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donwatch
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Thanks Paul, I stepped forward :P

June 3, 2015 at 4:08 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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But lost it in the final shoot-out. :(


That US eBay auction for a stainless 7A38-7000, which Don referred to above, ended this afternoon - selling for $124.61 after 5 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271889638129

June 8, 2015 at 1:54 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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This tidy looking example of a stainless 7A38-7000 was listed on eBay about half an hour ago by a UK seller:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121759642625



Box not included display only On offer I have here a rare gents seiko 7a38-7000 chronograph watch in stunning condition with a nice large bracelet see pics the watch has had a new battery fitted and all function features are working and resetting has they should and keeps excellent time the watch shows minimal wear few lite scratches to glass bracelet and case back mainly the case back! See pics This is collectors condition never been re brushed all original just take a look at the pics any question please do ask happy bidding


Absolutely NOTHING to do with James Bond - it's just a CON. :roll:


September 14, 2015 at 7:04 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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I didn't expect that 7A38-7000 to hang around very long. Indeed it sold yesterday evening against a Best Offer:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121759642625



According to Goofbid's eBay Best Offer History tool, the offer accepted was for a somewhat lower £180 - which going by the overall condition Indicated by the seller's photos, made this a good buy at that rather more realistic price, IMHO.


September 15, 2015 at 6:30 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This tidy-looking 'Quazi NOS' example of a stainless 7A38-7000 was listed on eBay earlier this afternoon by an Italian seller:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281837667159



BELLISSIMO CRONOGRAFO SEIKO CALIBRO 7A38-7000 IN CONDIZIONI QUASI NOS, MAI INDOSSATO AL POLSO CON CINTURINO ORIGINALE SENZA CUSTODIA. PERFETTAMENTE FUNZIONANTE.


October 24, 2015 at 1:26 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Another stainless 7A38-7000 was listed later yesterday evening by a Turkish eBay seller. Unfortunately this one, at the other bottom end of the cosmetic condition scale, appears to have been messed about with. :(


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161868499350



UP FOR SALE A ALL STEEL SEIKO CHRONOGRAPH WATCH FROM 1980 AROUND. 

WATCH WORK HAS NOT IDEA PROPERLY OR NOT SELL AS IS. 

A PUSHER IS OUT NEED SERVICE FOR REPAIR OR PARTS WATCH. 

FULL ORIGINAL WATCH. 

SELL AS IS. 

SHIPPING BY REGISTERED REPLIED TURKISH MAIL TO WORLDWIDE JUST 12.00 USD.


Despite the seller's claim of originality, the hour, minute and sweep second hands clearly aren't original. Nor is the loose pusher supplied - it's a completely different screw-in type. Then there's the grotty discoloured lume. Strictly for parts or a brave tinkerer. :/


October 25, 2015 at 5:01 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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That decent looking stainless 7A38-7000 sold for the 350 Euros Buy-it-now price (equivalent to approx £250) on 25th October:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281837667159


The auction for the other 'basket case' restoration project ended yesterday evening, selling for $129 (approx. £83.50) after 10 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161868499350


November 1, 2015 at 5:00 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This average worn condition stainless 7A38-7000 fitted with an unidentified (Seiko) replacement bracelet, which of course has absolutely nothing to do with James Bond, was listed overnight by a US eBay seller. 


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181928992710



Oh - and the stopwatch function doesn't appear to work. :roll:


November 11, 2015 at 6:54 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The above eBay auction for that 'fixer upper' (non-Bond) stainless 7A38-7000 fitted with a non-original replacement bracelet ended in the early hours of this morning, selling for a mere $43 (approx. £28.26) after 11 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181928992710


I wonder if the seller picked up on the SAA007J sales code ? :| Nah - probably just Keyword Spamming - so serves them right ! :lol:


November 18, 2015 at 5:29 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Yesterday evening would-be profiteering Italian eBay re-seller cmax-28762 listed a stainless 7A38-7000.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131674487360



Raro Seiko chronograph modello 7A38-7000-A5 quadrante nero sfere bronzo molto raro condizioni buonissime tutto funzionante appena revisionato pila ok vetro perfetto cinturino SQ originale tutte le maglie scatola Seiko Quartz controscatola


At the time of writing, I've been unable to spot the case-back serial number 3O2198 on any recent previous eBay listings, but knowing his modus operandi, it was likely purchased considerably cheaper. Typically well over-priced (for the only average worn condition), no doubt we'll see it re-listed ad nauseum in the coming months - like most of his other offerings. :roll:


December 13, 2015 at 7:16 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Please read this thread in the Members' Lounge section regarding a stainless 7A38-7000 that was recently stolen in a burglary. :(

It's unlikely to turn up on eBay in the exact same form in which it is described there, unless the thief is extremely stupid ....

More likely some pawn shop like Ca$h Converters, or CraigsList or Gumtree ....

But you never know. :|


April 16, 2016 at 7:19 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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As I predicted back in mid-December last year, irksome would-be profiteering Italian eBay seller cmax-28762 has continued to re-list his over-priced stainless 7A38-7000 ad nauseum - for 10 days at a time, but not always continuously by using eBay's re-listing facililty - thereby attempting to cover his tracks. The last re-listing on my eBay watching page had ended on 11th April - needless to say unsold, despite a slight reduction in Buy-it-Now price from 400 to 370 Euros.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131768580477


I noticed he's re-listed it once again, this afternoon - with a slightly different listing title and a new set of photos.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131797505650


 

Raro Seiko Quartz chronograph modello 7A38-7000 A5 day-date un vero pezzo vintage condizioni buone condizioni vedi foto tutto funzionante cronometro azzeramento perfetto.

tutto originale da mia collezione box Seiko de luxe con controscatola cartone un pezzo unico in queste condizioni.


Clearly the same only average 7A38-7000, case-back serial # 3O2198 - still well over-priced even further reduced to 350 Euros.

But in studying this new set of photos, I noticed something I'd overlooked previously. Anybody else spot what's missing ? :|


April 30, 2016 at 1:01 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Well as nobody has replied, I guess I ought to provide the answer myself. :/

The watch appears to be missing its black nylon crystal gasket - hence you can see a much larger area of the inner bezel flange.




It may have been fitted with a clear nylon gasket in place (studying the photo closely I doubt that), but what I suspect someone has done is to cement in a slightly over-sized replacement crystal - say 33.0mm diameter, with a polished bevel edge, in place of the original Seiko p/n 325W20GN00. Maybe the replacement crystal has just been pressed in without gluing - as a 'force fit'. 


Either way, it's academic, because profiteering eBay re-seller cmax-28762 appears to have pulled it off again ....

Sold in the early hours of this morning to some mug punter for the slightly reduced Buy-it-Now price of 350 Euros. 


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131797505650

May 1, 2016 at 6:16 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This non-working 'spares or repair' stainless 7A38-7000 was listed on eBay overnight by a Japanese seller, with a somewhat optimistic Buy-it-Now price (given that it's a non-runner) of $350. :roll:  Whereas the case and bracelet appear to be in reasonably good cosmetic condition and the movement back-plate looks nice and clean, there's absolutely no clue given as what's actually wrong with it. Possibly 'old sticky oil' syndrome ? :/


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252417395159



Title: JAPAN SEIKO 7A38-7000 SQ QUARTZ CHRONOGRAPH NON WORKING PARTS OR REPAIR RARE 

Message: If you can't find any item you're looking for, please feel free to contact me.I have many items related Camera and watch in my stock. I will check my stock if you wish. Please register my ebay store news letter.I will let you know Special SALE information. 

Condition: used. NON WORKING PARTS OR REPAIR. Scratch case and Crystal .Waterproof is not guaranteed.It is very old one. I don't know all are original.


In case you might be wondering why the style of photos (on a black leather / bubblewrap background) looked vaguely familiar ....

This is the same Japanese eBay seller fukayanegi, who purchased a salesman's sample case of 7Axx's on eBay, then proceeded to sell them off individually, back in December 2012. See this thread in the eBay section. This 7A38-7000 isn't connected in any way.


June 8, 2016 at 3:59 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Firstly, a somewhat belated update to this thread. I can't always remember to keep them all constantly updated with results.

That 'spares or repair' stainless 7A38-7000 listed by the Japanese seller did eventually sell - a few weeks ago, on 7th July.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252417395159


However, I couldn't believe that it had sold for the full $350 asking price (as shown above). It didn't ....



A search on ended listings on eBay.com shows that, in fact, it actually sold for a Best Offer. Why again the discrepancy ??? 

Unfortunately, although it returns 50+ results for this seller, Goofbid's eBay Best Offer History tool failed to pick this one up.


August 27, 2016 at 2:50 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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I suspect by now, readers may be tiring of my rants about the activities of profiteering Italian eBay seller cmax-28762. Not just in this thread, either. Quite frankly, I'm getting sick and tired of the way this greedy scumbag is ruining the market for collectors. 

He's just done it yet again.  Yesterday he listed an almost mint stainless 7A38-7000 which looked all too familiar.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131920057418



Raro Seiko Quartz cronograph day date tutto funzionante modello 7A38-7000-AO condizioni eccezionali pari al nuovo tutto originale cinturino tutte le maglie vetro perfetto da mia collezione scatola SQ con contro scatola.


Technically, this one could almost be said to be coming from his collection. :roll: He has after all managed to sit on it for nearly a year, before offering it for sale for a fat profit - at 450 Euros (equivalent to £384.86) More than double the £180 he purchased it for. :o

If you don't recognize the watch, all you need do is scroll back up the page to my posts of September 14th / 15th last year.

The case-back serial number 3O0781 matches.


August 27, 2016 at 3:00 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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And there it was gone (again) - sold quickly for a slightly reduced 400 Euros as a Buy-it-Now. Another fat profit for cmax-28762. 


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131920057418


August 28, 2016 at 8:20 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Decent examples of the stainless 7A38-7000 SAA007J have been selling for ever increasing prices lately, particularly when marked up by profiteering eBay re-sellers like Italian cmax-28762. So it's no big surprise to see other dealers trying to climb on the bandwagon. This clean, but in reality only average condition example was listed in the early hours of this morning by UK dealer distinktive-m with a risibly optimistic Buy-it-Now price of £385 - probably double what it's worth. This is the same eBay / Etsy seller, who less than a year ago was flogging NOS 7A38's (I bought two of them from him) for a giveaway £150 apiece. One of them, a stainless 7A28-7190 was subsequently re-sold by cmax-28762 for 400 Euros. Looks like distinktive-m has realized his earlier mistake and is now trying to make good the deficit. 


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272373066050


SEIKO 7A38-7000 QUARTZ CHRONOGRAPH GENTS VINTAGE WATCH c1980's-COLLECTIBLE!

 

A very nice gents vintage watch by Seiko with black dial,white hands,centre sweep seconds,baton hour markers,x3 subsidiary dials, "SEIKO QUARTZ chronograph" AT 12, Tachymeter and seconds track. 

40mm stainless steel case

x1 Crown and 3 pushers

Crystal with minor scratches

Original stainless steel bracelet with logo on folding clasp

Brand new battery

Stainless steel case back numbered 302194, model 7A38-7000, Japan A 

Superb and highly renowned quartz movement stamped Seiko 7A38A 15 JEWELS Japan...this was the worlds first analogue chronograph movement and the 7A28 variants were issued to the military as shown below making them of great significance in horology and among enthusiasts. 

The watch is in good working order..its also in original condition all round so has minor blemishes to case and crystal as shown. It will come in a later original Seiko replacement box. This is a superb vintage Seiko ready to wear and add to your collection... 

Quick payment please so I can post Worldwide with tracking number.


Study the photos carefully. Apart from the myriad small scratches and nicks to the case and bracelet, note the distorted SQ clasp cover and the deftly mangled centre seconds finger tension spring. :roll:


September 12, 2016 at 1:07 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Speculatively well over-priced or not, there seems to have been quite a lot of interest in that distinctly average stainless 7A38-7000. Last time I checked, yesterday evening, it had 48 watchers. By the time the listing ended in the early hours of this morning, it had received just over 1000 views during the course of the 7 days. That said, the listing ended with the watch apparently unsold.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272373066050


I suspect that with the level of interest, (lower) offers were made - and presumably rejected by the seller.

Unfortunately Goofbid is down at present, so I can't check what they might have been - but I'll keep trying. ;)


September 19, 2016 at 4:30 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Slightly belated update. My bad - Goofbid wasn't down. It was a problem with my (outdated) SSL settings in Chrome. :roll:

As I'd suspected, there were a couple of offers made on that 7A38-7000 listed by distinktive-m - all 3 were rejected.


http://www.goofbid.com/ebay_best_offers_tool.html?gbo_username=distinktive-m




They ranged from £170 to £200, about what I'd consider this watch to be worth in real money terms.

It hasn't been re-listed since, so it's probably safe to assume that it was subsequently sold off eBay.


September 21, 2016 at 7:18 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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