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Vintage Ray Ban Expert

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

  1. mmafia1

    mmafia1 Senior member

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    It just shows that they are older than others. Bausch and Lomb didn't etch most of their lenses until the 70's so shows they are either 60's or early 70's, the case seems to point to that too. The fact they are in decent condition certainly adds to their value.
     
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    the markings on the under side are as follows: B&L RAY-BAN 58[]14

    I also have case[​IMG]
     
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    Hi,


    I have a pair probably the same as yours. Would you please help me, what have I really got?
    Thank you
     
  5. doggerel

    doggerel Well-Known Member

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    American made B&L Ray-ban size 58 mm gold frame with G15 lenses.
    I think they are also called B&L Ray-ban Large Metal Arista frame with G15 lenses.
    I think they are the ones Tom Cruise wore in the 1986 movie "Top Gun".
     
  6. oosterling

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    mmm tom cruise might have worn the 52 mm version. ive heard he is quite a small guy [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    hi @LeatherBoot this seller we have discussed several times. i am convinced the guy is selling fakes or at least very doubtful pairs (like many many BL frames with Luxottica lenses, anyway, so many pairs for sale... i dont trust it) and therefore i would not buy from him...

    what you do is up to you.

    ps, that seller is really overpricing the items imho
     
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    Is there anything on these glasses that indicates a fake (ignoring the suspicious volume he has)? If they are Luxottica lenses merely etched with "BL" are the optics going to be comparably worse than real BL lenses?

    Yes the price is very high though he is willing to take about half of his asking. I saw vintage Signets in Isetan in Tokyo for 68,000 yen !
     
  10. oosterling

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    well funny thing is that there is not one picture where i can see the etching... although there are clear close up pictures of other details.
    the pictures of the bridge are strangely very unfocused while the arm and nose pad were no issue to get them sharp.
    The nose pad...im not sure about. Yeah it does has BL...but some how im doubting. it seems to be wrong.. im not sure. maybe im getting to suspicious [​IMG]

    something i suspect this seller from is painting frames:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-BAU...D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

    and maybe someone can assist me in the next topic, as far as i know do only have the 90s models the 100% ultraviolet protection as on the sticker on the lens. yet this pair seems not to have the ray ban logo laser etching in the lens.

    besides 52 mm might be small..?! but i dont know the signet model at all
     
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    The listing says they are etched and I can see some signs of it being there in the last picture. I tried on this model in Japan and I liked it. It is small but that's what I need. I will take some pictures when I recieve them.
     
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    well, ive one fake pair and they also have a BL etching..Its just not the correct BL etching. and even if the lenses would be fine maybe the frame is painted. There are just some seller is find suspicious and this one is one of them. Therefore i will never buy from them.

    please read http://www.vintagesunglassesshop.com/mad_revos.html
     
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    I will post pictures of them when I get them. I definitely agree they appear to be questionable. I took pictures of the ones I tried on in Isetan so I will compare.
     
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    I've seen non-mirrored, full-mirrored and double gradient-mirrored Ambermatic but never seen top-gradient mirrored or ultra-gradient ones,
    and I am sure I haven't seen them all.
    But then why not? That would means a full line of products anyway.
    However, from what I see from the comupter, the colour of the quoted lenses just don't look like amber, more like C. brown.
    The tag is not saying ambermatic either. Just ultragradient.
    The case is not an Ambermatic case.
     

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