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Seiko7A38
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We've seen plenty of examples before - and duly commented on many of them in other threads in this forum section.

But I thought it might be an idea to have a separate thread for the REALLY SILLY ones.

Here's my first entry to get the ball rolling ....

October 12, 2014 at 6:16 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Seiko 16mm Z-fold clasps, especially NOS, are always nice to have - even in this (non SQ) style of 5-hole adjustable type, which was never actually used on the 7Axx's, but comes in particularly handy, when you're short of  adjustment links, for extending the B1627x bracelet as used on the 7A38-728x. I've bought a few over years, paying $10 or $15. So I thought $25 was already a bit steep ....


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111374812804


$90 shipping !! :o.... plus if you got stung by UK Customs, there would be another 20% VAT to pay on top of that $114.87 total. :roll:


October 12, 2014 at 6:23 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Funnily enough, guess what I spotted this afternoon ? :|

Actually, it came up in one of those (frankly annoying) eBay suggestions (based on previous purchases / viewed items) ....

Another Seiko 16mm clasp - this time a black chrome plated 7 adjustment hole style (but again, not one actually used on any 7Axx) ....

From the same US eBay seller timepieceandstuff !!!  


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111862610730


March 3, 2016 at 12:13 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Another couple of examples of what can only be described as classic cases of gross stupidity by a US eBay seller, time-shack


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282114227899


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272315587288


Not only are his asking prices DOUBLE what might be deemed reasonable, but the postage is an absolutely ludicrous US $67.95 :o (approx. £52.41) per item !! - Not only that but in terms of actual postal costs, both items weigh just a matter of a few grams !


For those who don't recognise the part number of the first item, although the seller states 'Arnie' in the title, these pusher O-ring seals are also used on a good many 7A28's, 7A38's and 7A48's.


August 12, 2016 at 5:14 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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