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This average worn condition 7A38-7010, in need of a replacement for the scratched crystal, was listed yesterday evening by a German eBay seller, with an opening bid price of 1 Euro.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152856041125


SEIKO Chronograph Quartz,l Vintage, 7A38-7010 in gutem , getragenen Zustand. Gehäuse und Band noch gut, Glas hat einige Kratzer, nicht unbedingt störend. Alle Funktionen der Uhr arbeiten einwandfrei. Originalarmband ungekürzt. Die Bilder sind Teil der Beschreibung. Beim Bieten viel Erfolg und Spaß !


January 7, 2018 at 6:38 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The above German eBay auction for a 7A38-7010 ended a few moments ago, selling for 251 Euros after 36 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152856041125

January 13, 2018 at 2:13 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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This 7A38-7010 fitted with a non-original replacement bracelet was listed about an hour ago by a Serbian eBay seller, as a 5-day auction, with an opening bid price of £0.99. The replacement bracelet fitted is an unusual choice. Instead of the more commonly seen 'Feiko' 20mm stainless bracelet, which resembles the original Seiko p/n Z1118S bracelet, this one's been fitted with a 'Fishbone' design, normally found on the Seiko Bullhead. Although it is stamped Z040S, I strongly suspect this is actually a fake repro' item.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/142662574868


Great Seiko men's quartz chronograph watch.

Completely in top condition with some small signs of use/aging. - some scratches on the crystal and a small bump on the bezel at 3h

Rare model: 7A38 - 7010

High grade movement inside

Watch works well, keeps good time. All functions works as they should.

Diameter of the case is around 39mm without the crown.

I combine shipping

1-3 watches in a package - 1 shipping cost

for USA, AUSTRALIA and CANADA delivery time is around 30 days or you can choose EMS shipping (20£) with way faster delivery.


January 20, 2018 at 9:15 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Here's another 7A38-7010 (this one appears to be fitted with the correct original Seiko p/n Z1118S bracelet), listed by a UK eBay seller about 15 minutes ago, with a Buy-it-Now price of £375 (or best offer).


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282815950462


Here we have my 7a38-7010 in perfect working order and excellent condition. Everything resets as it should and keeps perfect time and day/date , strap is sized for a 7" wrist with one notch spare on the clasp but no spare links , any questions please ask, please pay within 24 hours after buying, thanks for looking.


January 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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That 5-day eBay auction for a 7a38-7010 fitted with a rather unusual 'Fishbone' repro' replacement bracelet ended about an hour ago selling for £185 after 23 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/142662574868


January 25, 2018 at 9:24 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at October 31, 2017 at 7:09 AM

This less than ideal example of a 7A38-7010 was listed on Yahoo Japan yesterday as a 7-day auction with an opening bid price of 18,400 Yen. The well worn-bracelet appears to be the original Seiko p/n Z1118S, but it's been fitted with a replacement 5-hole clasp in place of the original 7-hole SQ signed part. The case-back has been polished to within an inch of its life and I'm not sure whether the hands may have been repainted, because they don't match the discoloured lume batons.




http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/l414592704



The reason for my partial quote (from the previous page) will soon become apparent - it's yet another instance of Déjà Vu. A similarly well-worn example of a 7A38-7010 was listed on Yahoo Japan auctions earlier today as a 3-day listing, with an opening bid price of 19,800 Yen, or 'prompt decision' option to Buy-it-Now for 28,000 Yen. As soon as I saw the nick in the bezel inlay, to the left of '60' on the Tachymeter scale and the non-original 5-hole clasp, it struck a chord. The current (re)seller appears to have done something to tone down the over-polished case-back, but their serial number (527893) matches.



http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/q196600371



Although he's taken a fresh set of photos, the current (re)seller's description is almost a straight copy of the previous. Google translates as follows:


Rare Seiko Speedmaster 7A38-7010 Chronograph Overseas Model Day of Week Representation Arabic, English

It is a speed master I have not seen much.

It seems to be a model made for overseas because of Arabic notation.

Bezel, draft shield, band, all buckles have scratches.

The band is growing. It is around the arm around 16.5 ~ 16.8 cm. Because it is amateur measurement, please forgive me error.

Other parts that can not be explained can be judged by photograph.

Since title and description are amateur 's views, please take photograph priority.

There is no accessory.

The 1/10 second total of 3 o'clock position slightly shifts the hands. Please confirm with the photograph. Those who care are recommended to refrain from bidding.

I do not know the state of the battery. In case you are unable to move due to running out of batteries etc. on arrival, please handle with the highest bidder.

Although it is currently in operation, it is a fairly old watch that has exceeded useful life, so please take a no claim, no return even if it was immovable by any chance at arrival.

Please be sure to offer a bid after asking questions.

To the end secondhand goods therefore nervous one. Bid. Please refrain.

I need your help by a no claim and a no return.


To save you flicking back to the previous page ....

The previous Yahoo Japan auction ended on 5th November 2017, with this same 7A38-7010 selling for ¥20,400 Yen after 4 bids. That's equivalent to $178.73 USD / £136.37 GBP at the prevailing exchange rates.

What makes the current (re)seller think it's worth any more is totally beyond me. :roll:


February 15, 2018 at 10:25 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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That Yahoo Japan auction for the less than ideal example of a 7A38-7010 was originally scheduled to end later today @ 21:37 local Japan time. It seems the seller decided to cut his losses and ended the listing early, yesterday, once someone had placed the opening bid for ¥19,800 Yen (equivalent to approx. $186.50 USD / £132.95 GBP).


http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/q196600371



February 18, 2018 at 7:06 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Well, that strategy (of selling to the first bidder) clearly didn't work. :roll:

Because it's back on Yahoo Japan again - re-listed earlier today. :lol:


http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/q196600371



February 19, 2018 at 3:57 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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This not-so-rare 7A38-7010, in average condition, was listed earlier this evening by Italian eBay seller strega_68, with a typical (for him) 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now asking price of $750. There's also the option to make a (much) lower offer. :P


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/122978545557



Seiko Chronograph Watch 7A38 - 7010 / Extremely rare Seiko chronograph watch

Seiko used but in good condition

fully functional

NO original Seiko box

Piece from my private collection


February 20, 2018 at 3:55 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Here's another 7A38-7010 at the other end of the cosmetic appearance scale, which was listed by a German eBay seller, a couple of days ago, as a 5-day auction with an opening bid price of 1.99 Euros. It's suffering from slightly manky lume and is fitted with a one of those horrible Fixo-Flex expanding bracelets, in place of the original. The seller hasn't mentioned the model number in the title nor description - and I have no idea what 8C3391 refers to. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/312071857600



Beschreibung:

Ø ohne Krone ca. 37 mm

Bandbreite: ca. 1,7 cm

Ø geschlossen ca. 6,5 cm

Gebrauchter aber gut erhaltener Zustand

Lieferung ohne OVP und Batterie.


February 22, 2018 at 1:11 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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The above German eBay auction for a 7A38-7010, fitted with a Fixo-Flex expanding bracelet, ended a few moments ago, selling for 103 Euros after 34 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/312071857600


February 25, 2018 at 1:17 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at January 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Here's another 7A38-7010 (this one appears to be fitted with the correct original Seiko p/n Z1118S bracelet), listed by a UK eBay seller about 15 minutes ago, with a Buy-it-Now price of £375 (or best offer).


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282815950462


UK eBay seller 334colin (whom I've since established is just yet another would-be profiteering dealer) has re-listed that 7A38-7010 three times in the last month. First with the Buy-it-Now price reduced to £349.99, then £325 and most recently £310. That re-listing ended on Friday last week, with the watch still unsold.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282850624994


I haven't bothered checking the previous listings, but the only offer he received against the most recent re-listing was for £200, which he declined.


http://offer.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBidsLogin&item=282850624994



I thought he might have re-listed it on Sunday evening, but he didn't, nor hasn't yet. So I guess there's a chance it's since been sold off eBay, via the 'back door'.


February 26, 2018 at 6:24 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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It hadn't been sold. Instead he re-listed it this Sunday afternoon as a 10-day auction, with an opening bid price of just £0.99. It's already been bid to £100.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282870502496

March 4, 2018 at 1:56 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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The above 10-day eBay auction listing for a 7A38-7010 ended a few moments ago, selling for £225 after 15 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282870502496


March 14, 2018 at 1:00 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Checking my eBay watching list, I notice that the 7A38-7010 listed by Italian eBay seller strega_68 ended yesterday afternoon. Having watched his listings for a good many years (and occasionally bought from him), I never know quite what to expect. Sometimes he'll let watches go relatively quickly, accepting the first 'lowball' offer that comes along; other times he'll hang on for a price much closer to his 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now asking price. That's what he did this time, to good effect.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/122978545557



WatchCount.com's Look-up tool shows he finally received an offer of $610.




As confirmed by the eBay Purchase History:

March 18, 2018 at 6:43 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at February 25, 2018 at 1:17 PM

The above German eBay auction for a 7A38-7010, fitted with a Fixo-Flex expanding bracelet, ended a few moments ago, selling for 103 Euros after 34 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/312071857600



I hadn't bothered mentioning it before, but earlier this week, the German eBay seller had re-listed that 7A38-7010, fitted with a Fixo-Flex expanding bracelet. Checking the previous bidding history, belatedly, I noticed the winning bidder ID had 100% activity with the seller, which frequently indicates a shill. The re-listed auction ended a couple of minutes ago, but this time around it made 151 Euros after 26 bids, so who knows ? :/


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/401506544641

March 18, 2018 at 3:15 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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This well-worn 7A38-7010, fitted with a cheap-looking mesh strap in place of the originial Seiko p/n Z1118S bracelet, was listed yesterday evening by UK eBay seller monty7019 as a 7-day auction with an opening bid price of £75.


I have to say that I find it hard to comprehend how someone who's trying to set themselves up as a reputable seller can think of listing a watch like this, without first cleaning the 'little bits of dust' from the inside the crystal and the dial. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/142775963081


Lovely Seiko 7A38 7010 Grey / Black Dial Vintage Men's Chronograph Watch - Made in 1983

Keeping Accurate Time with all chronograph buttons working crisply - Please note the Chronograph second hand sometimes doesn't start ticking for 3 seconds and then resets to 3 seconds before zero (it can be easily reset to zero manually)

Desirable model from the Seiko 7Axx series of watches which are increasing in value

Bidders with less than 5 feedback - I realise we all have to start somewhere but due to a large number of non paying bidders I kindly ask you contact me first before bidding or your bid will be cancelled.

Details:

Brand: Seiko

Model: 7A38 7010 Chronograph with Day Date

Dial - Grey / Black

Age. Made in 1983 (according to the serial number).

Gender: Men's

Movement: Very high quality Seiko 7A38 Quartz movement - all metal construction with 15 jewels! - keeping accurate time.

The Seiko 7Axx series was the worlds first quartz chronograph movement and the 7A38 uses the same base with Date and Day functions added. The Seiko 7A series movements are still regarded as one of the best quartz movements ever made.

For more details on the Seiko 7Axx movements please see the link below:

https://thespringbar.com/blogs/guides/seiko-7a28-collectors-guide#heading21

Diameter (without crown): 38 mm*

Day and Date displayed at 3 O'clock

30 minute Chronograph Function

Crystal: Mineral

Case Material: stainless steel

Strap Material: replacement Mesh Stainless Steel Strap - adjustable

Keeping accurate time. All Chronograph buttons working crisply. The Chronograph second hand sometimes doesn't start ticking for 3 seconds and then resets to 3 seconds before zero (it can be easily reset to zero manually by pulling out the crown to position one and pressing the reset chronograph button 3 times).

This is a very nice vintage men's Seiko Chronograph. It is keeping accurate time with all chronograph buttons working crisply. The Chronograph second hand sometimes doesn't start ticking for 3 seconds and then resets to 3 seconds before zero (it can be easily reset to zero manually by pulling out the crown to position one and pressing the reset chronograph button 3 times). The watch looks great on the wrist. It has some marking to the bezel, case and caseback. The mineral crystal has some scratches and a little dust underneath. Please refer to the pictures as these form part of the description.

*Please note as this is a vintage watch I do not guarantee that it is still water resistant as rubber seals degrade over time. Use in wet conditions is at the buyers risk. Measurements as approximate.


Blah, Blah, Blah ....


May 2, 2018 at 4:25 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Here's an interesting (and mildly amusing) case of Déjà Vu - and also possibly Buyer's Remorse (at the price he paid). This 7A38-7010 was listed earlier this afternoon, by an Italian eBay seller, as a 10-day auction, but with the instantly dismissable option to Buy-it-Now for a ludicrous 599 Euros. :roll:


As soon as I saw the first photo, I instantly recognized it as one of a set of 4, taken and previously used by strega_68 in his eBay listing. So I'm not going to waste bandwidth by re-posting them again.


See my posts higher up this page, dated: February 20, 2018 at 8:55 PM and March 18, 2018 at 10:43 AM (when it previously sold by strega_68 for $610).


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183209161909


This seller's description is a little longer than Giovanni's usual effort:


Orologio Seiko Chronograph modello 7A38-7010 Vintage anno 1983.

Il movimento è il rinomato 7A38, evoluzione del 7A28, con aggiunta di data e mese, con 15 rubini e funzione hack.

Orologio usato in ottime condizioni funziona perfettamente in ogni sua parte, bracciale originale molto lungo con tutti i terminali.

Proveniente dalla mia collezione privata.

La lancetta grande dei secondi del cronometro non è perfettamente allineata (operazione che può essere effttuata da un orologiaio in pochissimi minuti).

Buna asta a tutti.


If you're in any doubt as to whether this is the same 7A38-7010 sold by strega_68 (I wasn't), then check the current re-seller's feedback as a buyer ....




Edit: It wasn't me who placed the opening bid and killed the Buy-it-Now !! :lol:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183209161909


May 4, 2018 at 10:46 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The 7-day eBay auction for a well-worn 7A38-7010 fitted with a cheap mesh strap, by UK seller monty7019, ended yesterday evening, selling for £114 after 7 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/142775963081


May 9, 2018 at 12:06 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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This 'bitza' 7A38-7010 was advertised for sale on WatchUseek a couple of days ago, by a Romanian seller, with a completely unrealistic asking price of 250 Euros.


Apart from the lack of an original bracelet, that's been replaced by a cheap black leather strap, it's also fitted with a gold-plated crown and the wrong case-back from a two-tone 7A38-7260. Probably one best avoided at any cost. :roll:


http://forums.watchuseek.com/f30/fs-seiko-7a38-chronograph-4701183.html



May 11, 2018 at 7:06 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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