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Seiko7A38
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Something a bit (read very) rough to start the new page. :P

It's not as if I needed another stainless 7A38-728x (I've got half a dozen of them already), but I never can resist a 'bargain'. :roll: I picked up this (ab)used 7A38-7289 off eBay in the States a week ago for $25 Bucks.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Seiko-mens-watch-used/173269768021



It was evident from the eBay seller's photos that it was in dire need of some TLC. In fact, my intention had been to break it up for parts. But I popped a new battery in it and it ran and everything worked perfectly, first time, despite the bent minute hand. So I guess I'm going to have to fettle it.



April 28, 2018 at 8:57 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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A little later than planned, a quick shot of my recently acquired JDM 7A38-6040 SJS038, after the first phase of its fettling - seized pushers now working, fitted with new seals, crystal and bezel insert. Still got to do something about those ill-fitting rattly bracelet end pieces. :/



April 29, 2018 at 10:57 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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I haven't worn one of these in ages. :/ One of 'a few' Orient J39908-70's in my J39 collection. From memory I've got two of this particular dial variant - the other one is 'NOS', whereas  this one's obviously not.



April 30, 2018 at 5:46 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Hang on a minute !! :o On the occasion of my 10,000th post here, there's only one watch I should be wearing to celebrate - my original stainless 7A38-7270 SAA093J - owned for 30 years, never cleaned or serviced and running fine regardless - still with all my original DNA too ! :D



April 30, 2018 at 9:52 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Wearing my 'beater' 7A38-6060 this afternoon.


May 3, 2018 at 9:05 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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It's Inter-Galactic Star Wars Day ! May the Fourth be with you ! 

Wearing my 7A38-6070 SAA073J and matching 'Darth Maul' themed shirt. 



May 4, 2018 at 5:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Swapped that (and the garish shirt) for somthing a bit more subtle, this afternoon - my newest incoming Seiko 7A38, which arrived this morning. It's a very nice, almost mint example of a two-tone 7A38-7270 SAA094J that I picked up on eBay Germany last week - for what I thought was a very reasonable price. :)



May 4, 2018 at 9:12 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Here's a Q&D 'as received' shot of my latest arrival: another variant of the RACER Orient J39024-50 - the hitherto elusive 'Reverse Panda'. :)



May 5, 2018 at 5:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

PHK
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Still my favorite. Seiko 7A38-706A. I had no intention of selling this one during my recent purge of watches with “patina”. ;)

Now I am going to concentrate on good clean 7A38’s. :lol: 


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Paul in Vegas.  8)

May 8, 2018 at 9:29 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Experience has taught me that if you really want to pick up any cosmetic flaws in a watch (or even a speck of dust under the crystal you missed) - take a wrist shot. You can guarantee it will show up. I tried on this almost mint 7A38-6060 SAA071J, which I hadn't worn in a good while, this afternoon, with exactly that in mind. I was looking for any marks on the almost pristine bezel. Found a tiny one - just above the 5 of 50 on the bezel scale. Couldn't choose between these two photos - both marred by reflections in the domed crystal.



May 14, 2018 at 10:18 AM Flag Quote & Reply

donwatch
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NOS YEMA N8 Flygraf with the green lume. :)

May 16, 2018 at 2:20 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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I dunno, Don. :roll: There was I, thinking all along that you were supposed to remove the hang tags before wearing a new watch. :P


Gentlemen, may I present my very shiny, newest incoming 'Nearly New' (with tags) Cartier Ferrari Formula Cal. 531, ref. F6444401. 8)



May 17, 2018 at 11:35 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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I bought myself another gold-tone 7A38-7260 SAA100J recently, which arrived from Italy at the weekend. I'm not even sure why I bought it really, because from memory, I've already got 4 of this particular model, including a NOS example. :roll: Like that one, this little-worn, well cared for, almost mint example came on the original Seiko p/n BRJ37G tan leather strap. They're a bit too short for my liking; I can just wear them comfortably on the last hole, so I'll be swapping it for something slightly longer - probably in teju lizard - I've just got to find a different colour to those I've already used on the others. :lol:



May 21, 2018 at 9:49 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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