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brianWE
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10-01-14 14:08.43 - Post#2615287    



I have owned many brands of shades. My all-time favourites is a pair of Ambermatic (I think that's right) aviators.

Kinda recall getting them in the 1970s...but the memory is a bit shaky, these days.
Did break a lens after a year or so, but the replacement worked out fine...despite the optician's reservations. He did fear that the coloration and rates of transition in the old and new lenses might not match.

They were out of service for a few years while I got around to having a new wing screw fitted.
Bloody things have to be tightened, regularly.

Just remembered..I did buy a second pair in, I think, the early 80s.
Had the lenses fitted into a nice set of faux tortoise frames. Carbon fibre.
Lasted a couple of years.
Left them on the roof of the car while I fished out the keys.

Didn't bother to go back as I heard them rattle along the roof and the boot. I did see them vanish under the front wheel of the following vehicle.

Anyway, been wondering why I don't see Ambermatics around, anymore.
I did hear that they were taken off the market because of litigation problems in the US.
Something to do with colour shifting on traffic lights.
Sounds nuts...I've done hundreds of thousands of country and city miles without problems with colour. Cars and motorcycles.

Any real info?

With any luck, these will see me out.
I do have a couple of pairs of Zeiss. But the all-weather capability of the RBs is way superior...IMO.
brianWE
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brianWE
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10-01-14 14:17.23 - Post#2615289    


    In response to brianWE

I guess that post might have made sense to more readers if I had mentioned that the RBs are photochromatics with a colour change from yellow to dark brown.
They work in all kinds of daylight. (for me, anyway)
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brianWE
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10-03-14 08:45.27 - Post#2615408    


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Googled "Ambermatic". Seems the brand name is current, but it looks like they don't cover the colour range of the old ones...

And I saw a vintage pair like mine on eBay for something like $450.
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BJ aka Mod 12
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07-25-16 03:47.26 - Post#2626450    


    In response to brianWE

WOW! One of my huntinbuds gave me three pair of Aviators, one a new pair in a box. My problem is the temples are not long enough.

Edited by BJ aka Mod 12 on 07-25-16 03:49.05. Reason for edit: No reason given.
 
brianWE
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07-27-16 02:13.01 - Post#2626484    


    In response to BJ aka Mod 12

I have since learned that mine are "Sportsman".

More to do with the hockeysticks than the lenses.

did I mention that the local importer told me the recent repros were not photochromatic?
But they do change density in daylight.

Oh..mine are by Bausch and Lomb.
New ones are by someone else...forget who.
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BJ aka Mod 12
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07-27-16 13:26.29 - Post#2626488    


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Mine are B&L's from the early 80's.
 


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