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Seiko7A38
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This 7A38-7010, in decent used condition, was listed yesterday afternoon, by a French eBay seller, as a 7-day auction with an opening bid price of 1 Euro. I won't say at this stage, that I believe the auction is being shilled, but this morning, bidding is currently @ 151 Euros, mostly due to the efforts of a Zero-feedback bidder. :/


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303292720407


Seiko 7a38 7010. État : Occasion marche partiellement autrement très bon état.


September 22, 2019 at 3:44 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Irwansun
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Its half functional as the seller said. Clock didnt work, do you think its a big issue here?
September 26, 2019 at 8:49 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Well I'd say that was a pretty big red flag, probably an indication that it needs a full service - and another good reason (besides the shill bidding) to avoid this one.

September 27, 2019 at 5:41 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Here's a real 'blast from the past' - another case of 'Longtemps' Déjà Vu. :roll:


This very familiar 7A38-7010, whose (stretched) p/n Z1118S bracelet is fitted with a non-original Seiko clasp (which has been crudely engraved on the Z-fold) was listed in the early hours of this morning, by Japanese 'proxy' re-seller fe-shop-japan, with a 'pie-in-the-sky' Buy-it-Now price of $446, or the option to make a much lower more realistic offer.


Sad to say, I recognised it immediately. Not least because the current re-seller has re-used at least four of the previous seller's photos, including the same shot of the case-back, showing the serial # 527898. The long-running saga of this particular 7A38-7010 begins nearly 2 years ago - way back on page 5 of this thread (see my posts dated October 31, 2017 at 11:09 AM and November 6, 2017 at 2:39 PM), when it first sold on Yahoo Japan auctions for ¥20,400 Yen - then equivalent to $178.73. It subsequently reappeared in February 2018, again listed on Yahoo Japan by another YJ seller, who used those photos with the dark backgrounds. Turn over to page 6 and my posts dated February 15, 2018 at 3:25 PM, onwards refer ....


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274026642468


September 27, 2019 at 5:43 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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The 7-day French eBay auction for a possibly suspect 7A38-7010 (see top of page and subsequent comments) ended a couple of minutes ago, selling for a rather surprisingly high, given the condition, 376 Euros after 42 bids.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303292720407

September 28, 2019 at 11:21 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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This 7A38-7010, in average worn condition, fitted with a non-original replacement bracelet (the classic 'Feiko' 20mm) was listed late yesterday evening, by a UK eBay seller, with a reasonable Buy-it-Now price of £160.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274039833359


Seiko 7A38-7010. Condition is Used. Keeping good time, but please note this is vintage watch so I cannot assure that it’s 100% time keeping. I used it for few hours and it kept good time. There is scratch in glass and bezel insert. Based on serial number I assume this watch is from 1983. Chronograph starting button (right top) is stuck sometimes and you may need to press three four times to start chronograph. But chronograph is working fine, only issue with starting button. Since this is vintage watch I will never give assurance for its functions. I have described what I have known. Bracelet is not original, I bought it aftermarket one, but it fits very well. I will never accept returns for any reasons, so please make sure you checked everything before you buy it. Dispatched with Royal Mail 1st Class.


Not surprisingly, it sold early this morning for the reasonable £160 Buy-it-Now price.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274039833359


October 6, 2019 at 9:04 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Seiko7A38
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Checking my eBay watching page, I just noticed that the Japanese 'proxy' re-seller fe-shop-japan, who had listed that very familiar looking well-worn 7A38-7010, in the last week of September, ended the listing, late last night, as item no longer available. Let's hope it stays that way, this time. :roll:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274026642468



October 8, 2019 at 9:10 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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