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Ray Ban laser etched RB mark real?

Postby Anhequestion on Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:28 pm

I have several Ray Ban models with a thin scratched looking laser mark on the left lens. I recently bought a set of glasses in Spain from a good looking shop called Roberto Martin, i didnt even think to check for authenticity as i tough it was illegal for shops to sells fake there. later i noticed that the "laser" etched marked looked so fake and painted... I paid full price 190euroes :oops:

The glasses claim to be RB8301 with 3P plus lens. Has anyone ever seen the "laser" etched mark on the left lens to be like this, i know its not like that on any of my other models and the only model i find locally are the RB8301 with only 3P lens so i cant vertify for sure.

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Re: Ray Ban laser etched RB mark real?

Postby larumd on Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:10 pm

Hello,

The RB is a strong indication that you have the real thing. The etching on the left lens was actually started when Bausch and Lomb owned Ray-Ban years ago. They used BL to declare authenticity however since Luxottica bought Ray-Ban they now etch RB in that same location.

Ray-Ban now offers 3 different types of polarized lenses P, P3,and P3 plus. P is simply polarized P3 is made from polycarbonate and P3 plus is crystal (glass). All polarized models offer AR coating and the P3 and P3 plus come with hydro-oleophic coating which repels soils and smudges.

It sounds like you found a winner!
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Re: Ray Ban laser etched RB mark real?

Postby Anhequestion on Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:09 pm

Hi, thanks for your replay.
What i find strange is that the mark is different from my other Ray Ban glasses.
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Re: Ray Ban laser etched RB mark real?

Postby larumd on Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:28 pm

I want you to feel comfortable about your new Ray-Bans. I would suggest you try to find contact information for Luxottica and call them. That may make you feel better. These are an investment.
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Re: Ray Ban laser etched RB mark real?

Postby rodrigo on Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:37 pm

it´s fake, for sure.
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Re: Ray Ban laser etched RB mark real?

Postby Sunglass Hut Associate on Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:31 am

The Raybans should have the mark on the inside of the lens, not the outside and it should be almost invisible not painted.
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Re: Ray Ban laser etched RB mark real?

Postby larumd on Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:12 am

And there you have it!
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