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Posted 1 year ago

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cory2605
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I'm wondering if the vintage frames are the B&L Ray-ban Ambermatic Sportsman sunglasses, with the lenses replaced with prescription lenses? The top bar reads B&L Ray-Ban USA and underneath the bar, it reads B&L Ray-Ban 62 [] 14. The little rubber or plastic nose guards have the B & L engraved underneath the rubber. I've researched these frames and that's all I have come up with. Any help would be appreciated! Excuse the blurry close-ups.

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  1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
    If you have done research, you surely know B&L is Bausch & Lambe(or whatever the spelling). So, what exactly is your question? Do the lens darken in sun light? "Photo Grey"?
  2. cory2605, 1 year ago
    I was attempting to ask if this particular style of vintage Ray-bans are the 'Sportsman' Ray-bans which once would have had the Ambermatic (yellow) lenses. Since the lenses are now prescription, and not the original lenses, it is harder to identify the style and age.
  3. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    There was a big show on Friday, maybe 20/20 and it revealed a lot about the big conglomerate that owns most of the companies. They all are so inter-tied now !! Yikes, don't really know what is a vintage Ray-Ban, have to do pretty big research instead of believing the labels anymore !!~
  4. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    Maybe you can find the film they had on it somewhere on the web, worth to watch.
  5. Vinchenzo21 Vinchenzo21, 1 year ago
    Holy Cow I have the same pair but with original tinted lenses! I am in the same predicament!!! Cant find the ear wrap around with normal bridge. Your lenses are most likely added way later. The originals have a B&L etched in each optical lens. Also, get a magnifying glass because the " 62 [] 14" is incorrect. Looks like that, yes, but actually says something diff. (did the same thing w my pair). I created this account just to get in touch w you cause I havent seen these ANYWHERE else. email available
  6. cory2605, 1 year ago
    What color are your lenses Vinchenzo21? Thank you for your tip about the 62 [] 14, when the lighting is better (it's early morn.), I will look again. I have continued researching these glasses since I originally posted this topic and I think these were called 'Shooter glasses' with yellow tinted lenses. What do you think?

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