X-Metal Serial List
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akonibai
Mervin del Mar
Mar 22, 2015 3:08 AM
great.. thanks dann
akonibai
Mervin del Mar
Mar 22, 2015 4:28 PM
thanks dann
malv1
Nick Malvasi
Apr 9, 2015 12:26 AM
Can anyone clarify why I am seeing some plasma/ice XX's with no serial? Is that a warranty frame?
Dann
Dann Thombs
Apr 9, 2015 12:34 AM
Could be, but anything after December 2004 would not have them.
malv1
Nick Malvasi
Apr 9, 2015 12:37 AM
I thought even on the later warranty pairs, they still put W on them. Did they quit that as well after 2004? These don't have any marking on them, not even the model number.
Oak
Twenty Fifty
Apr 9, 2015 1:28 AM
Yes, the quit putting even warranty serials. That said, Oakley was still selling X-metals with serial numbers well into 2005 and 2006 as they started depleting their regular stock from previous production.

The Plasma XX was off the website well before they stopped putting serials on new pairs, so it is mostly likely indeed a warranty pair.
Kingyoh
Jaspreet Sandhu
Apr 24, 2015 5:08 PM
So how can you tell what generation oakleys they are if they don't have a serial number because I'm possibly going to buy a Juliets that was made in 2008 and it doesn't have a serial number. I'm want to know that one might have has a few things wrong with it and so they may have made a later generation of it
Dann
Dann Thombs
Apr 24, 2015 6:36 PM
There's some better descriptions and discussion of the X-Metal generations in this thread:

http://o-review.com/forum_detail.php?ID=11871

But overall, the traditional generations ended by 2001 or so, giving the last few years of the serials a fairly stable base. The only other change that happened after that was the switch to Hydrophobic lenses, the new coins, and in turn new SKU numbers. Functionally there were no corrections despite the flex couples still posing issues, but they didn't fix that, and instead just opted for a different approach with the X-Squared.
Kingyoh
Jaspreet Sandhu
Apr 25, 2015 5:47 PM
so after the third generation, they are all basically the same but just wondering there are shinier versions of the Juliets well compared the others do they add anything?
Do you know the VLT and visual description for the Juliet Emerald lens color both the iridium and polarised versions?
Also do you know if Oakley stores still do repairs on Juliets even though they have been discontinued and also whether they still sell Juliet accessories such as lens or the nose/ ear rubbers
Oak
Twenty Fifty
Apr 26, 2015 9:03 AM
I don't think the actual stores do repairs or tuneups. I was told you'd have to send it to your respective country's warranty department since they have the proper equipment to do it properly. Some warranty departments are starting to shut this service down, so I've been told. That said, Oakley online still has some Juliet unobtainium parts:

http://www.oakley.com/en/mens/sunglasses/replacement-parts/frame-accessories/juliet-accessories/product/W20110091C?skuCode=06-489

Not sure i understand the question on emerald lenses and what "VLT" means. Did they ever officially offer Emerald polarized on the Juliet?
skull.jacket
Steve Youngman
Apr 27, 2015 4:25 AM
"Do you know the VLT and visual description for the Juliet Emerald lens color both the iridium and polarised versions?"

While the actual iridium hue has a tendancy to change over time, each lens should have the same overall VLT rating:

http://www.o-review.com/database_filter_lens.php

Here is the DB entry for the Juliet lens kits themselves:

http://www.o-review.com/database_detail_model.php?ID=978

hope this helps
Kingyoh
Jaspreet Sandhu
May 6, 2015 2:41 PM
Is there a way to know about some of the newer serial numbers of the Juliets, the ones that have the oakley sign in the the serial number?
Is there a website or something that has a way to properly identify them?
Oak
Twenty Fifty
May 6, 2015 2:43 PM
I think the ones with the Oakley logo etching are frame measurements rather than serial numbers.
Kingyoh
Jaspreet Sandhu
May 6, 2015 4:44 PM
Do you know approximately what year they started to do that on the Juliets?
Are they like the last gens before they discontinued them?
Oak
Twenty Fifty
May 6, 2015 7:46 PM
Approximately 2008-2009 was when it started.

Yes, last one before discontinuation.
Kingyoh
Jaspreet Sandhu
May 7, 2015 2:27 PM
Just wondering are there Juliets with frames that are the same as inmate polished black, would they be the Polished Carbon versions?
Oak
Twenty Fifty
May 7, 2015 7:28 PM
You mean the colour of the coating? Personally I don't think any of the Juliet frames resemble the Wire version of Polished Black, but I suppose Carbon or Polished Carbon is the closest.
McWane
Arthur Fairley
May 7, 2015 8:28 PM
Thank you guys so much for providing this information! This is very helpful in identifying fakes.
Dann
Dann Thombs
May 7, 2015 8:33 PM
There were some one-offs from Total-O like Black Chrome, but those wouldn't be floating around since I think we know who has that pair.
Oak
Twenty Fifty
May 7, 2015 8:52 PM
Third party customizers are doing some good stuff as well. Gold, copper, black, matte/polished white, you name it.
supersharp
Bobby
May 19, 2015 4:26 AM
Is this a legit serial for an R1. Looking at the list, it doesn't appear as anyone has posted a serial with a "1" in the fist digit place. Seems like all the serials start with "0" Thanks in advance.

Oak
Twenty Fifty
May 19, 2015 4:32 AM
Looks good to me. It only starts with a zero if it's less than 100k into the numbering.
supersharp
Bobby
May 19, 2015 4:42 AM
Ok thanks. Just wanted to be sure because I had never seen a serial that high before.
supersharp
Bobby
May 24, 2015 4:06 AM


So I added this serial to the serial list, but it doesn't show up when you look under the complete list. Just curious.
bomb oakley
CELSO LUIS
Jul 7, 2015 2:08 AM
Thank you guys!!. GREAT JOB,CONGRATS...
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