What is Oakley X-Metal?

Oakley X-Metal is a special metal alloy frame sunglasses which is created by Oakley since 1997. The series have many different models which listed below.  Each model also has a different color finish such as: X-Metal, Plasma, Polished and Carbon. Every parts of the same model can be used interchangeably.

History of Oakley X-Metal

  • 1997 ROMEO 1.0
  • 1998 MARS
  • 1999 JULIET
  • 1999 X-METAL XX
  • 2001 PENNY
  • 2004 ROMEO 2.0
  • 2008 HALF-X
  • 2009 X-SQUARED

Unfortunately, since 2012 Oakley stopped production of the X-Metal series, so most frames on the market are second hands. 

Oakley X-Metal Models and Frames finish (frame color )

※Click the link and check picture of each models

ROMOEO 1.0

ROMEO1 X-METAL
PLASMA
TITANIUM

ROMEO1 has a spacial shape because ( it is connected by 2 joints.) This model is quite famous because it was worn by Tom Cruise in the famous Hollywood movie, Mission Imossible and also it was a favorite model of basketball superstar Michael Jordan. Romeo 1 MJ (Michael Jordan) model is limited and it has only 4 digit serial number (most X-Metal frame has 6 digits serial).

Maximum height: 37mm, Maximum width: 60mm 
Tool of exchanging lens: T6 driver

MARS

MARSX-METAL
CRATER
LEATHER

MARS is also one of the most famous model due to Brad Pitt wore it in the Hollywood movie , Fight Club.  Another attractive point of MARS is it has a round shape lens.

MARS LEATHER is a Michael Jordan model

Maximum height 40mm Maximum width 43mm
Tool of exchanging lens C ring (and pliers)

JULIET

JULIETX-METAL
POLISHED
PLASMA
TITANIUM
CARBON
TiO2
BROWN
24K

Most JULIET models are a straight ear stem. Only POLISHED JULIET has a hammer stem.
It is worn by Eric・Bana in the movie「Black Hawk Down」. It is also famous because baseball super star ICHIRO wear it during his games, and JULIET ICHIRO has a special serial number
.

Maximum height 32mm Maximum width 54mm

Tool of exchanging lens T6 Driver

What is the difference between JULIET and XX ?

Special models of JULIET

X-Metal-XX 

X-Metal-XX

X-METAL
24K
TiO2
PLASMA

X-Metal XX has a very similar design with JULIET but the orbitals are wider and larger. They have a hammer stem.

Maximum height 37mm Maximum width 55mm

Tool of exchanging lens T6 Driver

What is the difference between JULIET and XX ?

※ Oakley XX Twenty is also called XX, but it is a plastic model. Thus, our products are not compatible for XX Twenty.

PENNY 

PENNYX-METAL
TITANIUM
POLISHED
COPPER

PENNY has unique lens which is designed like cat eyes.
It is worn by Cyclops (James・Marden) in famous Hollywood movie the X-MEN.

Maximum height 29mm Maximum width 53mm

Tool of exchanging lens T6 Driver

ROMEO 2.0

X-METAL
POLISHED
CARBON

ROMEO 2.0 was released in 2004. It has a totally different design to ROMEO 1.0. ROMEO 2.0 has a  half-rim for the orbital, thus it is very light weight. You would feel comfortable using it for a long time.

Maximum height 38mm Maximum width 64mm

Tool of exchanging lens hexagon wrench

HARF-X

 

ROMEO2X-METAL
PLASMA
POLISHED
CARBON
※ This model has totally differrent design concept, its unique one piece frame render it incompatible with most of our replacement parts. We are sorry that we don't cover HALF-X parts.

X-SQUARED

HARL-X

X-METAL
PLASMA
CARBON
POLISHED
POLISHED CARBON
24K 

X-SQUARED was released in 2009 after Oakley was taken over by Luxottica. It has a different nosebridge without the nosebridge pin while using a nose screw. Therefore it is very easy to tune up. The rubber ear socks is short (55mm) than other X-metal earsock (60mm).

Maximum height 35mm Maximum width 58mm
Tool of exchanging lens T6 Driver

About color of frame

color of frame1 color of frame2 color of frame3 color of frame4 

Those described above are the major color of X-METAL. There are also rare color such as TiO2、Copper、Polished Carbon, early plasma and prototypes which might not included here.

Rubber parts and lenses, screws are same to every model even if frame color is different.

Click here to check the Oakley X-Metal serial number list

 

Please carefully check before you purchase XX or JULIET replacement parts because the two are so similar
Click here to check the difference between XX and JULIET.

Please feel fee to contact us if you have no idea which parts you should purchase.

※Again just to clarify we don't provide replacement parts for Oakley Half-X.

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