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  1. Arron1980

    Arron1980 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Hi all, I've got an XX 24k in new condition that has a few small Pitted holes on the orbital. I know these are inherent to the casting process so I was just wandering, would they be seen as something desirable for collectors or would it put people off? I for one think they add a certain industrial feel to them as you appreciate how they were made
     
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  2. Cargo

    Cargo JFL lover

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    I think it goes both ways.
    I personally like the "imperfections" found on some of the first gen stuff.
     
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  3. MJLSr

    MJLSr Oakley Expert

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    I have 2x 24K XX and both have some casing marks.
    Some see imperfections while others see unique pieces.
    They are kind of like snowflakes - it depends on if you like snow?
    :)
     
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  4. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Personally I don't mind the casting idiosyncrasies. They reinforce the fact that these really are metal.
     
  5. ucdavis4PT0gpa

    ucdavis4PT0gpa THE BEST IS YET TO COME

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    I've come to love that aspect- adds character and they look even more otherworldly
     
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  6. THE X-MAN

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

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    Not me......i like 3rd and 4th gen stuff....but that's just my opinion
     
  7. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    It's interesting to me, but I'm probably looking into at a deeper level than most people.
     
  8. thisguy

    thisguy Oakley Expert

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    I think it comes down to personal preference. I don't see them as anything that will hurt the value, just add uniqueness to the frame and help give them character. I wouldn't pay more/less for minor casting marks in the frame.
     
  9. erap

    erap Oakley Collector

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    Though the first gen bone finish is a beauty, i cannot compromise the lens fitting issues on these first gens compared to the later models
     
  10. Ry.1982

    Ry.1982 Oakley Collector Premium Member

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    I personally own an xs with casting marks, they all have them in some form or another.