Ray-Ban Ambermatic 58mm Aviator Sunglasses

1 Vintage Ray-Ban Ambermatic aviator sunglasses c mid 1980s - late 1990s were one of the most significant innovations in optical lens technology ever created, and even today there are no equals in how vintage Ray-Ban Ambermatic lenses change properties to provide optimal eye protection in a variety of light conditions. The B&L Ray-Ban Ambermatic lens has photochromatic properties that change density depending on the degree of both brightness and temperature, properties infused into the glass and not a coating that will wear out or wear off over time. Taking its name from the color of the lens, Ray-Ban Ambermatic sunglasses change from amber yellow to gray and darker and denser in bright light conditions and in colder temperatures. The unisex Ray-Ban 58mm aviator frame measures approximately 5.25" temple to temple with 58mm Ambermatic mineral glass lenses measuring approximately 2.25" x 1.875" at the widest points with right lens laser etched Ray-Ban and both lenses laser etched BL near the hinges. The top of the nose bridge is impressed B&L Ray-Ban USA while the bottom of the bridge is impressed B&L Ray-Ban 58 [] 14 and on some production one ear pad is impressed L9535 OVAS, part of the collection of a well known US sports figure and long time customer of the Vintage Sunglasses Shop.

Item VS181-1 / Price: SOLD

1A Step up another level beyond our already unequaled vintage condition standards with new old stock Ray-Ban Ambermatic 58mm aviator sunglasses in mint, unworn condition.

Item VS181-1A / Price: $385.00

2 Identical in size, shape, and appearance, these Ray-Ban 58mm Ambermatic aviator sunglasses were produced c 1960s-early 1980s pre-dating the introduction of the Ray-Ban logo laser etched on the right lens but with both lenses laser etched BL near the hinges.

Item VS181-2 / Price: $325.00

3 SPECIAL DISCOUNT OPPORTUNITY! Sometimes when a great frame comes in as part of a lot but has lenses that don't quite meet our unparalleled condition standards, we'll use it as an opportunity to offer our customers a rare vintage frame at a bargain price ready for the lenses of your choice. That's the case with these Ray-Ban 58mm Ambermatic sunglasses which have some lens scratching that precluded them from meeting our condition standard. It's hard to see in the sunlight, so it's a rare frame that you can wear as is with the moderately scratched lenses or replace the lenses with the glass or polycarbonate lenses of your choice at your local optical shop.

Item VS181-3 / Price: $185.00

3A JUST NEED LENSES? If you've got a good Ray-Ban 58mm aviator frame and would like a nice set of B&L Ray-Ban Ambermatic lenses to put in them, here's your chance. Just in, the frame has some pitting to the gold plating that immediately eliminated them from meeting our condition standards but the original Bausch & Lomb Ambermatic lenses in them are in excellent condition with a few de minimus marks outside the field of vision. Any optical shop can remove the lenses and they'll fit perfectly in any B&L Ray-Ban 58mm frame to give you a great pair of original Ray-Ban 58mm Ambermatic aviator sunglasses. The right lens is laser etched Ray-Ban and both lenses are laser etched BL near the hinges.

Item VS181-3A / Price: $185.00

If you want slightly larger 62mm lenses in these early B&L Ray-Ban Ambermatic aviators, find them at item vs313 plus check out vintage B&L Ray-Ban Ambermatic Outdoorsman sunglasses with "The General" brow bar and shooter ear stems, item vs033.


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