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    Actually they are my 3rd pair. Got 1 pair of gen 1 and 2 pairs of gen 2. They all seem slightly heavier in hand but noticeably so compared to the ones in question. Also the unmarked ones have a slight bend in the left earstem. Never heard of x metals bending bfore but I'm not real familiar with the later gens.
     
  4. Rusty M

    Rusty M Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Could have had some custom work done. Pics would really help.
     
  5. I.A.O. is life

    I.A.O. is life Oakley Beginner

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    Here are a few. Best i could do at moment.

    Pretty sure I got hosed - 20160820_180720.jpg Pretty sure I got hosed - 20160820_180736.jpg Pretty sure I got hosed - 20160820_180858.jpg
     
  6. iamFLIP

    iamFLIP [{#%^*+_\|~<>?!$&@}] Premium Member

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    Looks legit.
     
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  7. MJLSr

    MJLSr Oakley Expert

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    Looks like an odd arm, may have been worked a bit or a transplant, but no smoking gun there that I can tell. Most of the fakes I have seen have been 'hollow', literally, often with odd bends in the orbitals, at the tips, and/or have incorrect assembly hardware, specifically odd screws and strange pins.

    Regarding the weight; polishing and anodizing will generally lighten the frames up a couple of grams. Stock Juliets usually weight 42 to 44 grams fully loaded with OEM lenses and rubbers. I have seen some pairs come a gram or two lower. The polish on IH Juliets, Ichiros, and so on usually come with at the cost of some loss. Carbon pairs also come to mind here... In comparison the fakes I have encountered have been in the low-to-mid-30's. With a difference between the fakes and the real thing being just over the weight of a nickel... I don't see a 'modified' arm making more than a couple of grams difference at most. You still may want to weigh them for a sanity check.

    Good Luck with the pair!
     
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  8. supersharp

    supersharp X-Metal Connoisseur Premium Member

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    Looks legit from what we can see. That one ear stem does look jacked though. You may have to replace it, but if u got a good deal then u should have no real worries.
     
  9. Rusty M

    Rusty M Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Agree with the others.
     
  10. dingo ate my baby

    dingo ate my baby I should Work at Oakley

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    Honestly to me looks a bit fake. does it feel like it weighs the same as others. Somthing about pics feels off. Better ones please