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Seiko7A38
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Subtitled: Big Time Loser. 

For those of you fed up of me posting wrist shots of my various Yema Spationaute III's - tough ! :P This is a 38mm 'reduced' # N80A66. I deliberately got this one out of my collection box this morning (best I can tell, for the first time since July last year), to check how much time it had lost. It was still running fine, but showing 05:40 in the morning and WED 4 in the day / date windows. Not exactly a surprise.




As I've admitted in this thread in the Tinkering section, I've suspected (for a long time) it's suffering from a slipping cannon pinion. :(


April 21, 2014 at 6:45 AM Flag Quote & Reply

gufi
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Happy Easter!


I don´t have that much time lately. But today I´m showing you my favourite 7Axx; the 7A38-701A


April 21, 2014 at 6:45 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Thanks for contributing, Achim ! Great shot as always.  And  to you too. 


For comparison with this morning's '38mm reduced' shot, here's yet another: a full-sized (43mm diameter) Yema Spationaute III. 

almost finished restoring this one on Saturday and then fitted the new Fleurus 22mm Navy shark strap yesterday. Still breaking it in. 



April 21, 2014 at 9:10 AM Flag Quote & Reply

lam
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Finally got my hands on one of these beauties.. needs some TLC but it'll get there. 7A38-706A



April 21, 2014 at 3:42 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Just trying on my newest incoming variant of Orient J39908-70, which arrived yesterday, thanks to assistance of Italian forum member Fabio (fmc000). As I wrote in the other thread (after seeing Fabio's Q&D photos), that its dial is predominantly black (with not even a hint of blue) came as no surprise. But just to prove the point, I dug out the darkest midnight blue shirt I could find in my wardrobe.



April 23, 2014 at 8:48 AM Flag Quote & Reply

donwatch
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Today, it's my SEIKO 7A28-7040 from Jan. 1983.

 



Ebay seller stated that he was the original owner and the watch had been through a Seiko service center in 2004 for a service and new Seiko crystal.  :D It is fitted with a 1970's Seiko LCD band. :P


April 23, 2014 at 1:34 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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See you're trying the 'jeans pocket' wrist shot technique, Don. :P They're not easy are they ? :/

Despite our efforts, Achim (forum member 'gufi') still remains the undisputed king of the JPWS (for the time being). 

I'm sure he won't mind me re-posting his photo. On Monday, he posted a conventional wrist shot (above) on our forum ....

But the same day, over on SCWF, in their (almost daily) WRUW thread, he posted this other superb shot of his 7A38-701A:


April 23, 2014 at 2:32 PM Flag Quote & Reply

donwatch
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A Seiko 7a28-7020 from August 1983 :) It is a "franken" I put together, starting with a two-tone case. Bezel and pushers buffed. I left crown alone as well as band. Swapped out black dial for a gold one. 8)



April 24, 2014 at 8:26 PM Flag Quote & Reply

donwatch
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My second Seiko 7A38-7000. :)  I really like this version. :D



April 25, 2014 at 5:40 PM Flag Quote & Reply

donwatch
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It's Sunday--- I'll wear my well worn & worn well ---> Seiko 7a48-7009   Sports 100  from March 1985.  8)



April 27, 2014 at 12:43 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The recent appearance and overnight sale of a Jean Lassale Thalassa 7A74 'project watch' on eBay in the States prompted me to get my 'Poor Man's 7A74-017 all stainless version out and give it a long overdue and well-deserved airing. I'd forgotten what a superb bit of engineering the bracelet was. It's heavy, but a joy to wear. However, I soon remembered what a pain this watch was, when it comes to taking photos of it. It may be 'basic' stainless and white, but the thin sapphire crystal gives off glare even on cloudy overcast days like today - making it difficult to capture the grey dial printing. After discarding a few, I still couldn't choose between these two shots.




Damn ! :mad: Just noticed that (once again) the edge of the bezel has picked up a tiny piece of lint from my dusting cloth. :roll:


April 29, 2014 at 8:51 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Because some days you simply can't be arsed - and pick up the first beater that comes to hand. My tatty 7A38-7000 - El Caracortada.



April 30, 2014 at 8:53 AM Flag Quote & Reply

PHK
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My 7A28-702A taking full advantage of the abundant sunshine. Along with a suitably tanned arm. 8)




Paul, luxuriating in global warming. 8)


May 1, 2014 at 2:51 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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I was hurtfully accused of 'One-upmanship' in the 'Show and Tell' thread earlier this week. :( I think that's completely unjustified. :P

By sharing photos, I'm simply trying to keep interest alive. ;) Now this afternoon I was actually planning a bit of one-upmanship ....

but unfortunately the watch I was going to post won't quite fit my wrist and I've encountered a temporary minor hitch. Of more anon.

However, I had got this 7A38-704C, which I bought off eBay Germany last December (a fuzzy photo gamble) out of my collection box.

Never having posted a wrist shot of this one before (much to my surprise), so you'll have to make do with this for the time being:


May 4, 2014 at 9:15 AM Flag Quote & Reply

fmc000
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Very nice! Really in great conditions.

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My Seiko chronos: SPV002 - SDX008J1 - SFA005J1 - PSZ006P1

May 4, 2014 at 1:32 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Sir Alan
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Stunning Paul. 8)

May 4, 2014 at 2:55 PM Flag Quote & Reply

donwatch
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All, business with the large  pushers!  splendid  8)

May 4, 2014 at 2:59 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Thanks for the positive comments, Guys. ;)

But just to show you that (I'm not ashamed to admit) I have been duped into buying utter crap in the (dim and distant) past ....

Here's the infamous 7A38-702x SpeedTimerKollektion Franken - warts n' all. Yup, I've still got it, still going strong, 5 years later. :roll:



May 5, 2014 at 9:23 AM Flag Quote & Reply

donwatch
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The "ONE" that started it all  :P  Paul ?

May 5, 2014 at 10:02 AM Flag Quote & Reply

fmc000
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I actually like it a lot and wouldn't mind owning!

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My Seiko chronos: SPV002 - SDX008J1 - SFA005J1 - PSZ006P1

May 5, 2014 at 11:29 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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