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jair1970
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SNAP!

This turned up yesterday, and well... i'm not in love with it

My major gripe is the quite shoddy gold parts of the bracelet which are a bit loose around the ends.

Still it is in very good condition and didn't break the bank:

(Rubbish picture i'm afraid, although does show very good ancient lume)



April 25, 2012 at 2:13 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Following Simon and James' lead ....

I was going to post a photo of mine, but thought the better of it, and decided not to turn it into a 'Show us your 7A38-7240' thread. :P

So here's something a little different - a 7A38-724A SAA086J




Not the best of photos, grabbed between the showers, nor likely the best of examples .... but then it is the only one I've ever seen. ;)

April 26, 2012 at 6:47 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Sir Alan
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In between the torrential rain I found a patch of glorious sunshine. Here's my 7A38-7020:



April 26, 2012 at 8:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Sir Alan
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Rain (again!!!) but I managed to dodge in between the downpours. Last night I decided to put back together my 7A38-7020 that has been in pieces since it arrived a few weeks ago.



this came with a broken (and un-repairable) bracelet - but thanks to Paul for donating one part, and a part bracelet from ebay I managed to make a whole :)


I had stripped down and cleaned the case and bracelet, and in particular the pushers as soon as I got it. Last night I greased the pushers, fitted a new case back gasket and a new crystal and put it all together.


The hardest part? Getting the bracelet / springbars back on :roll:

April 27, 2012 at 3:56 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Simon.

That's why I recommend using those 8-10mm universal spring bars, instead of the regular (correct) 10mm double-flanged ones. ;)


Anyway, it's Franken Friday for me again.  Subtitled: Another one I made earlier or Variations on a 7A38 Theme Part  # 99. :P


Originally it started life as a common-or-garden white Roman numeral dialed 7A38-7289. The 718L dial is from a scrapped 7A38-726A.

The hour and minute hands are Seiko p/n's 12BH2KLH/M, rather than 12BH0MAH/M you'd normally find with the 718L dial. The final finishing touch provided by a Sternkreuz white nylon crystal gasket, which I personally think works better with a white Tachymeter ring.




If you might be thinking to yourselves .... I don't build these things for the sake of it. I'll explain how this one evolved another time. ;)

April 27, 2012 at 9:35 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Another grey, wet and miserable weekend, and I'm wearing one of my Orient J39 beaters today ....

This is a J39001-70, on a non-original Orient bracelet. It's only endearing feature being a lovely metallic champagne coloured dial:




Altogether now, sing .... Raindrops keep fallin' on my head watch. :roll:

April 28, 2012 at 9:02 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Sir Alan
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Another outing for my 7A28-6000 'Bishop'. This is really growing on me :D



A 28 year old watch with lots of wabi and history. And I love the link to one of the best films of all time ;)


it was a family McD breakfast today (spot the coffee cup!!)

April 28, 2012 at 9:56 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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A little bit of colour to brighten up another grey, very wet and windy and throughly miserable day - a Cartier Ferrari Formula Cal. 531




Altogether now, sing .... Raindrops keep fallin' on my head watch. :mad:

April 29, 2012 at 11:05 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Sir Alan
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On yet another wet day, which doesn't lead to great pictures I have been wearing my 7A38-6010:



Black watches are growing on me ;)


April 29, 2012 at 12:10 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Sir Alan
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Finally a sunny day. My 7A38-7270 looks great with the sun on its face:



April 30, 2012 at 8:00 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Indeed, Simon. :)

I think this brief glimpse of sunshine warrants wearing something suitably blingy - so how about a gold-tone 7A38-7000 SAA008J ....




April 30, 2012 at 8:19 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Been wearing my 'beater' 7A38-6020 this morning. Reminded me that I still hadn't got round to replacing the scratched crystal yet. :/



May 1, 2012 at 7:25 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Another 'Diver', this afternoon, but something a little tidier - a 7A38-7070 SAA031J (early production with the 'polished edge' hands):




May 1, 2012 at 9:05 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Sir Alan
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Given the weather, my 7A28-7040 would seem appropriate:



seen here not in my back garden, but at Tower Hill with part of the Roman wall in the background :)

May 2, 2012 at 4:02 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Sir Alan
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Today I'm wearing what was (until I got to work) my most recent arrival, a Cal 531 Cartier Ferrari:



I've just realised that I've got the wrong day showing :roll:


in my haste to wear it and show it off I obviously got a bit confused. I have since corrected it.


Just look at the lovely Ferrari on the links:



Mmmmmmm. 8)

May 3, 2012 at 8:50 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Cool Fezza, Simon. 


I was going to take a shot of my common-or-garden gold-tone 7A38-7190 today - because it's 'topical' in another forum section. :P

Instead, I reached into my watch box, and picked out the one next to it. Although at first appearance, this might appear to be yet another of my frankens, it isn't. That's the way Seiko made 'em. It uses exactly the same watch case and bracelet as the gold-tone 7A38-7190, but with the cream 723O dial from the two-tone 7A38-7270, which tones down an otherwise gaudy watch nicely, IMHO.

The lesser-spotted 7A38-727A SAA126J:



May 3, 2012 at 9:23 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Sir Alan
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Here is my latest incoming, a pristine 7A38-7080, which my poor photos don't do justice:



I really like these bigger size 7A38's.

Many thanks to James for pointing out this was on sale. ;)


May 3, 2012 at 12:32 PM Flag Quote & Reply

jair1970
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Glad to help. :)

Looks great!

May 3, 2012 at 7:07 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Sir Alan
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Grey Friday, and this photo of my 7A38-7000 doesn't do this great watch justice.




May 4, 2012 at 5:47 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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A chilly day, but at least it's not raining for a change, and there's sufficient light to take a half-reasonable photo. 7A38-7029 SAA013J:



May 5, 2012 at 9:04 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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