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post #1651 of 2091
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Originally Posted by codymc13 View Post







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

post #1652 of 2091
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Originally Posted by oosterling View Post

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

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.
post #1653 of 2091

really?...not an authorized dealer i would say...

post #1654 of 2091
Amazing post !
post #1655 of 2091
Maybe one day a real forum divided by type (olympian, aviator, caravan....), lenses... Where we could speak clearly about B&L Ray Ban.

Anyway, very Nice. Good work from the expert. Especially oosterling.
post #1656 of 2091
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Originally Posted by jjr2 View Post

Maybe one day a real forum divided by type (olympian, aviator, caravan....), lenses... Where we could speak clearly about B&L Ray Ban.

Anyway, very Nice. Good work from the expert. Especially oosterling.

 

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 ;-)

post #1657 of 2091

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
post #1658 of 2091

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

post #1659 of 2091

Here are some of my favorite Aviators listed on our site now.

 

 

1) Precious Metals  "Masterpiece"

Processed By eBay with ImageMagick, z1.1.0. ||B2

 

 

RB-1 lens 12k GF 58mm Aviator from the late 1940s

Processed By eBay with ImageMagick, z1.1.0. ||B2

 

RB-3 lens 58mm Caravan from the 1950s

Processed By eBay with ImageMagick, z1.1.0. ||B2

 

RB-2 lens Bullet Hole Shooter 12k GF from the 1950s

Processed By eBay with ImageMagick, z1.1.0. ||B2

post #1660 of 2091

Youre too humble, you have so many nice items, like several avis with A30 lenses.

But the ones with RB2 are gorgeous.

I just wih i could sell for the prices you list them :P


Edited by oosterling - 3/31/16 at 6:32am
post #1661 of 2091

Hi guys,

 

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!

 

Fingers crossed!

post #1662 of 2091

@kippfin honestly  there are many bargains passing by frequently, luckely :D

 

 

differences in size is: round metals versus small round metals. timewise, im not sure from when on BL started to use the coding on the paddles. somewhere mid 80s i think it was.

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post #1663 of 2091

Just google search "Vintage Ray-Ban W2103 sunglasses" and you should find most of the answers you are looking for. If you're not clear on anything specific, post it here and we may be able to help.

Happy searching...

post #1664 of 2091
They are the real deal.

Tons of fake lenses on ebay mostly aviators. Worked at B&L back in the day and sometimes can't help but notice the counterfeits.
post #1665 of 2091




Fake ?
Edited by jjr2 - 4/2/16 at 5:23am
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