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6 points representing
BJ's persistence

You can f ind BJ's persistence and attention to detail
in many areas other than in our celluloid frames, like P-501.
Here are our six details that only experts would recognize.

POINT 1

Caulking Pins

Caulking pins are all-handmade

1つ1つ作るカシメピン。

Caulking pins that are as iconic as the front studs are all handmade.
First, we punch out 3mm diameter circles from thin metal plates, and then braze them before punching out again into star-shape. Next, we put them in a “Gara” (special rotary drum) to polish them, and repeat this process four times. After punching out into circles, we put them into the “Ara-Gara” and “Tsuya-Gara,”and then braze and punch out into a star-shape before polishing them four times to make our stars shine brighter.

1つ1つ作るカシメピン。
POINT 2

Slotted Screws

Our screws embody “God is in the details”

「神は細部に宿る」を体現したマイナスネジ。

When it comes to productive efficiency, you might want to use Philips screws, but we use slotted screws intentionally.
These offer a simple beauty, and boast a sophisticated, yet minimal design. With machined-slotted screws, we can make them flush with the end piece. The screws and the end piece look like as if they are integrated as one and, thereby, make our glasses look better overall.
Right now, machined (not forged) slotted screws account for only 10% of all screws used in our industry due to the production cost. Yet, by remaining persistent to our concept and values, we believe that using them allows us to make our products perfect.

「神は細部に宿る」を体現したマイナスネジ。
「神は細部に宿る」を体現したマイナスネジ。
「神は細部に宿る」を体現したマイナスネジ。
POINT 3

Butterfly Nose Pads

We think that claiming any nose pads can fit anybody is a falsehood.

誰にでも合うノーズパッドは、実は誰にも合っていない。

Typical nose pads that are flexible often slip away from their ideal positions.
Yet, BJ’s butterfly nose pads are designed to go through the fitting process, so they are perfectly suitable for you. Now, we have a 100% titanium model in our lineup that allows you to have a luxury feel.

誰にでも合うノーズパッドは、実は誰にも合っていない。
POINT 4

Titanium Temples (NT)

The f lexibility, stiffness, and intensity come from its high metal density.

柔軟性・コシ・強度の秘密は金属密度の高さ。

BJ’s titanium temples are made by adopting a method called “swaging” to 5-6 mm pure titanium round wires.
Swaging is a special method to improve metal density, springiness, flexibility, stiffness, and intensity by hitting and elongating round wires. After swaging, we flatten and trim each section (e.g. drop-end) before pressing several times to further enhance and strengthen the temple’s characteristics. These processes will sustain the holding power of the temples.

柔軟性・コシ・強度の秘密は金属密度の高さ。
POINT 5

End Piece

Each end piece is screwed down from dif ferent sides to prevent loose temples.

左右逆のネジ締めでテンプルの緩みを起こさせない。

BJ’s product will lower your daily stress.
If both of your end pieces use a single screw fastened from the same side, one of the screws will tend to loosen when you try on your frames because this always adds some tension in the same direction. Yet, with BJ’s products, one end piece is screwed from the upside, while the other is screwed from the downside. This traditional method is done to disperse the tension and keep the screws tight.

左右逆のネジ締めでテンプルの緩みを起こさせない。
左右逆のネジ締めでテンプルの緩みを起こさせない。
POINT 6

Hinge

We use three types of hinges, depending on the model

モデルに応じて3種類の丁番を使い分ける。

Depending on the model, we use three-layer hinges, five-layer hinges, or seven-layer hinges.
Generally, three-layer hinges are the most popular and often used even to the largest size. Yet, BJ uses seven-layer hinges for the larger models to provide adequate strength. Our high quality domestic hinges enable you to open and close the temples smoothly.
We are not after cost-reduction or production-efficiency, but are focused solely on product quality.

モデルに応じて3種類の丁番を使い分ける。
モデルに応じて3種類の丁番を使い分ける。

OTHERS

The complete production
process of P-501

Here we will introduce the complete process of P-501, which starts from a piece of celluloid.