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nova
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Touché Paul

August 21, 2012 at 3:01 PM Flag Quote & Reply

tokumei
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Hi, I was wondering if anyone here owned a 7A48-7030? I've been looking around for a while and havent been able to find any quality pictures other than on ebay. Actually, any information at all on this particular model woud be extremely helpful! thanks 

November 16, 2012 at 4:34 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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I presume you saw the one that was on eBay recently, which sold (possibly to yourself) for a very strong price ?


http://www.ebay.com/itm/140879854826


I'm not sure about 7A48-7030's, but a couple of the members (Simon 'Sir Alan' and Arpad 'Gamarp') own 7A48-7040's.

I'm not that well versed in the subtleties of 7A48's, but I believe the 7A48-7040 is effectively a two-tone version of the 7A48-7030.

Have a scroll through the WRUW thread, and you'll find a couple of their 7A48's posted as wrist shots. Arpad's is lower down page 2.

November 16, 2012 at 4:59 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Yes, the 7A48-7030 and 7A48-7040 definitely share some common components, though their dial part numbers are subtly different:



November 16, 2012 at 5:43 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Arpie
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Speaking about the 7A48-7030 and 7A48-7040 let me show you something else. The 7A48-702A:








It is not the best example ever, but in a very decent condition. The case is slightly smaller than the 7A48-7030 / -7040 and the lug size is only 18mm. Nice dressy watch but too gold for me.....probably it has to go. :/

November 18, 2012 at 2:07 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Beautiful photos  - as always, Arpad ! 

November 18, 2012 at 2:39 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Sometimes
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Hello to all, this is my first posting on this forum here.

I am a German Seiko fan and have also a nice little collection of old Seikos. Recently I aquired this 7A48-5010 with a black dial.

That variant seems to be rather seldom - what do you think?

 

January 6, 2013 at 9:10 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Sir Alan
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I think I know where you got this ;)


I saw the FS post and was thinking hard about it, then it SOLD :(


Very nice, and as you say, a rare variant. What other 7Axx watches have you got?


January 6, 2013 at 9:19 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Yes indeed, the black-dialed 7A48-5010 is seldom seen - a comparatively rare variant. The black and gold dial looks rather nice. :)

That was a timely purchase; you just beat Simon. If Thomas had posted his FS advert here, instead of UhrForum.de - who knows ? ;)


I've only seen two or three examples before on eBay (and elsewhere). All were without bracelets, or fitted with something non-original.

Here's where I wrote briefly about one, in response to a 'How much is my watch worth ?' post on the Italian Orologi & Passioni forum:

http://orologi.forumfree.it/?t=61168982




Then there was this one, found on eBay by SCWF member 'Northdock' last January:

http://www.thewatchsite.com/index.php/topic,28101.html

Quote: Saw this blurry pic on ebay and took a $10.00 chance what I got is a 7A48-5010.



It's also mentioned on our forum in this thread:

http://www.seiko7a38.com/apps/forums/topics/show/7337308-the-worst-seiko-7axx-ebay-listing-photos-you-ve-ever-seen-


January 6, 2013 at 9:57 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Sometimes
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Hello Alan, Seiko7A38

Sorry to beat you on that, but sometimes I got luck :) I got this watch indeed from Thomas from the uhrforum.

I'm very proud on this one, it is a really nice one, better than displayed on my iphone pics. It is my only 7Axx, other than that I have TwinQuartz, King Quartz, automatics and LCD from Seiko.

Thank you for the info, here is another iphone shot:

 

January 6, 2013 at 4:50 PM Flag Quote & Reply

fmc000
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Hello,

I'm a new member and this is my first post. I'd like to introduce my 7A48-701A from 1983.



March 4, 2013 at 6:48 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Welcome aboard, Fabio. Great first post ! 


I'm not personally a big fan of the moon-phase complication, but I've always thought that the 7A48-701A's dial was one of the nicest.

March 4, 2013 at 7:00 AM Flag Quote & Reply

fmc000
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Seiko7A38 at March 4, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Welcome aboard, Fabio. Great first post ! 


I'm not personally a big fan of the moon-phase complication, but I've always thought that the 7A48-701A's dial was one of the nicest.

Hello and thanks for your kind welcome. I'd like to add that I'm the original owner of the watch.

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My Seiko chronos: SPV002 - SDX008J1 - SFA005J1 - PSZ006P1

March 4, 2013 at 7:07 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Yes, I know - I've seen all your posts about it on the SCWF. ;)


I've considered buying a 7A48-701A (ideally with a broken or missing bracelet) to use the dial / movement in a 7A54 pocket watch. 

I came very close, recently - but then managed to repair the orginal 7A54A movement (quite an easy fix, as it turned out). 

March 4, 2013 at 7:17 AM Flag Quote & Reply

fmc000
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Seiko7A38 at March 4, 2013 at 7:17 AM

Yes, I know - I've seen all your posts about it on the SCWF. ;)


I've considered buying a 7A48-701A (ideally with a broken or missing bracelet) to use the dial / movement in a 7A54 pocket watch. 

I came very close, recently - but then managed to repair the orginal 7A54A movement (quite an easy fix, as it turned out). 

Well' it's a small world :)

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My Seiko chronos: SPV002 - SDX008J1 - SFA005J1 - PSZ006P1

March 4, 2013 at 7:25 AM Flag Quote & Reply

ric

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The  7A48-5010 this model I have always wanted. But now I own one :D



 

I have had a 7A48-7000 from new back in 85. I would of taken a photo but as we all know Paul likes the right strap in its place.

I wear it more days leave a non-standard bracelet as the have standard one in the box know and we all know how they wear.

Cheers all Ric


May 26, 2013 at 11:14 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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A VERY nice 7A48-5010 indeed, Ric - a fortuitous cheeky 'low-ball' offer that for once paid off. ;)

May 26, 2013 at 11:28 AM Flag Quote & Reply

ric

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Have a spare parts 7A48-7000. Hmm possible franken methinks. Well its missing bezel, crown and pushers, rear case, what to do ? Wait to see what turns up.

May 26, 2013 at 1:07 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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You don't necessarily have to restrict yourself to using a 7A48 movement in in that case, Ric. It's been done before ....



May 26, 2013 at 1:19 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Chris
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Here is my 7A48-7000.

I used this to illustrate a somewhat tongue-in-cheek article on accuracy in the WUS HAQ forum.

I bought it last year from Germany and it looked almost unused. I wear it very rarely, partly to keep it mint, and also because it just isn't very readable in a hurry. Paul was interested in the watch and has found some quite interesting information.

So here are the photos and I'll let him fill in the details. Apologies for the moon but I didn't want to wait 2 weeks for a better picture.

Note there is no "SPORTS 100" or "Chronograph" dial inscription:


The back is actually silver in colour - I think you're seeing the reflection of my lens:

This is the Japanese (short) clasp, 30mm instead of 35mm:

Only 5 micro-adjustment holes, instead of 7:

If anyone has any questions please let me know.

OK, Paul, it's your turn.

Chris.

June 10, 2013 at 1:18 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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