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Seiko7A38 at September 18, 2017 at 9:33 AM

Here's a decent looking example of a 7A38-7070 with box and papers, that was posted FS on the German watch forum UhrForum.de this lunchtime. Asking price is 380 Euros.


http://uhrforum.de/seiko-quartz-7a38-7070-sports-100-inkl-box-papers-t323240

[Verkauf] Seiko Quartz 7A38-7070 Sports 100 inkl Box und Papers



Checking on that FS advert on UhrForum.de ....

http://uhrforum.de/seiko-quartz-7a38-7070-sports-100-inkl-box-papers-t323240

I note that it was edited  the following day to show [Erledigt] - (Completed), meaning presumably that it had been sold.


When I ran the search (on 7A38-7070) to find the FS thread again, I found another example had been posted soon afterwards.

Again this one appears to be in pretty decent used condition, with an asking price of 250 Euros. But by the time I found it, it was already marked up as 'On Hold'.


http://uhrforum.de/seiko-7a38-7070-speedy-am-orig-band-in-schoenem-zustand-t323541

[Reserviert] Seiko 7A38-7070 Speedy am orig. Band in schönem Zustand



Speaking of 7A38-7070's offered for sale on other watch forums ....

September 24, 2017 at 3:47 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at August 21, 2017 at 1:05 PM

This 7A38-7070 was listed FS on WatchUseek a couple of days ago, with an asking price of $350.


http://forums.watchuseek.com/f29/4513583.html  FS: Seiko 7A38-7070



That 7A38-7070 offered on WUS, which it transpired had been lightly beadblasted, as I'd suspected (see my subsequent post on the previous page), sold a couple of days ago - after the seller had reduced the asking price to $300 and a couple of bumps.


September 24, 2017 at 4:11 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at September 18, 2017 at 5:17 AM

One such, is the well-worn example, fitted with an obviously non-original bracelet, listed by German eBay seller kugelharry, which first appeared in mid-June with a pie-in-the-sky Buy-it-Now price of 260 Euros (first mentioned halfway down page 3 of this thread). He's continued to re-list it, with different pricing - maybe a dozen times now.


Here's his latest re-listing, now set up as an auction with an opening bid price of 150 Euros. Could this one finally succeed ?


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152706901055



That latest re-listed German eBay auction for the 'mis-titled' 7A38-7070 ended earlier this afternoon. Thankfully (as far as I'm concerned) somebody decided to put the seller out of his misery by placing a bid on it. Hopefully that'll be the last we see of it. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152706901055


September 24, 2017 at 11:13 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at August 26, 2017 at 6:31 PM

This 7A38-7070 was listed earlier this evening by a French eBay seller, with a risibly over-optimistic Buy-it-Now price of 350 Euros (and currently no Best Offer option). Ignore the fact that it comes in a period correct Seiko presentation box, because in this instance it's a bit of a red herring. Look closely at the photos of the watch itself. The seller may state in his description that the dial and hands are in beautiful condition, but they're not. Both are suffering from discoloured degraded lume. The bracelet appears to be well worn, with slop in the hinged link joining pins. Take away the box and you're looking at an example that might make 150-200 Euros.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263169471160


Once again, dogged persistence by French eBay seller watchover15 appears to have paid off. :roll: He didn't reduce his 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price - just kept re-listing it. Checking my eBay watching page, I notice that his 7A38-7070 finally sold this morning - for his 350 Euros asking price.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263253341375



As confirmed by the eBay purchase history:

http://offer.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBidsLogin&item=263253341375

October 21, 2017 at 10:44 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This well worn condition 7A38-7070, fitted with a non-original replacement bracelet was listed by a US eBay seller at the weekend, as a 7-day auction with an opening bid price of $4.99. It's being offered through eBay's GSP programme. Bidding is currently @ $52.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/182864261690


You are bidding on a pre-owned RUNNING Seiko chronograph men's watch. The face is black with white hash marks for numbers. The crystal appears to have a tiny chip right above the name Seiko other than that it is in good condition. The case has very very minor scuffs and rubs but other than that it is in very good condition. The back has medium scratches reads Seiko 425781,water resistant,st. steel, Japan s, 7A38-7070 ao. The face dial moves but the buttons seem to me stuck. Please refer to the pictures and decide for yourself, the condition of this watch. Thanks for looking.


October 31, 2017 at 5:26 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The above US eBay auction for a well worn 7A38-7070, fitted with a non-original replacement bracelet ended late last night, selling for $130 after 29 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/182864261690


November 6, 2017 at 4:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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I've never made any secret of my contempt for and dislike of would-be profiteering re-sellers - especially those trying to make a fast buck. Some re-sellers will at least make an effort to disguise their activities, either by waiting a couple of months before listing the watch on eBay, or by obscuring the case-back serial number. Others are not quite so smart. US eBay seller flobaca falls into that category.


Yesterday evening he listed a well worn 7A38-7070 fitted with a non-original replacement bracelet, as a 7-day auction with an over-optimistic opening bid price of $335. In his photos the dial and hands lume can seen to be slightly discoloured (even though he describes them as 'mint condition'). If any of the foregoing sounds vaguely familiar, you don't need to go back too far in this thread, to find where he bought it, just a week ago, for a rather lower price of $130 - my preceding post. He may have changed the bracelet, but it's for another similar looking 'generic' item fitted with a Seiko clasp. If you rotate and zoom in on the previous seller's 4th photo, you'll see that the case-back serial number 425781 matches.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/352207882924


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November 13, 2017 at 4:19 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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