Hey guys, been a long time since I have logged in to read the thread!
Anyways I have a question for those that are the experts!
I acquired 2 pairs of Flying colors last year. Fortunately I am not scared of them being fake because all the markings are there.
both are 58mm stamped on top and bottom of the bridge. The nose pieces are marked BL and the hinges are right. But this is where my questions start
1. Both pairs have etching by the hinges on the lenses. However I ran into a hiccup. My red pair are changeables and marked correctly.
My orange ones (which took me a while to find) come with B-15s (that is how they came) but the etchings are different!! one has the light white font while the other looks like a super fine cut into the glass.
To help back this up, I bough a standard pair of 58mm aviators with the "cut" etching into the lens as well years back. So I think it is legit but that the it may not be the original lens. Which I could care less about considering the consistency is identical to my eyes.
2. MY last question is for anyone with experience handling the Flying Colors series. I notice that the coating on each frame is a bit different. The orange one is much smoother /thicker than the red ones. I dont know if that is just how some came out, or if it indicates a different year. Just interesting and something for others to take note of in their pursuit of these series. The Red ones aren't rough but just noticeably less smooth than the orange ones.
anyways both are amazing pair of shades (the oranges are sick!) and I should have cleaned them before snapping shots! =(