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Old 05-20-2017, 04:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a Orient *** Crystal with the following data on the case back :-
EA 469LD5-72 CA
According to the catalogues I've checked the first letters of the series is the movement code.
I see everything from EJ to EZ but no EA.
Am I missing something obvious?
Would appreciate some advice to try and date & value this watch.
Many thanks.
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Dating a vintage Orient is notoriously difficult. Numerous approaches have been made directly to Orient and the following is a reply received from Orient (with spelling mistakes as received):

"Dear Mr . Steve
Thank you for your e-mail.
Unfortunaltely , you can not distinguish date of manufacture by serial number.


Thank you for your inquiry.

Best Regards,
Orient Watch Co., Ltd.
Tokyo, Japan
Customer Relations

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Serial numbers of Orient's newer models read like Seiko
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Dating a vintage Orient is notoriously difficult. Numerous approaches have been made directly to Orient and the following is a reply received from Orient (with spelling mistakes as received):

"Dear Mr . Steve
Thank you for your e-mail.
Unfortunaltely , you can not distinguish date of manufacture by serial number.


Thank you for your inquiry.

Best Regards,
Orient Watch Co., Ltd.
Tokyo, Japan
Customer Relations

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++"
Serial numbers of Orient's newer models read like Seiko
Very polite Brush Off
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have you tried Dr. Roland Ranftt's excellent movement archives? I saw the following Orient movements there. Maybe you can compare what you have with the pictures there.

http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...k&Orient_46941

http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...k&Orient_46943
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Very polite Brush Off
Incredible that they have no way to date by serial number. They have to keep a database somewhere. Maybe its simply not worth their time (pardon the unintentional pun).
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