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  1. Leo6494

    Leo6494 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Hi,

    I have 2 identical pairs of R1s but I am looking at the serials, one is clearly etched deeply while the other is just light? I don't know if I am making any sense but please take a look at the photos. Do they put serials in there in different ways?

    Romeo 1.0 Serial etching? - IMG_4463.JPG

    Romeo 1.0 Serial etching? - IMG_4464.JPG
     
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  2. dragonvoi

    dragonvoi Dragonvoi knows xMetal. Premium Member

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    hah. good timing. i just took some serial pix. yes, they vary from model to model, time to time and there's not really any reason why. Romeo 1.0 Serial etching? - ImageUploadedByTapatalk1428002705.653548.jpg
    Romeo 1.0 Serial etching? - ImageUploadedByTapatalk1428002716.503054.jpg
    Romeo 1.0 Serial etching? - ImageUploadedByTapatalk1428002735.269260.jpg
    Romeo 1.0 Serial etching? - ImageUploadedByTapatalk1428002749.018920.jpg
     
  3. Leo6494

    Leo6494 Oakley Enthusiast

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    @dragonvoi wow as long as they have serials then its legit?
     
  4. dragonvoi

    dragonvoi Dragonvoi knows xMetal. Premium Member

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    not necessarily. it's usually inconsistencies with the frame that would tell you if they are. from what i see in your pics they are both legit.
     
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  5. dragonvoi

    dragonvoi Dragonvoi knows xMetal. Premium Member

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    oh and one more thing you might notice... they are not identical. the finish on the lower sn one should be lighter, and the inside of the arms (where a typical xmetal serial would be) is squared off as well, vs the rounded stems of the higher s/n pair.
     
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  6. Eduardoakley

    Eduardoakley Oakley Enthusiast

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    Wow @dragonvoi incredible serial number of Romeo Jordan!!! :agree:
     
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  7. mopiko

    mopiko Oakley Enthusiast

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    They are norm~
    I have various pairs, some with deep etching some with really faint etching. All legit
     
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  8. Krank

    Krank Oakley Enthusiast

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    I knew the etching can vary between deep and faint, but I didn't know just how varied and inconsistent the etching can be. It's a small detail, but goddamn
    why did they go through all the hassle of creating and numbering each one only to be so sloppy in the finishing detail. That's very annoying from a designers perspective.
     
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  9. Leo6494

    Leo6494 Oakley Enthusiast

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    At first I was thinking the light or faint etching could have been made up by someone other than Oakley but seeing all the serials kind of differently put in there maybe they didn't have any standard way?