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post #1921 of 2089
Hi I am looking for info on a pair of glasses I purchased. From what I can tell, they are Bausch and Lomb with impact resistant lenses. The top right corner is etched with "Wings Bausch and Lomb" and the top piece says B&L Ray Ban USA. The lenses are greenish-blue.
post #1922 of 2089
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Originally Posted by bendugard View Post

Many thanks for your advice oosterling,

Is there a way to tell if they are real and not imitations?

Sure...google and youtube will tell you
Check blraybanuk on youtube. Also read older post of this forum. Full of info
Enjoy
post #1923 of 2089

Hello, 

 

I have a pair of vintage (my guess ca. 1950's - not the 1990's reissue, so lenses are slightly different in shape) Ray Ban Signet. 

 

They currently have prescription lenses and I am looking for non-prescription replacements.

 

I am sure original lenses are impossible to find (unless someone here has any for sale), so I guess I will need to get some custom made. 

 

Any recommendations? Looking for as close to the original as possible (glass - not plastic), I am aware that any replacements will not have the Ray Ban logo. 

 

Any leads on lens companies that do authentic replacements will be appreciated, not sure if Ican just go to any old eyeglass national chain. 

 

Thanks for any leads. 

 

Stefan 

 

 

 

post #1924 of 2089

hello vintage rayban expert new member here... i was wondering if any temples from any other raybans are compatible with the diamond hard  rayban frames... and if the diamond hard lenses are compatible with other frames.. the lenses are 58mm in size but i was wondering if the lenses are thicker.... and one more thing... are diamond hard lenses polishable??? because it seems the diamopnd hard frames are equivalent to the general 50 design visually ffrom pictures that is... so please let me know~!  thanks in advance

post #1925 of 2089

Hello - I've been searching for the numeric screw sizes for the Ray Ban aviator (e.g. 3025) hinge and lens-retaining screws... does anyone know the specs? This would be something like "1.27mm x .8mm x 3.9mm" or whatever... has anyone got that info? How about a source for them at a reasonable cost, instead of $4 or $5 each from 'some auction site'. I'd even buy 50 at a time, seems like I lose enough of them.

post #1926 of 2089

I thought these were the same lens as Clubmaster?

post #1927 of 2089
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Originally Posted by matt97899 View Post

hello vintage rayban expert new member here... i was wondering if any temples from any other raybans are compatible with the diamond hard  rayban frames... and if the diamond hard lenses are compatible with other frames.. the lenses are 58mm in size but i was wondering if the lenses are thicker.... and one more thing... are diamond hard lenses polishable??? because it seems the diamopnd hard frames are equivalent to the general 50 design visually ffrom pictures that is... so please let me know~!  thanks in advance

So yes dh aviators are quite specific. Framewise they come in what we call a deep groove frame, further more the have flat temples instead of cable temples.
There are 2 types of avi dh, the tortuga bar outdoorsman which comes with paddle earpieces, and the one with black bar outdoorsman. This one come with spring temples with black palstic around the springs.

So to come back on your question, yes you can put any kind of temples on the dh frame. Also yes a dh avi lens will fit in other, none deep groove, avi frame as what i know. I actually never tried...
If it will looks good, id say no. It is degradation of the type.
Also i dont think you actually can polish any lens as you would make it slightly like a prescription.
Just my 2 cents
Edited by oosterling - 8/30/16 at 2:25pm
post #1928 of 2089

Hi there,

 

I was hiking with some friends in Corsica a few years ago and there I found these sunglasses in a small pond where we had a break. Now I wondering how old they are. I've already googled it but I couldn't find anything.

 

It says Wayfarer on the left earpiece. The right earpiece says B&L RAY-BAN U.S.A. and 'L2009 YSAW. Both lenses have the B&L sign and on the back top part of the right lens frame it says B&L too.

 

I hope that's enough to identify them.

 

Thanks a lot,

 

Georg

post #1929 of 2089
@Georg12 i expect you have been googling as well...
http://www.vintagesunglassesshop.com/item_vs809.html

No year though. As there are model numbers on the earpiece they are from around mid 1980s to 1999

Regards
post #1930 of 2089
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Originally Posted by JimB210 View Post

Hello - I've been searching for the numeric screw sizes for the Ray Ban aviator (e.g. 3025) hinge and lens-retaining screws... does anyone know the specs? This would be something like "1.27mm x .8mm x 3.9mm" or whatever... has anyone got that info? How about a source for them at a reasonable cost, instead of $4 or $5 each from 'some auction site'. I'd even buy 50 at a time, seems like I lose enough of them.

Youre talking about BL aviators or Luxottica aviators? (As 3025 is a Luxottica model number)
post #1931 of 2089

Hello! Please help me authenticate this pair of vintage Ray Bans.

 

 

 

The seller says they are W2005 XWAS but Google results show this Gatsby style for this model.

 

 

 I'm confused. Any help is appreciated!

post #1932 of 2089

Hi - Thanks for your reply. I have both versions in my small-time 'collection' - I know there were changes between the old B&L, and the Luxottica and 'Made in Italy' versions... but I'd be interested in hardware for both. My immediate need is some older B&L bullet-hole shooters that are being rebuilt from a ragged wreck, to be daily-wear ready. But I also have some Luxottica aviators, Caravans, and other gold metal frames that appear to use similar screws. I would buy a batch of each size and type, if they were available for a nickle or a dime each, instead of $3.50 per screw. When they cost that much, the screw is not just hardware... its personal, too.

post #1933 of 2089
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Originally Posted by kobrice View Post

Hello! Please help me authenticate this pair of vintage Ray Bans.









The seller says they are W2005 XWAS but Google results show this Gatsby style for this model.




 I'm confused. Any help is appreciated!

Theyre the same only the pair on the first picture is missing the upper bridge. If you zoom in on the pictures you even see the marks where it should be on the frame
post #1934 of 2089
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Originally Posted by JimB210 View Post

Hi - Thanks for your reply. I have both versions in my small-time 'collection' - I know there were changes between the old B&L, and the Luxottica and 'Made in Italy' versions... but I'd be interested in hardware for both. My immediate need is some older B&L bullet-hole shooters that are being rebuilt from a ragged wreck, to be daily-wear ready. But I also have some Luxottica aviators, Caravans, and other gold metal frames that appear to use similar screws. I would buy a batch of each size and type, if they were available for a nickle or a dime each, instead of $3.50 per screw. When they cost that much, the screw is not just hardware... its personal, too.

I don't know anything about Luxottica but i do know that the original bl screws are rather hard to come by and always expensive. Sometimes i see screws coming by which are similar and also fit but aren't bl. Those obviously are cheaper..
post #1935 of 2089
Hi, what can somebody tell me about these [IMG]
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