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Sir Alan
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A busy day playing musical phone calls. In between times I've tried to take some better pics of:


My 7A38-7080



after which I grabbed my 7A28-7040



then the 7A38-7070


May 5, 2012 at 9:15 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Seeing as it's a Sunday, I thought I'd 'do a Mac' - and allegedly change my watch every 4 hours. :P



You trying go one better than 'doing a Mac', Simon ? :lol: :lol: :lol:

May 5, 2012 at 9:19 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Sir Alan
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I'm bored, and house-bound but I have watches and a camera ;)

May 5, 2012 at 9:24 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Ditto .... so I think a quick change to a 7A38-6080 SAA088J is called for. :D



May 5, 2012 at 9:45 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Another one that doesn't get an outing probably as often as it should - one of my 7A38-7010 SAA001J - the first SAA model code:




May 6, 2012 at 9:35 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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I suppose, seeing as it's a bank holiday (it's finally stopped raining), and the sun is trying to shine, I ought to give this an outing. 

 My 7A38-701B SAA005J - the mythical 'RAF Vulcan':



May 7, 2012 at 9:50 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Sir Alan
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I do hanker after a yellow dialled watch Paul - that is lovely.


For me it was my 7A38-7280.



which despite the overcast, rainy skies has really photograhed nicely :D


May 7, 2012 at 1:40 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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


Amazing how quickly that came round again.  Today it's yet another Franken - a bit of a bitza beater, but still a favourite of mine. :)

Refurbished 7A38-7029 case, fitted with a 700L dial (complete with dodgy lume) out of a 7A38-7000 parts watch; p/n Z1020S bracelet.



May 11, 2012 at 5:27 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This afternoon, it's another of my favourite daily beaters .... a 7A38-706A on a TSS Watchworx Aerosport Mk2 (Condor) leather strap:




May 11, 2012 at 9:06 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Sir Alan
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On what might just be a glorious sunny day,  I'll be wearing my latest arrival - a 7A28-7030:



this arrived yesterday, and needed a complete stripdown and clean. The crystal is lightly scratched but these don't show up so I will probably keep it as original. The dial and hands are in super condition. This has come up much better than I was expecting. :D 

May 12, 2012 at 5:05 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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I had to get this one out earlier today to check on something, so while I was at it, took the obligatory wrist shot, as you do. :)


7A38-7100 SAA038J (should have been an easy one to remember, but I still had to look it up). :roll:




It's becoming evident that I've been suffering the odd memory lapse of late. See this thread in the eBay section updated earlier today:

http://www.seiko7a38.com/apps/forums/topics/show/7372994-another-case-of-d-j-vu-and-possible-caveat-emptor-thailand

May 12, 2012 at 9:03 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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I may be ‘losing it’ (memory-wise), but I’m still as OCD as ever. :P

Needless to say, my 7A38’s are stored by watch case number (within case style). :)

So yesterday’s 7A38-7100 logically ‘lives next door’ to it’s stainless sibling – the 7A38-7090 SAA035J.

 

As it happens, I could have been naughty, and conveniently re-used a ‘library image’ that I already had on file ....

This one, which I took on Sunday March 13th last year, and posted in the Post-1980 Sunday WRUW thread on RLT: 

http://www.thewatchforum.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=63904&view=findpost&p=645882 




But I thought I’d be a good guy and do the decent thing, so here’s a fresh one:


May 13, 2012 at 9:17 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Sir Alan
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My 7A28-7060 today. It's hard to catch this so the dial and hands pickup the light the way they do when wearing it!!


The hands have a matt gold finish, which is really subtle.




May 13, 2012 at 10:12 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Sir Alan
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7A28-7030 day again, just to brighten things up.



this has a nice orange dial and hands, compared to my other one 8)

May 15, 2012 at 8:14 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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I thought about 'brightening things up a bit' yesterday, myself, Simon - but then had second thoughts (about admitting to / posting it). 

This was another experimental Franken 7A38 combination that I cobbled together over the weekend - it turned out just a bit too blingy.




Needless to say, I'm not wearing it today, nor ever likely to again ! :lol:

May 15, 2012 at 8:31 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Sir Alan
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Well, my first public 'franken' today - a combination of a 7A28-7040 and the dial, hands and movement from an 'Alien' 7A28-7000.



it's only an experiment - I wanted to do something with the dial, I bought it not really knowing what I was going to do with it :roll:


Now I've got two 7A28-7040, I thought I would experiment with the one of them.


I haven't changed the tachy ring to the correct one (for the dial), I'll do that when I fit a new crystal (there's an annoying chip just above the 30 on the minute sub-dial).


May 16, 2012 at 6:38 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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I've been wearing my other JEPIC Corp. (a.k.a. Orient / C.Melchers) Puma '7A38' this morning - the stainless two-tone Y19001-70




.... in the meantime, I'm eagerly anticipating the imminent arrival of my next Puma Y19 'beater' to complete this little trilogy. :)

May 17, 2012 at 7:03 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Sir Alan
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Cra&&y picture day on another dull, cold and cloudy day. My 7A38-7270  which is a great little example of the simple, elegant functionality of the 7A38.



 

May 17, 2012 at 7:51 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Sir Alan
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Well, we started today with this, a subtle 'franken' made from a 7A38-7000 with dial, hands, movement from a 7A38-7020. I have two of each and thought I would play:



but, the postman rang once (metaphorically speaking) and this arrived:



a lovely, almost pristine 7A48-7030.


May 18, 2012 at 6:32 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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... in the meantime, I'm eagerly anticipating the imminent arrival of my next Puma Y19 'beater' to complete this little trilogy.


I had a delivery from the postman, this morning, too. :)

It may not be exactly pristine, but I'm seriously chuffed with it. 

The third Puma Y19 '7A38' of the trio - the stainless Y19301-70 .... as received.




In fact, I was so chuffed at the price I got it for, I told the seller she could keep the Adidas:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251055532458

Chronograph Adidas und Puma



May 18, 2012 at 11:24 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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