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Discussion in 'Oakley Sunglasses Discussion' started by Funky-Trixtar, 2/16/16.

  1. Funky-Trixtar

    Funky-Trixtar Premium Member

    A question which I'm not entirely sure of the answer. I bought a pair of Gold Iridium lenses to replace my scratched Leather Mars pair. The only thing is, the seller (trixie26te) states they're cut from genuine O lenses and she has 100% positive feedback and the pics do show good lenses. However, when I compare them to my Tortoise Moons with Gold Iridium(representing the older Gold colour), the difference is apparent: the newer ones containing (to my critical eye) an element of green in the outer layer? As opposed to the brown colour......

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  2. Lexkempo


    My OO's and my Frogskin have gold lenses but they look different ...

    The OO's have a 'leather gold iridium' lens which looks like it has a heavier iridium than the 'good iridium' on the Frogskin
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  3. Funky-Trixtar

    Funky-Trixtar Premium Member

    Thank you for your response @Lexkempo, I've got that same pair (OO's Leather Gold), but the ones I'm referring to specificly are the Micheal Jordan Leather Mars which as far as a I'm aware are standard Gold Iridium.

  4. Lexkempo


    Judging simply by what has been called +red over the years... I'm no way surprised there are variations in Gold Iridium...

  5. Jay-Da


    Strange... I bought flak icons from the same seller and received them today. The sellers claimed they were team yellow color however when compared to my other team yellow icons they were clearly a different shade of yellow. I'm pissed I spent $30 for them. I asked the seller and they said they are 100% authentic but I don't think so...
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  6. the_owl


    Ive had gold iridium from 1999 to whenever they stopped. I cant say Ive seen a significant variance. Were they tungsten or bronze?
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  7. Funky-Trixtar

    Funky-Trixtar Premium Member

    Sorry @TheOwl, you referring to the new lenes or the old ones: I'd say the old lenses contain a Bronze base tint as for the new ones I've just compared them to the Linegear ones on my Romeos: they're NOT the same, so eliminating them from the equatiion. They are both darker and a cooler colour than the original Gold.

  8. jdd32


    Got actual pics of your lenses?

  9. Funky-Trixtar

    Funky-Trixtar Premium Member

    Will take some @jdd32.

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