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Vintage Ray Ban Expert

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by musehead, May 12, 2013.

  1. Solidblender

    Solidblender New Member

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    Hi, I have a pair of my grandpas Ray bans and I’m trying to understand what kind of value they hold? (See attached photos)

    The numbering on the inside of the frame says B&L Ray-Ban U.S.A. 51/41/10 12K GF

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  2. ozlionheartzo

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    Hi
    I got passed these glasses from my dad just wondered if anyone could tell me anything about them thanks and hi from England

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  3. ozlionheartzo

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    Has the B L logo on both shades also number w0603 xvaw
     

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    I was given these glasses by a friend but neither of us know if they are legitimate or not. Can anyone help please. Inside the left temple is written "1909". Inside the right is "ITALY DESIGN CE". Just the RayBan spell out on the right lens.
    Fingers crossed, thanks.

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  5. SimonT

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    Hello everyone !

    I found this pair from the 80s (?)

    B&l lenses

    Interesting or not ?

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  6. Superman74

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    I have a vintage Ray-Ban which i believe is most likely the Outdoorsman RB3030. It has a gold frame and sweat bar and the so called "cable temples" Has BL etched on both lenses and Ray-Ban in white on the front lense. Top bar it states "B&L RAY-BAN USA. Underneath top bar is states" B&L RAY-BAN 52 14

    These were commonly sold in South Africa I would say in the 80s and known locally as the 'Baby Face' RayBan due to the 52 size. Was wondering if you could share some more info on these and whether it was sold in other markets. I could not find any other information regarding this particular size. Thanks Junaid

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  7. dero91

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    Hello,

    Thank you for creating this forum. I like to know what is the best way to clean vintage ray bans, specifically vintage aviators? Also, what is your recommendation for tightening the hinges? What would you use to clean the nosepads and lenses?

    I also recently purchased Ray-ban wings and not sure if they are authentic. They seem to be super light.
     

  8. axnjaxn

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    Hello everyone and thanks for the invite. I stumbled across what I think are an old pair of B&L vintage Ray Ban shooting glasses with a tin case. I’ll include some pictures and if anyone can elaborate on what these are and how much they’re worth. I haven’t even tried cleaning them yet sorry for the dust lol. Thanks
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    Hi there, im new to the scene but have picked up a pair of ray bans and would like to know if theyre real or not! On the end of the bit that goes over the ear it says, L2112 XPAW. any info will be much appreciated 20190321_182149.jpeg 20190321_182249.jpeg 20190321_182339_HDR.jpeg 20190321_182409.jpeg
     

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    Hello everyone.
    I have a pair of the W1513 Cats 3000 in matte black with the diamond hard coating which my ex wife purchased for me in the mid to late 90's.
    They really weren't my style for my face shape and have sat for the past 20+ years in the case in my dresser.
    I would rate them a 9 out of 10 with just some minor "flea bites" in the lenses. No scratches on the frame or lenses.
    Missing the lens polishing cloth and original paperwork.

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    Hi does anyone have any info on this marking? Its 'SS' marked on the frame of a 1/10 12k GF rayban

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    I have Bausch Lomb Ray Ban's from around 1990-1995 with lens shape that looks the same as in Aviators but this model has "sweat bar" and wire temples (no bullet hole), so I think they are Outdoorsman. Lenses have BL etched on both of them. There is marking 58()14, so they should be 58mm. However measuring lens width with non flexible ruler looks like it is around 55-56mm. If I measure with flexible ruler width of the lens so that ruler is curved like the lens it looks a bit larger maybe even 58mm.Anyway my lenses are pretty scratched and I was wondering if the lens size and shape is the same as new Aviators (58mm size) made my Luxxottica Italy?

    I also have opportunity to buy brand new original Aviators at nice discount but I'm not sure is the size exactly the same as when trying on 58mm at the store I feel they were larger than mine but I may be wrong as I did not have them side by side. Also I was considering I could take lenses from new Aviators and fit them in my old Outdoorsman when I like to use different style but will they fit?

    Thanks for answers beforehand.
     

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    Nevermind, I asked them and was told that even the shape appears the same, and there is 58mm size available on both models, the lenses are not exactly the same shape in Outdoorsman and Aviator, so not possible to mix frames and lenses between the two. Also frame sizing is different so that if Outdoorsman 58mm fits fine, it does not mean 58mm Aviators will fit the same.
     

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