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Seiko7A38 at April 26, 2018 at 4:01 AM

This 'head only' stainless 7A38-7000 was listed late last night by a US eBay seller, who doesn't seem to have much idea, as a 7-day auction with an opening bid price of $99.99. It's being offered through eBay's semi-functional GSP programme. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/163018512055


That 7-day US eBay auction for a 7A38-7000 Head Only ended late last night, selling for $168.50 after 6 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/163018512055


May 3, 2018 at 3:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This suspect looking stainless 7A38-7000 was listed this morning by a Serbian eBay seller, with a risible 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of $440. Difficult to figure out its true condition from the dark and dingy photos. I suspect it's been refinished. The dial lume is obviously degraded - hence the 'Tropical Dial'. :roll: Per the listing title, it is fitted with the wrong case-back off a black chrome 7A38-7100. That much you can make out from the seller's photo of it, although the other pertinent stampings are conviently out of focus. Probably one best avoided at any cost, let alone this stupid asking price.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253605923731


Seiko 7a38 7100

World First Analog Quartz Chronograph With Day/Date

Oversize - 40mm Without Crown and Pushers

Beautiful Tropical Ton Dial

Original Bracelet

Excellent Working Condition

See Pictures

Shipping WorldWide

If You have any questions feel free to ask


May 6, 2018 at 8:31 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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I really don't know why I bother sometimes.  

Probably one best avoided at any cost, let alone this stupid asking price.


It appears somebody has actually just paid the $440 Buy-it-Now price, for the above stainless 7A38-7000 with a 'Tropical' (read moisture damaged) dial and fitted with the wrong case-back off a 7A38-7100 ? 


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253605923731


Being a 'Private Listing' the eBay Purchase History affords them anonymity. :roll:

May 10, 2018 at 1:32 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Common sense must have prevailed after all, because it was back on eBay again, re-listed in the early hours of this morning.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253619276824


May 13, 2018 at 8:55 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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That suspect-looking stainless 7A38-7000 appears to have sold once again in the early hours of this morning - again for the $440 Buy-it-Now price. 


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253619276824


At the risk of repeating myself, as confirmed by the eBay Purchase History:


May 21, 2018 at 8:49 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Here'a a badly neglected stainless 7A38-7000, listed earlier this afternoon by an Italian eBay seller, with a laughably over-optimistic Buy-it-Now price of 230 Euros. It obviously needs a replacement crystal and a good clean, but that might just reveal some of the horrors that lie beneath. Note the discoloured dial lume, something nasty going on around the 5 o'clock baton and rust staining just visible around the perimeter of the lower right quadrant of the dial. Is that also a tide-mark from water ingress at the bottom R.H. side of the crystal ? Oh Yes, and it's got an engraved case-back - but for anyone foolhardy enough to purchase this poor example, for anything like the asking price, it'll probably the least of their worries. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/113013316289


RARO E STUPENDO OROLOGIO DA POLSO DELLA NOTA CASA GIAPPONESE SEIKO QUARTZ CHRONOGRAPH 7A38 -7000 A5 INOX VINTAGE IN OTTIME CONDIZIONI E PERFETTAMENTE FUNZIONANTE, EVIDENTI GRAFFI AL VETRO,

OROLOGIO COMPLETAMENTE ORIGINALE E COEVO.

UNA VERA CHICCA PER I COLLEZIONISTI DEL GENERE.


May 24, 2018 at 11:48 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This 'head only' stainless 7A38-7000, with declared chronograph faults, was listed on Yahoo Japan earlier today as a 7-day auction with an opening bid of 100 Yen. In typical YJ parlance, it's described as 'Junk'.



http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/v561294081



Google translates the seller's lengthy Japanese description as follows:


★ ★ Thank you very much for looking ★ ★ ★

In the direction of a few people, there are people who can be bid without reading the explanatory note, profile etc.

Please read successfully until the end and ask you for a successful bid.

Shipping will not pack individual items. It becomes packing with a box and a bag all together.

Product Description

Rare Rare Seiko Speedmaster Chronograph 7A38-7000 Junk body only! Currently the 1/10 total of the chronograph and the time are moving. Others can not be confirmed. I need your help by junk treatment.

Shipping will not pack individual items. It becomes packing with a box and a bag all together.

Please understand that it may not be able to maintain exhibition time on arrival.

What is reflected in the photograph is all.

Although there are a few in the direction of the Onza い ま す, there are people who can be bid without reading the explanatory note, the profile etc.

Please read successfully until the end and ask you for a successful bid.

Please do not bid if you can not convince below.

We will keep in mind quick response, so thank you.

Since the returned goods, refundable can not be done, even if the exhibit from the price of 100 yen at the time of arrival is in whatever condition at the time of arrival.

Even if it ends at 100 yen, it will be sold out so please be sure to have no claim and no cancellation.

Those whose starting price is other than 100 yen will be accepted if you can contact us within 3 days after arrival.

Other than that we can not accept. If you do not understand please refrain from bidding.

Most exhibits will be consigned items such as personal items, friends, acquaintances etc.

Please understand that I will cancel the tender of the person who felt uneasy about evaluation.

Those with a lot of bad evaluations, those who are new are sorry, please refrain from bidding.

Moreover, please be careful because we can not accept cancellation after it makes a successful bid.

Please be sure to pay the payment within 3 days from business navigation start without permission.

(Saturday, Sunday, Holidays) is not included.

If you can not pay, we will stop dealing with "very bad evaluation".

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

(In addition, the question of the immediate end is not accepted) Since we cannot change or ask questions after the end , please do not hesitate to ask a question as soon as possible.

Thank you for tendering after understanding the above points.

Since it has otherwise sent, please have a look.

(Added on June 15, 2018 18: 57)

The state is at the time of exhibition. There is no guarantee upon arrival.


June 15, 2018 at 2:31 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The above 7-day Yahoo Japan auction for a stainless 7A38-7000 'head only' ended a few moments ago. The auction finishing time was automatically extended by 15 minutes due to several late bids placed. It sold for ¥26,000 Yen after 32 bids, equivalent to approx. $236.20 USD / £177.70 GBP.


http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/v561294081



June 22, 2018 at 9:04 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Checking my eBay watching page earlier, I noticed that badly neglected well-worn stainless 7A38-7000 with an engraved case-back, listed by an Italian eBay seller, had sold in the early hours of this morning. Not for his original wishful 230 Euros, but a somewhat reduced Buy-it-Now price of 145 Euros.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/113013316289


June 22, 2018 at 9:16 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This stainless 7A38-7000, in average worn condition, was listed yesterday evening by a German eBay seller, as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of 1 Euro.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202355754583


Sie bieten hier auf einen gut erhaltenen und voll funktionsfähigen Quartz - Chronographen der Firma Seiko. Modell Nr. 7A38 -7000. Die Uhr läuft perfekt

Alle Funktionen ( Chrono Start Stop und Nullstellung ) funktionieren Tadellos. Datum schaltet auch korrekt um. Das Glas ist kratzfrei , es ist erst vor wenigen Wochen vom Uhrmacher erneuert worden. Am Gehäuse und auch am Armband befinden sich altersbedingte leichte Kratzer und Gebrauchtspuren. Eine sehr kleine Delle sieht man bei genauem hinsehen an der Aussen -Lünette die sich wohl weg polieren lässt. Der Durchmesser der Uhr ohne Krone /Drücker beträgt 40 ×41 mm. Höhe =10,80 mm

Das Armband ist original hat aber keine Ersatzglieder. Passt am mittelstarkem Handgelenk. Nun viel Spaß beim Bieten.


July 1, 2018 at 4:04 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This stainless 7A38-7000 in average worn condition was listed in the early hours of this morning, by US eBay seller worldwideweb66 (a.k.a. Wai Phyo) as a 10-day auction listing with an opening bid price of $0.01.


Wai is a well known (read notorious) profiteering re-seller, whose activities have been documented in this thread and elsewhere on the forum. His modus operandi is to buy cheaply (using another eBay ID kyiaye), frequently doing little to the watches, hence his ability to turn them around very quickly, taking a set of conveniently soft focused photos and list them as private auctions, as in this instance, which of course are a perfect cover for shill bidding - of which he appears to be a regular exponent.


Often I'm able to spot where he bought the watch and report what he paid for it. But so far I've failed dismally in this case. I know he was the losing bidder on the 'head only' at the top of the page. He's obviously not posted a photo of the case-back for a reason. Otherwise, the only identifying feature of this watch is some nibbling to to the top edge of the crystal. So if anyone did see this 7A38-7000 when it was sold on eBay previously, please feel free to post a link.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/132690536622


July 5, 2018 at 3:34 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The previous 7-day German eBay auction for a stainless 7A38-7000 ended a few moments ago, selling for 171 Euros after 22 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202355754583


July 7, 2018 at 2:15 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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This stainless 7A38-7000, in half-decent used cosmetic condition, but presumably a non-runner, was listed earlier this evening by a UK eBay seller, as a 10-day auction with an opening bid price of £19.99 and as 'Spares or Repair'. The misaligned Tachymeter ring indicates that someone has dropped the movement out at some point, so perhaps the seller knows more than he's letting on. :/


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/273352036555



VINTAGE SEIKO QUARTZ CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH

411200 JAPAN 7A38-7000

STAINLESS STEEL CASE & STRAP

SCRATCHES TO CRYSTAL

DON'T KNOW IF IT WORKS SO SELLING FOR SPARES OR REPAIR

ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE MESSAGE ME


July 12, 2018 at 4:31 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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US eBay seller worldwideweb66's 7-day auction for a stainless 7A38-7000 ended an hour ago @ 04:19am (UK time). It was bid to what most people would consider a more than reasonable selling price of $306 after 27 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/132690536622


But that was clearly not enough for greedy profiteering re-seller Wai Phyo. Within a matter of 3 minutes of that auction ending, he'd re-listed it:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/132703916854



If you ever needed more damning evidence of his blatant use of shill bidding (behind the mantle of a private bidders protected listing), well I give up. 


July 15, 2018 at 12:19 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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More dodgy dealings by Wai Phyo.  That re-listed auction had been bid to $32 by mid-afternoon, at which point he cancelled all bids and ended the listing as item no longer available. So presumably sold off eBay via the 'back door'.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/132703916854



July 15, 2018 at 1:17 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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