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donwatch
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My "Baby"  ;)  a beloved Seiko 7A38-7000  in good condition----It is from November 1983. 8) Top of the page :D  Perfectly timed.


May 29, 2017 at 8:30 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Congratulations on your 500th post Don ! 


Stainless 7A38-7289 (sample case build) for me.



May 30, 2017 at 6:35 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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I couldn't choose between the two, so ....

Here's a couple of Q&D (literally dirty) 'as received' shots of my newest incoming stainless 'SIEKO' 7A38-7020 SAA009J. :D



I think this one's going to clean up very nicely. :) Full story in the Show and Tell - Your newest incoming 7A thread.


June 1, 2017 at 8:58 AM Flag Quote & Reply

g.creed
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Hello

7A38-6040. I love this watch but I found it small at first. Can't say why but there is some kind of summer vibe to it.

Always nice to come back to 7A. :)



June 1, 2017 at 11:32 AM Flag Quote & Reply

gufi
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7A28-7040 today; still one of my favourites.



June 6, 2017 at 9:12 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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My recently acquired stainless 7A38-7140 SAA047J after it's first phase of fettling. Not the best of examples, but it's a start. :/



June 14, 2017 at 5:37 AM Flag Quote & Reply

PHK
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7A48-7020. A first for me.




Absolutely perfect condition including original 'Seiko' branded watchband and buckle. 

I was looking for an all gold case to transfer my 7a38-706B Roman Numeral movement into. Well now that I see how nice this watch is, it would be a shame to take it apart. :/

Back to the drawing board. :)

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Paul in Vegas.  8)

June 15, 2017 at 1:06 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Speaking of gold tone cases ....

A quick (before my camera battery ran out) shot of my recently acquired Italian market 7A38-706A - in almost mint condition, fitted with what appears to be the original Seiko tan leather strap (albeit rather skinny and a tad short). Not often I have to use the last hole.



June 16, 2017 at 9:03 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Here's a Q&D (literally 'dirty' - as received) shot of another on my recent acqusitions - a second Jean Lassale Thalassa. Like my previous all-stainless example, this one's also a 'Poor Man's version of sorts, being a 7A74-019 in stainless with 'only' 14K gold.



Not the best of photos, but it does show the true colour of the dial - a quite pleasant pale cream. In many photos you see of this watch online, it often appears pink-ish or beige. Some of the 14K gold sections (particularly the bracelet) are badly tarnished. I need to figure a way of restoring their lustre, without dismantling the watch - so as not to risk damaging the gold screw heads.


June 17, 2017 at 5:55 AM Flag Quote & Reply

donwatch
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Nice one Paul :D   When you walk with it on, does your body pull to the left ?  :lol:

June 17, 2017 at 9:52 AM Flag Quote & Reply

g.creed
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Paul in Vegas, I raise you...Seiko 7A48 702A. :D



June 17, 2017 at 11:01 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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donwatch at June 17, 2017 at 9:52 AM

Nice one Paul :D   When you walk with it on, does your body pull to the left ?  :lol:


Actually, it's not as heavy as you might expect, Don. Probably due to the lightweight 'Poor Man's 14K Gold content. :P

After I'd given it a (supended) dunk in the ultrasonic tank and let it dry properly, it weighed a surprisingly light 119.0 grams.

This morning, I'd noticed my all-stainless 7A74-017 was giving the '2 second tick' low battery warning. So after I'd replaced the battery, I weighed that again. They both have exactly the same number of bracelet links. The stainless weighs 113.5 grams, but when worn, oddly feels heavier of the two. I guess the answer is to wear one on each wrist. :lol:



The above photo is hosted by Photobucket (my normal preferred image hosting service). However due to grave concerns about the future of PB, discussed in this thread, I've taken the precaution of reactivating my long dormant Flickr Seiko_7A38 account.

The slightly different image below is hosted by Flickr. The linking is a little trickier, but it still works. :D


July 1, 2017 at 9:27 AM Flag Quote & Reply

gufi
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7A38-7080, a nice addition to my small collection. Pic from today, but with wrong date, which I realized afterwards.



July 4, 2017 at 2:54 PM Flag Quote & Reply

PHK
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Seiko 7A38-7290 on a suitably tanned wrist. 8)


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Paul in Vegas.  8)

July 8, 2017 at 1:39 PM Flag Quote & Reply

donwatch
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I really like this Yema N81W43  :D  It's Mint.  Using imgur, thanks PHK  ;)

July 8, 2017 at 9:22 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Good to see you guys have sussed an alternative free photo hosting service, but please read my email about image re-sizing. ;)

As promised I've just fixed the photo in Don's 500th post at the top of this page, which like most of his other PhotoBucket hosted images, had also been blocked by their ransomware placeholder since Friday. :mad:


Today I'm slopping around the house, trying to keep cool, wearing my beater stainless 7A38-7000 a.k.a. El Caracortada.


July 9, 2017 at 5:23 AM Flag Quote & Reply

PHK
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Got a little break from the oppressive heat so I stepped outside for a quick photo.
Seiko 7A38-706A (Franken with black dial from a 7A38-7270). Resized to 1024x768 according to Paul's directions. :) 


ThIs computer stuff is kind of confusing for us guys who are 39yrs old, like Jack Benny. ;)

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Paul in Vegas.  8)

July 10, 2017 at 10:04 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Well done, Paul - that's a great improvement in terms of file size. It's only 101KB (compared to 4.5MB+ :o of Don's last imgur photo), but the resolution is still there - or at least certainly clear enough when viewed on the forum page. Indeed, clear enough to spot that wasn't your standard 7A38-706A, but your modded one, with the black dial. So I edited your post a little bit. ;)


I'll admit I'm still using PhotoBucket for most stuff, but I'm trying to remember to upload all my new wrist shots to Flickr. There must be dozens of photos of this watch, a lightly modded stainless 7A38-7280 in my PB account. But here's the first I've posted using Flickr.




Incidentally, I've been gradually working my way back though this thread, removing the PhotoBucket P500 ransomware placeholders and replacing them with the original photos. Done as far back as page 61. Problem is, some of Don's photos keep disappearing and re-appearing (I guess they must be marginally close to the bandwidth limit). I'll probably end up re-hosting all of them. :roll:


July 12, 2017 at 5:29 AM Flag Quote & Reply

PHK
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This time a proper Seiko 7A38-706A. :)

At this angle we can see the nice blue dial. As you have probably gleaned from my numerous posts, this has been my favorite 7A38, so far… :D

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Paul in Vegas.  8)

July 12, 2017 at 2:13 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Naturellement, je porte une Yema Spationaute III Aragatz pour Bastille Day, Le Quatorze Juillet - Vive La quartz Revolution ! 


July 14, 2017 at 5:11 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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