Eddie Zarick
Mar 7, 2012 9:43 PM
So I've seen this many times, people break or loose gaskets for there oakleys, and there out of luck when trying to call HQ. So i was thinking, since I have my laser cutter.. I should be able to cut these out of rubber material. Does anyone have an interest in this project? We could do the Romeo 1.0 Kits and also I was thinking of the rubber inside the nosebriges of the X-Metals..... What I would need from you guys is a set of all the gaskets we would want to duplicate (don't worry.. no harm will be done to the originals!) Whoever sends me the originals to use for measurements, I will send them back along with a free extra set I cut. we could do these in different colors as well! Lets make a list of what gaskets we would like to have recreated and you guys post who can help with original gaskets for measuring!

Ill start it small... I will also post this on oakleyforum. I will edit this list you see with the updates from both sites...... Lets try to do this!

- Romeo 1.0
- Juliet
-Nose Bridge Gaskets
Paul Court
Mar 8, 2012 1:50 AM
Heh Eddie,I have a brand new set of upper and lower gaskets for a pair of Romeo 1s: If you can guarantee nothing will happen to them then you may use them. I had this idea myself, but didn't know how to 'action' it. Still want a set of gaskets for my Timebombs though.
Eddie Zarick
Mar 8, 2012 5:42 AM
It looks like a guy from oakleyforum is sending his romeo 1 gaskets.... Nothing will happen to them though.. just using them to measure and draw into the computer.... no lasers near the originals!!

Just looked at the time bomb unobtanium.....It looks doable.. I may be able to, but how is it held to the watch? I don't wanna pry my perfectly good ones off if i can't get them back on. If i can get a look at the other side, i can tell you if I can make them.
Ford .
Mar 8, 2012 8:50 AM
Interesting stuff Eddie, let us know how you go.

Linegear also look to be moving into Romeo gasket territory, although it's $50 for a full set, and I'd only really be interested in the upper and lower nosebridge gaskets (in black).


It's just insane Oakley don't keep these in stock, just because you don't make the sunglasses anymore, people still have them and might want to keep them in good shape with a tune up.
Twenty Fifty
Mar 8, 2012 6:17 PM
It's just insane Oakley don't keep these in stock, just because you don't make the sunglasses anymore, people still have them and might want to keep them in good shape with a tune up.
I agree. I know Oakley previously didn't think of their products as heirlooms and not supporting older models will force consumers to upgrade, but they have kinda started acknowleding their products are collectible about 5 years ago. Hopefully this acknowledgement will lead to them doing a 180 on supporting discontinued product sooner rather than later. Especially with Oakley having a reputation for products with poor long-term durability, I think it can only help the brand.
Paul Court
Mar 8, 2012 9:54 PM
Eddie, the problem with the idea of sending a pic(s) of the Timebomb gaskets is when I did try to take off the one that was left on mine, it started to dissintigrate: got it off in five pieces. Damn, sorry bout that, but I think you'll have to get hold of one that's not been used! By the looks of things, they have to take the bracelet apart before installing the gaskets, with a pin that goes throgh an unobtanium block. This is just my assesment of how it goes together, DON'T take this as gospel.
Eddie Zarick
Mar 8, 2012 11:42 PM
Yeah, looking at mine better, you might be right. Ill have to look into removing that band and see if it comes off with that.
Ford .
Apr 13, 2012 6:58 PM
These are now available on eBay in specific pieces for quite a reasonable price.


Oakley Nerd
Apr 13, 2012 8:12 PM
looks like LINEGEAR will break into the gasket/washer market for the Romeo 1. that's pretty cool, if you have to refresh your Romeo 1 without spending big $$$!

can't wait to hear about the experience with these products.

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