1 Early and rare B&L Ray-Ban 10k gold filled 62mm aviator sunglasses are classics of the 1940s and 1950s when they were the choice of pilots and the military around the world - and perhaps still even more so today! There's not a lot to say about this legendary design that the pictures don't convey, with 10k gold filled Bausch & Lomb frame and B&L RB-3 green anti-glare lenses originally developed by B&L for the U.S. military. The 10k gold filled frame means that these sunglasses will last for years, and the 10k gold filled plating dates to circa late 1950s / early 1960s. The teardrop shaped lenses are moderately oversized to provide complete eye protection from the top, bottom, and sides, part of the design requirements for pilots that became part of the allure of vintage Ray-Ban aviators. The lenses measure approximately 2.25" x 2.125" at the widest points and pre-date the use of the Ray-Ban logo on the lenses, a practice that was only begun in the late 1970s. These vintage Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses have classic padde ear stems, and the frame measures approximately 5.25" temple to temple and is suitable for both men and women. The top of the nose bridge is marked B&L Ray-Ban U.S.A. while the bottom of the nose bridge is marked B&L 10k GF USA all impressed in the metal.
Item VS179-1 / Price: SOLD
2 Vintage B&L Ray-Ban 10k GF aviator sunglasses are identical to those in #1 but these are slightly smaller Ray-Ban 10k gold filled 58mm aviators. The top of the nose bridge is marked B&L Ray-Ban USA and the bottom of the bridge is marked B&L 10k GF USA all impressed in the 10k gold plated metal.
Item VS179-2 / Price: $325.00
3 Vintage B&L Ray-Ban 10k GO (Gold Overlay) 58mm sunglasses are identical to #2 above but produced a few years earlier c late 1950s/very early 1960s when Bausch & Lomb used the 10k GO mark subsequently replaced with the 10k GF (Gold Filled) mark. The top of the nose bridge is marked B&L Ray-Ban USA and the bottom of the bridge is marked B&L 1/30 10k GO USA all impressed in the 10k gold plate.
Item VS179-3 / Price: $325.00
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