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Seiko7A38
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Being a dyed-in the-wool 7A38 collector, this watch, being a rather dressy 7A28 wouldn't normally even raise a flicker of interest. 


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140718523871

orologio seiko quartz chronograph


 

 

Bellissimo e raro seiko quartz chronograph mod. 7A28-6050 color oro, da me personalmente acquistato nel 1984.

Perfettamente funzionante, tutti i pulsanti attivi. Fondello a vite, vetro minerale.

Usato pochissimo nonostante l'età. Presenta un piccolissimo segno sulla corona che non influisce assolutamente sulla funzionalità. Water resistant.

Cinturino in vero coccodrillo (non originale), con fibbia (non originale) dorata.

Sul fondello: AD 1009 7A28-6050. L'orologio è quello riprodotto in foto.

Non chiedete altre foto, non ne ho.


It's languished for some time (note photo date), with an opening bid price of 65 Euros or a Buy-it-Now of 70 Euros - and still no takers.

Yet in my limited experience of 7A28's, I believe this version of the 7A28-6050, with it's Breguet-style numbered white dial is quite rare.

This is the more commonly seen version with the (very) condensed Roman numeral dial. It comes in both two-tone and all gold plated:




Seiko's Oceania database only shows one version of 7A28-6050, the SPR046J, which is presumably that Roman numeral version.




I suspect, as the seller is Italian, like my rare gold-tone 7A38-706A and Manuel's 7A38-706B, this may well be an Italian market model.


Somebody do the decent thing, and buy it soon, please. :/ I'm sure Mark could find room for one more 7A28. ;)



March 9, 2012 at 9:42 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Somebody do the decent thing, and buy it soon, please. :/


That 7A28-6050 was subsequently re-listed with an opening bid price of 53.00 Euros: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140723156144


And that's what it sold for, 7 days later on 22nd March - 53.00 Euros. :(

March 27, 2012 at 4:40 PM Flag Quote & Reply

jair1970
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I looked at that one a few times, perplexed as to why it didn't sell at its BIN price.

It was a nice piece and I totally agree, pretty scarce.

One presumes the general anti-dress watch prejudice remains.

Is there an equivalent 7A38?  I'd bet that that would have lasted under 5 minutes on there. (Before myself or one of us bought it!) :)

March 27, 2012 at 5:05 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Is there an equivalent 7A38?


Not a direct equivalent, as such. The closest (in terms of 'dressiness') would be the gold-tone white-faced 7A38-706A and 7A38-7260. There was a sub-range of 7A48's (e.g. the 7A48-7040) which used a similar fluted bezel case, and indeed many elements of that 7A28-6050 design can also be found in the various dressy gold-plated Yema N8's. But otherwise No.  

March 28, 2012 at 12:53 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Strangely enough, another gold-tone 7A28-6050 with an arabic Breguet-style numbered dial came up on eBay in the UK last week:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/290723078247

Vintage Seiko 7A28--6050 A4 quartz chronograph




Parts of the seller's description sounded vaguely familiar, and showed he'd done a little online research. ;)


I believe this version of the 7A28-6050 A4, with it's Breguet-style numbered white dial is quite rare, possibly originally only available to the Italian market in the early/mid 80's, a must for any serious 7A28 collector, fitted with a short Pulsar green fabric strap I will include the strap which was on the watch when I bought it many years ago, I think it is imitation snake-skin or similar... fitted with a new battery only this week the pushers all function correctly and the watch is keeping perfect time as you would expect from a 7A28... the crystal has a few minor touches to the edges but otherwise no serious marks, the caseback has a couple of light marks once again nothing serious.

No reserve and post by Royal mail first class unless requested otherwise. Good luck.


It sold around lunchtime today for £58.00, after 14 bids, going to that man again ! :o

June 11, 2012 at 8:52 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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There was another very similar looking dressy 7A28 (presumably using the same basic watch case) on eBay recently.

I've seen them a couple of times before, most memorably in a photo I first saw on the spanish Foroderelojes.es forum:




As most of you probably already know, I'm not a big fan of NATO straps, but that one struck me as a nice match (colour if not 'style').

I even included it in a thread on RLT in June  last year: Four Good Reasons Not to Stick A 7A38 on a NATO ....

http://www.thewatchforum.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=67237&view=findpost&p=677248

The bottom one is a pretty rare 7Axx - a 7A28-6040 if I'm not mistaken.

Would probably even look better on black leather with red stitching. IMHO. 


I was going to mention the 7A28-6040 in this thread, but when it was first listed on eBay in the States, back in May, the Buy-It-Now asking price was a rather wishful $199.99. It didn't sell, so quite illogically, the seller re-listed it with a higher B-I-N price of $300. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/170848582156

Vintage 80's 7A28-6040 SEIKO 2-tone Black PVD Gold Chronograph Watch WRISTWATCH



I had it on my eBay watching page, but it seemed to have dropped off - so I'd presumed it had ended, waiting to be re-listed yet again.

But then I noticed someone had made the seller a cheeky lower offer - $150, and it had been accepted.

A member of this forum, if I'm not mistaken. ;)

June 20, 2012 at 11:23 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Arpie
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Well-well! :D

Definately not mistaken. :lol:

June 20, 2012 at 9:03 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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I just happened to be browsing the Romanian watch forum www.ceasornicar.ro earlier and I came across this thread:

http://www.ceasornicar.ro/forum/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=23531 with some more photos of a nice-looking example of a 7A28-6050.




Seeing as the OP 'Radupi' gave our forum a couple of plugs, I thought it was the least I could do to return the favour. ;)


January 13, 2013 at 8:57 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Well maybe there is more interest in these dressy 7A28's than I'd imagined. :/

I'd spotted this attractive little 7A28-6050 listed by a UK eBay seller last week:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331349147645


I placed a couple of low-ish bids on it, early on, but with no intention of following through. Later I added it to my eBay watching page ....

Purely out of interest, as you do. ;) This morning I received the usual 'Your watched item is ending soon' notification email from eBay:



According to eBay, 85 people (including myself) are watching this one ! :o


October 24, 2014 at 8:40 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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That's not a bad result for a dressy little 7A28. :) Sold for £108 - there were even 4 snipe bids placed in the last 10 seconds ! :lol:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331349147645


October 24, 2014 at 2:44 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Phil
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My point of view is that this style of watch harps back to mechanical watches too much. I do not like the look of this watch at all and I prefer 28's to 38's (sorry Paul). These watches killed the swiss watch industry virtually overnight, strangely enough I quite like that this happened. It's unavoidable change. I love my mechanical Breitlings from the 60's I love my mechanicle Seiko's from the 70's. My quartz analogue Seikos from the 80's capture both these eras in their many different ways, but these, to me go back to far in the past, maybe they will become iconic in the future maybe not, but they don't float my boat. Horses for courses.


October 24, 2014 at 4:47 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Phil
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Note to self, don't post after Friday night beer :roll:

October 24, 2014 at 11:33 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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