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  1. Ali

    Ali Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Hi
    I have recently started collecting Juliets but i would like to find out more about how to tell if the lenses are real or fake?
    any information you can give me would be great, thanks.
    Ali
     
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  2. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    It's not very easy - you need to do a lot of study to know your base tints / iridium coating characteristics of the OEM colors. It takes time. And the lens thickness is often a good indicator, but not failsafe.

    If you have an o-store nearby, spend some time there studying / checking them out firsthand. And check out a lot of the pics on this forum.

    Unfortunately Oakley does not put special markings on their lenses for provenance.
     
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  3. THE X-MAN

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

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    Or only buy from the forum here.a cheat wouldnt make it five minutes here
     
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  4. OakleyCan

    OakleyCan Oakley Collector

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    Price point would be number one.

    Secondly optical clarity ( Again knowing what OEM is helps)

    Color is also a good indicator. Familiarize yourself with the genuine colors from a reputable source.

    Bevel and thickness would be your next step.

    If its an option doing a side by side comparison with a genuine lens would likely teach you what you need to know and at least rule out the obvious differences

    Good luck