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Seiko7A38
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I suppose I should post something French to start the top of page 69

So here's my troisième Yema Spationaute III Aragatz 'Cadran Drapeux' on a navy blue Fleurus shark strap. 


September 10, 2017 at 8:53 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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In a similar vein (and 43mm diameter size) - this afternoon, I'm wearing a Yema N8 (model # N80Q16) Flygraf. :)


September 11, 2017 at 9:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Hey, I can carry on with this French thing all the way down the page if need be. :P

Anybody else please feel free to jump in there and post a wrist shot of a 7Axx 'Made in Japan'. ;)

This afternoon a Breguet Classique rip-off - my second string Yema N81W63. Faux guilloché dial, pomme hands, fluted case, cabouchon crown; this one's got the lot - including, unfortunately, a lightly domed crystal which makes it tricky to photograph. :roll:



Note to self: a lightly scratched slightly domed crystal (between XII and I), which I hadn't noticed before. :roll:


September 12, 2017 at 10:56 AM Flag Quote & Reply

donwatch
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You asked  :D    My Yema N81W63 with all gold dial  8)       

September 12, 2017 at 12:50 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Continuing in a similar vein, another long established French watch brand name from the Seiko / C.G.H. conglomerate, wrapped around a re-branded 7A38 movement. Typically French in design, but aimed squarely at the US export market.

The delightfully quirky little Jaz N8YZ669.


September 13, 2017 at 10:59 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Thought I'd take a break from the French stuff - to wish Happy Birthday to an old friend.  

Wearing my original stainless 7A38-7270 SAA093J this morning. The case-back serial number is 791339, indicating that it was manufactured sometime in September 1987, which makes it 30 years old this month. Still keeping incredibly accurate time too. :)



September 15, 2017 at 6:10 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Nobody else fancy contributing, besides Don ?

Oh well, you'll just have to put up with more of these then. :P Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. 

Later production Yema Spationaute III Aragatz (6 prefix serial number) on a dark navy ZRC 'double jonc' strap. 



September 16, 2017 at 6:13 AM Flag Quote & Reply

James In London
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Good Morning;


1988 RAF issue 7A28, on a non issued strap, fresh back from a visit to the Maidenhead 'spa'.



September 16, 2017 at 6:38 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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@MisterRolex - Your choice of reading matter (as a background) is a bit of a giveaway, James. ;)


Me, I don't do military. This is about as close as anything I own to vaguely resemble a military style watch: The Yema N81X26.


September 17, 2017 at 5:23 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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I make no apologies if I've posted this one fairly recently (and many times before) - it just happened to be close at hand. My subtly modded 7A38-7070 Franken fitted with the all-black 709L dial from a 7A38-7080, 7A28-7040 handset, etc ....


September 18, 2017 at 5:59 AM Flag Quote & Reply

gufi
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I guess I wrote this already in this thread, but that´s really a great mod.


I´m wearing something quite similar today; my 7A38-7070. It is surely not perfect but good enough for everyday wear. ;)



September 18, 2017 at 7:17 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Snap, Achim ! :D Wearing my 'beater' 7A38-7070 this morning. 



September 20, 2017 at 6:24 AM Flag Quote & Reply

donwatch
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Continuing with the rotating bezel theme,  a Kamatz 517000.  8)

September 20, 2017 at 2:41 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The rotating bezel theme or the French theme, Don ? I'll see your Kamatz 517000 and raise you a Loris Azzaro H900. 



September 21, 2017 at 5:25 AM Flag Quote & Reply

gufi
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After two rather "exotic" timepieces a classic SEIKO. One of my all-time-favourites: 7A28-701A. 8)



September 21, 2017 at 6:24 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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You're right, Achim - that is a 'classic'. ;) You may remember I wrote here in this thread a few years back, that if I ever did start collecting 7A28's (extremely unlikely now), that model would be top of my 'wants list'. I suppose the closest equivalent to the SPEEDMASTER design that Seiko managed with the 7A38 was the stainless 7A38-7000 SAA007J. I'm wearing one this afternoon - mostly because I've just had to get it out to replace its battery. Another one I found doing the 'two-second tick'. :roll:


September 22, 2017 at 9:40 AM Flag Quote & Reply

donwatch
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This 7A38  is at the top of my favourites list :D   A Seiko 7A38-7270  8)                  

September 22, 2017 at 12:03 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Wearing my newest incoming Seiko 7A38 this afternoon. :) Yup, I've just bought myself another stainless 7A38-7020 SAA009J. :P Saw this one poorly listed by a UK eBay seller last week - the listing title was seiko spots 100. :roll: Thought it might have been an easy win, but unfortunately a couple of other serious bidders spotted it. Not exactly the bargain I'd hoped for (like my last example), though still comparatively cheap for one of these in decent used condition @ £160 Quid. :D


It arrived mid-week and as can be seen from the eBay seller's photos (if you click on the link above) was a bit grubby. So I decided to strip it down and give it the full 'spa treatment'. Just finished nailing it back together this morning. Apart from a damned good clean, I fitted a replacement Sternkreuz MSM crystal, new crown and pusher O-ring seals and case-back gasket. Oh Yes - and a new battery; I really don't understand why the seller hadn't fitted one himself, because he'd unscrewed the case-back. :/ I also added a couple of spare links to the short-ish bracelet. Not in quite such good condition as my previous recent purchase - it's got a couple of very minor dings on the bottom L.H. corner of the watch case, but not worth re-finishing. This one will make a nice daily wearer.



September 24, 2017 at 9:00 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Johnny_E
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Beautiful! I picked up one of these myself last month and it really is my perfect watch. I'm at the point of wondering what to get next - as I suspect nothing will float my boat as much! 

Anyway, in the spirit of this thread, today... I'm wearing this:


September 24, 2017 at 12:35 PM Flag Quote & Reply

donwatch
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My Seiko 7a38-7289  :P        

September 24, 2017 at 9:34 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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