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  1. jiveSEVEN

    jiveSEVEN I Should Work at Oakley...

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    Hey guys, I have both the x metal/black iridium and titanium/gold Romeo 1. In pictures, the titanium frame looks really smooth. Since I own titanium pennys now, I can tell a huge difference between titanium and x metal. My titanium/gold R1 though looks like it is an x metal frame. There is no real way to tell because the serial numbers are all the same for R1s. I am thinking it is a custom R1, since it has custom cut OEM polarized gold lenses. It also has a rootbeer R1 kit which originally came on the titanium frame. Can anyone clarify the if the finish on the original titanium/gold is very smooth, and not industrial like the X Metal? For anyone who has titanium R1s, can you post a pic? Thanks!
     
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  2. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    chuck a photo of your supposed titanium R1 here and we'll see. also put it next to the X-metal one so we can compare. x-metal photographs really differently depending on lighting
     
  3. jiveSEVEN

    jiveSEVEN I Should Work at Oakley...

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    Here you go. Can't get good lighting to take a pic right now!

    Romeo 1 Frame Colors - LVikW.jpg
     
  4. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    alright when you get good lighting take a closeup of the two frames together.. doesnt have to be the whole frame just part of it. but from here looks like X-metal to me. the titanium/plasma is lighter.. more champagne-y
     
  5. FXD

    FXD Oakley Beginner

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    Titanium came in generations like Plasma. First gen Titanium is matte finish like X Metal, Second gen Titanium is smooth.

    I've got first gen Titanium Romeos.
     
  6. good2mod

    good2mod Oakley Collector

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    This is why my romeos both have gold iridium lenses but different frame colors.
     
  7. jiveSEVEN

    jiveSEVEN I Should Work at Oakley...

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    So my Romeos may really be titanium then? The frame does look a tad different from my x metal frame?
     
  8. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    huh. i guess so. ive never seen tha t'first gen' titanium before. cool that it looks like Xmetal.
     
  9. good2mod

    good2mod Oakley Collector

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    here's the first gen gold titanium
    Romeo 1 Frame Colors - r1-1.jpg


    here's the 2nd
    Romeo 1 Frame Colors - r2.jpg
    (these are not my romeos and pics. I give credit to the owner:)

    both have gold lenses and rubbers
     
  10. jiveSEVEN

    jiveSEVEN I Should Work at Oakley...

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    Mine probably just look the way they do because their old and dingy haha..