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  1. Superdave64

    Superdave64 Oakley Beginner

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    Curious....from a newbie... why are some authentic x-metals available without a serial #? Are they in fact authentic? And if so, how much less desirable? Thanks
     
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  2. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    They stopped putting on serials at the beginning of 2005. In Juliet terms, that's known as "4th gen". Later they started putting on SKUs & frame size. In Juliet terms, that's known as "5th gen". They are authentic; you spot fakes by looking at other things. In general collectors tend to place higher value on serialed pairs, but overall it's pretty subjective.
     
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  3. Superdave64

    Superdave64 Oakley Beginner

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    hey, thanks for the quick and informative answer.... I've never really given it much thought but am looking to replace my recently stolen x-metals that I bought in 2001? They had a #

    Thanks again
    Dave
     
  4. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Welcome. Once you meet the minimum requirements, I'm sure you can find a pair in the exchange sooner or later.
     
  5. nightpusher1

    nightpusher1 Guest

    To me a plasma frame with a serial number such as JE023476 has an identity,it is a plasma/emerald Juliet and should have emerald lense a frame which has no number has no idenity , could be anything, I dont find that as interesting,I love tracking down rare serialised complete boxed examples, but as the man said very subjective.
     
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  6. Oakley Veteran

    Oakley Veteran Oakley Enthusiast

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    As @kronin323 says, very subjective. Personally prefer later releases as 1) should have potentially had less wear and 2) personally prefer the "shinier" Plasma finish than the earlier "rough" looking finish as they perfected the process.
     
  7. Superdave64

    Superdave64 Oakley Beginner

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    Thanks. My next thoughts/questions after Kronin's response re: the serial # was did the #'s actually mean much/anything other than a generic/sequential ID. And with that, is there an associated premium that Oakley buyers are willing to pay. It would appear so.....thanks again
    dave
     
  8. qtrain23

    qtrain23 3D Printing Protege

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    Just the number that frame was. The prefix letters give the colorway info.

    Series probably won't add any value unless they crazy low (2-3 digit) or a specific number in a set (one guy on here likes the number 13)
     
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  9. Superdave64

    Superdave64 Oakley Beginner

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    thanks qtrain... For now I'm not trying to be too cute or trying to make money/add value ... just looking to replace a wearable pair of xx that I originally bought years ago.