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Seiko7A38 at November 15, 2017 at 10:56 AM

Italian eBay seller mattiferr_7 re-listed his 'NOS' 7A38-7140 again this morning, once again as a 7-day auction, but now with the opening bid price reduced to 399 Euros. Perhaps it'll sell this time around. :/


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172981757617


Finally after upteen re-listings, it appears to have sold. :) The above latest 7-day auction for a 'NOS' 7A38-7140 by Italian eBay seller mattifer_7 ended a few moments ago, with just one bid placed - selling for 399 Euros. I suspect it may have been won by a forum member who had expressed an interest. ;)


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172981757617


November 22, 2017 at 5:58 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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This almost NOS condition black chrome coated 7A38-7140 was advertised for sale on SCWF Trading Post on Christmas Eve, with an asking price of $600 ('OBRO' was added later). This particular watch, case-back serial # 580088, has featured in this thread a few times before - being first offered for sale in August 2011 by an Italian eBay seller, then two more eBay re-sellers, before being subsequently purchased by the current vendor, US collector 'Daveswordfish'.


http://www.thewatchsite.com/8-seiko-citizen-trading-post/303122.html

FS: 7A38-7140 PVD, like NOS, $600 OBRO


December 26, 2017 at 6:23 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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This 7A38-7140 in decent used condition, if a little grubby, with minimal wear to the black chrome plating visible, was listed earlier this evening by an Italian eBay seller, with a Buy-it-Now price of 300 Euros (or the option to make an offer). Cosmetically, it's only let down by what might be some rubbing wear on the upper part of the bezel lip (which may just be a reflection) and a nasty tool-inflicted scratch on the case-back. Given the popularity of this model, I don't expect it'll hang around very long, despite being sold with a flat battery.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183069381701



SEIKO 7A38-7140 RARO VERO AFFARE - WATER RESISTANT - JAPAN

La pila è da cambiare.

Orologio come da foto. Possibilità di inviare altre foto su richiesta.

Spedizione con raccomandata tracciabile.


February 11, 2018 at 4:20 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The above Italian eBay listing for a 7A38-7140 in decent used condition ended yesterday afternoon, selling quickly as I'd expected - but not for the full 300 Euros Buy-it-Now price.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183069381701


As revealed by WatchCount.com's Look-up tool, it sold for a best offer of 230 Euros:




As confirmed by the eBay Offer / Purchase History:



February 13, 2018 at 6:15 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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This used black chrome 7A38-7140 was listed this morning by a German eBay seller, with a Buy-it-Now price of 499 Euros (or the option to make an offer). It's been tastefully and very cleverly photographed with a view to making a quick profit. It's another case of Déjà Vu. In fact, it's the very same 7A38-7140, documented in my two previous posts: case-back serial number 580488, which sold in February for 230 Euros. The seller's ID wegaworld (604) matches up with that of the buyer in the previous listing's purchase history. Note how the seller has deliberately soft focussed his shot of the case-back to hide that deep scratch, which was clearly visible in the previous Italian seller's photo.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/142758584873


Ich verkaufe hier aus meiner privaten SEIKO VINTAGE Sammlung diese wunderschöne und extrem seltene 7A38-7140 Sports 100 Quartz Chronograph von August 1985 im original Zustand ohne Aftermarket Teile!

Die Uhr läuft selbstverständlich einwandfrei und hat eine neue Batterie bekommen. Sehr guter gebrauchter Zustand, siehe Bilder.

Da es sich um eine fast 33 Jahre alte Uhr handelt und ich eine Privatperson bin, kann ich natürlich keine Rücknahme oder Garantie anbieten. Die Uhr kommt ohne Papiere und Box. Verkauft wird hier nur die Armbanduhr, der auf dem letzten Bild zu sehende Seiko Wecker ist nicht im Angebot enthalten und dient nur der Dekoration.

--- Beachten Sie auch bitte meine anderen Angebote, ich werde noch weitere interessante Seiko´s zum Verkauf anbieten ---


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All original (NO Aftermarket-Parts!) very rare vintage (08/1985) SEIKO 7A38-7140 Sports 100 Quartz Chronograph "Italy Motorsport Chrono" in perfect working order an all original condition from my private Collcection. For sale is only the wristwatch, the Seiko alarm clock form the last picture is not for sale!

******* Please fell free to look at my other auctions, I sell more Vintage Seiko´s from my collection! **********

Shipping and handling in Germany via DHL is included, EU is € 24,- DHL international shipping, Rest of the world is € 50,- or please ask before bidding.


April 15, 2018 at 10:46 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Over the course of last week, the would-be profiteering German re-seller of that 7A38-7140 made a number of revisions to his listing, including 5 reductions to the 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price. Presumably, in response to some of the lower offers he received. :P



The listing ended yesterday evening, with the Buy-it-Now reduced to 350 Euros:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/142758584873



WatchCount.com's Look-up tool reveals it actually sold for an offer of 320 Euros:




As confirmed by the eBay Purchase History:


Note the higher than average number of declined / expired counter-offers. 


April 23, 2018 at 2:45 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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I'm not quite sure why it's only just appeared in my eBay search results, but the German eBay seller re-listed that 7A38-7140 over a week ago. The reason is stated in his amendments to the description. The photos and remainder of the description appear to be the same as before. Erm, hang on a minute ....


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/142793683440


Da der 1. Käufer leider ein Spaßbieter war, stelle ich die Uhr noch mal zum Verkauf ein:

Because of a silly fake buyer, i´m selling again this very very rare Italian Motorsport Chronograph!


I don't know about a 'silly fake buyer', but this indecisive would-be profiteering re-seller needs to make his mind up ! He's already made more revisions to this listing over the past 10 days than the previous one ! :roll:


May 23, 2018 at 1:28 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Jensenbutton
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Hi Paul, I do not understand why you make my watch so bad? You do not know me or the watch! I had to re-list it again at eBay, as the buyer still did not pay after 4 weeks, and just wrote insulting mails! I did not consciously take a wrong shot of the scratch you mentioned on the back so you can not see it! I did not notice that. Since I have nothing to hide, today I have added 2 new pictures to make you happy. ;) Once from the clean movement inside and again the back cover from a different perspective. I want to sell the watch because I need money for other projects / watches. So what's wrong with having to sell something more expensive than you've bought? This is a market economy and you will prefer Paul, certainly not different, right? ;) I have indeed the possibility of a price suggestion installed, so everyone can make me a reasonable offer. Cheers, Jens.

May 24, 2018 at 9:02 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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I didn't set out to deliberately derail your re-listing, Jens. I was merely stating the facts as I saw them. However, thanks to your own constant screwing around with the listing, I think you probably managed to succeed all by yourself. I couldn't help noticing you couldn't resist the opportunity to shuffle the order of your photos around, one more time, after you'd uploaded those extra two. Not sure what you hoped to achieve by that. :roll: Academic now anyway, as you've pulled the listing ....


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/142793683440




That is unless you wish to divulge any more. ;)


May 28, 2018 at 10:37 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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This 7A38-7140 was listed earlier this morning by a German eBay seller, with a 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of 450 Euros, or the option to make an offer. Personally I'd be wary of this one - for reasons stated in a previous post. It may not be quite all it seems. This same 7A38-7140, case-back serial # 560452 was listed by Italian / German eBay seller contintasca in September last year. See my post on the previous page, dated September 15, 2017, which I won't quote here, simply because it is so long. I wrote then, that I strongly suspected the case and bracelet had been given a 'blow over' respray. If you check this seller's third photo, it's easy to spot the wear to the black chrome coating of the crown and pusher, which contrasts with the almost 'too perfect' matt black finish of the rest of the watch.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223016450948


Rare Vintage Seiko Watch 7A38-7140 Quartz Sports 100 Chronograph 1985 Giugiaro Design

Vintage Japan Watch JDM Perfect Original Condition - MINT

Racing yellow / black

All Orginal no Aftermarket Parts

Perfect working Perfect condition. Looks like unworn

No scratches on PVD bracelet or glass

Shipping: Germany for free ...EU - 23 Euro - Worldwide - 48 Euro

For the sake of age, no guarantee of waterproofness,

Since I am a private seller I do not guarantee or warranty! Return not possible.

More vintage watches follow!


June 13, 2018 at 5:51 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The above possibly suspect 7A38-7140 listed by the German eBay re-seller sold yesterday evening, but not for his slightly reduced Buy-it-Now price of 435 Euros.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223020680150

WatchCount.com's look-up tool reveals it sold for an offer of 385 Euros.



As confirmed by the eBay Purchase History:

June 18, 2018 at 7:20 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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