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post #2026 of 2091



Any idea on the authenticity of the wings
post #2027 of 2091







Vintage Rayban Caravan Outdoorsman.. anyone can confirm its originality and year? Appreciate it
post #2028 of 2091
[IMG]Hey, absolutely STOKED to find this thread, I've been googling like a madman to find out exactly what I've got my hands on here. My dad gave these shades to me a while back. I've looked just about everywhere online and the closest thing I could get to a model/ name for them is Bausch and Lomb Ray Ban Style C. I'm going to include some pictures, and it'd be fantastic if you or anybody could help me out! In addition, I'm very curious as to wether or not replacing the lenses would depreciate the value, or if there's any way to just fix them outright. Thanks![IMG][IMG][IMG]
Edited by BrockD123 - 10/16/16 at 6:54am
post #2029 of 2091
Wings look real.
Caravans from 80's
Cats style c
post #2030 of 2091
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Originally Posted by BLRayBanMan View Post

Wings look real.
Caravans from 80's
Cats style c

Quick couple questions there! Haha, I'm not too sure what the wings are, and I checked out caravans and all I'm really seeing is the more "aviator" style, gold frames and whatnot... And the weird part about the Cats models I'm trying to match mine with, most have the word "Cats" on the side, while mine say 'Ray Ban' on the outside of both temples. On the inside, left says Bausch and Lomb, and on the right inside, says 'France'. I cannot find another pair online that match up with mine exactly. Very similar, some, but not exact. It's very confusing!
post #2031 of 2091
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Originally Posted by BrockD123 View Post

Quick couple questions there! Haha, I'm not too sure what the wings are, and I checked out caravans and all I'm really seeing is the more "aviator" style, gold frames and whatnot... And the weird part about the Cats models I'm trying to match mine with, most have the word "Cats" on the side, while mine say 'Ray Ban' on the outside of both temples. On the inside, left says Bausch and Lomb, and on the right inside, says 'France'. I cannot find another pair online that match up with mine exactly. Very similar, some, but not exact. It's very confusing!

Aaaand now I am just realizing that the Caravan and wings comment were for the other posts! My bad, my bad.
post #2032 of 2091
Suppose those could be traditionals c...I'm used to seeing those in tortise...are they nylon, or acetate?
post #2033 of 2091
Hello I have some old B&L Ambermatic Outdoorsman sunglasses on eBay if anyone is interested. I listed without international postage by mistake but if anyone is interested I am able to put individuals on an exception list to allow bidding overseas. http://r.ebay.com/Eg0NQU
post #2034 of 2091
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Originally Posted by BLRayBanMan View Post

Suppose those could be traditionals c...I'm used to seeing those in tortise...are they nylon, or acetate?

I'm almost positive that they're not the Traditionals, the traditionals don't have the Ray ban logo on either side like my shades do. Ah also, I'm pretty dang sure that they're genuine, found the small BL etched into right lens. As for the material, I haven't the slightest clue.. I know that it feels like a pretty solid plastic-type material. Glossy as well
post #2035 of 2091
Solid and glossy is acetate...cats are nylon...trads most definitely can have the ray ban script on a plaque on the temples...I'll send a pic when I get home
post #2036 of 2091
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Originally Posted by BLRayBanMan View Post

Solid and glossy is acetate...cats are nylon...trads most definitely can have the ray ban script on a plaque on the temples...I'll send a pic when I get home

The 'Ray•Ban' words are printed directly on the temples of both sides, BL logo is on both lenses, along with the Ray ban logo on right lense. The only other identifying marks are the etchings on the inside of either temple; Bausch and Lomb, and France... I'm thoroughly perplexed.
post #2037 of 2091
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Originally Posted by BLRayBanMan View Post

Wings look real.
Caravans from 80's
Cats style c

 

@Moz00

 

Actually, for me the caravan is the interesting pair.

When checking authenticity i always first look at the welding and the joints themselves. BL had a high standard so you can always trust the joints and the welding to be smooth and clean.

Unfortunately thats not the case for your pair. Theyre not smooth and not clean at all. the nose bridge is even positioned not well in line with the frame

 

 

 

 

 

Than there are the temples, the point where they go from flat to round near the hinges, that transition is to steep imo. 

 

Than there is the engraving on the bridge. On first eye it looks ok how i dont see the dots in U.S.A. and between RAY - BAN, maybe its the quality of the picture.

The engraving under the bridge also look dodgy.

 

The nose pad finishing neither seems to meet BL standards.

 

And the BL etching in the lenses should be E3 |_  4 loose parts, however it seems the L is just in one part on yours, however, it could be the quality of the picture.

 

so sorry to say, but im 99% sure theyre fake...

post #2038 of 2091
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Originally Posted by BrockD123 View Post


Quick couple questions there! Haha, I'm not too sure what the wings are, and I checked out caravans and all I'm really seeing is the more "aviator" style, gold frames and whatnot... And the weird part about the Cats models I'm trying to match mine with, most have the word "Cats" on the side, while mine say 'Ray Ban' on the outside of both temples. On the inside, left says Bausch and Lomb, and on the right inside, says 'France'. I cannot find another pair online that match up with mine exactly. Very similar, some, but not exact. It's very confusing!

 

 

Hi @BrockD123, welcome. yours are Cats 1000 with standard G15 lenses. Cats 1000 have Ray Ban on the outside of the temples. All nylon frames of BL are made in France (from the same factory as Bollé)

 

Replacing the lenses might be diffucult as youll need to find a pair. Or either you put Luxottica lenses in them (which would be a pity) 

 

enjoy

post #2039 of 2091

Hello

 

Please can you tell me a little about these Ray Bans ?  I don't know how old they are but my grandmother gave them to me a few years ago, I assume they were either my grandfathers, who was an American soldier serving in UK in the 40s or my Step Grandfather who, would have been driving during the 60s and 70s, and info and approx. value would be much appreciated.  Many thanks

 

 

post #2040 of 2091
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Originally Posted by flower68 View Post
 

Hello

 

Please can you tell me a little about these Ray Bans ?  I don't know how old they are but my grandmother gave them to me a few years ago, I assume they were either my grandfathers, who was an American soldier serving in UK in the 40s or my Step Grandfather who, would have been driving during the 60s and 70s, and info and approx. value would be much appreciated.  Many thanks

 

 

 

Ray Ban aviator, mid 80s B15 Top gradient Mirrored lenses

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