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  1. blacky_258

    blacky_258 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Hey Community! Im asking, what would be the value of a, lets say x metal Penny Ruby or Juliet (low serial) in the year 2030?! Will the still be popular?
     
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  2. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    Are you looking for a real answer?

    In 15 years we could see a societal collapse, doomsday event, or a leap in technology that would render sunglasses useless.

    If, in 15 years, things are as they are now, Oakley as a company is still around and popular, then I could see X Metals still being quite popular with the Juliet or XX trending to where the Romeo is now in terms of reverence and rarity, the Romeo elevating higher, and the "lesser" pairs being more cult-classics like the Zeros and early Eye Jackets are now.
     
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  3. MJLSr

    MJLSr Oakley Expert

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    At the rate things are going now in the year 2030 every component of the new 'neXt-Metal Collection' will be some type of plastic, down to the screws, with the exception of the lenses, which will probably be thinner and less durable than ever.

    With the range in sale prices for the specific items you mention I doubt those items will be worth significantly more or less themselves. I think economic factors, the value of a dollar and such, will be a major driver for cost, which is not the same a worth or value.

    Also consider that many of the current generation of collectors will have moved on, many for good. Our replacements seem to feel a Badman and Madman are 'worthy' and may not value real X-Metals the way most of us do today.
     
  4. Dallas O Hog

    Dallas O Hog O.C.D. Oakley Collecting Disorder haha Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Last paragraph so true. To them there's value wasting $400 on the new releases.
     
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  5. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    By 2030 we'll be welcoming our new alien overlords...
     
  6. Leo6494

    Leo6494 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Maybe a certain company would one day see there is potential, they can possibly fund retroing these classics?
     
  7. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    Casting is dirty, energy intensive, and outdated. I highly doubt anyone would make that large of an investment to make sunglasses for a small number of brand enthusiasts.

    If anything printed inconel or titanium, or another laser-scintered or MIM type process would be used in its place. Which would likely not be able to be done with the vaunted "X-Metal" alloy. Which begs the question - if another all-metal frame is made but it's not the same X-Metal alloy will everyone flip their **** and denigrate that pair for being called X-Metal as much as they did for the current pairs that weren't even distinctly called "X-Metals" but were merely lumped into a "collection"?
     
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  8. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Depends how durable it is, I guess.
     
  9. Dallas O Hog

    Dallas O Hog O.C.D. Oakley Collecting Disorder haha Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Lmao the new "X-metals" durable
     
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  10. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Wasn't talking about the released ones, but the hypothetical all-metal-but-not-Ti ones rustpot pondered...
     
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