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5.0 out of 5 stars 52mm vs 55mm; polarized vs non-p; tortoise vs black; 2132 vs 2140, January 20, 2012
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I ordered 3 pairs: black, polarized, 55mm; tortoise, non-polarized, 52mm; tortoise, non-polarized, 55mm, so I was able to compare the sizes, colors and polarized feature of these glasses. Here we go.

1. Authenticity: All of the 3 pairs were sold by, and they all seemed genuine to me. Not even a doubt. Solid and clear. I did notice that the black pair was missing the engraved "RB" on the back of the left lenses. I don't know why.

2. Polarized: The polarized feature doesn't bother me at all in reading LCD screens, nor does it improve the view much (it cuts out a little more light, but not much difference).

3. Sizing: I am a small guy and have narrow face. The 52mm is definitely for children: a bit tight (even for me) and looks like a toy; The 55mm looks great, although i feel they can be loose sometimes (look good, but wear loose). I strongly recommend 55mm if you have to get these, unless you are buying for your kids.

4. Looks: They both look great, but I prefer the tortoise ones that are a little bit different but not too special. Another thing to note is that other people can see your eyes more easily through the ordinary lenses than the polarized lenses.

5. comparison to the OriginalWayfarer (2140): later I got a pair of 2140 (Original Wayfarer, 54mm, tortoise color) for my cousin. The Original Wayfarers are a bit more expensive, but feel they are of better quality: stronger metal hinge, thicker and heavier plastic. Size-wise, the Original Wayfarers are between the 55mm and 52mm New Wayfarers. Style-wise, the Original Wayfarers have a larger angle pointing forward.

Try them out in store and buy them here! great quality and price. Just make sure they are "sold by" after you make the selection (there are many different sellers on Amazon). Cheers~~~

BTW Amazon says free returns on these, and they didn't even ask a word when I returned two pairs and paid for return shipping. Great customer service.
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Initial post: Apr 12, 2012 5:02:26 AM PDT
The plain RB's dont have the symbol (rb) because their polarized i guess?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 8, 2012 5:02:04 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 1, 2012 9:20:03 PM PDT
Quina Quen says:
No, I have a pair of polarized Ray-Bans (not wayfarers) and the etched RB is there.

Posted on Dec 23, 2012 2:07:11 PM PST
amber says:
If there is not an etched RB on the inside of the lens, well you might have gotten a knock off....all ray ban have this. On the front there is a P if they are polarized to distinguish that feature.

Posted on Apr 23, 2013 5:30:59 AM PDT
Dane says:
I ordered the 52mm, and they're STILL too wide for my face. If I look down, they just fall off. I am a 5'9", 28yo male. Don't assume that because they are the smallest size, they are for children. Aside from that, they're nice glasses. Would be nicer if I could wear them...

Posted on May 6, 2013 1:20:01 PM PDT
imaginists says:
I believe the old model was made out of acetate and the new ones were made out of plastic (to shave some costs)

Posted on May 17, 2013 4:41:54 PM PDT
Anton Tobias says:
You may have noticed the option of purchasing either 52mm or 55mm sized Wayfarers on the product page. This combined with a plethora of reviews regarding the sizes that fit best seem to be a matter of major confusion. Many of the reviews for this product, including the most popular, are simply wrong and misleading. There is no difference in frame size between the 52mm and the 55mm design and the number is a reference to the lens size. What does this mean? Well, if you purchase the 55mm your lenses will be slightly rounder: that's it. The reviewers complaining about the 52mm being too tight as opposed to the 55mm are misinformed. I've included measurements below and the sizes for both products are as follows:

Ray-Ban New Wayfarers 52mm:
Total size:18-145mm
Lens: 53mm
Bridge: 18mm
Temples: 145mm

Ray-Ban New Wayfarers 55mm:
Total size:18-145mm
Lens: 55mm
Bridge: 18mm
Temples: 145mm

As you can see there is no difference despite a slightly larger lens opening on the 55mm. I don't understand how so many reviewers could get this wrong unless they're cross-hypnotizing one another into believing the size difference...and yes. I own both sizes.

See my full review here:

Posted on Sep 1, 2013 8:09:07 PM PDT
K. Lehmann says:
The etched RB on the lens is the Ray Ban authentication. Unfortunately the only way you can have real Ray Bans without that is if you buy them with prescription lens, polarized or not. Sorry :(

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2013 4:40:40 PM PST
A. Dude says:
I went to a RayBan dealer recently and I the etching was dust or some hair at first and tried scratching it off. He immediately told me that the company does this to prove authenticity. It's a very very clean etching, too, so if yours isn't etched and very 'machined' looking, they're not authentic.

Posted on Feb 16, 2014 2:07:38 AM PST
Dpure says:
frame is in fact bigger on the 55m due to it being a larger lens. check out the youtube vids for comparison. so 52mm is noticeably smaller.
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