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  1. v2kjokerz

    v2kjokerz Oakley Enthusiast

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    Someone sent me some pics of supposedly Xmetal XX Tio2 and just wanna see if you guys can confirm to me that it is a Tio2 and can tell me why it doesn't have a serial #...

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    Thanks for any help.
     
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  2. Malv1

    Malv1 Oakley Collector

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    I think like some of the other X-Metals, the warranty replacement frames don't have them. I know the R1's that were done under warranty didn't have a new serial so maybe that is the case with these?
     
  3. ucdavis4PT0gpa

    ucdavis4PT0gpa THE BEST IS YET TO COME

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    The TIO2 was retired in 2006. Serials were ceased in December 2004....so there ARE original factory pieces out there without serials. By the looks of the orbitals on those, that is quite possibly what these are....that's the much more silvery finish indicative of later generations of Plasma. Either way, those look 100% authentic to my eye.
     
  4. v2kjokerz

    v2kjokerz Oakley Enthusiast

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    Should it affect the price if it doesnt have a serial?
     
  5. ucdavis4PT0gpa

    ucdavis4PT0gpa THE BEST IS YET TO COME

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    Depends on the seller and the buyer. Some collectors value serialed pieces more than non-serialed and if they are selling it THEY may price it higher and a buyer may pay more if THEY value it more. I don't personally care that much about serials on high volume models (a serial on say the 24K line where the run was only 750 pieces is a different story). I think more important on the TIO2 is that many of us (I would fall in this catagory) would be willing to pay a little more for a first gen TIO2 because those have the Plasma orbitals that are more champagne in color which I think looks really cool on this frame and helps set off the earstems and flex coupler more because the two colors are more distinct from each other.
     
  6. xmetalmaniac

    xmetalmaniac Made of Metal Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Looks like a genuine xx tio2 to me....
     
  7. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    yup later model.. new gen plasma and no serial. and judging by that Xmetal shade, probably even one of the 2009 'comebacks'. does it have hydrophobic lenses?
     
  8. ucdavis4PT0gpa

    ucdavis4PT0gpa THE BEST IS YET TO COME

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    Wasn't the TIO2 dead before the short lived 2009 redo?
     
  9. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    yes, retired about 2006 if i recall
     
  10. FXD

    FXD Oakley Beginner

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    What he means is the TiO2 never had a 2009 comeback, that was X-Metal and 24k only.