Ray-Ban 12k GF and 10k GF 52mm Aviator Sunglasses

1 Vintage Ray-Ban 12k GF aviator sunglasses c 1940s - 1950s feature rare 52mm Bausch & Lomb G-15 lenses, a smaller size than more common 58mm Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses. The 12k GF frame was an early Ray-Ban marking convention which denoted that 1/10 of the metal frame is 12k gold, forming the exterior gold plating. These rare Ray-Ban 52mm aviators are much is demand for those who like smaller frame sizes but the iconic shape of vintage Ray-Ban aviators. The unisex Ray-Ban 12k GF 52mm aviator sunglasses measures approximately 5.0" temple to temple, and the B&L Ray-Ban 52mm mineral glass lenses measure approximately 2.0" x 1.75" at the widest points. The top of the nose bridge is impressed Ray-Ban and the bottom of the bridge is impressed B&L 1/10 12k GF, part of the collection of a former well known US military leader and long time customer of the Vintage Sunglasses Shop. Rare.

Item VS232-1 / Price: $325.00

2 Vintage Ray-Ban 12k GF 52mm aviator sunglasses are identical to those in #1 above except these feature Bausch & Lomb RB 3 Tru Green lenses and can be seen in the #2 photos below. The vintage B&L RB-3 Tru Green lens is lighter and more green in color than the G-15 lenses in #1. The unisex 12k GF 52mm aviator sunglasses frame is impressed Ray-Ban on top of the nose bridge and B&L 1/10 12k GF on the bottom. Rare.

Item VS232-2 / Price: $325.00

3 Even earlier vintage Ray-Ban 10k GF 52mm G-15 aviator sunglasses are identical in appearance to #1 below but are impressed B&L Ray-Ban USA above the nose bridge and B&L 1/10 10k GF USA below the bridge. Eventually, all B&L Ray-Ban 10k GF production was phased out in favor of 12k GF aviators and associated marks.

Item VS232-3 / Price: $325.00

4 Need vintage Bausch & Lomb G-15 lenses that will fit any B&L Ray-Ban 52mm aviator frame? Direct from a defunct Florida optical shop where they've been stored for over 50 years, these vintage B&L Ray-Ban G-15 mineral glass lenses are quite a rare find.

Item VS232-4 / Price: $185.00

Please Note: These are all very early Bausch & Lomb production from the 1940s and 1950s. We apply the highest possible condition standards we can to still be able to offer such rarities, but if you expect them to look shiny and new - and if we ever saw them like that we'd know with almost total certainty they were fakes - you should buy something else. These are true collector items that can be worn and enjoyed after having survived in great condition 70+ years.

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