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As you've probably gathered by now, I'm not averse to the odd dressy 7A38. :D

Well they don't come much odder, or dressier than the elaborately Louis Quinze styled Yema N81W63




This one's literally got the lot - rip-off Breguet-style fluted case, cabouchon crown, faux guilloché dial, pomme hands, etc. etc. ....

Pity this example was so knocked about (before I got it). :( It was probably quite an attractive expensive-looking watch in its day. :P

May 19, 2012 at 5:39 AM Flag Quote & Reply

americankiwi
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This is the only pic I have at the moment..and only complete watch too!



May 19, 2012 at 3:37 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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What's this John ? :o Posting 'Library Images' ?? 


We could all do that you know. Here's one of mine from March last year - but note the Day / Date. ;)




But I thought I'd try to set a good example, and take a fresh one, seeing as I'm actually wearing it today. :P

My Yema Spationaute III (38mm reduced version) model # N80A696:



May 20, 2012 at 8:58 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This morning I'm wearing a '7A38' that will almost certainly be joining the ranks of 'my favourite daily beaters' ....

My recently acquired Puma Y19301-70, now cleaned up, fitted with a new crystal and currently on a 20mm 'generic' stainless bracelet:




It's almost impossible to capture in a 'head on' photo, but those polished bevel cut hands and batons simply sparkle in the sunlight. :)

Incidentally, the 'Tachy Meter' spacer ring, dial and sub-dial printing is silver, not white, as it may have appeared in the previous photo.



May 22, 2012 at 5:27 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Sir Alan
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Wow - the sun came out today, and we are talking 8) 8) 8)


So, time to see just how good the gold plating looks on my 7A48-7030:




and a nice shot of the crystal, bevelled and slightly domed:



this is one classy watch.


May 22, 2012 at 9:56 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The gold plating on this one may have taken a few knocks over the years, but it is still the undisputed King of 7A38 'BlingMeisters'. :P


Well they don't come much odder, or dressier than the elaborately Louis Quinze styled Yema N81W63 ....


Except the 'all gold' version of the N81W63, that is. ;)



Quick chorus of 'Here comes the Sun'  8) ....


May 27, 2012 at 9:05 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Another glorious sunny day in prospect. I think this calls for another suitably blingy Yema N8 - this time the preceding model N81W53. 



May 29, 2012 at 5:40 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Perhaps I spoke too soon. Don't know about the rest of you, but where I am, the sun is still struggling to break through the fug. :(

So here's another blingy one, to help it on its way - a Jaz N8YZ63.




The similarity of the Jaz model number to the foregoing Yema #'s is simply due to the fact that they were all made by C.G.H. 8)


PS - I promise I'll 'get with the program', and back to the more acceptable face of Seiko 7A38 'aesthetic austerity' tomorrow. :P

May 29, 2012 at 8:59 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at March 3, 2012 at 7:16 AM

One of my 7A38-7280 'daily beaters' (fitted with a Sternkreuz white nylon crystal gasket) on this dull and dreary Saturday morning:





Same watch today - one of my 7A38-7280 stainless 'everyday' beaters:



May 30, 2012 at 5:40 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Better late than never - yesterday's wrist shot. :roll:


Something simple in 'Black and White' on this grey overcast morning .... 7A38-7060 on TSS Watchworx Aerosport Mk2 strap:



June 1, 2012 at 4:33 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at May 11, 2012 at 5:27 AM

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.



Almost another re-post. The same favourite Friday Franken !!



June 1, 2012 at 9:33 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Sir Alan
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Well, I tried to post this (twice) yesterday, but seeing as I wore it again today I guess its valid, and given it's a 7A28, a 7A28-7030 to be exact this picture works ;)






I had to wait 10 mins or so while I was taking these photos because both footbridges in St. Katherines Docks were raised to let a large boat in from the Thames.  When it had come in, a rather newer boat escaped (you can see it above).


June 1, 2012 at 3:39 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Something with a light grey dial, to match the typical colour of the skies on this first day of the long bank holiday weekend. :(

7A38-7020 SAA010J




June 2, 2012 at 8:55 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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In view of the typically miserable weather this bank holiday weekend, I thought it prudent to wear something suitably water resistant. 

My modded 7A38-7070 (fitted with all-black 7A38-7080 709L dial, etc.):




June 3, 2012 at 9:58 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This one's especially for Steve 'n Julie. :P


Here's my large (not) PVD MILITARY STYLE STUNNING AWESOME freshly serviced (it was) 7A38-6010 beater !!




The owners of www.seiko7A38.com would like to point out that they are in no way affiliated with Time_Classics, Fireflywatches, etc. :D

June 4, 2012 at 5:33 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Here's a slightly larger black chrome coated 7A38 'diver' (though still not exactly huge @ 40mm diameter) - my 7A38-7080 SAA033J



June 4, 2012 at 9:41 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Something a little different this afternoon. Whereas probably not to everyone's tastes, this, unlike that 'orrible gold-plated experimental 7A38-7289 franken (with similar appearing ex-7A38-725A 718L dial) I nailed together a couple weeks ago, is a genuine Seiko factory configuration (apart from the fitment of replacement Sternkreuz crystal). My TiCN 'gunmetal' and gold-plated 7A38-6080 SAA090J



June 6, 2012 at 9:07 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Moustachio
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really fancy that pvd divers... green with jealously!

June 7, 2012 at 7:13 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Sir Alan
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My latest incoming, a 7A28-703B:



another fine example of this classic watch.


June 7, 2012 at 9:19 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Yema Spationaute III 43mm Aragatz on my 'experimental' Morellato 'Kajak' Gommatex strap. I don't wear it in public like this very often. It's 'a bit' gay loud. :D See: http://www.seiko7a38.com/apps/forums/topics/show/7159406-my-newest-incoming-yema-spationaute-iii-?




As is always the case with domed crystals, even in moderate sunlight it's difficult not to pick up reflections - hence the different angles.

June 9, 2012 at 9:42 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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