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Seiko7A38
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Well, with today being Le Quattorze Juillet (Bastille Day - a national holiday in France) ....

What else would I be wearing but a Yema Spationaute III 'Aragatz'.  Vive La France.   Vive La Quartz Revolution ! 



July 14, 2014 at 5:11 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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PHK at July 14, 2014 at 5:00 AM

7A38-7270 with a new crystal. Had to use flash because of the reflections. Now I see that the case could use a buff!

PK in Vegas. 8)


My sincere apologies for inadvertently 'turning the page' on you, no sooner than you'd posted Paul. :/ Super artificially lit shot !


July 14, 2014 at 5:23 AM Flag Quote & Reply

donwatch
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Today it is my new NOS Orient J38003-70 (Seiko 7A48 Mvt) :D .

July 15, 2014 at 1:12 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Sir Alan
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Lovely picture :D

July 15, 2014 at 5:43 PM Flag Quote & Reply

donwatch
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Sir Alan -Thanks :D It's a new camera (Sony Exmor R) and I'm getting better with it :P

July 15, 2014 at 7:03 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Sir Alan
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This one has been a while in the coming, but I think well worth the effort (and cost):





July 19, 2014 at 5:43 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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It's been more than two weeks since anybody posted in this thread. :( Still I guess I'm as guilty as the rest. :/

Anyway, here's my newest incoming - a second JDM 7A38-7110, courtesy of Japanese forum member Daisuke  ....

which I collected from the local Royal Mail sorting office this morning. Exactly as received (save for re-setting time and day / date).



August 9, 2014 at 5:09 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Bernard
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Not a real Seiko, Jean Lassale Thalassa

However, it is certainly 7AXX-based! photo F005811D-D25E-4617-8AD6-F97E594D1D77_zpsbvn8s6gw.jpg

August 12, 2014 at 10:09 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Sir Alan
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Very very nice :P

August 12, 2014 at 1:08 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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After my brief dalliance, this morning, with the horrible bits of black plastic that are supposed to retain the bezel, I'm pleasantly relieved to have this little 38mm 'reduced' Yema Spationaute III model # N80A66 back in one piece and back on my wrist again - working. :)



August 17, 2014 at 12:11 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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I must admit I do love Yema N8's for their sheer variety of styles - and that certain 'Vive La Difference' typically French quirkiness. 

They don't come much much quainter than the N8 YM53, which I finally got round to fitting with it's Cousins Bellini ostrich strap today.



August 24, 2014 at 12:10 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Sir Alan
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I've just built this franken:


August 24, 2014 at 12:45 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Phil
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I like that, well done, was that the case up on eBay about a week or two ago ? Is it the same as a Vulcan case but a different finish? 

August 24, 2014 at 2:34 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Close, Phil - but no cigar. :P Bit of a bitza, that one - I'm sure Simon won't me jumping in. ;)


The case (and bezel) are 7A38-7010 (the 'Vulcan' is the 7A38-701B). The 'Vulcan's bezel has gold lettering / numbers.

The dial is a 713LX999 normally found in a black chrome 7A38-7140 (that NOS dial was on eBay a couple of weeks ago).

Most of the hands (hour, minute and red chrono' hands) are Cartier Ferrari Formula, but not that yellow constant seconds hand. 

The bracelet ? :| I'm not sure - Simon will have to fill that bit in. :/


August 24, 2014 at 2:49 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Sir Alan
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Very good Paul - I knew you'd spot the origins of this one.

The yellow sub hand is from the 7A38-704C I picked up recently from the Sales section here, as is the movement. The bracelet was that Feiko that came on my 7A38-701B.

I bought the hands quite some time ago (when Paul was talking about his 'Ferrari' he built up) - I thought they might come in useful if / when I picked up a Ferrari myself, but the three I've had have all had good hands. So time to use them.

I'm quite pleased with the colour combinations. The red sub-dial hands and the red inlay on the main hands picks up the red in the bezel and contrasts with the yellow on the dial. The yellow seconds sub dial hand works well with the yellow of the dial. The white of the minute and hour hands makes them legible on the black of the dial. It might look nicer with a yellow minute ring, but I'll stick with this.


August 24, 2014 at 3:25 PM Flag Quote & Reply

yonsson
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Loving my new and only 7a38. I think I need to find another one that I can wear on a rallystrap.


August 26, 2014 at 7:30 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Thanks for your input, Jonas - and great photos, but this thread is supposed to be for WRIST SHOTS ....

Like the one you posted in the 'Newest Incoming 7A' thread last week:



August 26, 2014 at 7:40 AM Flag Quote & Reply

donwatch
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After seeing that stunning Ferrari of Sir Alan- I have gotten my nerve up to post again ! A Seiko 7a38-702H from November 1983 8)  This watch has a movement out of a parts watch I bought off ebay for $28.and has had the dial and hands off twice to sort out some issues. Works excellent now ! :P

August 27, 2014 at 5:53 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Arpie
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Welcome aboard my recently acquired 7A38-7070.



Needs a new bezel insert and a new crystal...and  a good clean of course.

August 29, 2014 at 6:31 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Ah the Fred's (it's a typo '7A28') 7A38-7070. :lol: I'd wondered who'd got that one. :/ Good catch, Arpad. :) Should clean up nicely. ;)

August 29, 2014 at 7:31 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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