1 Vintage Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses combine a gleaming tortoise shell frame with Bausch & Lomb G-15 mineral glass lenses for an eye catching look that's stood the test of time, an icon of modern sunglasses design. It's a style and combination made famous in movies from the 1970s and 1980s like Dirty Dancing and the Blues Brothers, and you can be assured that there is absolutely no comparison between these original B&L Ray-Ban Wayfarers and the ones made today by Luxottica. The inside of one ear stem impressed Wayfarer and the inside of the other stem is impressed B&L Ray-Ban USA. In addition, B&L 5022 is impressed in the frame above the rear of the right lens and both lenses are laser etched BL near the hinges. The unisex Wayfarer frame measures approximately 5.5" temple to temple, and the Bausch & Lomb G-15 lenses measure approximately 1.875" x 1.75" at the widest points. Don't be fooled by fakes - original B&L Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses are widely counterfeited and have spread throughout the market.
Item VS300-1 / Price: $265.00
1A Step up another level beyond our already unequaled vintage condition standards with new old stock Ray-Ban Wayfarer tortoise shell sunglasses in mint, unworn condition.
Item VS300-1A / Price: $325.00
2 In the early to mid 1980s, Ray-Ban began experimenting with putting model numbers on the frame to help protect against counterfeits. Identical in every way including the impressed B&L 5022, B&L Ray-Ban USA, and laser etched BL on the lenses, these vintage B&L Ray-Ban tortoise shell Wayfarers are also impressed L2052 UVAS or W1209 VTAO on one ear pad.
Item VS300-2 / Price: $265.00
3 Two years after the introduction of model numbers for the first time on original Ray-Ban tortoise shell Wayfarers, Bausch & Lomb began producing some production that substituted the Ray-Ban logo in raised metal relief on the ear stems instead of the horizontal chrome insert as you can see here in photos 1, 2, 3, and 4. Otherwise, they are idential in size, shape, and marks so it's a matter of personal preference how you like your ear stems!
Item VS300-3 / Price: SOLD
3A Step up another level beyond our already unequaled vintage condition standards with new old stock Ray-Ban L2052 Wayfarer tortoise shell sunglasses with Ray-Ban logo in raised metal relief on the exterior of both ear stems in mint, unworn condition.
Item VS300-3A / Price: $325.00
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