True vintage B&L Bausch & Lomb Ray Ban USA 52mm 1/10 12K GF gold fill RB-2 DGM aviator sunglasses, circa 1950's-1960s. 52 is the smallest size available. Rare and hard to find!
These are just an incredibly rare find. Perfect for a collector, young adult, or guys or gals with smaller, facial features or who prefer less of an oversized look.
N arrow 10mm nose bridge frame model! More common 15mm nose bridge that became the standard on more modern models.
Light green RB2 DGM glass lenses with double gradient silver chrome mirror finish. These lenses are meant for wear in sunny conditions. RB2 lenses predate RB3 or the ever-common G15 lenses. They are a lighter green than either and much rarer than either especially in DGM. Usually when you see 52mm DGMs they are going to be RB3s.
They're non-prescription and ready for wear! LENS CONDITION NOTE: No detectable hairline scratches even when viewed under a direct fluorescent task lamp. A few small pinpricks on top of right lens too small to be picked up in any photograph and only visible under the closest inspection with a fluorescent task lamp. Insanely minor, but I note everything I can. Not detectable to the human eye when looking at the lens.
Does not impair vision or look. Not in line of vision either. Straight temples with clear flesh-tone tinted paddle tips. Marked B&L 1/10 12K GF!Light pearlized nose pads are imprinted with overlapping B&L on the inside bottom. Yellow gold frames are in excellent condition and are symmetrical. Original screws have been replaced with NOS B&L Ray-Ban aviator screws in mint condition. Dont have to worry about them breaking off or getting striped. Hinges are excellent too - open and stay open and close and stay closed. Top of brow bar inscribed with B&L RAY-BAN U. Underside reads B&L 1/10 12K GF.
Temples are also marked B&L 1/10 12K GF around the holes that the temple screws pass through at the hinges. Pebbled tan saddle genuine leather case in very good condition. Green wood and felt inside.
Snap closure with minor enamel loss. The ultimate protective case for these beauties. If the case is a concern for you please check with me first to ensure availability and make your selection.I do my best to describe and photograph every item as accurately and honestly as possible. If you require additional information or photos please ask. Unpaid item cases open automatically. Check out my other listings and positive reviews! I only sell authentic vintage B&L Ray Bans that have been in my family for decades starting in the late 1940s. We have been the ONLY owner. Thanks for looking and good luck! GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT ALL LISTINGS IN MY STORE. BL etching on lenses started in the late 1970s. It can be located on the top center of the lens or sideways on the outside of the lens facing inward. There is no difference in etched vs. Non-etched lenses other than when they were made.
The presence or lack of etching does not prove or refute authenticity! All of my listings are authentic new old stock, but that doesnt mean that there wont be some variation between pairs of the exact same model especially in models with a metal frame like aviators. They have been in storage for 50-70 years!
I note any major issues. Hairline scratches from cleaning and storage is always possible and is more prevalent in glass lenses with mirrored finishes and acetate plastic black frame. Screws and hinges are always authentic vintage, but have likely required tightening and may not be perfect. If tarnishing is detected, screws may be replaced with NOS B&L screws for the same model in better condition.
If you want close up photos of any part of the glasses please ask. I always recommend that you take them to an optician, optometrist, or sunglasses shop for a custom fitting. Nose pads, temples, and hinges can be adjusted for a personalized fit.
I put a lot of effort into wrapping and boxing them safely. Need extra screws, lenses, cases, etc. Let me know and Ill see what I can work out for you. Most of my inventory is unlisted. Ask me if I have them and if I do I will make a listing for you.
I can also customize aviators cable vs. Straight temples, lens colors, frame sizes, etc. I appreciate your business and my repeat customers. 50s 50s 60s 60s Retro Ray-Ban Rayban Collector Collectors Collectors Item Display VTG Small Junior Juniors Juniors Kid Kids Child Childs Children Childrens Rare Flash Pilot Antique Metal Gold Plated Filled Silver Investment Rochester History America American Special Limited Edition Gradient Density Hard to Find HTF History America American Unisex Small Mint Pristine Leather Glass Style Stylish Fashion Stylist Trend Trendy Fashionable Mid Century Mid-Century Genuine Authentic Quality Sports Sportsman Outdoorsman General ODM Hunter Hunting UV Protection. The item "Vintage B&L Ray Ban 12K GF RB2 Green DGM 52 Aviator Sunglasses NOS Leather Case" is in sale since Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Sunglasses". The seller is "midtowncouture" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.