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nova
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Hello guys,

I found one with incorrect title 7T38-7190 not 7A38-7190

for $349 plus shipping

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Seiko-7T38-7190-Chronograph-Mens-Dress-watch-Sport-Original-/130869054787

March 25, 2013 at 2:07 PM Flag Quote & Reply

jair1970
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'Lightly used', heavily overpriced.

Mislabelling is normally a good thing for the buyer; not this time!

March 25, 2013 at 2:11 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Yes, I'd seen it when it was first listed, 10 days ago. ;)

Normally I'd message the eBay seller and tell them they needed to correct it. But because of the stupid price, I thought 'Sod em'. 

March 25, 2013 at 2:25 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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I thought Andre might have posted this one. ;)

Seems like the trend for ridiculous pie-in-the-sky asking prices is catching on over on eBay Germany, too. :roll:

How about a common-or-garden two-tone 7A38-7060 ? - Yours for a mere 800 Euros (and no offers) !!! :o


http://www.ebay.de/itm/seiko-quartz-/121091367104


April 7, 2013 at 4:04 PM Flag Quote & Reply

jair1970
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It's a scarce one alright from our old mate 'Goffre':

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190822196006

I'll have to pass at the price though: $1500 / c. £1000!

April 7, 2013 at 4:57 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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$1500 seems to be a favoured price point with over-optimistic would-be Italian eBay sellers lately. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151025164100



A LIMITED NUMBER AVAILABLE ON THE MARKET IN THESE CONDITIONS!!!!


Oh really ?? :|


http://www.seiko7a38.com/apps/forums/topics/show/7335639-alien-3-or-alien-resurrection-another-ebay-caveat-emptor-


PS - I don't know these 7A28 Aliens well enough to speak with authority, but I suspect something is 'not quite right' with this one. :/

Would anybody else like to comment ?


April 9, 2013 at 1:25 PM Flag Quote & Reply

jair1970
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I probably know them no better than you, Paul, but I can't see anything 'off' bar the price. :D

April 9, 2013 at 5:57 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Well, I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that I think this is a FRANKEN Aliens. 

I believe it is a combination of a JDM (SSAY058) and European export model 7A28-7000.

It has a SpeedMaster Clasp and rectangular JDM Kanji inspection sticker - as opposed to the SEIKO SQ clasp and oval JWC II sticker.

But instead of the JDM dial with SEIKO CHRONOGRAPH QUARTZ - it has the export SEIKO QUARTZ Chronograph SPORTS 100 dial.




Anybody want to tell me I'm wrong ? :|


April 9, 2013 at 6:50 PM Flag Quote & Reply

jair1970
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OK.

Playing devil's advocate:

1: Why turn two into one?  It's NOS by the looks so presumably any remaining parts would be also.

2: The Italian market appears to be an island compared to the rest of Europe regarding Seiko & is of course the land of the designer, Giugiaro.

SO:

3: Is it possible that this is THE THIRD WAY; a model specifically for the Italian market? Maybe late era, cobbled from remaining parts then sent as part of movie merchandising because judging by the seller's consistent sales of merchandising & James Bond Seikos et al

4: Is the seller somebody who once worked for Seiko Italy?

[What is it with Italy anyway?]

:lol:


April 9, 2013 at 8:07 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Indeed, James - What is it with Italy (apart from the cars, the food, the women) ? :/

Specifically what is it with Italian eBay sellers and some of the stupid prices they ask for Seiko 7Axx's ? :roll:

One of our 'favourite' Italian sellers strega_68 (partner of angeli_65) listed this used stainless 7A38-7190 earlier today - $750 !! :o


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281092574698



But what is it about it that makes it  MEGA RARE:lol:

April 13, 2013 at 10:31 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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You've got to hand it to husband and wife team of Italian eBay sellers strega_68 and angeli_65 ....

Apart from the sheer stupidty of their ridiculous asking prices, they do turn up the occasional gem, like this lovely NOS 7A48-5010.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271191486173



But $1750 ???   


April 17, 2013 at 2:46 PM Flag Quote & Reply

jair1970
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This thing has been scrolling around on my watching page for a while, I figured you'd be on it , Paul!

Ladies and Gentlemen, I bring you THE WORLD'S FIRST:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111045597269

April 17, 2013 at 5:05 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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A few choice extracts from the seller's description include:

 

I bought this watch from new in the early 80s. I think I paid £130 and bought it from Argos.

Five years later I put it in the loft and forgot about it. .

I last saw it working 3 years ago but as I don't use it the battery has run dead and needs replacement.

Condition: crystal has some tiny chips around the edge.

There are one or two minor scratches on the crystal but not noticeable.

The case and marked here and there and so is the back.

UK buyer only. I am not sending this rare gem abroad.


Somehow, I don't think he'll be sending this 'rare gem' (not) anywhere - anytime soon - unless he drops his price by a factor of 10 ! :lol:


April 17, 2013 at 5:13 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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And yet another erm not-quite-so 'mega rare' offering from husband and wife team of Italian eBay sellers strega_68 and angeli_65. :roll:

Desirable enough - but not for a stupid asking price like $1250 ! I'm sure the irony of this one won't entirely be lost on you, James. ;)


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121096836290



They may have given the item condition as New with Tags, but the strap fitted certainly isn't the original black padded Seiko calf ! 


April 17, 2013 at 7:58 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Anybody else watching this eBay auction for a fairly tidy looking 7A48-7000, ending in an hour or so ? 

Not so much because of the opening bid price, which given the condition wasn't unreasonable, but the crazy price it has been bid to:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200921072562




In case the eBay seller's ID lozza!! looks vaguely familiar, it belongs to Lauren Connibeer, who joined the forum earlier this week ....

with the obvious sole intent of promoting her eBay listing for a 7T59-6A0A - and got herself banned for her troubles. Naughty girl ! 


Incidentally, Lauren's 7T59 sold earlier this evening for the opening bid price of £300 (no-one fancied it at the optional B-I-N of £450):


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200921024948


What makes the price that this 7A48 has been bid (or shilled) to even crazier is it's being sold with a flat battery (as was the 7T59) ! :roll:

Her listing description states:

THIS WATCH IS RUNNING PERFECT. ALL CHRONOGRAPH FUNCTIONS ARE WORKING ALTHOUGH IT REQUIRES A BATTERY CHANGE.

Check all three listing photos and the constant seconds hand is in exactly the same position (not even ticking every 2 seconds). :o


May 4, 2013 at 3:37 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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I suspect by now, having seen so many over-priced Seiko 7Axx's listed by Italian eBay sellers over the last year or so, we've all become a bit blasé. But I still had to smile to myself about Goffre78's latest batch of $1000 'Specials' listed earlier today. 



Firstly, I'd like to know what it is exactly that Goffre thinks makes his examples 'special'. 

Maybe I'm missing something here, but as far as I know ....

7A36-700A's are always nasty yellow plastic with a black dial

7A36-7010's are always blue with an even nastier green dial

and every single 7A28-710A that I've ever seen has had a yellow dial.

In fact, the only one amongst them that is really 'special' is the 7A28-701A. Because I've never seen one on a leather strap before. :roll:


What I found amusing is in that right in the middle of this batch of new $1000 'specials', he'd re-listed the 7A36-7010 which I'd first noticed back in December last year, when it was halfway through a 30-day listing, and had already been reduced to $600 by then.

Here it is 6 months later, reduced to $350 and re-listed for the third time at that price. Still no takers. So ugly he can't give it away. :(


May 14, 2013 at 5:24 PM Flag Quote & Reply

jair1970
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OT I know but the $2500 he's asking for a couple of scarce coloured H556s truly takes the biscuit.

May 14, 2013 at 6:35 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Yes, James - well for the scope of this forum, but relevant to the crazy Buy-it-Now prices asked by these Italian eBay sellers.

But thankfully, in the words of Sir Michael Philip 'Mick' Jagger esq. it would seem they don't always get what they want. 


Let's just take husband and wife team of angeli_65 and strega_68 as an example.

Indeed it was their (in fact her) first two listings for 7A38's back in January 2012 which started off this thread.

Both the 7A38-704A and 7A38-7140 had the same astronomic pie-in-the-sky B-I-N asking prices of $2350

Yet the 7A38-7140 sold for a best offer of 'only'  $800 - which I attribute to someone with no patience and 'more money than sense'.


Then there was that lovely NOS 7A38-6000 that they first listed back in July 2012 with a hefty B-I-N asking price of $1500.

On the 24th July, angeli_65 declined a more than generous offer of $800 - and then ended the listing early the following day.

It was re-listed again a couple of times more by strega_68, from October last year with a reduced Buy-it-Now price of $1000 ....

To finally sell for a best offer of only $600 in January this year:



Then there's one of their more recent crazy asking prices - a whopping $1750 for a rare NOS 7A48-5010, further up this page:

You've got to hand it to husband and wife team of Italian eBay sellers strega_68 and angeli_65 ....

Apart from the sheer stupidty of their ridiculous asking prices, they do turn up the occasional gem, like this lovely NOS 7A48-5010.

My comment read simply: But $1750 ???   

I don't know anyone had noticed, but it was sold earlier this week - against a best offer:



.... which turned out to be 'only' $370 !!  


May 16, 2013 at 7:48 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Goffre obviously thinks we're still living in the LOADSAMONEY 1980's. :lol:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190848045725

May 29, 2013 at 4:05 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Sir Alan
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Yes ...... but you do get two watches for that (if the 4th picture is anything to go by!!)


May 29, 2013 at 5:44 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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