sorry mate, very fake. first thing that makes you wonder is why they would paint a 18k gold frame. anyway lots of wrong things on the picture
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Well that sucks because the man i got them from actually paid a nice chunk for them back in the mid 90s from a Ray-Ban dealer in Alabama.
thanks, however, i dont see me as the expert, edcipo can mayb confirm that ;-)
im just a gut collecting (not even 2 years actually) that gather knowledge be reading on the internet and talking to other "experts"
so in the past maybe i made more mistakes that i do now :D, learning on the job. Anyway, the BL era of Ray Ban is full of exceptions and oddities. So to become and actual expert i think takes longer then 2 years ;-)
Hey guys, I really don't think there's any one "expert" on the B&L Ray-Ban legacy. They manufactured their eyewear all over the world and sometimes the same model varied technically depending which plant in what country, state or city it was made in and what area they were targeting. Some USA models varied slightly from the European ones. They also made frames for RX only, these were much stronger like the "deep groove" and LIC. ones. The lenses however, did not. They also kept their secrets very well guarded. This info is only what we were able to gather throughout the past 30+ years. I still have a lot of unanswered questions and conflicting facts. In some ways, that is what draws me to the "mystery" of the B&L legacy.
Edited by edcipo - 3/31/16 at 8:26am
Im totally with you edcipo, there always will remain a mystery. also, im sure you, and other have much more knowledge as youre in the business for quite some time i think. just imagining what all you must have seen.
Nice to have you on this forum.
myself my main and nearly only focus are aviators and different types of lenses, but obviously they produced so much more. the amount of models and variations is simply crazy
I recently picked up this pair of B&L Round Metal glasses for super cheap. I know these things are normally too good to be true, but thought I'd take a punt as I'd only be wondering if I didn't! I wanted to believe they were fake but everything about them seems to check out, so I thought I'd turn to you guys.
They are a sort of silver colour, possibly discoloured over time, they don't look like they've been treated all that well. See what you think.
They have B&L etched on both lenses.
B&L RAY-BAN U.S.A. etched on the back of the bridge, B&L on the rubber nose stopper things but I couldn't quite get a picture (what are they called?)
And W2103 YNAW on the end of the right arm.
Another thing is that they're quite small; I'm not too sure the measurements, but I've also compared them to my brother's new Luxottica ones which are sized 50-21.
So if they are real; when are they likely to be from? I'd love to know as much as possible about these!