AO Skymaster Pilot Sport 1


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  • New old stock American Optical Skymaster Pilot Sport 1 vintage sunglasses. This frame is in superb condition and comes with the orignal case and covering as pictured. The frames date late 1960's or 70's. We love everything about this pair of vintage sunglasses. The metal is gold in colour and has a more square appearance compared to the typical aviator. A double bridge adds strength and support to the frame and features a demi brown acetate covering which also features on the temporal ends. We love the Skymaster lenses, they are made of glass, which is known for it's scratch resistant properties, and not only have 100% UV protection, they transition with UV light, turning into sunglasses in bright sunlight. When the lenses change colour they turn brown. Each lens is engraved with the American Optical Emblem. "Skymaster* The sunglass that has stood the test of time. Half a Century has passed since 1938, when American Optical was challenged by the Army Air Corps to produce a new sunglass. One that would provide comfort, quality optics and protect pilots from blinding glare. Skymaster sunglasses met the test." It is also well known that Nasa have taken Skymaster sunglasses to the moon. A historical pair of vintage sunglasses not to be missed.

    All spectacles supplied with a brand new spectacle case and a Retro Spectacle microfibre cleaning cloth.

  • Lens Width: 54mm
    Lens Depth: 42mm
    Bridge Width: 19mm
    Temple Width: 135mm

    Temple Length: 155mm

Size Guide and Frame Measurments

It is important when purchasing your vintage glasses that the size of the frame is taken into consideration. All our frames have the measurements displayed for each frame on a tab called Measurements. The measurements displayed are the Lens Width, Bridge Width, Temple Length, Temple Width & Lens Depth. The measurements provided indicate the size of your glasses and are all recorded in millimetres.

Lens Width is the distance across the lens measured from the bridge. This distance can be dependent on the style of the glasses chosen, for example round glasses will have a smaller lens width. People with high prescriptions are better to keep the lens width as small as possible, as the greater the lens width the thicker the lenses.

Lens Depth is the depth of the lens at the greatest point.  A frame needs a minimum Lens Depth of 28mm to accommodate varifocals. 

Bridge Width is the distance between the lenses which sits across your nose. The greater the bridge width the wider the bridge across the nose. 

Temple Length is the length of the side from the dowel point to the end tip. Its important the side length is long enough to sit over your ear. 

Temple Width is the width of the frame across the inside of the front of the frame from temple screw to screw. This indicates the width of the frame, and is a great measurement to compare to your existing spectacles.

If you are unsure as to the size of any of our spectacles or you need advise or help comparing them to your current spectacles get in touch with us at