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Quick double take - but not even close to a cigar !

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As I mentioned in another post earlier today, I'm still slightly frustrated by the few gaps that exist in the numbering sequence of my Orient J39 database - particularly J39003-xx through J39006-xx - assuming Orient did use them. :?:

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I've lost count of how many times I've googled them, without success. Many years ago, I set up a few random Wildcard* saved searches on eBay. This afternoon one of them (designed to be a J39 'catch all') finally turned up something !! :shock:

https://www.ebay.it/itm/Orologio-Orient ... 3690724477

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On seeing the link, I first read it (how my mind wanted to see it) as J39704. Maybe I'm going dyslexic in my old age. :lol:

*I'd forgotten how long ago that was !! In fact, according to this old email notification I found, eBay supposedly stopped supporting Wildcard searches (including an asterisk *) back in November 2012 !!

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Needless to say, I studiously ignored their suggestion to amend my Wildcard searches. :P They may not be supported, but trust me - they're still working - after a fashion, 9 years later !! :lol:

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