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Batwolf
Oakley Batwolf
May 9, 2012 8:45 PM
I am looking at a pair of Vintage Frogskins (possibly Gen 2) and I just want to see if they are real.

http://tinyurl.com/6v8uuaj

http://tinyurl.com/72v7grc

http://tinyurl.com/7sknqxu
OsmosisJones
Justin "Scorpion Zero" Jones
May 9, 2012 8:40 PM
We have a "fakes on eBay thread" in the off-topic section of the forum.
Dann
Dann Thombs
May 9, 2012 9:06 PM
They're legit. The Gen1's (pre-1990ish) had the metal hinges. I had that scare the first time I bought a pair.
Batwolf
Oakley Batwolf
May 9, 2012 9:19 PM
Thanks Dann! What do you guys think is a fair value on these?

And can the new Frogskin lenses fit in them?
monster_beetle
Jules Neefjes
May 9, 2012 9:26 PM
New frogskin lenses don't fit as far as I now. However, the old do fit in the new...
Dann
Dann Thombs
May 9, 2012 9:31 PM
I'm not good with estimating values. To me, I'd say 50-70, but I'm sure they'd go for higher. I think I paid $35 for mine.
Batwolf
Oakley Batwolf
May 9, 2012 9:46 PM
Yeah I don't think I'd spend more than $70 on them.

But I've never held a set of these in person, are they heavier than the standard Frogskins? Do the stems get loose easily? Is the fit different?

Sorry for so many questions, I just want to make sure these will work before I attempt to buy them.
DrChop
www.drchop shop.com
May 9, 2012 9:47 PM
also should have Japan stamped into the earstem I believe the right one at the tip area if I am not mistaken. Last pair I had was that way.
monster_beetle
Jules Neefjes
May 9, 2012 10:28 PM
yeah, the right ear stem has Japan on the tip and Oakley frogskins tm in the middle.
Their fit is quite different than the fit of the new frogskins. They clamp more on your head.
Dann
Dann Thombs
May 9, 2012 11:18 PM
Agreed, the stems angle in a bit more, so there is a bit more pressure. Gen 2's should fit more like the Collectors.

And yeah, Japan is stamped on the tip of the earstems, which you can see in those pictures.
Ian
Ian Morris
May 9, 2012 11:26 PM
I hate to be a naysayer, but my 1st gens do not have screws on the inside of the metal hinges to hold the arms, they're more like rivets. Also, "Japan" is etched, while on this it seems to be printed in white....
Dann
Dann Thombs
May 10, 2012 12:01 AM
Mine all have flathead screws, and I have more gen 1, than gen 2 (or collectors for that matter)
Batwolf
Oakley Batwolf
May 10, 2012 12:56 AM
Can someone post some pics of theirs so I can see?
Dann
Dann Thombs
May 10, 2012 4:48 AM
Batwolf
Oakley Batwolf
May 10, 2012 4:53 AM
Awesome that helps a lot. Thanks Dann!
Batwolf
Oakley Batwolf
May 14, 2012 6:46 AM
Well I just lost these by $1. Guy bid with 2 seconds left before I could counter bid. Guy out of nowhere too that didn't bid at all, I was watching this thing for 3 days and I lost it. I'm seriously pissed off right now.

Ebay item: 180877634439

If it was someone on here that got them I would gladly buy them from you for a little more than what you paid. I've never tried to buy anything on eBay and was trying to get a good deal on these because it was a steal!
Ian
Ian Morris
May 16, 2012 9:47 PM
Are there any 1st gens that were not made in Japan?
Dann
Dann Thombs
May 16, 2012 9:59 PM
I've yet to see one
Ian
Ian Morris
May 16, 2012 11:20 PM
I have one without the Japan marking on it...

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Dann
Dann Thombs
May 16, 2012 11:46 PM
I have now seen one
 
 
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