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7ARCool
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/150828150662

I wonder what this 7A28-7049 will go for?

Over the £500 mark probably!  :)

June 7, 2012 at 6:49 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Yes, it's getting a bit silly, especially now a zero feedback bidder is involved, but then the bidder j***r (35) only has himself to blame. :roll:


BTW - didn't you see where I'd already written about this one, in another thread, Chris ? :|

See post # 7: http://www.seiko7a38.com/apps/forums/topics/show/7540515-blink-and-you-ve-missed-it-or-was-it-you-who-nabbed-it-

June 7, 2012 at 7:36 PM Flag Quote & Reply

7ARCool
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I missed that that thread Paul, the re-seller must be rubbing his hands together in anticipation of his huge profit.

He obviously isn't a collector, as this 7A28-7049 is a keeper. :roll:



June 8, 2012 at 5:44 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Another crazy asking price from one of our ever-optimistic Italian eBay sellers - angeli_65:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/270996993702

SEIKO 7A48 -5000 CHRONOGRAPH MOONPHASE " VINTAGE"




NOS with Tags it may be, but $1150 (approx. £739.69) is seriously taking the p!ss for a common-or-garden two-tone 7A48-5000. :o

June 13, 2012 at 5:26 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at June 7, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Yes, it's getting a bit silly, especially now a zero feedback bidder is involved, but then the bidder j***r (35) only has himself to blame. :roll:


BTW - didn't you see where I'd already written about this one, in another thread, Chris ? :|

See post # 7: http://www.seiko7a38.com/apps/forums/topics/show/7540515-blink-and-you-ve-missed-it-or-was-it-you-who-nabbed-it-

Incidentally, the above linked thread has now been moved to 'The Members Lounge & Shooting Gallery' forum sub-section. ;)

June 14, 2012 at 11:27 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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A couple of slightly   ones (i.e. not Seiko 7Axx's) came up in my eBay favourite saved search notifications this morning:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/120933906630

Seiko 1/100s chronograph 7T59-6A00 NEW OLD STOCK RARE !!!




Not particluarly rare, as Chronograph.com were selling them off NOS a few years ago ....




.... and we know they can be found a lot cheaper ! ;) The seller is asking $850 (approx £543.37) as a Buy-it-Now. No chance !! :lol:


and this ....


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/120933960932

FERRARI CHRONO by CARTIER mit MONDPHASE ! ! !




Rare the Cartier Ferrari Formula Cal. 532 '7A48' moon-phase may well be, but they're something of an acquired taste for most.

I'm sure I've seen this same one listed at least twice before. The Buy-it-Now asking price is 1300 Euros (approx. £1,049) ! :o

June 17, 2012 at 7:49 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Although they do tend to fetch 'astronomic' prices at times, I doubt anybody is going to be rushing to bid on this 7A28-7000 Aliens -

Listed on Yahoo Japan auctions earlier today, with an opening bid price of 98,000 Yen (approx. $1219) and with 2 loose pushers !!


http://page7.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/g110773686

7A28★ジウジアーロ・エイリアン・激レア(難有)




You've got the give the would-be seller 10/10 for accessorizing, though. 


June 24, 2012 at 12:53 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Italian eBay seller 'angeli_65' whose first four over-priced 7Axx offerings started off this thread, continues to churn out the odd gem:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271012051006

SEIKO SPORT 100 CHRONOGRAPH CAL. 7A38 - 6000 "VINTAGE"



Quite rare as 7A38's go, and NOS with tags. Yours for a mere $1500 (approx £956.75). 

July 5, 2012 at 6:07 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Moustachio
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My Bishop woes continue:

ok so it looked in good nick (and JDM?) and there were two brand new pushers with it, but it still sold yesterday for $515 / £331 :(


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/320936231525

SEIKO GIUGIARO 7A28 - 6000 BISHOP Speedmaster Chronograph Watch 2 NOS Pushers




and now this, complete with scratched off PVD for $725.00 / £467 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251100814460


Basically I'm going to have to come to terms with the fact I'm never going to own one of them... which makes me very sad...

and all thanks to ebay and Italians and minted buyers!


Edited by Admin: Fixed your photo / links for you, Daz. ;)

July 6, 2012 at 7:18 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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.... and now this, complete with scratched off PVD for $725.00 / £467 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251100814460




Daz. I was going to write - probably one best avoided, because apart from the crazy price, the seller is none other than 'watches.br'.

You may remember them from the franken 7A38-7085 discussed on RLT a year or so ago: http://www.ebay.com/itm/250822095718


Anyway - too late ! Someone's gone and bought their 'Bishop' for the $725 asking price !! 

July 7, 2012 at 11:58 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Moustachio
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FFS! I can only conclude that the whole world has in fact gone mad.

July 7, 2012 at 1:00 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Moustachio at July 7, 2012 at 1:00 PM

FFS! I can only conclude that the whole world has in fact gone mad.

The whole world, including, Japan certainly seems to have gone mad for 'Bishop's at the moment., Daz. :|


This one, a 7A28-6000 SAY048 JDM variant, as one might expect to find there, was listed on Yahoo Japan last week:

http://page8.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/h163590364

 

セイコー(SEIKO)スピードマスター(7A28-6000)ジウジアーロ非対称



Obviously used, but in nicely cared for condition, with light rubbing wear to the grey coating on the edges of the bezel and bracelet.

It also came with box and paperwork. The seller included plenty more photos, embedded in the listing, which are well worth a look.

His opening bid price was a very low 1000 Yen (with no reserve).

The auction ended about 3:00pm UK time, this afternoon, after at least two 10 minute extensions that I saw ....

and 56 bids by 13 different bidders !! :o The final selling price was a heady 65,001 Yen - equivalent to $825 US / £527.

July 16, 2012 at 11:47 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Not exactly 'crazy', compared to some of the ridiculous asking prices we've documented in this thread - just borderline plain stupid. :roll:


A relatively common 7A28-7039 with a far-from-perfect bezel inlay; rather iffy lume on a few of the dial batons ....

and fitted on a skinny replacement bracelet off a Seiko digital (as openly stated in the seller's listing description):


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/150879604254

Rare SEIKO 7A28-7039 Japan "Speedmaster" 1ST GEN>1982>15J>Working!



 

Bought it from a sale of a retired Air Force Pilots estate, working great and keeping perfect time. 

Excellent condition for a 30yr old timepiece. This is one of the rarest and sought after Seiko's. 

I think its a holy grail for Seiko collectors. Please let me know if you have any questions? 

The Hardlex crystal was just replaced and it was cleaned & timed last week. The bracelet isn't the original 

but its off a A159 Seiko NoS SS watch and is as new, Adjustable and quite comfortable! Case measured

 40.6mm 9 to 3 exc. crown/pushers. All functions work perfect, the 1/10s hand at 3 o'clock flies around at

 a fast pace, making a complete revolution every second, very cool feature. Thanks for looking!


I suppose one should be grateful for small mercies - that it is actually 'working' for the giveaway asking price of only $650 !! :lol: :lol:

August 16, 2012 at 7:20 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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In case anybody clicking on the link in the previous post thinks I may have got the eBay auction mixed up - I haven't. ;)

The would-be seller appears to have had a change of heart (erm, better make that 6 7 8 revisions at the last count):

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemRevisionDetails&_trksid=p4340.l2569&rt=nc&item=150879604254


The same 7A28-7039  is now offered on a choice of NATO strap, or another ill-fitting replacement stainless bracelet:





The previous ridiculous $650 asking price is now reduced to 'only' $249 - so far, that is .... :roll: Edited again - Make that $199 now !! :lol:

August 18, 2012 at 5:20 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at April 25, 2012 at 6:39 PM

jair1970 at April 25, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Anyone for a :

VINTAGE SEIKO CHRONOGRAPH CALIBER 7A34-7010?

Yours for a bargain US $950.00 (about £600)!

Looks even to have the same bracelet as my 7A38-7240 that has irritated me so.  A bargain.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/270963824659


You could  buy three of them (@ $285 each NOS) from Chronograph.com for that price, and still have $95 change left, James ! :lol:


See: http://chronograph.com/store/mli_viewItem.asp?idproduct=1229



Truly a deluded (and obviously uninformed) would-be Italian seller. :roll:


Seems that Italian eBay seller 'angeli_65' may have finally seen the light. 


Now re-listed (for the nth time, having gone unsold since April), with an opening bid price (rather than a Buy-it-Now) of 'only' $250:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=271043863292


I wonder if that will still be low enough to tempt any bidder(s). 

August 26, 2012 at 6:54 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Not so much a 'crazy' price - just plain borderline ridiculous. :roll:

Listed last night on Yahoo Japan was this 7A38-7180 with worn black chrome coating:


http://page5.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/e126205846

OH済海外版世界初セイコースピードマスターデイトファースト7A38





Yours for the opening bid price of 49,800 Yen - equivalent to £399.55 (may as well call it £400) or $635 US.

Alternatively, with a bit of patience, you could easily pick one up in similar condition on eBay UK for £50 - £100.

September 5, 2012 at 9:46 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Goffre's back with another 7A38. 

His asking prices; command of English language and photography skills don't get any better with practice. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190725774757

VINTAGE SEIKO WATCH 7A38-7140 GIUGIARO MEGA RARE NOS NEW OROLOGIO





 

original SEIKO VINTAGE 7A38-7140 giugiaro

NOS!!!!!!! BOX,ORIGINAL perfect working

VERY VERY RARE 

IMPOSIBOL FIND! 

GOOD LUKE


Yours for a mere $1100 (approx. £684.80). Actually, thinking about it, compared to the ridiculous $2350 originally asked by that other deluded Italian eBay seller 'angeli_65' for the 7A38-7140 which started off this thread, that's almost reasonable. Incidentally, in case you didn't follow that listing, somebody was daft enough to pay $800 for it eventually: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/270900021867


September 12, 2012 at 3:01 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Just to demonstrate how speculative some of these crazy eBay asking prices are ($1100 = 853.50 Euros) ....

The same 7A38-7140 was listed on eBay Italy classifieds for 'only' 520 Euros a week ago (presumably by a previous seller):


http://annunci.ebay.it/annunci/orologi/padova-annunci-padova/seiko-orologio-raro/33522606

Seiko orologio raro



Splendido Seiko, chronograph sports 100 anni, anno 1970, nuovo fondo di magazzino, bellissimo e raro.

Spettacolare quadrante bicolore giallo e nero con lancette cronografiche in colore rosso: la Cassa ha un diametro di ben 41 mm escluso pulsanti e corona. Il fondello, avvitato, riporta oltre al logo della Seiko, la referenza dell'orologio 7A38-7140 e la matricola 580088. Il movimento al quarzo è il cal. 7a38, provvisto di data e giorno. Bracciale in acciaio verniciato PVD. Vetro zaffiro. Completo questo orologio astuccio con scatola di protezione e la garanzia ancora in bianco. Raro orologio dal design accattivante da intenditori, frutto della collaborazione tra Seiko e il famoso Giorgetto Giugiaro. Pezzo unico e molto raro. Vi prego di informarVi su questo orologio. A vostra disposizione


Apart from one photo of the (unstamped) Seiko warranty booklet, the photos are exactly the same as in the current eBay listing.

So not only is Goffre trying to make a fast buck, he didn't even bother taking any new photos - instead re-using the previous seller's.


September 13, 2012 at 6:52 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Il fondello, avvitato, riporta oltre al logo della Seiko, la referenza dell'orologio 7A38-7140 e la matricola 580088.


And there's the 'gotcher'.  I thought the box (and more) looked familiar. But that serial # 580088 has confirmed my suspicions.

I'm still in the hurried process of writing up the 7A38-7140 thread in the 7A38-xxxx Model Specific section ....

http://www.seiko7a38.com/apps/forums/topics/show/8087114-7a38-7140-saa051j-black-chrome-coated-not-a-guigiaro-design-


But I can now safely say this is exactly the same 7A38-7140 which sold on eBay in August 2011 for 'only' 253 Euros (approx. £219).




So, all I can say is: More fool the buyer who pays anything like Goffre's grossly inflated (+237%) asking price of 853 Euros !! :roll:

September 13, 2012 at 4:40 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Although he's recieved 4 offers, they  obviously weren't close enough to the $1100 Goffre's was asking for his 7A38-7140.

But rather than end that Buy-it-Now listing: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190725774757 which has just under 22 days to run,

he's started another 5-day auction listing: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/190729027600 - with an opening bid price of $710.

Which should be interesting, but I'm not sure if it's in contravention of eBay's duplicate listing policy.

September 20, 2012 at 2:27 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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