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  1. Manish

    Manish Oakley Collector

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  2. xmetalmaniac

    xmetalmaniac Made of Metal Premium Member Lifetime Member

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  3. Carrera1963

    Carrera1963 Lover of Juliet Premium Member

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    Definitely fake. The seller knows it too, with a description like "wie abgebildet" ("as pictured" for the solely anglophone amongst us).
     
  4. Jaws12r

    Jaws12r Oakley Enthusiast

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    Fake? wow they are really getting better by the day.
     
  5. Manish

    Manish Oakley Collector

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    Ear stems, screws on the nose pc and that unfamiliar "Plasma" finish stand out for me.....
     
  6. kronin323

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    I don't know if the finish is that glaringly fake, but those other two are right - the flare at the end of the earstems and the screws in the nosebridge instead of rivets.

    Additionally:
    - note the orbital break - the angle's all wrong. Usually these breaks are simulated on fakes. These look like they might be actual breaks, but like I said, the angle is way off.

    - Look at the hinge screws - genuine Juliets use Torx heads (like a star) while these are hex. Also, the hinge screw head is recessed on genuine Juliets, unlike these.

    - The T-shocks - they look all wrong. Real t-shocks are installed from the outside (the part that is pinched closed when the stems are open) in, while these look like some sort of plugs mounted from the inside out.

    - The lenses - These fakes are trying to spoof plasma / ice iridium polarized, a popular OEM colorway. Real ice lenses have a neutral, grey base tint. These have an amber contrast base tint.

    It was nice of this seller to post so many detailed pics from different angles of fakes. Somebody should save a copy for future use as an example of fakes...
     
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  7. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Well done Grasshopper...
     
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  8. MJLSr

    MJLSr Oakley Expert

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    1 & 2. screws on nose and arms
    3. bad angles on the orbitals
    4. milling on the jet intakes is not right nor consistent between sides
    5. the arms are off, geometry and the tip taper is wrong
    6. attempt to install OEM rubbers = FAIL - they do not fit (presume legit, one says Made in the USA, can't tell on the other)
    7. spacing on the (screw'd in) nose pins is off
    8. no reference to a legitimate part/item to compare them to?
    9. nosebridge clearance is suspect
    10. nosebridge milling is uneven/poor
    11. t-shox look off (geometry and installation)
    12. the size of the nose pins is suspect
    13. the clearance of the nose pins in relation to the nose surface is suspect
    14. finish is polishasma-plasmish-like
    15. lenses are not quite right

    ...that's all I see

    I had a Carbon fake about a year ago, very similar - same screws, same issues for the most part. Seller claimed they were from a legit source overseas. I wonder how many times eBay's Resolution Center has to hear that about these?

    attaching screen scrapes for future reference These Juliets don't look right (see pics)? - Screen Shot 2014-09-27 at 9.14.53 PM.png These Juliets don't look right (see pics)? - Screen Shot 2014-09-27 at 9.15.02 PM.png These Juliets don't look right (see pics)? - Screen Shot 2014-09-27 at 9.15.37 PM.png These Juliets don't look right (see pics)? - Screen Shot 2014-09-27 at 9.15.48 PM.png These Juliets don't look right (see pics)? - Screen Shot 2014-09-27 at 9.16.21 PM.png
     
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  9. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Now that's just getting nit-picky... :D:D:D
     
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  10. THE X-MAN

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

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    I do like the yoke screws instead of pins, and the flaired tips make more sense. Id love to know what there casting them from.most likely stainless.stainless flows so nice in castings
     
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