1. Manufacturer: Bausch & Lomb and Luxottica:

In  1999, the Italian group Luxottica bought Bausch & Lomb. Since then,  Ray-Ban is no longer manufactured in the USA, but in Italy (except a  few models that are made in China, such as Ray-Ban Jr). If any part of  the sunglasses, or anywhere else in the kit contains the inscription  “Bausch & Lomb” or “B & L” then you can be sure you’re holding a  replica in your hands, unless it was manufactured before 1999. But  then, would you be willing to buy such and old pair of lenses?

2. Carved Bridge:

All  sunglasses made by Luxottica (1999 onwards) have carved the word  RAY-BAN followed by the width of the lens and the length of the bridge  in millimeters, on the inside. Example: RAY-BAN 55 □ 14.

Replica is carved on the top of the bridge, seen from above

Ray Bans are engraved below the over-bridge



If you look closer, you’ll notice it’s not carved but painted/written instead.
It appears on the top side of the bridge (not the bottom)
There’s no lens measure whatsoever.
B&L never manufacture these in Italy, but in the States

Here are more images

Can’t read RB on the lenses in the Fake version



3. Lens’ Arms

Genuine RayBans have following information:

(on the left ear “leg”

Model No. (ie RB 3025)

Model’s description (eg, AVIATOR LARGE METAL)

Submodel No. (eg W3234)

Lenses width and Bridge’s lenght [should match with the Bridge’s engraving (eg, 55 □ 14)]

Lens type code (eg, 3N)

Example: RB 3025 AVIATOR LARGE METAL W3234 55 □ 14 3N


4. “RB” Lenses Mark (Left lens seen from behind)

This  is authentic laser engraving, so if you look in detail the outline is  somewhat irregular. In contrast, in the replies it seems soft and  watermark-like.



5. Label  (should be sticked on left lens)

Any  model that has a label with the Ray-Ban logo on gray background, where  it says “100% UV PROTECTION” are replicas. Only when polarized, the  label will read “POLARIZED” and NOT “100% UV PROTECTION” or “Ray-Ban  Polarized.”


Furthermore, in the case of Aviator G-15 it will have a sticker black with a goldish background.


6. the box

All  authentic Ray-Ban come in a box that has attached a sticker indicating  1. model eg “RB3025” the 2. submodel eg “W3234”, followed by the 3. lens  type code (eg 3N) and 4. Lenses’ width in millimeters (eg 55). This  should match the information recorded on the bridge and arms painted.


7. “THE ICONS” booklet

All RB3025 aviator currently comes with a copy of this ICONS booklet. If it doesn’t, you can be sure it’s a replica.


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