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post #1846 of 2093

Hello,

I need your expertise please. I found this pair of Ray Ban Wayfarer yesterday at an estate sale. These are unlike any I have seen before because a) then lenses are totally unmarked and b) then hinges have an  unusual extra piece of acetate that hangs over. It is shaped a bit like an "s". That piece is symmetrical and moves with the hinge so I believe it is true to the original frame and not a modification. I of course understand that the lenses may not be original.

I have attached some photos for reference, here are the basic specs:

Frame is stamped 'WAYFARER" left temple arm. Right temple arm stamped "B & L RAYBAN USA". Above the right lens is stamped "B & L 5024".

Thank you, scamozzi

 

 

 

 

post #1847 of 2093
yo estoy vendiendo unos Ray- ban originales creo que son de los 80's por si te interesan
post #1848 of 2093
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Originally Posted by musehead View Post

I am a self proclaimed expert on Bausch and Lomb aka Vintage Ray Bans. I have a degree in Vintage Ray Ban Eyewear, if you need help or have a question this is the place to get answers. I also buy them if you have a pair or more you want to sell. Cheers.

I have Ray Bans they are older than 30 years, I would like to sell them but I dont know how much they are worth, dnt know the model or the year of production. I have a buyer and he oferd me 200€ is that fair? I will send some pictures and if you could tell me what model and year they are. Cheers[IMG][IMG][IMG]
post #1849 of 2093

Hello Everyone, my name is Sal. I'm new here and was looking for some info on the Ray-Bans I have and was directed here.I have a old pair of Ray-Ban Drifter's. Inside it's stamped B&L Ray-Ban Frame France on the other side it's stamped Drifter. The lens are green and on the left lens it's has a BL. I also have the case. Can you give me some info on them and what they might be worth. Attached is a picture.

 

Thanks,

Sal Ray-BanDrifter.jpg 739k .jpg file  


Edited by smgg14 - 7/10/16 at 5:28am
post #1850 of 2093


Hey. I had a pair of Aviator Ray Bans for Driving by Bausch and Lomb stolen the other day. They were gold with brown mirror lenses. I am trying to replace them but I have a few questions.

 

1) Is there a difference between (Ray Ban for Driving by Bausch and Lomb) and (Ray Ban by Bausch and Lomb Sunglasses)? Because although the glasses look the same online, the case is different.

 

2) I want to make sure I get the same size. Do the driving glasses come in more than one size?

 

3) Are all Aviators for Driving by Bausch and Lomb the same colour?

 

4) What is the name of the lens I described?

 

5) Is it worth replacing them with modern day versions instead? What is the difference other than price?

 

6) Would it be easy to find a replacement and what is an acceptable price to pay?

post #1851 of 2093
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They were gold with brown mirror lenses. 

 

1) Is there a difference between (Ray Ban for Driving by Bausch and Lomb) and (Ray Ban by Bausch and Lomb Sunglasses)? Because although the glasses look the same online, the case is different.

 

Vintage Ray-ban has many many different models and different cases. Ray-ban for driving is one of the many series/models of Ray Ban by Bausch and Lomb Sunglasses.

 

2) I want to make sure I get the same size. Do the driving glasses come in more than one size?

 

Vintage Ray-ban aviators typically come in size 58mm and 62mm. So yours either was a 58mm or 62mm.

 

3) Are all Aviators for Driving by Bausch and Lomb the same colour?

 

I think both B15 lenses and B15 Top Gradient Mirror (TGM) lenses could be described as Ray-ban for driving. But I could be wrong.

 

4) What is the name of the lens I described?

 

B15 Top Gradient Mirror (TGM) lenses, probably.

 

5) Is it worth replacing them with modern day versions instead? What is the difference other than price?

 

You don't get B15 TGM from Luxottica I think. Maybe they got it in their latest release, I am not sure. Go check it out from their webpage.

 

6) Would it be easy to find a replacement and what is an acceptable price to pay?

 

For vintage B&L B15 TGM, yes you could find it, it's not that hard. Price-wise it's hard to say. It's sort of luck.

post #1852 of 2093
Hi Musehead,

I have a pair of vintage b&l ray bans. But i have no idea which type it is. Hopefully you could help me out. The frame is gold color with white endings. The glasses are green and more or less rectangular. The angle of the glasses is the most distinctive feature as they are tilted inwards. If you would look from a profile point of view the bottom of the lens is more to the back then the top. (Hope i'm making sense). I would like to know what kind of ray ban this is and how old they are. Hope you can help. KR Joëll
post #1853 of 2093

Hello, I have a pair of vintage Ray Ban's that I wish to have authenticated. Plus get all the info I can for them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #1854 of 2093
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Originally Posted by rodgerbackman View Post
 

Hello, I have a pair of vintage Ray Ban's that I wish to have authenticated. Plus get all the info I can for them.

 

Hi, yes authentic, except the ugly case. google on ray ban woodies bausch and lomb and you will find all you need. came in 2 colors wood as far as i know, light and darker. Most often like yours with G15 lenses. Not sure from when they are exactly but i expects 80s

post #1855 of 2093
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Originally Posted by joell View Post

Hi Musehead,

I have a pair of vintage b&l ray bans. But i have no idea which type it is. Hopefully you could help me out. The frame is gold color with white endings. The glasses are green and more or less rectangular. The angle of the glasses is the most distinctive feature as they are tilted inwards. If you would look from a profile point of view the bottom of the lens is more to the back then the top. (Hope i'm making sense). I would like to know what kind of ray ban this is and how old they are. Hope you can help. KR Joëll

 

Hi Joell, maybe Musehead will be able to tell you but he hasnt been online for around 2 years or so. so, you ever heard about the saying: a picture tells more than a thousand words? :satisfied::nodding:

post #1856 of 2093
 

 

@Hugo Avshu @doggerel

 

Quote:

They were gold with brown mirror lenses. 

 

1) Is there a difference between (Ray Ban for Driving by Bausch and Lomb) and (Ray Ban by Bausch and Lomb Sunglasses)? Because although the glasses look the same online, the case is different.

 

Vintage Ray-ban has many many different models and different cases. Ray-ban for driving is one of the many series/models of Ray Ban by Bausch and Lomb Sunglasses.

 

2) I want to make sure I get the same size. Do the driving glasses come in more than one size?

 

Vintage Ray-ban aviators typically come in size 58mm and 62mm. So yours either was a 58mm or 62mm.

 

3) Are all Aviators for Driving by Bausch and Lomb the same colour?

 

I think both B15 lenses and B15 Top Gradient Mirror (TGM) lenses could be described as Ray-ban for driving. But I could be wrong.

 

 

Actually standard B15 are not in the for driving series. B15 TGM are and also B20 chromax.

 

 

4) What is the name of the lens I described?

 

B15 Top Gradient Mirror (TGM) lenses, probably.

 

 

 

or B20...your description was not very detailed

 

 

 

5) Is it worth replacing them with modern day versions instead? What is the difference other than price?

 

You don't get B15 TGM from Luxottica I think. Maybe they got it in their latest release, I am not sure. Go check it out from their webpage.

 

 

no the dont. best change is to check on internet

 

 

 

6) Would it be easy to find a replacement and what is an acceptable price to pay?

 

For vintage B&L B15 TGM, yes you could find it, it's not that hard. Price-wise it's hard to say. It's sort of luck.

 

 

 i agree

post #1857 of 2093
Hi;
I was lucky enough to pick these up in a house clearance. I've found similar on the internet but only ones with leather ear pieces seem to have diamond lenses. Are these rare/collectible? They look unworn. All markings seem to be correct. Beautiful leather case and still have little cleaning cloth.
Would love to know more about them. Thanks
Dave


post #1858 of 2093

@Davendauk

 

Congra...Beautiful B&L Ray-ban woven leather with G15 lenses.

Can't tell the size from the photo but I guess it's a 58mm... check under the bridge it's stated there.

Yes I think they are rare and collectible... not impossible to find, but usually not inexpensive either.

I normally see them in changeable brown lenses,

but you can always fit in whatever lenses you like best although some may like to keep everything original.

 (any 58 or 62 ray ban lenses will fit, depending on the actual size of your frame)

post #1859 of 2093

@Daveindauk I would agree with @doggerel looks indeed like 58mm black chrome leather aviators. Leather style: Woven.

also agree you mostly see them with photochromatic bown lenses. But BL/RayBan cant be trusted on standards, everything is possible :-)

 

Myself i do prefer to keep thing original or at least stay close to the original

 

as for leather types

 

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there are several leather types. 

standard coverage, the most simple. Although burgundy leathers are rare

wrapped coverage, again burgundy is rare

woven, the most luxerious type of coverage.

 

however in the end ostrich leather is the most popular.

 

anyway, value/price of vintage stuge is difficult. In the end condition is of big influence. 

 

so, overall nice pair. not a rarity. but very nice indeed. In case you might consider to sell let me know

post #1860 of 2093

And there is also the rope-style leather wrap, which I find pretty nice as well...

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