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  1. Oak Heel

    Oak Heel Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Not a recent purchase, but just re-acquired these OG valves from my brother. I originally purchased them back in 2003 when I was in 8th grade. I "gave" them to my brother about 5 years ago, but he has since purchased some other Oakleys and no longer wears them so he let me have them back! :p

    They are the dark grey frame with grey lenses. The lenses are toast! There is some peeling of the frame color on the earstems and the icons are chipped up and peeling as well. Surprisingly, the oakley logo on the nosebridge is intact. Also has the original microfiber bag, but no box.

    I'm debating on having them cerakoted and restoring them. They are almost a perfect match to sniper grey, but part of me wants to keep them original. I do have some oem Titanium IP lenses for them, but unfortunately no replacement nosebombs.

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  2. Oak Heel

    Oak Heel Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Oh yeah and Made in USA, wherever that is...
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  3. Nortika

    Nortika Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Nice you got them back, as old as they are you might as well keep them original
     
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  4. pjd1234

    pjd1234 X METAL NERD

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    Very niiice
     
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  5. WILL-I-AM

    WILL-I-AM Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    I agree with @Nortika in keeping them original. Nice pair for sure. The frame color is a beauty and a big plus with the Oakley logo on the nosebridge in pretty good shape.
     
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  6. Ventruck

    Ventruck Oakley Expert

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    You get that battle-damaged look with the frames as-is. Lenses need to be replaced for sure, though.
     
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  7. Durty66

    Durty66 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Pretty cool of your brother to give them back to you!
     
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  8. OakleyFrankFMJ

    OakleyFrankFMJ The Legend - - Vlad the Impaler Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Shoulda gave him a beat down to get them back. ;)
     
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  9. Oak Heel

    Oak Heel Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Yeah you guys are right @Nortika and @WILLAW84. I'm just going to keep the frames original and replace lenses. Don't know what I was thinking.

    He is a cool bro that's for sure. I did offer to get him some replacement lenses so he could keep and continue to wear them, but he said he probably wouldn't wear them much and just gave them back to me.

    And yes @OakleyFrankFMJ, I did give him a beat down. Not over the glasses though, just because haha :angel: