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Seiko7A38
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They seem to just keep on coming lately. :o Here's another well-worn 7A38-6000, fitted with a NATO strap, that was listed earlier this evening, about an hour ago, by an Italian eBay seller, as a 10-day auction, with an opening bid of 50 Euros. Note the damage to a couple of the pusher cups - indicating that they may have been free'd off by using pliers. :(


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253553074585


Bellissimo cronografo al quarzo Seiko Spots100 funzionante ed in buone condizioni di conservazione.

Batteria appena sostituita.


April 10, 2018 at 1:50 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Seiko7A38 at April 3, 2018 at 5:26 PM

This well-worn 7A38-6000, evidently in need of some TLC, was listed earlier this evening by a UK eBay seller, as a 7-day auction with an opening bid price of £99, but a reserve price set. Sounds familiar ? :| Well, as soon as I saw the seller's first photo (the rest are of shall we politely say of 'somewhat variable quality'), I instantly got that feeling of Déjà Vu. It's not too long ago since it last put in an albeit very brief appearance. Just scroll back up the page to my posts of February 18th this year.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292509931095


The above 7-day auction for a well-worn 7A38-6000, by UK seller 4596mark ended yesterday evening, with bidding at £204 after 15 bids, but still with the reserve price not met. Given the apparent less-than-lovely condition of the watch (in his poor quality photos), I think it's safe to assume that the would-be seller's expectations are a tad unrealistic. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292509931095


He re-listed it almost as soon as that listing ended - just 10 or so seconds later:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292518833354



There have been no revisions made to the listing whatsoever, that I can see, and the description ends with the same ironic statement:

The watch also has a reasonable reserve as advised by someone with knowledge of these watches, as I would rather keep it than give it away.

So one assumes his 'reasonable' reserve price remains the same as before. :roll:


For anybody who might be considering bidding on it, this time around, I strongly recommend they read my comments on the previous page, concerning the now damaged sweep second hand. I did message the seller last week, making a tongue-in-cheek enquiry about it. Here's the dubious reply I received from him:




April 11, 2018 at 10:25 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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If you were one of the bidders on that re-listed auction, you were clearly wasting your time, because this incompetent Irish eBay seller had clearly once again set his expectations (and the reserve price) way too high. :roll:  


Checking the listing's revision history reveals he'd changed the reserve price twice over the last couple of days - presumably (one hopes) reducing it. 



That 7-day auction re-listing was scheduled to end at 21:12 this evening UK time. The bidding appeared to have had stalled at £142 (after 8 bids) 2 days ago - with the reserve not met. So just after 7:00pm, with the bid price still the same and just over 2 hours of the auction to run, the seller ended the listing early, because of an error - presumably in the twice reduced reserve price. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292518833354



So here it is back once again, re-listed for the second time this month ....


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292527556409


April 17, 2018 at 3:43 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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That 10-day Italian eBay auction for a well-worn 7A38-6000 on a NATO strap (see my earlier post at the top of this page) ended a couple of minutes ago, selling for a surprisingly high 253 Euros after 46 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253553074585

April 20, 2018 at 12:51 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The latest re-listed 7-day auction for a not so lovely 7A38-6000, by UK eBay seller 4596mark ended a few moments ago, with the reserve price actually met this time, selling for £230 after 9 bids. Hopefully that'll be the last we see of that one. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292527556409

April 24, 2018 at 2:09 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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