Vintage Ray Ban Expert

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

  1. bubbleben

    bubbleben New Member

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    Hi folks,
    I'm a student from Sweden, who is new in this forum. I stumbled upon this thread during my research.
    I wanted to start my personal vintage Ray Ban collection, so I bought my first pair of sunglasses a few days ago. It's a vintage Ray Ban Aviator. I noticed a few things. The right nosepad seems to be upside down, because B L is read upside down. Furthermore the case doesn't have a belt loop.

    I would be thankful, if a expert from this forum could have a look on my pair and tell me if they are authentic. Thanks in advance!

    Greetings from Sweden

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  2. mmafia1

    mmafia1 Senior member

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    Yeah you have some diamond hards, nice pair, especially in new condition. Price varies a bit but around $250
     


  3. NuggyButt

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    Wow, had no idea my pair could be worth that much. They've never been used, but don't have the tags or box. Thanks for the info. Now: how would you suggest I go about selling these bad boys?
     


  4. mmafia1

    mmafia1 Senior member

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    Yeah the diamond hard models are always popular. They do fetch good prices as long as the lenses are pretty much perfect. Ebay is normally the best placed just be sure to take a lot of pics of the details, the diamond logo etc and they should get a good price.
     


  5. mmafia1

    mmafia1 Senior member

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    Always good to see a new collector, welcome.

    Yeah they look good, haven't had a full look at the pics but seem ok, not sure what you mean about the nose pads, any chance of a pic?

    A fair few of the cases don't come with a hook/loop so I wouldn't worry about that.
     


  6. doggerel

    doggerel Well-Known Member

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    How are caravans compared to aviators in terms of popularity?
    Any caravans fans with collection of caravans here?
     


  7. Don Arif

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    Quote:i think aviators more popular compared to caravan
     


  8. oosterling

    oosterling Senior member

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    i agree. its aviators wayfarers than others like cats other arista gold frames... no clue..
     


  9. bubbleben

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    Hi!
    Thank you for the welcome and thank you very much for your fast assessment!

    I just worried because the B L etching on my glasses was so thin, compared to all the other glasses here. Glad to here they look good.

    Unfortunately I couldn't take pictures of the nosepads until today. So here they are:

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    I hope you can see what I mean. On the one side you ran read BL without any problem and on the other side BL is upside down. I'm curious.

    Greetings
     


  10. oosterling

    oosterling Senior member

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    some of the different lenses BL used to have...
    (not all necessarilly in the best condition..just liked to make a nice picture :)..)



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    obviously missing....quite a lot
    dgm ambermatic
    changable red
    full mirror ambermatic
    full mirror G31
    chromax A30
    chromax G20
    ultragradient fantasees
    blue gradient mirro (pm)
    kalichrome
    kalichrome dgm
    kalichrome full mirror
    kalichrome top mirror
    ..some super changables (gradient) in other colors
    blue changables (flying colors ones)
    green changables (flying colors ones)
    ....
    what am i still more missing? :-D
     
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  11. oosterling

    oosterling Senior member

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    check: blue super changeables (gradient):

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  12. barfy

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    Greetings everyone. Looking to purchase 2 sets of paddle temples (arms) for Ray-Ban Large Metal aviator sunglasses made in USA by Bausch and Lomb in the late 1970's. Frames are stamped 58[]14 indicating 58mm lens width and 14mm bridge width. Temple length is 140mm. Parts from Luxotica do not work. Any info appreciated. I hope you are all doing well and I thank you for your attention.
     


  13. doggerel

    doggerel Well-Known Member

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    Correct me if I am wrong, but to my knowledge, temple parts from Luxottica should fit, unless one insists on using vintage parts, which is another matter.
    What about colour? Arista Gold or Black chrome?
    I might have a pair of Arista gold arm from B&L with some oxidation though.
     


  14. barfy

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    Doggerel: Thank you for your reply. I was "told" that Luxottica parts would not fit...and I believed the source. I should have checked thoroughly prior to making that statement. I've found several local retailers who stock and sell Luxottica arms (temples). I'll bring my glasses to them and check for proper fit. Thanks to all who were interested. I'll report back to help others who may have a similar inquiry. Best regards.
     


  15. doggerel

    doggerel Well-Known Member

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    Maybe I missed one point.
    The arms should fit, but screws being used on B&L ray bans are indeed different to those used in Luxottica ray bans, so you do need to have your own set of B&L screws to make it work.
    I am saying this because I do have experience fitting a pair of after market arms to a pair of B&L ray ban.
    It did work, but I did have my own set of screws.
     


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