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Seiko7A38
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Seiko7A38 at October 19, 2017 at 9:26 AM

Seiko7A38 at April 19, 2017 at 9:15 AM

.... I suppose I should mention this other example that was listed on the Italian free classified site, Subito, a week or so ago.



http://www.subito.it/abbigliamento-accessori/seiko-cronografo-7a38-gold-roma-202718819.htm




In case you hadn't noticed, that same gold-tone 7A38-7000 which was listed on Subito.it back in April, was also listed on eBay last week - by presumably the same Italian seller using a different pseudonym. The two photos (now merged into one composite image) used are the same, anyway. The Buy-it-Now price has been reduced from his previous 'pie-in-the-sky' 190 Euros to 'only' 150 Euros.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172923756115



Seiko cronografo vintage quartz gold, sostituita batteria, perfetto.


It went unsold and was re-listed: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172931856570

But then the seller ended the re-listing this morning, allegedly due to an error:



With apologies for the multiple quote carrying forward from the previous page. :P

The obvious error (in his most recent eBay listing at bottom) was in the pricing. :roll:


Late last night, Italian eBay seller degirpelle re-listed his gold-tone 7A38-7000 as a 10-day auction with an opening bid price of 10 Euros. He's only uploaded one composite image. As with his previous photos, the watch appears to be in overall pretty decent cosmetic condition. That is apart from what might be a sizeable ding on the side of the watch case near 3 o'clock. Difficult to tell from the photo. :/


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172959913071


Seiko cronografo vintage quartz 7A38-7000, funzionamento regolare, sostituita batteria, alcuni leggeri graffi sul vetro e sulla cassa. Bracciale originale.


November 2, 2017 at 6:59 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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I must admit I hadn't been watching that Italian auction for a gold-tone 7A38-7000 that closely. The seller ended the listing early, earlier this morning, because the item was no longer available. Presumably sold off eBay via the 'back door'. :/


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172959913071



Checking the bidding history (for cancellations), it appears it had been bid to just over 70 Euros, albeit possibly with the assistance of a Zero-feedback shill bidder.



November 11, 2017 at 6:53 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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No great surprise quite honestly, despite the seller stating earlier today it was 'no longer available' - transpires that his gold-tone 7A38-7000 is still not sold ! :lol:
The Italian eBay seller degirpelle re-listed it again this afternoon, but now with a 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of 170 Euros. That's compared to his previous eBay Buy-it-Now listing @ 150 Euros that he ended early because of an error. :roll:


November 11, 2017 at 11:44 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at September 10, 2017 at 2:53 AM

Before I write up the next listing for a gold-tone 7A38-7000, I suppose I ought to mention the fact that two earlier over-priced examples cited in this thread are still doing the rounds - being re-listed ad nauseam by their would-be sellers. :roll:


First is the one offered by the German seller derwally, which he first listed at the end of January (see halfway down the previous page) with an absolutely ridiculous 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of 420 Euros. I did write sarcastically at the bottom of my post:


Dear Wally - Here's a tip. Your 'pie-in-the-sky' 420 Euros is going to deter everybody. Try asking 220 Euros - it's more realistic.


Indeed the would-be seller has since reduced the Buy-it-Now price a number of times. It's now down to 'only' 219 Euros.

I've lost count of the number of times it's been re-listed, but still no takers. :( The latest re-listing still has 6 days to run:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172854246630



I'd got so sick and tired of seeing this gold-tone 7A38-7000 being re-listed ad nauseam, by would-be German eBay seller derwally, that when he subsequently further reduced the Buy-it-Now price down in stages to 129 Euros (at which point I thought it was certain to sell), I couldn't be arsed to post anything. It looks like he did finally sell it at last, yesterday evening - though after all that stubborn effort and umpteen re-listings, he still didn't even actually manage to get 129 Euros for it. :(


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173023255005


As revealed by WatchCount.com's look-up tool, it sold against an offer of 106 Euros.




As confirmed by the eBay Purchase History:



Bit of a difference between 420 and 106 Euros, eh ? :roll:


December 10, 2017 at 4:29 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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In terms of original condition, derwally's gold-tone 7A38-7000 was probably a good buy @ 106 Euros. This next one, listed on eBay in the early hours of this morning by arch Filipino watch botcher badingski, definitely falls into the 'best avoided at any cost' category. It may look OK - at a first cursory glance, but the whole watch has been completely re-plated - badly, with scant regard for surface preparation. Check out the photos of the underside of the watch case. The pitting is evidence of serious sweat induced corrosion. At only 6.5", its bracelet is also impractically short for most wrists; it's already fitted with a clasp extender. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302560181390


December 11, 2017 at 5:32 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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The above eBay auction for a badly re-plated gold-tone 7A38-7000 ended late last night, selling for $73 after 30 bids. Which, if nothing else, only goes to show what a waste of effort it was. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302560181390


December 18, 2017 at 2:32 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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This gold-tone 7A38-7000 in average worn condition was listed yesterday evening by a French eBay seller with a sensible opening bid price of 50 Euros.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152833477153


SEIKO 7A38-7000 Chronomètre 1/10ème de seconde et Tachymètre finition doré..

Très bon état de conservation pour ce chronomètre de 1983.

Mouvement 7A38, 15 rubis, Premier Chronomètre analogique au monde.

Quelques légères rayures sur le verre difficilement visibles en utilisation normale.

Altération de la dorure par endroit, normal vue l'age de la montre.

Toutes les fonctions sont opérationnelles. Remise à zéro à 12h.

Le fonctionnement général est parfait.

Livré avec boîte Seiko plastique (photo)

Pile Renata neuve.


SEIKO 7A38-7000 Chronograph & Tachymeter finished in gold.

Dated from 1983, in very good condition.

7A38 movement , 15 jewels, World's first Analogue Quartz Chronograph

Light scratches on the glass hardly visible. Gold finish is not perfect but as expected for a used item from 1983.

Watch in original condition (not refurbished)

Every thing is working perfectly and smoothly including 30 minute stopwatch and split time measurement.

Seiko plastic box, no papers

Brand new Renata battery.

Non EU bidders, please contact me for shipping cost.


December 18, 2017 at 11:27 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Incidentally, in case you're planning to bid on the above auction, which ends in about 6 hours time, I'd strongly recommend having a look at the existing bidding first. It appears to being shilled by not one, but two Zero feed-back bidders ! :o


http://www.ebay.co.uk/bfl/viewbids/152833477153


December 28, 2017 at 10:32 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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That French eBay auction for a gold-tone 7A38-7000 ended a few moments ago - theoretically selling for 121 Euros after 35 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152833477153


I say 'theoretically', because all of the bids placed this evening - indeed 33 out of  the total 35 bids placed, were by two Zero feedback bidders, both of whom have 100% bidding activty with this seller, which is usually a pretty good indicator of shill bidding. The last 'real' bid (of 100 Euros) was made on 23rd December. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/bfl/viewbids/152833477153



December 28, 2017 at 5:16 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Meanwhile forum member Don(watch) continues the thinning out of his collection. Earlier this evening, he listed this gold-tone 7A38-7000 in nice condition, with a Buy-it-Now price of $245 (or best offer).


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173060626615



A very nice and clean original Vintage Seiko 7A38-7000 working perfectly with all functions working just fine and keeping time----7.5 inch band-----Original Seiko glass---English / Spanish day wheel----


December 28, 2017 at 5:38 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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It took a month and 3 re-listings for Don to sell his gold-tone 7A38-7000. Initially it was admittedly well over-priced @ $245 as a Buy-it-Now. He'd re-listed it most recently as an auction, with an opening bid price of $99 (and also a BIN option). The auction ended in the early hours of this morning, selling for $102 after only 2 bids. Personally I thought it deserved better than that, but it just goes to show how far less popular these gold-tone models are. :(


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173119826585

January 30, 2018 at 1:40 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Adamsdad
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I bought the 7A38-7000.  I saw your original post saying it was offered by a forum member.  I threw in a bid to get the party started,  I was surprised it didn't go a little higher.

January 30, 2018 at 5:02 PM Flag Quote & Reply

donwatch
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Adamsdad, congratulations   :P

February 1, 2018 at 8:58 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Adamsdad
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donwatch at February 1, 2018 at 8:58 PM

Adamsdad, congratulations   :P

Thanks Don,  It looks even better in person!  Best,  Brian

February 2, 2018 at 7:41 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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