Ray-Ban 62mm General B-15 Driving Series Sunglasses

1 Vintage Ray-Ban Driving Series sunglasses c 1980s feature "The General" brow bar and Bausch & Lomb B-15 mineral glass lenses designed to enhance color contrast outdoors, making objects appear brighter and easier to see while providing sharp, clear perception of details. Ray-Ban Driving Series sunglasses are ideal for a wide variety of outdoor activities requiring accurate hand-eye coordination such as golf, tennis, and driving. The "General" brow bar was designed to improve comfort and balance of the sunglasses on the face - so named for General George MacArthur who landed on the beach in the Philippines in World War II wearing them. Photographers snapped several pictures of him wearing this style of B&L Ray-Ban aviators for newspapers and magazines, and Americans instantly fell in love with the style which still endures today. The unisex Ray-Ban 62mm Outdoorsman frame measures approximately 5.5" temple to temple, and the brown 62mm B-15 lenses measure approximately 2.5" x 2.0" at the widest points with right lens laser etched Ray-Ban 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 62 [] 14.

Item VS255-1 / Price: SOLD

1A Identical in size, shape, and appearance, these Ray-Ban B-15 Driving Series General sunglasses were produced earlier c 1960s - 1970s pre-dating Bausch & Lomb's introduction of laser etched marks on the lenses designed to counteract growing counterfeiting. As above, the top of the nose bridge impressed B&L Ray-Ban USA and the bottom of the bridge is impressed B&L Ray-Ban 62 [] 14.

Item VS255-1A / Price: $345.00

2 A small number of these Ray-Ban 62mm Outdoorsman sunglasses with 62mm B&L B-15 lenses were produced with Deep Groove gold plated ear stems, thicker and stronger than the typical gold plated wire ear stems pictured below. They are otherwise identical in size, shape, appearance, and marks but offer a stronger stiffer frame that will stand up to any rigors.

Item VS255-2 / Price: $385.00

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