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gufi
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Wearing my 7A28-7040 today.


October 27, 2017 at 6:19 AM Flag Quote & Reply

gufi
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7A28-701A today



October 29, 2017 at 7:52 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Wearing my most recently acquired stainless 7A38-7020 again today, which has now joined the ranks of my everyday wearers. I wore it to work last week and caught the corner of the watch case on a door handle, adding to the small ding that was already on the bottom R.H. corner of the watch case. :mad: It looks worse in this photo because of the way the light caught it. Still that's what happens when you're not careful. :(




Incidentally, I'm still taking my wrist shots on my camera's 3 MegaPixel setting @ 2048x1536, which PhotoBucket automatically re-sizes to 1024x768 and I link them to the forum at. Although the images are now displayed much smaller, since the forum page width got screwed (viewable size approx. only 520x390), you should still be able to right-click and save them at 1024x768. I suggest we carry on using the previous sizes, just in case I can come up with fix for the page width issue. :/


November 1, 2017 at 10:31 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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This afternoon, I'm wearing a 7A38 that I needn't ever worry about graunching - my 'beater' 7A38-6060 on a Yema 18mm 'Double Jonc' ribbed strap.



In fact, I only wore it very briefly. I actually got it out to temporarily rob it of the rather nice little titanium buckle I'd fitted to that strap - which would allow me to try out another different strap on my 'second string' 7A38-6060. Of more anon here.




Apologies for the slightly dark photos. It's a typically miserable dull overcast November day here in UK. :roll:


November 2, 2017 at 10:11 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Here's the first Q&D (literally dirty) wrist shot of my latest incoming NOS Yema Spationaute III Aragatz, which arrived by DHL courier from Italy yesterday. This is pretty much 'as received', apart from having replaced the aftermarket buckle that had been fitted, with a correct original Yema item. As I've previously encountered with a couple of other NOS examples, the crystal was fogged with an oily film.



So naturally I set about stripping the watch down to clean it, which I should have done first. Of course, by the time I'd finished, it had just started spitting with rain - bloody typical ! :mad:




Third time lucky - without a fogged crystal and the pesky tiny raindrops. :roll:




Just for the heck of it, I took a comparison shot of it's twin - another similar NOS example, purchased a couple of years ago. :)




I really must stop buying these things ! :lol:


November 4, 2017 at 9:59 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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I was thinking of Japanese forum member Daisuke earlier today. ;) This is one of the nicest additions to my collection, that he's helped with over the years. A JDM 7A38-6050 SJS058 in almost mint condition and serial #0001 to boot ! :D Nice as it is, always a tricky thing to photograph because of reflections from the domed crystal - outside or indoors. So I tried both ! :roll:


November 8, 2017 at 9:42 AM Flag Quote & Reply

James In London
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That's gorgeous; great to see that the red paint hasn't yet faded.

November 8, 2017 at 12:47 PM Flag Quote & Reply

gufi
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Not only the 7A38-6050 is great. The 7A38-6050 is also very nice. 8) Paul, have you ever seen the -6050 with a metal bracelet which fits and looks good?


Today I´m wearing my "old" beater 7A38-701A. I really like this watch which was one of my first 7Axx ever . My "new" and minty example on the other hand I don´t actually wear at all. Strange, isn´t it ...



November 9, 2017 at 7:34 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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I'm pretty sure I've used the phrase Subtitled: Big Time Loser in this thread at least once before. Well sadly this is another case in point. Somewhat belatedly (pun intended), here's an 'as received' shot of my RACER J39914-70, which I acquired a couple of months ago, but has spent the best part of that time in the airing cupboard. :roll: I actually took this photo about 12:30 (without re-setting the hands for once) - that's how much time it had lost since I last reset it. :( I'll write up about its timekeeping issues in more detail in the RACER J39 thread, presently.


November 10, 2017 at 7:55 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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A Q&D 'real time' shot of my 7A38-7070 'beater', fitted with a Yobokies repro' bezel insert. Not the best of photos, but gotta keep this thread going somehow. :/



November 11, 2017 at 9:02 AM Flag Quote & Reply

donwatch
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It is cold and foggy here in Northern California today. SO some bling.-- My HONDA  F-1 Grand-Prix Racing Team Chronograph.  ( Seiko 7A28-7160 )  8)        

November 11, 2017 at 1:19 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Remembrance Sunday. Wearing a 7A38-6070 with matching Poppy Day band.



November 12, 2017 at 5:13 AM Flag Quote & Reply

donwatch
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Today a Kamatz 517000  8)       

November 13, 2017 at 3:25 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Something to brighten up a dull overcast November morning - a bit of faux bling, in the form of my gold-tone 7A38-7190 'beater'.



November 14, 2017 at 5:39 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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I'm wearing my 'beater' 7A38-6060 on a Yema 'Double Jonc' 18mm leather strap again today - and I'm quite happy to be able to,  thanks to the Good Frauleins of Oranienburg. :)




If you read my previous post (or what I've written in the 7A38-6060 thread), last time I'd got it out was to temporarily rob it of a rather nice titanium buckle to fit to my other example with a NOS Seiko 'swim safe' strap. Thing is that combination worked well, so I left it on there. However that strap wasn't as comfortable to wear as this Yema, which for a ribbed strap is extremely flexible. Feeling a bit sorry for having robbed this watch of it's buckle and not content just to stick any old 18mm buckle on there, I started shopping around for another 18mm titanium buckle. Not as easy to find as you might think. But as always, a search on WatchBandCenter provided exactly what I was looking for - a nice (cheap) slim 18mm titanium buckle. Ordered on Sunday; shipped Monday, arrived this morning and two minutes later, I'd fitted it to the Yema strap. It lays flatter than the one I had on before. :D



November 15, 2017 at 9:21 AM Flag Quote & Reply

James In London
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Hi All;


The rather strange 7a28-7050 with the rotating movement and dial.





November 16, 2017 at 12:56 PM Flag Quote & Reply

gufi
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James, the 7A28-7050 is great.


Today I´m wearing my 7A38-6050



November 22, 2017 at 6:50 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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