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  1. DylFin

    DylFin Oakley Beginner

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    Once again, I call on the power's that be - the Oakley Forum Oracle of wisdom!
    Are warranty Juliet serialed frames rare or collectable?
    I understand they might not be as wanted as original serial numbers, but just wanted to check? :)
     
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  2. OakleyCan

    OakleyCan Oakley Collector

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    They are as collectible as any other frame. They W serial is generally not sought after, however condition of the frame and lenses is where the valuation lies.

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  3. DylFin

    DylFin Oakley Beginner

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    Thanks for the info, I thought they might be rarer due to the fact there weren't as many 'W' serials out there, but many thanks for confirming! ;)
     
  4. discostu

    discostu Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    In my experience they do not come up as often as most serialised pairs so in essence they are more difficult to find to a degree. They were obviously not an LE or SE so cannot be seen to be collectable in that way - no box / matching serial etc, but they certainly have some element of uniqueness as I would say at least half of replacement pairs will be unserialised. I probably see 2/3 pairs maybe per year up for sale if that is an indicator for quantities.
     
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  5. DylFin

    DylFin Oakley Beginner

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    That's interesting - I also haven't seen too many 'W' serial frames, so very happy that they are somewhat unique, which is exactly how my wife describes me! :)
     
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  6. OakleyFrankFMJ

    OakleyFrankFMJ The Legend - - Vlad the Impaler Premium Member Lifetime Member

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  7. Carrera1963

    Carrera1963 Lover of Juliet Premium Member

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    I agree with @discostu - they are certainly rarer than many serialised frames but that doesn't necessarily make them more desirable. For me, I would be looking to buy them at a discount to a serial frame, rather than a premium.
     
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  8. joecool862

    joecool862 Keeper of the Skull Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    I think they are cool. I have a warranty serialized frame. Wouldn't pay any more or any less for it than any other Juliet. All depends on the condition...
     
  9. cyclerdoug

    cyclerdoug Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    It's like looking for an 89 Ford Escort GT rather than the LX. It's a distinction that really doesn't matter.
     
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  10. pjd1234

    pjd1234 X METAL NERD

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    W frame not that desirable as SN pairs. Collectable wise??? Not that either. It sells less than a serialed frame.