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  1. saulsaul

    saulsaul Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Jordan lens vs normal. I know about the shape difference. But someone just told me that the actual etching font of the Jordan and all 1st gen Xmetal R1s is slightly different from later gen Xmetal R1s.

    Can anyone confirm and if so describe the font style difference and share pics???
     
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    #1 Stunna! Oakley Expert Premium Member

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  3. dragonvoi

    dragonvoi Dragonvoi knows xMetal. Premium Member

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    Hmmmm i think i have a pic..it is italicized different

    Ahhh cant find it, if someone doesnt have it, i can take pics when i get home.
     
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  4. saulsaul

    saulsaul Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    I checked my stash and now understand the subtle difference in italicisation between the gens.

    Yet another new X learning point for me and one more subtle difference between the Jordan and gen 1 and gen 2 Romeos.

    Anyone know if this is just the black lenses or the gold and fire as well??
     
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  5. dragonvoi

    dragonvoi Dragonvoi knows xMetal. Premium Member

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    I don't recall a clear delineation between the two although I wouldn't doubt that there are some variances out there. unlike the Jordans that truly are different from the regular black iridium
     
  6. discostu

    discostu Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    This may help. I believe the Jordan lens is the top one.

    Romeo black lens question - EE49AD59-6039-4585-A65D-89C39632C3EA_zpsmduoqqja.jpg
     
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    discostu Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Jordan -
    Romeo black lens question - AB3941E4-CC84-4A2B-BD46-B94CA1048B1B_zpsu0kzkr13.jpg
     
  8. saulsaul

    saulsaul Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Yes, the Jordan and first gen letters appear to be upright whereas later lenses appear to be more italicized. Also the length of the two strokes in X is longer in early gens.

    Can anyone confirm my observations?
     
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  9. mjt42

    mjt42 Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Here are a couple macro shots for comparison...

    Jordan

    Romeo black lens question - 704f3617f4898a5e20e95b2caebcaf56.jpg
    Romeo black lens question - 269376daab7e9d0556ca0378f97f0897.jpg

    Later style
    Romeo black lens question - ce1ab34166db05f51764e1e1015c5cc6.jpg

    Seems like even the font used in the etched text was refined as production evolved.

    Did someone once say; 'Everything can and will be made better'....


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  10. VolcanOG

    VolcanOG Xs and Os Premium Member

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    Great pics. Thank you!! Now I need to check mine.