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    Aug 1, 2017, 5:11 AM - Re: Breaking Bad Props #1551

    Not sure if anybody else has received one yet, but my Don Eladio rosary from eBay just arrived. As SquidMan mentioned above it's not perfect, but it's nice to have a more cost effective version of this.
    It's good quality and has a nice weight to it. My only complaint would be that it's pretty oversized. Which is a shame, but not a deal breaker at this price.
    It feels a lot more like the Eye of Agamotto from Dr. Strange than a rosary.

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    Aug 4, 2017, 7:40 PM - Re: Breaking Bad Props #1552

    Just got the Don Eladio necklace from the ebay seller, and I agree, it's a tad too big. I'd say maybe 2/3 the size it is and it'd be perfect. Also, the eye is a little too symmetrical/perfect. That all being said, for the price, this can't be beat.
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    Oct 7, 2017, 6:20 PM - Re: Breaking Bad Props #1553

    I recreated this:

    Jane's Cigarette, as seen in Fly (S3E10) and Abiquiú (S3E11)

    Mine:




    Screenshot from the episode:



    Here is what one of the production props looked like (not the screen-used one, pic taken from a Screenbid auction):



    This Screenbid photo revealed what brand of cigarettes was used -- they were Ecstacy Herbal Cigarettes (Whites). These types of cigarettes contain no tobacco and are used by actors so that they don't need to actually smoke real cigarettes for a scene.

    I ordered a pack from the Ecstacy website but unfortunately they've changed their design since the ones used in Breaking Bad. They now have orange filters and the logo looks different. So, I decided to make a printable replica of the outside of the cigarette, including the lipstick mark, and wrapped and glued it around a real cigarette. I cut and glued a very thin line of gold origami paper to recreate the gold stripe on the screen-used cigarette, lit the end to make it look "used," and put some Krazy Glue on the exposed end to keep the ash and tobacco from falling out over time.

    If anyone would like the printable design that you can wrap around any cigarette, please send me a PM with your email address, and I'll gladly share it with you.
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    Oct 10, 2017, 12:41 AM - Re: Breaking Bad Props #1554

    I just registered every reading every page in this incredible thread. I actually found this site last month after buying a licensed Tomenosuke Blade Runner Blaster, and was pretty excited when I saw a thread dedicated to my favorite show.

    Since Breaking Bad ended, I've always been interested in props revolving around Vamonos Pest and A1A Car Wash, and strangely I don't think I've seen any in this thread. My grail props would be a Zafiro bottle/stopper, and an Eladio rosary. I got the China-made Eladio rosary, because the Brevard is kinda pricey. I'm looking forward to my next re-watch with this thread in mind, so I post anything I'm interested in.
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    Nov 28, 2017, 5:04 AM - Re: Breaking Bad Props #1555

    Hello guys, I'm following this post since it first started. I've been interested with all the props (I personally own Walt's shoes, jacket and black rimmed eyeglasses). The thing I've been most obsessed with are Walt's original eyeglasses. The metal, safety frame (brown? Silver??) Who knows!

    Like many of you I spent a lot of time looking for it. I've even sent an email to the prop master, which told me it was a Sears' frame. Second try (still not lucky) I asked "Magnificent Basterds" a blog where they easily identify frames, but they only gave me a "palliative" , saying B.M.E.C. "Big Sam" are the closest.

    My researches were so accurate, but I couldn't find the brand; today I have no idea where to find 'em or where to look.

    HILCO
    AMERICAN OPTICAL
    SEARS
    RX SAFETY
    ON GUARD
    ART CRAFT

    All those? Nothing at all.
    Nothing on ebay, nothing on Google, no 2007/2008 Sears' catalogues. One of the last thing that I did (the last shore) was looking at timestamps. I watched the serie all over again and marked every minute where I could've seen through the lens inside the arms. Well, I guess there's no need to tell you how it ended.
    I want to find out more, but I only see walls.

    Meanwhile, if someone want to buy my Republica MONTREAL black, they are out for selling and since it's impossible to find the black color, the price would be 250 bucks.

    Let me know.
    Bye

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    Nov 28, 2017, 7:16 AM - Re: Breaking Bad Props #1556

    Carlo Lubatti said: View Post
    Hello guys, I'm following this post since it first started. I've been interested with all the props (I personally own Walt's shoes, jacket and black rimmed eyeglasses). The thing I've been most obsessed with are Walt's original eyeglasses. The metal, safety frame (brown? Silver??) Who knows!
    Hello, Carlo. I once obsessed researching Walt's wire frame safety glasses. I suppose now's the time for me to put the last bit of information I have on them.

    I believe one member (was it you?) mentioned a patent a long time ago, said that he was told by someone in the eyewear industry that the model of Walt's glasses is unavailable over a possible infringement of a patent. It seemed odd but Walt's glasses are definitely made by Hilco as evidenced by this photo of Hilco's removable side shield patent.

    I suspect that Walt's glasses were A2 brand glasses. Hilco is actually a giant company that manufactures optometry equipment and replacement parts for other glasses brands. Before Hilco purchased On Guard Safety Eyewear (which was a Canadian company) in 2007, they just had their A2 brand of safety glasses. Since their purchase of On Guard, Hilco merged A2 and On Guard together into the SG and OG lines. They kind of overlap with each other.

    An interesting thing is that Hilco's removable side shield patent shown above was filed and approved in 2007, in the US and South Korea. Breaking Bad season 1 should've been in post production then. I was able to look at a Hilco glasses catalog from 2009 (the oldest catalog I found) and found nothing in it that looks like Walt's glasses. It's interesting because Hilco is still including some models from the early 90s in their most recent catalogs. I suspect that Walt's glasses are an ANSI Z87.1 pair from the early 2000s. And the worst case scenario I suspect is that they're prototype glasses, which makes the pair worn by Brian Cranston, and the gray pair that was on ebay, the only two in existence. :[

    It sucks that google didn't start archiving images prior to 2008. In those years prior, there wasn't much internet activity regarding safety glasses. I couldn't even find what the On Guard Safety website is, or if one even existed!


    There is a Hilco glasses model which has a lens shape that looks the most like Walt's. The SG301.
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    other angles of this pair can be found online

    When I look at them, Walt's glasses look rather small. The sg 301 comes in 53 - 17 - 140/145. It's small enough because everything else that looks similar is in a much bigger size. And stock photos do NOT do the lens shape justice. It also has non spring hinges and the updated removable side shield nook. All of Hilco's older safety glasses have non spring hinges. Last thing I suspect about Walt's glasses is that they were made in Korea since his glasses do look older. And all the older glasses from On Guard and Hilco were made in Korea. So were the older glasses from Art Craft and Wolverine (the two brands which have models that look most similar to Walt's.).


    Anyway, I'm not sure that is helpful. I gave up on looking for them. I still have that question I asked a while back. The grey glasses that showed up on ebay. Accurate in shape and detail. Could those glasses be the ones in this scene? It'd have to be the only scene they ever show up in.
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    Nov 28, 2017, 7:36 AM - Re: Breaking Bad Props #1557

    J EM said: View Post
    Hello, Carlo. I once obsessed researching Walt's wire frame safety glasses. I suppose now's the time for me to put the last bit of information I have on them.

    I believe one member (was it you?) mentioned a patent a long time ago, said that he was told by someone in the eyewear industry that the model of Walt's glasses is unavailable over a possible infringement of a patent. It seemed odd but Walt's glasses are definitely made by Hilco as evidenced by this photo of Hilco's removable side shield patent.


    I suspect that Walt's glasses were A2 brand glasses. Hilco is actually a giant company that manufactures optometry equipment and replacement parts for other glasses brands. Before Hilco purchased On Guard Safety Eyewear (which was a Canadian company) in 2007, they just had their A2 brand of safety glasses. Since their purchase of On Guard, Hilco merged A2 and On Guard together into the SG and OG lines. They kind of overlap with each other.

    An interesting thing is that Hilco's removable side shield patent shown above was filed and approved in 2007, in the US and South Korea. Breaking Bad season 1 should've been in post production then. I was able to look at a Hilco glasses catalog from 2009 (the oldest catalog I found) and found nothing in it that looks like Walt's glasses. It's interesting because Hilco is still including some models from the early 90s in their most recent catalogs. I suspect that Walt's glasses are an ANSI Z87.1 pair from the early 2000s. And the worst case scenario I suspect is that they're prototype glasses, which makes the pair worn by Brian Cranston, and the gray pair that was on ebay, the only two in existence. :[

    It sucks that google didn't start archiving images prior to 2008. In those years prior, there wasn't much internet activity regarding safety glasses. I couldn't even find what the On Guard Safety website is, or if one even existed!


    There is a Hilco glasses model which has a lens shape that looks the most like Walt's. The SG301.
    Attachment 776609
    other angles of this pair can be found online

    When I look at them, Walt's glasses look rather small. The sg 301 comes in 53 - 17 - 140/145. It's small enough because everything else that looks similar is in a much bigger size. And stock photos do NOT do the lens shape justice. It also has non spring hinges and the updated removable side shield nook. All of Hilco's older safety glasses have non spring hinges. Last thing I suspect about Walt's glasses is that they were made in Korea since his glasses do look older. And all the older glasses from On Guard and Hilco were made in Korea. So were the older glasses from Art Craft and Wolverine (the two brands which have models that look most similar to Walt's.).


    Anyway, I'm not sure that is helpful. I gave up on looking for them. I still have that question I asked a while back. The grey glasses that showed up on ebay. Accurate in shape and detail. Could those glasses be the ones in this scene? It'd have to be the only scene they ever show up in.

    Attachment 776625
    I can't actually see the pictures you linked but I do have purchased (lucky you) an SG301 a while back. Unfortunately mine have spring hinges, so they don't actually look like Walt's.
    There's something wrong with Hilco glasses, though, in a frame from S2 I saw that inside the temples there's a white inscription. A2 or Hilco uses incision, but no white print.
    The color is identical, though and the lens shape looks good. Here are some pics.

    As you can see (despite the flash) frame looks grey but when I activate the flash light it goes brown (bronze). Also, the inscription looks white with the flash, without it it's almost invisible. But as you can see there's the famous hook for side Shields. Now, I don't want to become mad looking after them, but I'd be happy as a kid with his first ice cream to find them.

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    Nov 28, 2017, 10:06 AM - Re: Breaking Bad Props #1558

    Carlo Lubatti said: View Post
    I can't actually see the pictures you linked but I do have purchased (lucky you) an SG301 a while back. Unfortunately mine have spring hinges, so they don't actually look like Walt's.
    There's something wrong with Hilco glasses, though, in a frame from S2 I saw that inside the temples there's a white inscription. A2 or Hilco uses incision, but no white print.
    The color is identical, though and the lens shape looks good. Here are some pics.

    As you can see (despite the flash) frame looks grey but when I activate the flash light it goes brown (bronze). Also, the inscription looks white with the flash, without it it's almost invisible. But as you can see there's the famous hook for side Shields. Now, I don't want to become mad looking after them, but I'd be happy as a kid with his first ice cream to find them.
    I don't know why the images broke. I reuploaded them again; hoping they don't break again.

    What I meant about the SG301 is that they seem to have the correct shape of lenses. And now that you've posted the best photos I've seen of the sg301, I swear even SquidMan will agree that they have the right shape. It has a brow bar, spring hinges, and the bridge is different, but I think the correct lens shape is also important.

    The sg301 glasses have spring hinges because they're more modern; made after 2007. All the glasses models made after 2007 also have the updated side shield hooks like the sg301 has. Anyway, the color is indeed identical. I also noticed it can look a bit grey by looking at some Breaking Bad promotional photos.


    SquidMan took this screen shot from season 2, episode 3. It shows that Walt's glasses have a visible white inscription.


    While it's true that Hilco's glasses have the model number engraved and barely visible (and is bright white under a flash), in 2006 Hilco had an additional line of glasses they called "Frameworks." These have visible white text on them.

    It's just yet another thing Hilco did differently before 2007. Or maybe they all are engraved, both modern and old, and appears white due to the lighting.


    Did you ever consider contacting Hilco directly and ask for information about what Walt's model may be? Because it clearly is a pair made by them. Also, did you buy your sg301 online?
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    Nov 28, 2017, 11:30 AM - Re: Breaking Bad Props #1559

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    I don't know why the images broke. I reuploaded them again; hoping they don't break again.

    What I meant about the SG301 is that they seem to have the correct shape of lenses. And now that you've posted the best photos I've seen of the sg301, I swear even SquidMan will agree that they have the right shape. It has a brow bar, spring hinges, and the bridge is different, but I think the correct lens shape is also important.

    The sg301 glasses have spring hinges because they're more modern; made after 2007. All the glasses models made after 2007 also have the updated side shield hooks like the sg301 has. Anyway, the color is indeed identical. I also noticed it can look a bit grey by looking at some Breaking Bad promotional photos.


    SquidMan took this screen shot from season 2, episode 3. It shows that Walt's glasses have a visible white inscription.
    https://www.therpf.com/attachment.ph...8&d=1501058527

    While it's true that Hilco's glasses have the model number engraved and barely visible (and is bright white under a flash), in 2006 Hilco had an additional line of glasses they called "Frameworks." These have visible white text on them.

    It's just yet another thing Hilco did differently before 2007. Or maybe they all are engraved, both modern and old, and appears white due to the lighting.


    Did you ever consider contacting Hilco directly and ask for information about what Walt's model may be? Because it clearly is a pair made by them. Also, did you buy your sg301 online?
    I must say you're 100 % right about the shape. I don't actually remember contacting Hilco, but I'll give it a try. Now that I've seen the framework collection, let's say I'm 9/10 sure that they were made by Hilco. I could try to remove the upper bar from Hilco's SG301 and see if they actually are the closest.
    What I'm mad about is the fact that the original model was scratched, such a bummer.


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    Nov 28, 2017, 9:37 PM - Re: Breaking Bad Props #1560

    Wow, yeah. I just compared your large images of the SG301 to a high resolution image of Walt wearing his glasses and the lens shape is pretty much exact, definitely the best I've seen. The nose pads are exact as well. I think it's safe to say that Hilco did indeed make the glasses. It's too bad the SG301 have an upper bar and an inaccurate bridge.

    I guess contacting Hilco directly would be the best course of action? I'm glad we at least pretty much definitively know now that it's Hilco!
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    Nov 29, 2017, 12:54 AM - Re: Breaking Bad Props #1561

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    Wow, yeah. I just compared your large images of the SG301 to a high resolution image of Walt wearing his glasses and the lens shape is pretty much exact, definitely the best I've seen. The nose pads are exact as well. I think it's safe to say that Hilco did indeed make the glasses. It's too bad the SG301 have an upper bar and an inaccurate bridge.

    I guess contacting Hilco directly would be the best course of action? I'm glad we at least pretty much definitively know now that it's Hilco!
    Unfortunately there's no email available on the Web for Hilco, they have telephone numbers, or you can contact them directly from the website. That's what I did, hoping to receive a more accurate contact information because I couldn't send them the pictures of Walt's frame.

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    Nov 29, 2017, 9:31 AM - Re: Breaking Bad Props #1562

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    I don't know why the images broke. I reuploaded them again; hoping they don't break again.

    What I meant about the SG301 is that they seem to have the correct shape of lenses. And now that you've posted the best photos I've seen of the sg301, I swear even SquidMan will agree that they have the right shape. It has a brow bar, spring hinges, and the bridge is different, but I think the correct lens shape is also important.

    The sg301 glasses have spring hinges because they're more modern; made after 2007. All the glasses models made after 2007 also have the updated side shield hooks like the sg301 has. Anyway, the color is indeed identical. I also noticed it can look a bit grey by looking at some Breaking Bad promotional photos.


    SquidMan took this screen shot from season 2, episode 3. It shows that Walt's glasses have a visible white inscription.
    https://www.therpf.com/attachment.ph...8&d=1501058527

    While it's true that Hilco's glasses have the model number engraved and barely visible (and is bright white under a flash), in 2006 Hilco had an additional line of glasses they called "Frameworks." These have visible white text on them.

    It's just yet another thing Hilco did differently before 2007. Or maybe they all are engraved, both modern and old, and appears white due to the lighting.


    Did you ever consider contacting Hilco directly and ask for information about what Walt's model may be? Because it clearly is a pair made by them. Also, did you buy your sg301 online?
    I just realised I didn't completely answer to your question. Yes, I bought them online from coolframes. May I ask you (or squidman) for a favour? I can't make international calls since I'm in Italy right now and my sim card doesn't support international calls. Can you call Hilco and report the information they give you? Unfortunately there's no email address on their website.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Nov 29, 2017, 9:36 AM - Re: Breaking Bad Props #1563

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    Wow, yeah. I just compared your large images of the SG301 to a high resolution image of Walt wearing his glasses and the lens shape is pretty much exact, definitely the best I've seen. The nose pads are exact as well. I think it's safe to say that Hilco did indeed make the glasses. It's too bad the SG301 have an upper bar and an inaccurate bridge.

    I guess contacting Hilco directly would be the best course of action? I'm glad we at least pretty much definitively know now that it's Hilco!
    I did compared them too and it's pretty accurate. I'm looking forward to remove the upper bar from the frame. Too bad they are a little bit broken (nothing non-repairable, just some screws and a nose pad).
    I would be very grateful if you could call Hilco and ask them for infos about Walt's frame. I am in Italy and I can't make international calls.

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    Nov 29, 2017, 6:28 PM - Re: Breaking Bad Props #1564

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    I did compared them too and it's pretty accurate. I'm looking forward to remove the upper bar from the frame. Too bad they are a little bit broken (nothing non-repairable, just some screws and a nose pad).
    I would be very grateful if you could call Hilco and ask them for infos about Walt's frame. I am in Italy and I can't make international calls.

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    I would be happy to call them, but I'm not sure what I should ask? Without being able to show them images, I'm not sure what to ask from their customer service.
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    Nov 29, 2017, 11:21 PM - Re: Breaking Bad Props #1565

    Carlo Lubatti said: View Post
    I just realised I didn't completely answer to your question. Yes, I bought them online from coolframes. May I ask you (or squidman) for a favour? I can't make international calls since I'm in Italy right now and my sim card doesn't support international calls. Can you call Hilco and report the information they give you? Unfortunately there's no email address on their website.
    Thanks in advance.
    coolframes, huh? Thanks. I'm considering buying them but did yours not come with demo lenses? I'm not sure if removing the brow bar is the best thing for you to do. The SG301 may have accurate lenses and be accurate in color, but even without the brow bar, the bridge is different.

    Also, in regards to calling Hilco, I think this may be better done through email contact as these kinds of requests usually can't be answered through a phone call. Through email, you have more time. You can show them photos and if they can't pin point the model then and there, maybe you could ask for a pdf of older frame catalogues. Of course, anything past 2009 can already be found online; it would definitely have to be something before 2008.

    I never bothered to contact Hilco because whenever I contact someone to inquire about a prop or costume, I never receive a response 99% of the time. I contacted the person who owns the grey pair for measurements at best, and it said it would but never got actually got back to me. So I just gave up on that method of obtaining information, but of course, Hilco may be different. They may come through.

    Anyway, things that make Walt's frame unique.

    - Non spring hinges.

    - Side shield nook that looks more in line to the nook shown on the figures of their EZ shield patent.
    it has been updated since to what it is now; no longer exact to the old model or what is shown on the patent.

    - A bronze color.
    at the moment, "matte bronze" looks most identical. (I rule it out of being the correct name for the frame color because Hilco has a tendency to give some of their frame colors very unique names)

    - classic square lens shape
    again, the sg301 seems to have the correct lens and frame dimensions. 53 - 17 - 140.

    - very plain, simple frame design
    no aviator style brow bar, no decorative design on the arms or anywhere on the frame, and a thin nose bridge.

    - possibly an old A2 model.
    one that was either updated to a modern model (which is no longer exact; likely to have been discontinued)

    Including some of these details in email/site contact may make things easier.

    EDITED: Ok. nvm. They have no publicly available contact info. I thought they only had a contact through site as opposed to a contact email, but they have to have an email. Well, I'll go have a look around.

    Still looking for an email, but in the meantime, they have a facebook page. facebook.com/hilcovision

    Also, Hilco Europe has a site contact fill out form.
    hilco.co.uk/hilcouk/contactus.aspx
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    Dec 2, 2017, 3:25 PM - Re: Breaking Bad Props #1566

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    coolframes, huh? Thanks. I'm considering buying them but did yours not come with demo lenses? I'm not sure if removing the brow bar is the best thing for you to do. The SG301 may have accurate lenses and be accurate in color, but even without the brow bar, the bridge is different.

    Also, in regards to calling Hilco, I think this may be better done through email contact as these kinds of requests usually can't be answered through a phone call. Through email, you have more time. You can show them photos and if they can't pin point the model then and there, maybe you could ask for a pdf of older frame catalogues. Of course, anything past 2009 can already be found online; it would definitely have to be something before 2008.

    I never bothered to contact Hilco because whenever I contact someone to inquire about a prop or costume, I never receive a response 99% of the time. I contacted the person who owns the grey pair for measurements at best, and it said it would but never got actually got back to me. So I just gave up on that method of obtaining information, but of course, Hilco may be different. They may come through.

    Anyway, things that make Walt's frame unique.

    - Non spring hinges.

    - Side shield nook that looks more in line to the nook shown on the figures of their EZ shield patent.
    it has been updated since to what it is now; no longer exact to the old model or what is shown on the patent.

    - A bronze color.
    at the moment, "matte bronze" looks most identical. (I rule it out of being the correct name for the frame color because Hilco has a tendency to give some of their frame colors very unique names)

    - classic square lens shape
    again, the sg301 seems to have the correct lens and frame dimensions. 53 - 17 - 140.

    - very plain, simple frame design
    no aviator style brow bar, no decorative design on the arms or anywhere on the frame, and a thin nose bridge.

    - possibly an old A2 model.
    one that was either updated to a modern model (which is no longer exact; likely to have been discontinued)

    Including some of these details in email/site contact may make things easier.

    EDITED: Ok. nvm. They have no publicly available contact info. I thought they only had a contact through site as opposed to a contact email, but they have to have an email. Well, I'll go have a look around.

    Still looking for an email, but in the meantime, they have a facebook page. facebook.com/hilcovision

    Also, Hilco Europe has a site contact fill out form.
    hilco.co.uk/hilcouk/contactus.aspx
    I really think they could be OnGuard, by Hilco. A lot of old models have the hinges just like Walt's. If you look for the titanium aviator model you'll see resembles with Walt's one.
    Now, I've removed the upper bar of the sg301. Unfortunately, I had to paint it silver because most of the bronze color was gone.
    Here the results:

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    Dec 2, 2017, 8:48 PM - Re: Breaking Bad Props #1567

    Carlo Lubatti said: View Post
    I really think they could be OnGuard, by Hilco. A lot of old models have the hinges just like Walt's. If you look for the titanium aviator model you'll see resembles with Walt's one.
    Now, I've removed the upper bar of the sg301. Unfortunately, I had to paint it silver because most of the bronze color was gone.
    Prior to Hilco's acquisition of them, OnGuard used side shields that required a rivet through a small hole on the arm itself to secure the side shield. You can look at the OnGuard models before Hilco bought the company. They're S00XX. And they have non spring hinges because that was the standard hinge before spring hinge.

    I don't understand which titanium aviator model you mean since Hilco has a lot of aviators. I've looked at all the ones I could after some hours of googling and the sg301 is the one that has a lens shape that's pretty much to be confirmed to be exact to the shape of Walt's. It is also in the correct color. The OG 071, which is an aviator, looks like a good match, especially since the bridge is closer to Walt's, but I'm not convinced on the lens shape. It looks too rectangular. It comes with (and without) the updated side shield hook, however, the inside of the arm has ridges that further secure the side shield. A lot of OnGuard glasses now have this. Walt's didn't. Is the og 071 the one you're referring to?


    Anyway, it's too bad the color was lost, but it's probably the best substitute 'replica' for Walt's glasses.
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    Dec 3, 2017, 5:26 AM - Re: Breaking Bad Props #1568

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    Prior to Hilco's acquisition of them, OnGuard used side shields that required a rivet through a small hole on the arm itself to secure the side shield. You can look at the OnGuard models before Hilco bought the company. They're S00XX. And they have non spring hinges because that was the standard hinge before spring hinge.

    I don't understand which titanium aviator model you mean since Hilco has a lot of aviators. I've looked at all the ones I could after some hours of googling and the sg301 is the one that has a lens shape that's pretty much to be confirmed to be exact to the shape of Walt's. It is also in the correct color. The OG 071, which is an aviator, looks like a good match, especially since the bridge is closer to Walt's, but I'm not convinced on the lens shape. It looks too rectangular. It comes with (and without) the updated side shield hook, however, the inside of the arm has ridges that further secure the side shield. A lot of OnGuard glasses now have this. Walt's didn't. Is the og 071 the one you're referring to?


    Anyway, it's too bad the color was lost, but it's probably the best substitute 'replica' for Walt's glasses.
    Exactly. The OG071 looks very similar to me, but when we talk about shape SG301 are the best choice. There are a lot of pictures on the Web of various models. I guess it almost impossible to find it. The only way we could hope to find them is through ebay... who knows. Anyway here's the picture of an aviator model with same temples as Walt's frame.

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    Dec 3, 2017, 2:26 PM - Re: Breaking Bad Props #1569

    Carlo Lubatti said: View Post
    Exactly. The OG071 looks very similar to me, but when we talk about shape SG301 are the best choice. There are a lot of pictures on the Web of various models. I guess it almost impossible to find it. The only way we could hope to find them is through ebay... who knows. Anyway here's the picture of an aviator model with same temples as Walt's frame.
    It is impossible to find it because google/archive.org has nothing archived prior to 2008. I'm not sure if ebay will be of any help either. The only Hilco/OnGuard glasses I've seen pop up there are the models that are more modern. As for the OG 701, it is more inaccurate than the sg301, even the og 071. Here's an ebay auction for one. It has much better pictures of it.

    A lot of them look the same, but you have to look at them closer. The og701 has a more different bridge, two different arm thicknesses, a lens shape that looks more round, and the side shield hooks themselves are not accurate because they're the updated side shield hook. Look at high resolution of Walt's glasses where you can see the hook. You'll notice that it is different than the updated side shield hook all of Hilco's/OnGuard glasses have now. The hook on Walt's glasses matches the photo of Hilco's removable side shield patent which I posted on my first reply to you.

    This is why I suspect that Walt's is a much older A2 model, one that uses version 1 of the side shield hook. A2 glasses are also the ones that look the most plain, as plain as Walt's glasses. They don't have designs on the arms, the arms aren't two thicknesses, and at least one A2 model (the sg301) has the correct lens shape and color. I highly lean towards Walt's glasses being an A2 model.
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    Jan 13, 2018, 10:40 PM - Re: Breaking Bad Props #1570

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    I have one screen worn hoodie of Jesse currently , the yellow and black one.

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    Thanks Jim, would you mind telling me the mfg/name of this hoodie? I'd like to search for that one.
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    Mar 30, 2018, 4:19 PM - Re: Breaking Bad Props #1571

    I don't know if anyone has posted this yet but on https://www.discogs.com/sell/release/6524408?ev=rb there are quite a few accurate Marty Robbins cassettes for sale.
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    Apr 13, 2018, 8:07 PM - Re: Breaking Bad Props #1572

    I got this a short while back on what seemed like pure chance, not even looking for it. It's Gus' eyeglasses. The frame model is called Imperial, made by ArtCraft. 1/10 12k gold filled in "numont" fulvue frame style, with pearl nose pads. Made in the early 40s. Not custom made as I may have thought Giancarlo Esposito meant in his interview about them here: http://www.avclub.com/article/giancarlo-esposito-62959


    Also, anyone who wants to get a fulvue frame very similar to Gus' - there are 3 on ebay, and auctions are ending soon. 1 and zero bids so far.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Beautiful-Vintage-Glasses-Eyeglasses-1-10-12K-GF-Gold-Filled-Ladies-Womens/222914991082
    This one is a "rimway" (the lenses are held by screws near the hinges). It's the least accurate. The bridge design is different from the Imperial frame, but the bridge style is very much the same. (without that tiny upward point the most common frame in this style has)

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Antique-1-10-12k-Gold-Filled-Eyeglass-Wire-Frames-w-Original-Case/191976056273
    This one is a "numont." The bridge appears to be the same as the one above with the exception of the part that holds the lenses. Overall, it's more accurate than the last one.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-12-K-Gold-Filled-Eyeglasses-with-Original-Case/222914007264
    This one is also a numont. A less ornate bridge, but still similar.

    I mean to replace the inaccurate lenses on mine, so I've spent time looking through these vintage eyeglasses and I do think these three above are the most accurate of what's available, if only for the bridge style.

    I apologize for posting links. I know, but I'm convinced no one from here has bid on these - or kept these in their watch list.
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    May 10, 2018, 7:55 AM - Re: Breaking Bad Props #1573

    niceeee
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    May 14, 2018, 12:33 PM - Re: Breaking Bad Props #1574

    So, I know the debate about Walt's glasses is pretty much never-ending... at one time these were considered the best alternative to buy:

    http://www.go-optic.com/hilco-sg-104...gaAiVhEALw_wcB

    Is that still the case or has a better solution come along that is actually available?
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    May 14, 2018, 6:44 PM - Re: Breaking Bad Props #1575

    Art Andrews said: View Post
    So, I know the debate about Walt's glasses is pretty much never-ending... at one time these were considered the best alternative to buy:

    Is that still the case or has a better solution come along that is actually available?
    I think that beside the SG301 - which is only inaccurate for having a different bridge and an aviator brow bar (frame size still left to speculation) - the OG 090 looks more closer to Walt's than the SG104 since the lens height is larger and the bridge is soldered on the front. It also comes in the color that Squidman and I think is right. Here are the only decent photos I have found of it – stock images do not do safety glasses any justice whatsoever (I've said this a lot lol), especially since they're usually photos of the smallest frame size. And the larger frame sizes do add more lens height which makes frames look a bit less rectangular.

    There's a new one available on ebay right now - in the 54x39 mm size. Accepting offers. There's also a used SG301. Both are significantly less than coolframes who prices them the lowest.

    An additional thought I've had about Walt's glasses.
    For a while, I've suspected that they may be an older OG 090, maybe even an OG 086 frame. With SG301 lenses. (The OG086 is an oval shaped frame but comes in a similar size to the 090. It's a very plain frame with the most accurate looking bridge. Most of Hilco's safety glasses come with bridges that are inaccurate. It comes in a metallic brown, bronze-like color.) I thought that despite the rectangular frame shape, maybe an SG301 lens was fit into it, stretching it out to create Walt's frame. Can't be sure because the lens circumference is not provided, but it might be why those of us who've searched for it have such a hard time finding anything remotely close to it.

    EDIT: I forgot to mention this yesterday. I think the OG 090 may be better than the SG104 if we're talking Hilco frames, but there are other brands that do have frames that may be good enough; better than Hilco's. ArmouRx and ArtCraft. The ArtCraft WF 672A and 675 are some I considered buying a while ago - when I posted a photo of the ArtCraft WF675 in bronze. Those might be the second best options if you don't want to settle for an SG301. ArtCraft safety glasses even have their own inner side shield hook like Hilco's. It's just thicker on ArtCraft. ArmouRx has enough frames that look a lot like Hilco's SG104.

    These sites show most of ArtCraft and ArmouRx safety glasses collection.
    https://www.eyeweb.com/safety-prescription-eyewear
    https://www.sunoptique.com/eyeglass-frames/
    http://www.myeyewear2go.com/specialt...y-glasses.html


    There's also this old one from the 80s that may be worth a look for any willing to improve upon its inaccuracies. 53/17 with the classic square shaped lenses – just like the SG 301 and Walt's.

    Anyway, I replaced the teardrop lenses on my Gus glasses with the correct hexagonal lenses.
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    It's not much better because I had no idea that this frame style came in 4 lens and frame sizes. I needed the smallest lens size available for this frame - the least common lens size. Also, Gus' frame model is not called Imperial as I thought. And it's not made by ArtCraft either even though a lot of these come with ArtCraft temples. It's made by Imperial Optical, which was the Canadian branch of American Optical – the creators of this frame style. It's likely this model was only available in Canada. I got mine on ebay from a Canadian seller, and Canada is where Giancarlo E said he got his from.
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