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Sir Alan
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My B-team 'Ripley' today:


October 27, 2014 at 12:25 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Something plain and simple for a change - and 7A38's don't come much plainer or simpler than the stainless 7A38-7190 SAA055J.

Otherwise known as 'the Argos catalogue special'. This is my lesser of two examples, with the slightly scabby 30 minute sub-dial.


October 28, 2014 at 9:53 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Saturday and another Yema Spationaute III - on a different ZRC 'double jonc' blue leather strap rather than my usual Fleurus shark.



November 1, 2014 at 6:29 AM Flag Quote & Reply

donwatch
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My YEMA N81W63  (Seiko 7A38 )  arrived yesterday  ---- Everything works !  :D Almost NOS except the band has been replaced with a longer Speidel lizard strap.  This watch has much bling and is hard to photograph. :roll:


Couple of extra shots of the Yema N8 ( 7A38 ) :P


November 11, 2014 at 2:50 PM Flag Quote & Reply

donwatch
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A pocket shot of my newest-A Seiko 7A38-725A 8)  ( scratch on crystal and short band seem to be only flaws -- I installed a band- extender--Taking some stress on the fragile band   :P                                                                                                                          

November 15, 2014 at 3:06 PM Flag Quote & Reply

donwatch
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Today a JDM  Seiko 7A48-7000  bought from a seller "down-under"  :/   Dial  printed "Seiko"  &  "Quartz"   only,  for the JDM market . The 7A48's shipped to the USA were printed with "Chronograph" and "Sports 100" --Also the JDM band did not have gold sections .   8)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

November 18, 2014 at 2:09 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Nice pick-up Don. ;) I know how you like that blue sticky stuff. :P


PS - The differences between the European / JDM 7A48-7000 and US Export 7A48-7009 are explained in some detail here:

http://www.seiko7a38.com/apps/forums/topics/show/7319717-seiko-gives-you-the-moon-show-us-your-7a48s?page=3


November 19, 2014 at 3:54 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Just a couple of Q&D 'warts and all' shots of my recently acquired Racer / Orient J39024-50 'beater' resto' project, which I finished nailing back together this morning. With many thanks to David ('Frenchy') for helping me to rescue this one. I think it was worth it. :)




I'll add a few overdue updates to the RACER J39 by Orient 'Spanish Inquisition' thread, including a full write-up on this one, at the weekend when I've got more time.


November 20, 2014 at 8:52 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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My newest incoming Racer J39028-70 which I just finished fettling earlier this afternoon. See page 4 of the thread for more photos.


December 6, 2014 at 11:16 AM Flag Quote & Reply

donwatch
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Paul., in my opinion it's better than nos- it's been loved and loved again -- well done 8)

December 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM Flag Quote & Reply

donwatch
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My project--A  "Sample"  7A34-7019 case-   with a used donor movement dial + hands :P    Sweep parked at 30min so we can  see the date :roll:                                                                               

December 7, 2014 at 3:43 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Not that I ever need any excuse, but today being the 9th December, I thought I'd strap on a Yema Spationaute III Aragatz ....

in honour of the 26th anniversary of Jean Loup Chretien's then record 5h 57m EVA, this day in 1988.


December 9, 2014 at 9:37 AM Flag Quote & Reply

donwatch
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This Seiko 7A38-7270 arrived today.    A good buy off Ebay for $71.00 US  :D     It is near NOS with oval inspection sticker on case back :)                                                                                                                                                       

December 15, 2014 at 6:35 PM Flag Quote & Reply

PHK
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Dark, dreary and overcast for two days! This is deplorable! Hence an all black 7A38-7290 - with "Patina".




Paul, in not so sunny Las Vegas :(


December 18, 2014 at 3:47 PM Flag Quote & Reply

PHK
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But wait, the sun has come out..something a little brighter. 7A28-7029.

About as bright as I can go.

Paul. 8)

(Can't match Paul or Donwatch for "Bling")

December 18, 2014 at 5:21 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Somebody say 'Bling' ? :| If truth be known I think Don's still in denial about his fondness for a bit of gold plating. :P

An unseasonally sunny (but still cold) winter's day over here in Blighty - thought I'd dig out the ultimate blingy 7A38 ....

My 7A38-6109 SAA114J.




You know what, Paul ?

I reckon if you trawled the pawn shops in Vegas, you could easily pick up one of these. Go on - you know you want one really. :lol:


December 19, 2014 at 9:55 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Wearing my 7A38-6000 'Dinky Diver' on vintage Seiko 'Beads of Rice' bracelet today. Still not fitted that NOS bezel yet. :/


December 20, 2014 at 10:22 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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A bit more bling to brighten up an otherwise dull overcast Sunday afternoon. We three Rings of Orient are.  My J39909-80.


December 21, 2014 at 9:13 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Racer J39908-70 this afternoon. 




Merry Christmas and Happy WRUW Year to contributing members and lurkers alike. 


December 24, 2014 at 8:51 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Sir Alan
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Very nice Paul :D

Merry Christmas and thanks for another fun year.

December 24, 2014 at 6:27 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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