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  1. rickieb

    rickieb Oakley Beginner

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    Folks,
    I recently acquired some older carbon frame Juliets from around three or more years ago. They have very red colored lenses.They definitely look a different red to my newer ruby iridium. Any ideas what they could be? (I would be happy to post an image but seems I'm unable to any ideas why?).

    Also, there is a serial number....is there any way to know how old they are from that number?
    Thanks
     
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  2. echav23

    echav23 Oakley Enthusiast

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    The color of ruby lenses can vary quite a bit. The newer ruby lenses can tend to look more like fire lenses than ruby. It's also possible that the red colored lenses are aftermarket and not Oakley lenses.

    As far as the serial number goes....if there is no letter at the end of the number it's a first generation frame, if there's an "A" at the end it's a second generation frame and if there's a "B" at the end it's a third generation frame.
     
  3. rickieb

    rickieb Oakley Beginner

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    Thanks very much. That makes a lot of sense. The color of these lenses are much more like that of the Juliet's worn in the X-Men.
    The frame has a serial number without a letter after it (it begins with an "x"). Does that make it more collectible/valuable?
     
  4. qtrain23

    qtrain23 3D Printing Protege

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    Very depending on condition
     
  5. rickieb

    rickieb Oakley Beginner

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    Condition of these ones seems to be pretty decent. I'm going to send to Oakley to be tightened up just to make them perfect!!!
    What I was wondering was whether a first gen is worth more than a later generation assuming the condition is the same.
     
  6. qtrain23

    qtrain23 3D Printing Protege

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    Depends. But x serial Juliet's have been pulling big money lately. 600-800$ I believe

    They're initial run xmetal/ruby. Not carbon.
     
  7. rickieb

    rickieb Oakley Beginner

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    I'm going to send to Oakley for a tune up. Should I remove lenses, shocks, nose bombs etc or just send as is?
     
  8. rickieb

    rickieb Oakley Beginner

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    qtrain23 3D Printing Protege

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    I don't think it matters
     
  10. jaopae

    jaopae Oakley Beginner

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    You need to take the lenses out if you wanna know whether they're Oakley's or not. Recently purchased a pair with dark ruby, went home and found out they were not Oakley lenses. Contacted seller and returned the next day.