Original, American Ray-Ban sunglasses with gold-coloured, W1957 "Fugitive" frame and Bausch & Lomb G-15 grey-green, glass lenses. Second-hand.
What's for sale?
This is a pair of original American, Ray-Ban Fugitive sunglasses with high-quality, Bausch & Lomb glass lenses and unisex, gold-coloured W1957 frames.
The Bausch & Lomb G-15 lenses are the excellent, non-polarized, grey-green type introduced in 1953. They block 85% of visible light and 100% of UV light. They're colour-neutral, meaning that colours are transmitted equally and colour perception is unaltered.
Included is the original Bausch & Lomb Ray-Ban case with hardened front.
They were made in the 1990s, which is important as Bausch & Lomb sold Ray-Ban in 1999; today Ray-Bans are no longer made in America or with these lenses.
Who made them and when?
They're made by American optic specialist Bausch & Lomb. Both lenses are engraved "BL". They were probably made in the 1990s.
The frames are marked:
- B&L RAY-BAN U.S.A.
- W1957 YPBJ
What condition are they in?
Please remember when viewing the photographs that some have been taken at a greater magnification than normal vision.
- In excellent condition
What are the measurements?
- Each lens is a maximum 54mm wide and 30mm high
- The frames are a maximum 140mm wide and 33mm high
- The bridge is 19mm
- The temple arm length is 135mm
- They weigh 27 grams
How are glasses measured?
- Some frames have their sizes printed on the arms
- Look for a pair of numbers separated by a square and a three-digit number on its own (e.g. "5219 ... 140")
- The first two numbers are the lens and bridge widths. The three-digit number is the temple arm length
- Lens widths are from 40 to 62mm, bridges 14 to 22mm and arms 120 to 150mm
- The bridge is measured where the gap between the lenses is narrowest (not the frames)
- The arm is measured from the hinge along its full length, including around the bend
- It's easiest to compare online measurements with similarly-shaped glasses that you already have
- The key measurement is the frame width. Rest a ruler on the bridge of your nose, level with your eyes and measure the width between your temples in millimeters (we'll call this A). Take the frame width of the glasses and subtract 6mm (we'll call this B). If A and B are within 2mm of each other, the glasses are more likely to fit.
If you have any questions, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.