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  1. hkwinger

    hkwinger Oakley Beginner

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    I have been collecting for years, and these are still my favorite. X-Metal / Ruby (red) Juliet. These are all original Oakley lenses and show the difference in the Ruby coloring over they years. The top is one of the first. It is serial numbered in the X500's. It is very red and the pictures do not show how deep the purple is. The second is serialized X17,000's. It still has a good amount of purple almost as deep as the original gen 1, but covers less area. The bottom is the current version. One of my favorite pairs to wear, just not nearly as red as the originals.

    Ruby Juliet Over The Years - DSCN1254_zps9fb21315.jpg
     
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  2. iRubyRed

    iRubyRed Oakley Beginner

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    They are so nice, I regret selling mine off but they just didn't fit me, to wide for my face at the time :(

    Quite interesting how the ruby lenses change. My X-Squared ruby's have that deep purple hue to them as well where as others don't.
     
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  3. Teetogreen

    Teetogreen Oakley Collector

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    Great pics of years past.
     
  4. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    I asked a friend of mine who works for Oakley why that is, and he said they have had to keep changing how they made ruby lenses, because the baking process was pretty hit or miss with the earlier models.
     
  5. nyhokie

    nyhokie Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Nice pic! These are one of my favorite pairs to wear and part of my rotation. I am even developing a fondness for the fruby lenses.
     
  6. Fun's Way

    Fun's Way Oakley Beginner

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    It appears that U had a good batch!

    I still remember when the "X-Squared" first came out, the ruby lens on them are pretty good with deep red or sometimes even a little purple hue.
    Compare to the JULIET released in the same period, it's much better......But now, it's going down the same Orange-red way as JULIET did.
    What a pitty!
     
  7. discostu

    discostu Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Lovely glasses. I have 2 pairs of the first gens, one dark and the other darker still. Lucky I guess with the colours :) They are always a head turner!
     
  8. THE X-MAN

    THE X-MAN Forum Sponsor Gold Forum Sponsor Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    I love my ruby/xmetals,perfect old school look.
     
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  9. Maul

    Maul Oakley Beginner

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    Been waiting for such comparison all these years as many had said the first Gen ruby is the "reddest", i have yet to see it until today. 1 pic say a thousand words, thks hkwinger....!
     
  10. hkwinger

    hkwinger Oakley Beginner

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    Well, I was able to purchase another pair. Unfortunately I was unable to get a pic that I liked. In the display case, their differences are very noticeable unlike the pictures. I love the fact that it is easy to see the color getting darker the older the glasses get. The current version has no violet at all. Here is a quick pic that I was able to get. On the left 3 tier from top to bottom: current Juliet/Ruby, X017590,X004867. On the right single stand X000571. Be careful out there, when taking the pics I was able to see how some ebay sellers get very dark pictures of lighter lenses.

    Ruby Juliet Over The Years - DSCN1324_zps924d664a.jpg
     
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