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  1. Starchild007

    Starchild007 Oakley Beginner

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    OK guys....I just got my hands on a pair of Mars that were never worn.
    Here is my question- is it better to leave them ALL ORIGINAL meaning, NO changing
    The lenses(I've read what a pain in the arse it is) or would you swap out the lenses for a more desirable color? I do intend to wear them even though they are vintage. Is it best for their value to keep them all original? Any feedback will be appreciated.
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  2. Lexkempo

    Lexkempo Frog Fanatic

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    Like most vintage desireqble collectibles ... original is best

    Luckily the lenses can be swapped in and out if needed ...

    If you plan on keeping em, make em so you enjoy em!

    Keep all the extras in case you want to sell one day to return to stock appearance!
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  3. OakleyFrankFMJ

    OakleyFrankFMJ The Legend - - Vlad the Impaler Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    I feel it's best you get rid of them to someone who will appreciate them more as they were never worn

    Buy yourself a wearing pair. ;)
  4. washi me sensie

    washi me sensie The Oakley Rōnin

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    It actually depends on what you would like them to be bro... If you like them on how they look on you then no need to change the lenses... If you want to try a different "look" then you can have some of our members here to cut lenses with the different color for you... With regards to value... Do you want to wear them or sell them? If wear them then who cares, go ahead and be proud even if you change the lenses... If you want to sell them, then dont wear them, keep them as it is and preserve the "value"....
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  5. cyclerdoug

    cyclerdoug The Juliet Multiplier Premium Member

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    Wear them, change them if you like. They are sunglasses. If it was an original Shelby Cobra don't touch it. I strongly doubt you not changing them and enjoying them for 40 years will result in you paying off your beach house and enjoying your retirement comfortably. They are sunglasses.

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  6. Jmgarcia

    Jmgarcia NOT an Oakley expert!

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    Either way, unless you change the finish of the frame they will still be worth more than the original sale price. :cool::smoke:
  7. Starchild007

    Starchild007 Oakley Beginner

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    I would definitely keep the original lenses. They would be something I would not wear every day. I have several different Oakes and wear according to my mood. BTW, guys, I am a gal- retired law enforcement.
    Some women collect shoes, I love Oakley!
  8. QLR1

    QLR1 I like it when you call me Q Premium Member

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    Did you have to shout the title and bolden one of your posts, @Starchild007?

    Hopefully you can make up your mind. I'd just wear it and enjoy it in its original state.

    Sent from Q's Note5
    Last edited: 9/21/16
  9. pjd1234

    pjd1234 X METAL NERD

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    hmmmmm......why not??? change em bro.
  10. dingo ate my baby

    dingo ate my baby Xmetal 死神

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    I would change lenses,keep the original lenses cherry.. but to be honest I hate to wear bi,Ruby, ice, fire, any ways. I love the looks of them thow.