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Seiko7A38 at November 29, 2017 at 11:02 AM

It's that time of year again - 'Tis the Silly Season apparently. 

Anyone who has read all the way through this thread cannot fail to have noticed the numerous mentions of a certain 7A38-6000 listed by an Austailian eBay seller marcspix, who asked various silly 'pie-in-the-sky' prices for it between 2015 and 2016. It was last seen in February 2016, when it theoretically sold against a best offer of $750 Au, to a member of this forum. I guess that sale must have fallen through, because it's back on eBay once again today, this time with a Buy-it-Now price of $1499 Au. - double the figure it supposedly sold for. If you don't want to read back through the whole thread, just see some of the previous posts, run a search on marcspix 7A38-6000. That brings up a good few. ;)


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302547139411


'Tis definitely the Silly Season. 
The last time this grossly over-priced 7A38-6000 was listed on eBay, it took numerous re-listings and 11 months, between March 2015 and the beginning of February 2016, for it to eventually allegedly sell for a best offer of $750 Au. Yesterday it took only 11 hours for someone else to get suckered. :o


According to WatchCount.com's Look-up tool, this time around for $1350 Au.




November 30, 2017 at 10:38 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This poor example of a 7A38-6000, fitted with a black leather strap was listed at lunchtime today by an Italian eBay seller, with an opening bid price of 49 Euros. It took a few minutes to recall where I'd seen the drastically cut-down replacement bezel insert before, but I reckon it was likely donated by a Yema Yachtingraf (the L5 0Q46 Ana-Digi model). Google Images and you'll see what I mean. 8) If you're considering bidding on it (as I was - for a resto' project), suggest you first try zooming in on the seller's primary image. There's a lot of detritus floating on the dial surface, which put me off. :/


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152843338861



OROLOGIO SEIKO 7A38-6000 CRONOGRAPH SPORT 100 MOLTO RARO TUTTO FUNZIONANTE CALIBRO CASSA 37 ESCLUSO TASTI GHIERA GIREVOLE DATARIO CORONA ALLE ORE 8 CINTURINO BUONO NON MARCHIATO QUALCHE LIEVE GRAFFIO IN GENERALE USURA DEL TEMPO BATTERIA NUOVA, NB SI PARTE CON PREZZO IRRISORIO SE L OROLOGIO NON ARRIVA AD UN ASTA DECENTE VERRA RIMOSSO NEI LIMITI STABILITI NON INTENDO REGALARLO X ALTRE INFORMAZIONI AL 3385424289


December 27, 2017 at 10:59 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The above Italian eBay auction for a 7A38-6000 in poor non-original condition ended a few moments ago, selling for 79 Euros after 16 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152843338861


January 6, 2018 at 6:32 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Given the poor non-original condition, one would have thought that 79 Euros was enough to pay for such an example. Apparently not according to the Italian eBay seller. :roll: It was back on eBay yesterday evening, re-listed with a 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of 220 Euros ! 


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152855981420


January 7, 2018 at 5:12 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Needless to say, that ludicrously over-priced 30-day Buy-it-Now listing ended with the watch unsold. The Italian eBay seller re-listed it again earlier this week as a 10-day auction with an opening bid price of 10 Euros. It's so far struggled to make 13.50 Euros. Bearing in mind it only made 79 Euros the last time it was auctioned, it's not difficult to predict the outcome. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152895412453


February 10, 2018 at 7:53 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Meanwhile, there was another 7A38-6000 listed by another Italian eBay seller, earlier this week, albeit very briefly, late on Thursday evening. It was just a head only, in average worn condition.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/122958103007

OROLOGIO SEIKO 7A38-6000 CRONOGRAPH SPORT 100 VINTAGE



Bellissimo orologio seiko vintage speedmaster appena revisionato. movimento perfetto.

Presenta segni di usura.


It sold quickly, as a Buy-it-Now for 130 Euros, the listing having received only 14 views during the 13 minutes it was live.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/122958103007


February 10, 2018 at 8:17 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The outcome of that latest re-listing for his mess of a 7A38-6000 by the deluded would-be Italian eBay seller wasn't quite what I expected. The 10-day auction was scheduled to end at 18:25 (UK time) today. But at 6:09 this morning he ended the auction early (just outside the 12 hour window), because of an alleged error. 


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152895412453



From memory, the last time I'd very briefly looked at it, bidding was still only somewhere around 23 Euros. From checking the (cancelled) bidding history it seems it hadn't got much higher - the highest cancelled bid was only 29 Euros.



Needless to say, it was back on eBay less than 3 minutes later, re-listed yet again.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152908647899



Note this time he's reduced the opening bid price from 10 Euros to only 1 Euro. Obviously a completely pointless exercise, because he clearly wants a lot more than the watch is worth. :roll:


February 15, 2018 at 6:32 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This 7A38-6000 in well-worn condition was listed about half an hour ago, by a UK eBay seller, with an opening bid price of £99, but a reserve set. It has to be said, it's difficult to judge its true overall condition from the current set of photos that the seller has uploaded - half of which are frankly appalling. The bezel insert doesn't appear to be in too bad condition, but the bracelet looks distinctly tired.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292454724472



Please see for sale my Seiko Sports 100 Chronograph, originally bought by me in either 1987 or 1988 from memory on my first leave home.

The watch is entirely original with the original Seiko linked bracelet. The face is what I would describe as a white/silver colour with dark blue round insets for the minute hand, second hand and 100th/second hand movements.

The large sweeping second hand has a red tip. The rotating outer bezel is lined with a blue insert.

The watch was worn by me for several years but I then it was by and large forgotten by myself over several house moves.

I found it again several months ago and have decided to sell it as they would appear to be rare and appreciating collectors pieces now.

I took it to the jewellers who confirmed this and had it checked for functionality and I had a new battery installed. Otherwise it has been left as is, as advised by the jeweller for the sake of complete originality.

All the movements are in perfect working order and I had a video of these operating but could not upload it with the pictures to Ebay.

The face is in very good order as is the bezel, again only with minor marks.

As can be seen from the pictures it has some wear marks to the bracelet and clasp but these are only surface marks. (Apparently it is quite unusual for a watch of this age to still have its original Seiko bracelet). There are other slight marks to the case from wear but again I was advised that these could be polished out, if desired.

The model number of this watch as inscribed on the rear case are 7A38-6000 within a small square box are the further letters AO. Serial number is 496533 It is further inscribed with

SEIKO STAINLESS STEEL

WATER RESISTANT

JAPAN S

Please see the photographs which are the best my mobile would allow and feel free to contact me if I have left anything out or you want any other details.


February 18, 2018 at 3:22 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Well, blow me - that didn't last long ! The 'error' presumably being the photos. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292454724472



February 18, 2018 at 3:38 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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The latest eBay auction by the Italian eBay seller ended earlier this morning, with the bidding price at 51 Euros after 33 bids. Notice I didn't write selling price (or sold), because I expect it'll be back again soon. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152908647899


February 25, 2018 at 4:40 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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