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Discussion in 'Oakley Sunglasses Discussion' started by obiwan, 10/4/11.

  1. obiwan

    obiwan

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    I think I saw a thread here about the possibility of two finishes on the Echelon jawbones. Since I now have two pair, one new one used, I can verify there were two finishes, flat and semi-gloss. The early versions were flat, later version were semi-gloss.
     

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  2. Oakley_Sight

    Oakley_Sight

    Strange as this question was asked on Oakley's facebook page & they said there was only one finish, can you post pic's of them both.
     

  3. obiwan

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    The iPhone camera doesn't do a good job at showing the differences in the frame finish but here is the pic;
     
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  4. jfiori

    jfiori

    Which are the newer and which are the older? And how can you determine the time that they were produced?
     

  5. obiwan

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    In the pic above, the flat finish is on the left and are the used pair I picked up, on the right is semi-gloss which I purchased new, assumed that recent new purchase was produced later in production?
     

  6. BriP

    BriP

    could it be due to wear/washing..?
     

  7. obiwan

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    I thought about that but if this were the case would the finish be equal over the frame or have semi-gloss with flat finish spots at touch points?
     

  8. BriP

    BriP

    hmm.. maybe that 'gloss' appearance is some sort of coat that dissolves in water (whether it was designed to do so or not who knows) try washing your glossier one a few times? because if thats the case, you will have even finish all over the frame from washing
     

  9. O-Migo

    O-Migo

    Thanks for posting photos..When I went to the Market st. Store in SF.(two months ago) they showed me both models they had in stock. One was matted and one with gloss. They didn't seem to have an explanation for it, But I have seen both in front of me and they both look awesome.
     

  10. Oakleynerd

    Oakleynerd Staff Member Premium Member

    same sku#??
     

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