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post #76 of 242
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Originally Posted by Zanth
I want an X-metal frame for sure, I was thinking Juliets but those Penny's look sweet! I jsut wish the frame was not grey. I have fair fair skin and and blonde hair and I find that the bronze/brown/gold frames work better for me. Regardless, I'm now interested in buying again!




post #77 of 242
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by skyline889
You shouldn't be lecturing people on watches, you've just started researching them yourself less than a month ago, and most of the stuff you know now is from Wikipedia or Timezone. Besides if it works for them, why lecture them? It's their money, if it tells the time and looks decent, who cares, not everyone needs the name.

About sunglasses I use Spy Optics and I've been very satisfied. The lenses may not be up to par with Oakley, but they look good, fit well, and because they're only around $100, I don't mind wearing them while paddling, fishing. etc.
Skyline, I was not lecturing. Not to get into an arguement, but the kid was bloating about his watch and getting on my nerves, so I told him that the movement in it probably is not the greatest.

Other then Sunglass Hut, what are some good stores to check these products out in Canada?
post #78 of 242
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Originally Posted by stevesurf
Bong, man where were you when this thread started Does that make 30 pairs of Oakleys yet? If so, they better start paying you a royalty instead of the other way around
hehe... i think i'm up to 45 pairs now. as for a museum, there's people that are far better (worse?) than me, my collection is nothing in comparison.

i just reorganized yesterday and have most of my Oakley eyewear and watches in one place now, the drawer under my bed.


Zanth, if they fit you, those Bronze Pennys Vertigo-1 posted are beautiful. if not the Juliets are still cool as they fit larger... it's still the most beloved X-Metal. *sigh* it's so disappointing i don't have the nosebridge to have X-Metals fit me properly.
post #79 of 242
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Originally Posted by bong
hehe... i think i'm up to 45 pairs now. as for a museum, there's people that are far better (worse?) than me, my collection is nothing in comparison.

i just reorganized yesterday and have most of my Oakley eyewear and watches in one place now, the drawer under my bed.


Zanth, if they fit you, those Bronze Pennys Vertigo-1 posted are beautiful. if not the Juliets are still cool as they fit larger... it's still the most beloved X-Metal. *sigh* it's so disappointing i don't have the nosebridge to have X-Metals fit me properly.

Holy mother of God, you have more Oakleys stuff than i have pairs of socks !
post #80 of 242
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Originally Posted by bong
hehe... i think i'm up to 45 pairs now. as for a museum, there's people that are far better (worse?) than me, my collection is nothing in comparison.

i just reorganized yesterday and have most of my Oakley eyewear and watches in one place now, the drawer under my bed.


Zanth, if they fit you, those Bronze Pennys Vertigo-1 posted are beautiful. if not the Juliets are still cool as they fit larger... it's still the most beloved X-Metal. *sigh* it's so disappointing i don't have the nosebridge to have X-Metals fit me properly.
post #81 of 242
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Originally Posted by bong
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Zanth, if they fit you, those Bronze Pennys Vertigo-1 posted are beautiful. if not the Juliets are still cool as they fit larger... it's still the most beloved X-Metal. *sigh* it's so disappointing i don't have the nosebridge to have X-Metals fit me properly.

The Penny's look insanely cool! Man what a great colour combo. Now then..to find an outfit that sells them on the cheap! Sunglass Hut, pretty well the only spot in Ottawa I know that sells...sells for BIG BIG prices and they never discount.
post #82 of 242
And to think all of mine can have their own vault, and I'm not in danger of repeating the vault styles.

Bong, can a Blade fit a girl? I was under the impression that most of the men's watches were fairly huge, not just in wrist size, but just all around huge. Yet at Zappos, they have the Blade in the women's category. You should check out Zappos for bags though. They had the kitchen sink for a few weeks while people were paying double the price on ebay. They don't have it anymore though, but still have some messengers and such that haven't made it to Oakley.com yet. Oh yeah, and they have the shoe collection.

But blade, detonator, and time tank. I thought these were all huge, and wouldn't really look good even on a tomboy's wrist.
post #83 of 242
I haven't read the whole thread, but once again I see a lot of specific model recommendations... you really need to go to a couple of sunglass retailers and try sunglasses on your face. Go with a female friend (or your girlfriend if applicable) and ask for a second opinion. If you don't have the cash to pay retail, go on ebay afterwards and buy a new pair for less. I was a horrible sunglass shopper until I went with my current girlfriend to a few stores at the mall. Finally we found a Ray Ban model we both liked (the Sidestreet brown polarized lens) which was about $140 retail, and I bought it online for just under $90 shipped. I'm very happy with them and they're the first pair of sunglasses I've ever worn that actually fit my face. And for what it's worth, I looked through the Maui Jims, Revo, and Serengeti sunglasses available and still decided on the cheaper Ray Bans, so be sure not to discount sunglasses just because they're less expensive (just as with headphones).
post #84 of 242
Lately when I've been driving in the early morning around 7AM, I've been getting a lot of shadows, making it difficult to make out the bumper of cars in front of me. This is with both black iridium and G30 lenses. Do any of the Oakley experts know what other types of lenses could possibly eliminate this? I kinda want to avoid getting into a fender bender.
post #85 of 242
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Originally Posted by Vertigo-1
Lately when I've been driving in the early morning around 7AM, I've been getting a lot of shadows, making it difficult to make out the bumper of cars in front of me. This is with both black iridium and G30 lenses. Do any of the Oakley experts know what other types of lenses could possibly eliminate this? I kinda want to avoid getting into a fender bender.
I've never noticed that effect when I drive....
post #86 of 242
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Originally Posted by Vertigo-1
Lately when I've been driving in the early morning around 7AM, I've been getting a lot of shadows, making it difficult to make out the bumper of cars in front of me. This is with both black iridium and G30 lenses. Do any of the Oakley experts know what other types of lenses could possibly eliminate this? I kinda want to avoid getting into a fender bender.
Is the black iridium polarized? If not, then maybe something with titanium polarized could be calling your name. It's a really neutral lens that just works well in all lighting conditions. The polarization (true polarization, not a crappy glued on layer that won't make a hill of beans of difference) should reduce the glare, which, I'd think would help the shadows.
post #87 of 242
My black iridium lenses are polarized. I thought at first it was maybe due to them being too dark, but if I'm getting the same problem even with G30, then I'm not sure what else to try. I can make out the bumper a little better with G30, but it's still hard to judge sometimes during the morning bumper to bumper traffic and you're in a rush.
post #88 of 242
If there was a store open in the morning, and if they had ti polarized, and if they trusted you, you could test it yourself. Umm yeah, not gonna happen huh? Black polarized has the least amount of light transmission, so I'm not sure what to tell ya, other than I used ti polarized when I was driving back in the US, however, not in the morning conditions, however I didn't have any issues with sunset.

I don't have a car or a license here to test with. I had to get in all my driving for a while when I was back home.
post #89 of 242
Thread Starter 
Hey, a guy has offered me this pair of glasses:
http://oakley.ca/o/o2081d

They are black/black. He wants $120 CAD (is this fair?) I don't think they are polarized as the photos he sent me do not have a lens that say polarized on them. Can you change the lenses for prescription or polarized, and if so, how much are polarized? He said they come with cleaning cloth and the bag. Is this all to be expected, or do they ship with a box and stuff? He said he won them at a local golf tournament.
post #90 of 242
120 CAD = ~$106 USD. If it wasn't perfectly mint with zero scratches and has box/papers/different size nosepads, that'd be way too much to pay. You can get brand new pairs off Ebay, possibly polarized even, for less than $100, non-polarized for sure under $100 in the black/black combo. Even in store at a Sunglass Hut, that'd be what a new pair costs, at least here in the U.S, about $100.

So yeah, I recently scored a pair of Juliets with first gen ruby lenses. Hyuk hyuk hyuk...now I can walk around being Cyclops. Actually I'm still debating if I'd want to keep it, considering what they cost and then seeing them in person. Not quite worth what they run for really unless you're hardcore, particularly since my pair was used and shows wear.
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