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Seiko7A38 at January 15, 2019 at 4:31 PM

So the long running saga of would-be profiteering US eBay re-seller jtarcheology and his 7A38- 7010, which began at the top of this page drags on ad nauseam. :roll:


Earlier this evening, he ended his most recent re-listing, which lasted all of two days, because of an error - presumably in the over-optimistic pricing strategy.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254067854070



He replaced it less than a minute later, with this one - back to a 5-day auction with a fanciful opening bid price of $225 (still with the pointless $350 Buy-it-Now option).


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254074006186


... and so the saga dragged on - indeed to start another page ! 


.... except this time, devious US eBay seller jtarcheology has tried a different tack - listing it with a different set of photos and using his other eBay ID jdmhunter


This time around, he listed it (at the beginning of this week) as 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of $200 and without the fanciful Buy-it-Now option.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143098125621




Although he's been clever enough not to post a full photo of the the case-back, the knackered bracelet (which he fitted) and the last two digits 53 of the serial number visible were the giveaway clues. The description also appears identical to the last version he used, when listing it using his other ID jtarcheology:-.


Selling this rare variant of 7A38 series. This specific model really don’t come up that often. The bracelet is not original to this watch but is a perfect fit, correct period, and really close to the straight links of the original. Look it up and you will know what I mean. The case, bracelet, and crystal are in original condition and shows signs of normal wear for its age. There are NO aftermarket parts on this watch so please buy with confidence. Everything works as it should. The chronograph works and resets back to zero. I am not aware of the service history of the watch so please have it serviced before using in water. Otherwise, the watch is fully functional and keeping accurate time for daily use. I have excellent feedback and I always do right with my buyers. Please buy with confidence.


January 26, 2019 at 6:48 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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The above 7-day auction for a 7A38-7010 fitted with a non-original replacement bracelet (by the re-seller - jtarcheology / jdmhunter) ended a couple of hours ago, selling for $240.40 after 9 bids. So after all that he finally managed to make $100 profit for doing no more than fitting a knackered old bracelet worth maybe  $10. It only took him 4 months. :roll: Let's hope that's the last we've seen of it.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143098125621


January 27, 2019 at 7:13 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Subtitled: The Prince of Darkness returns (shades of eBay seller Timely_Classic).


Excuse the partial copy and paste, but ....


I sometimes find it difficult to express my utter contempt for would-be profiteering eBay re-sellers in polite terms. The word Scumbag immediately springs to mind. A rather familiar looking well-wabi'd 7A38-7010 fitted with a non-original replacement bracelet was listed yesterday by UK eBay seller times2go, as a 10-day auction, with an absolutely ludicrous opening bid price of £274.99.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/372584239720




VINTAGE TIMES 2GO

Modern Watches Are A Thing Of The Past!

Vintage Seiko 7A38 - 7010

Description

Vintage SEIKO Chronograph

Age

1983

Movement

Cal : 7A38

Measurements

Diameter mm - Lug to Lug mm

Dial

Nice and Clean, please see pics

Crystal

Clean/Clear

Case

Very nice and clean condition, cleaned but NOT Polished, please see pics

Crown

Original Seiko, Good Condition

Bracelet

Seiko Bracelet

Overall Condition

Lovely clean condition, ready for you to wear.

Running Perfect,tested for time keeping and day/date changing as it should.

serial number: 395994.

I try my best to describe my items, anything missed out due to human error is to be considered covered by the pictures.

I do not guarantee time keeping on any of my vintage watches even if the time keeping is perfect. Adjustments of some sort is generally the norm with vintage watches. Please understand this and keep this in mind especially if you are new to handling vintage watches.

I am not a dealer and this is a hobby, therefore I'm only able to check messages once every couple of days. REMEMBER ask Questions first and then bid, this will save time and money for both parties.

I expect bidders to have prior knowledge of the vintage items they are bidding on and I do not encourage novice bidders.

Please note, For Some Identical items, stock pictures may be used.

BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!

This is a private eBay listing targeted at fellow collectors, not a rental service for those seeking a vintage watch for that one- off occasion to then demand refunds because 'the item is not as described' or 'I didn't realise the colour doesn't match my curtains' or' sorry, my dog placed the bid!'. These types of excuses will not be entertained so no time wasters please!


THANK YOU

Times2Go


This is of course, the very same well-wabi'd 7A38-7010, fitted with a non-original replacement Seiko bracelet, sold by Filipino seller badingski on 14th January for $114.50, per my post from the previous page quoted below.


January 31, 2019 at 6:22 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at January 14, 2019 at 2:49 PM

Filipino eBay seller badingski's 7-day auction for a wabi'd 7A38-7010, fitted with a non-original replacement Seiko bracelet, ended in the early hours of this morning, selling for $114.50 after 31 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302998675012


Needless to say the case-back serial # 395994 matches that in badingski's photo.



January 31, 2019 at 6:23 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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This 7A38-7010 head only was listed earlier this afternoon, as supposedly working, but 'only for parts' by an Italian eBay seller, as a 10-day auction, with a wishful opening bid price of 99 Euros. Apart from the missing crown and stem, note the deftly deflected finger tension spring, rubbing on the chrono' centre seconds shaft - which can't be helping matters. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153362151580


Vintage SEIKO 7A38-7010. Working, but I sell only for parts! Look the photos! Oggetto visto e piaciuto, restituzione non accettata.


February 2, 2019 at 12:43 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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This well-worn, partially working 7A38-7010, fitted with a non-original replacement bracelet was listed on Monday evening by a UK eBay seller, as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of £90. It comes supplied with its detatched 8 o'clock pusher button. Hard to credit the would-be seller's naïve sounding description. Hardly surprising really, but with three days of the auction still left to run, no bids have been placed yet. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202587447538



For Sale: Rare Seiko 7A38-7010 Speedmaster Chronograph - Nov 1983 - Working - Needs Repair

In working condition (time and date) however the chronograph function is not working - unsure what the issue is so needs a repair/service. Also it needs the pusher fitting (comes supplied with the watch). In good cosmetic condition although strap is non original.

Any questions please ask.

Item will be professionally packaged and shipped via Royal Mail signed for.


February 8, 2019 at 1:20 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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This non-running 7A38-7010 head only, which may just need a new battery, was listed earlier this afternoon by a German eBay seller, as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of 10 Euros. The seller has just uploaded the one small photo.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/123639003355



Seiko Quartz Chronograph Titanium Sports 100 7A38-7010, nur Gehäuse. Bis vor einem Jahr lief die Uhr noch, jetzt ist die Batterie verbraucht und nicht entnommen. Bin kein Uhrenfachmann und auch als Laie kann ich nicht sagen, ob sie noch läuft, da ich es nicht ausprobiert habe.

Altersübliche Gebrauchsspuren vorhanden, Glas kratzerfrei.


February 10, 2019 at 10:05 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The above non-running 7A38-7010 has already sold - just an hour after being listed.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/123639003355


The WatchCount.com search result reveals it sold for a Best Offer of 80 Euros.


February 10, 2019 at 12:32 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at February 2, 2019 at 12:43 PM

This 7A38-7010 head only was listed earlier this afternoon, as supposedly working, but 'only for parts' by an Italian eBay seller, as a 10-day auction, with a wishful opening bid price of 99 Euros. Apart from the missing crown and stem, note the deftly deflected finger tension spring, rubbing on the chrono' centre seconds shaft - which can't be helping matters. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153362151580


The above 10-day Italian eBay auction for a partially working 7A38-7010 head only ended about 10 minutes ago, selling for 127.56 Euros after 2 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153362151580

February 12, 2019 at 11:15 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at February 8, 2019 at 1:20 PM

This well-worn, partially working 7A38-7010, fitted with a non-original replacement bracelet was listed on Monday evening by a UK eBay seller, as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of £90. It comes supplied with its detatched 8 o'clock pusher button. Hard to credit the would-be seller's naïve sounding description. Hardly surprising really, but with three days of the auction still left to run, no bids have been placed yet. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202587447538


Indeed, that first auction failed to attract any bids. The UK eBay seller re-listed it - again for 7 days, with the same opening bid price. The re-listed auction ended earlier this evening, with the 7A38-7010 selling for £126 after 7 bids, In fact, 4 of those were placed by the winning bidder, who seemed determined to win it. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202594540486


February 18, 2019 at 4:31 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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Another well-worn 7A38-7010, fitted with a non-original replacement bracelet, was listed yesterday evening by a UK eBay seller, as a 7-day auction, with an opening bid price of £39.99. This one is suffering from a defaced / obliterated case-back and a vendor with a stuck CAPS LOCK key. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143145267249


VINTAGE SEIKO QUARTZ CHRONOGRAPH 7A38 702L GENTS WRISTWATCH.THE WATCH HAS JUST HAD A NEW BATTERY FITTED IN A JEWELLERS.ALL THE BUTTONS APPEAR TO FUNCTION.I DON'T HAVE A BOOKLET TO SHOW HOW IT OPERATES BUT I AM SURE IT WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE.THE WATCH FRONT IS NOT BAD IT HAS A FEW TINY DINGS MORE NOTICEABLE UNDER A GLASS.THE CRYSTAL IS GOOD IT DOES HAVE A FEW SCRATCHES BUT NOTHING I WOULD CLASS AS SERIOUS AND TO MY NAKED EYE IT IS VERY WEARABLE AND ACCEPTABLE.THE STRAP IS STAINLESS STEEL NOT A SEIKO AND A LATER ADDITION. THE PART THAT ISN'T TOO GOOD IS THE REAR CASE WHICH SOMEONE HAS GONE TO TOWN WITH AND IMPLEMENT TO SCRATCH THE SURFACE.THIS IS A SHAME BUT AT LEAST ITS ON THE REAR.I AM UNSURE OF AGE BUT I BELIEVE THIS MODEL IS QUITE SOUGHT AFTER.PLEASE JUDGE BY THE PHOTOGRAPHS.THANKS FOR LOOKING AND HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE OF INTEREST

February 24, 2019 at 3:31 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Finally, after all those recent less than ideal examples, a decent looking 7A38-7010 (still fitted with its original Seiko p/n Z1118S bracelet) was listed earlier this evening by an Italian eBay seller, with a sensible Buy-it-Now price of 279 Euros.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264212481316


////Come da titolo vendo:::: Vintage cronografo Seiko 7A38-7010 original. L’orologio e’ in ottime condizioni , come potete notare dalle , ottimo il funzionamento . Vendo come da foto e descrizione, fate offerte solo se interessati.


February 24, 2019 at 2:06 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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The above 7A38-7010, listed by an Italian eBay seller, yesterday evening, sold in the early hours of this morning for his not unreasonable 279 Euros Buy-it-Now price. I'm only surprised it took quite so long to sell. :/


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264212481316

If you check the eBay Purchase / Offer history, the seller declined a number of offers, before someone sensibly hit the Buy-it-Now button.


February 25, 2019 at 3:31 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Seiko7A38 at January 27, 2019 at 7:13 PM

The above 7-day auction for a 7A38-7010 fitted with a non-original replacement bracelet (by the re-seller - jtarcheology / jdmjunter) ended a couple of hours ago, selling for $240.40 after 9 bids. So after all that he finally managed to make $100 profit for doing no more than fitting a knackered old bracelet worth maybe  $10. It only took him 4 months. :roll: Let's hope that's the last we've seen of it.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143098125621



Let's hope that's the last we've seen of it.  Famous last words, it transpires. :roll:

Like a bad penny found on Groundhog Day, it's turned up again ! 


This well-worn 7A38-7010, fitted with a knackered incorrect replacement bracelet (by the current would-be re-seller), reappeared, re-listed on eBay in the early hours of this morning, by a third different eBay user ID vintagehunt09 - who is clearly the same person as jtarcheology / jdmhunter. Indeed, confirmation provided below ....


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254139341111


Presumably intended to add to the subterfuge, he's reverted to using the same set of photos / listing format / Item location (Delray Beach) and description, as his earlier efforts from January. See top of this page and most of the previous. :roll:



If you check the eBay user ID history for vintagehunt09, you'll see that they were previously jtarcheology. He changed that user ID, on 28th January, the day after the previous auction (by jdmhunter) ended.


February 25, 2019 at 3:40 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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The 7-day UK eBay auction for a well-worn 7A38-7010, fitted with a non-original replacement bracelet, which also suffered from a mutilated case-back, ended yesterday evening, selling for £170 after 26 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143145267249

March 3, 2019 at 10:27 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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