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Ray-ban: RB3016, Made in China - Fake or not

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Ray-ban: RB3016, Made in China - Fake or not

Postby Vlad Lee on Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:01 am

Hi

Got today via ebay deal RB3016, black, with "Made in China" on right arm. This is my 3rd try to get not overpriced ones abroad. Costed me 120 usd all in all.

Everything looks pretty as original one, but:
- nose temple - has printed and not engraved size
- RB on left lance curved from inside the lense and not from outside as other RB3016 I have seen
- Cloth - comes sealed with paperworks, its glance and light paper.

The worries are:

- etched RB logo from inside and not outside.
- nose temple size is printed and not curved/engraved
- Right arm logo and "made in china" looks doggy to me...a bit smashed too and deformated (especially Rayban logo)
- Cloth, usually it comes separate, w/o paperworks.

Your opinions?

Thanks

V
Vlad Lee
 

Re: Ray-ban: RB3016, Made in China - Fake or not

Postby larumd on Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:48 pm

Thank you for the post. Ray-Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses RB3016 are produced in both Italy and China. The Chinese factories are still owned and operated by Luxottica with the same quality and they meet all the Ray-Ban standards. Therefore country of production is no good indicator of authenticity.

The etched logo should be present, you are correct. The inside or outside can depend on the individual model. The size of the frame along with model numbers are always printed on the inside of the temple arm.

I think you have the real deal.
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Re: Ray-ban: RB3016, Made in China - Fake or not

Postby Vlad Lee on Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:02 pm

Many thanks for your kind reply!
Vlad Lee
 

Re: Ray-ban: RB3016, Made in China - Fake or not

Postby larumd on Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:13 pm

It's my pleasure Vlad. Let me know if you need any other help.
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Re: Ray-ban: RB3016, Made in China - Fake or not

Postby Betty on Thu May 03, 2012 3:37 am

It must be a fake,I guess,for that I really can't believe what made in China.
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Re: Ray-ban: RB3016, Made in China - Fake or not

Postby Vlad Lee on Mon May 14, 2012 3:27 pm

hey

I went to optic shop and checked out same glasses by made in Italy!

The China ones were better quality made than Italian ones!
I did not believe this until i hold myself two pair of glasses...

Sad, but true! (Metallica)
Vlad Lee
 

Re: Ray-ban: RB3016, Made in China - Fake or not

Postby larumd on Wed May 16, 2012 9:42 am

Vlad Lee,

Thanks for the post. It's great to hear that someone put them to a test. I have been trying to tell people for years that it generally doesn't matter where the factory is...they are all still authentic.
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