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  1. Oakley plumber

    Oakley plumber Oakley Beginner

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    Hi all. Just bought a romeo 2 today. Box, coin and paperwork came with it. Polished with titanium lens. $480 cdn. I know they don't have serials but should there be a sku #? Could someone please post some pics of the back inside of the glasses. Thanks.
     
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  2. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Assuming that's the box that actually originally came with the glasses, you can find your answer. Look for the SKU on the box.

    There were two R2 polished / Ti Ir SKUs:

    04-139 should not have the SKU on the frame.
    04-156 should have the SKU on the frame.

    But really, the difference between the two SKUs is that the 156 came with hydrophobic lenses, not whether or not the frames were marked. The timing just happens to be similar.

    There might be some 139s out there with SKU markings - they started putting SKUs on x-metals in 2008 but 156 didn't replace 139 until 2009.

    Bottom line, there are plenty of legit R2s out there with no SKU markings. My 12-687 x-metal / BIP don't have them.
     
  3. hereispunishment

    hereispunishment Oakley Collector

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    Yeah, none of my R2's have any SKU # etched on them and I have both generation styles. The only difference is what kronin said. Hydrophobic lenses, plus either two piece box (first gen) or three piece box (2nd gen) with different SKU # .
     
  4. Oakley plumber

    Oakley plumber Oakley Beginner

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    Box says 04-139
     
  5. hereispunishment

    hereispunishment Oakley Collector

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    Can you show me this... im curious now. I have a 2nd gen pair of polished TI r2's and don't.
     
  6. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    I don't have a 04-156, only the 12-687 (R2s are too hard to find with pristine OEM lenses) - I was assuming, because they were putting SKUs on x-metals starting in 2008. But my uncertainty is why I qualified my statement with "should have the SKU" instead of "will have the SKU"... the point was his non-SKU'ed R2s weren't fake just because they lacked SKUs...

    @Romeo Van Frogskinstein will know for certain - he has them all:D:D:D...
     
  7. Dallas O Hog

    Dallas O Hog O.C.D. Oakley Collecting Disorder haha Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    I will look to see which one I have at home and look at all 5 as I have fist and second gen of different frames
     
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  8. Dallas O Hog

    Dallas O Hog O.C.D. Oakley Collecting Disorder haha Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Only my Gen 2 x metal frame has a sku. My Gen 1 do not
     
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    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Thanks Hog...

    So my assumption was correct. They did SKU-mark R2s after 2008...
     
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  10. Dallas O Hog

    Dallas O Hog O.C.D. Oakley Collecting Disorder haha Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Would have been cool to have the serial also as it looks like on the box it has a serial